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 F A Hayek

Moses Hadas (1900 - 1966)

This book fills a much-needed gap. - Moses Hadas (1900 - 1966)

Mohammed Al Abdari Ibn Hadj

As for apostates, it is permitted to kill them by facing them or coming upon them from behind … Secondly, their blood if shed brings no vengeance. Thirdly, their property is the spoil of true believers. Fourthly, their marriage ties become null and void. - A summary of Sunni law on apostasy given by Mohammed Al Abdari Ibn Hadj in Al Madkhal quoted by S. M. Zwemer in The Law of Apostasy in Islam

Musbah Haidar

The English women, I am told," she said, 'are frightened to know that they have a part to their bodies which men like! They are horrified, and even disgusted--not like us Eastern women who are proud to think that our men desire us. An Englishman is starved of all passion, that is why the poor things are always taking exercise."-- Princess Musbah Haidar, 1918 in _Arabesque_, 1968

Earl Douglas Haig (1861 &endash; 1928)

I also visited two Casualty Clearing Stations at Montigny…The A.G. reported today that the total casualties are established at over 40,000 to date. This cannot be considered severe…--Sir Douglas Haig, diary, July 2, 1916, at the beginning of the Battle of the Somme

Bullets have little stopping-power against the horse. -- General Douglas Haig, 1914.

The French! They're the fellows we shall be fighting next. -- Field-Marshal Douglas Haig, 1919.

Ron Haithcock

Äs God's Word is food for our spirit. Being spiritually skinny is not attractive to God. -- Ron Haithcock

John B. S. Haldane (1892-1964)

Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. I have read and heard many attempts at a systematic account of it, from materialism and theosophy to the Christian system or that of Kant, and I have always felt that they were much too simple. I suspect that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of, or can be dreamed of, in any philosophy. That is the reason why I have no philosophy myself, and must be my excuse for dreaming. J.B.S. Haldane

Questioner: Mr. Haldane, what can you tell about the Creator from your study of biology?
The Creator, if He exists, has a special preference for beetles.
J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) report of lecture, 7 April 1951 in Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (1951) vol. 10, p. 156

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything let me not refuse to do the something that I can do. --Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909)

Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879)

She was a weak woman - too highly elated in prosperity, too easily depressed by adversity - not considering that both are situations of trial .
Sarah Josepha Hale (1788-1879) "Walter Wilson," in "Sketches of American Character," 1829.

Alex Haley (1921-1992)

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. Alex Haley (1921-1992)

William Haley

The attributes of God were visible in their fullness on the day Jesus died. God's nature poured out on Golgotha in a cosmic flood of revelation, and the world quaked. Justice was done, mercy was granted, redemption was accomplished, power was displayed, holiness was vindicated, community was reestablished, perfect wisdom was demonstrated, and love ran wild. God ripped the veil of the invisible and sang through the life, death and resurrection of his son, "Here I am. This is what I look like. Worship!"...When the world asks, "What is God like?" we should be able to say, "Look at the church." As the body of Christ, we are to be like Jesus so that we too reveal God to the world. We are called to fully manifest in our communities and lives the core competencies of God as displayed by Christ. That means we strive to do justice, show mercy, pursue holiness, speak truth, enjoy beauty, create community, maintain unity, practice wisdom, and show love. That's what Jesus did. When he left, God did not leave the world without a witness. He left us. Our purpose is to be Christ in the world and display God in his fullness through our witness as individuals and communities. As we do that we join God's unrelenting quest to be known in all of his fullness, in the glory of his complete revelation. WILLIAM R. L. HALEY

Edward F. Halifax (1881 &endash; 1959)

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. - Edward F. Halifax (1881 &endash; 1959)

Lord Halifax,

The best party is but a kind of conspiracy against the rest of the nation.-- Lord Halifax, 1750

As mankind is made, the keeping it in order is an ill-natured office.-- Marquess of Halifax, _Political thoughts and reflections_,17th century

John Hall

Kind words, kind looks, kind acts and warm handshakes, these are means of grace when men in trouble are fighting their unseen battles. --John Hall.

Joseph Hall (1574 &endash; 1656)

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. - Joseph Hall (1574 &endash; 1656)

Fitz-Greene Halleck (1790 &endash; 1867)

I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem. - Fitz-Greene Halleck

O. Hallesby

It is not necessary to maintain a conversation when we are in the presence of God. We can come into His presence and rest our weary souls in quiet contemplation of Him. Our groanings, which cannot be uttered, rise to Him and tell Him better than words how dependent we are upon Him.... O. Hallesby, Prayer [1931]

The quiet hour of prayer is one of the most favorable opportunities he has in which to speak to us seriously. In quietude and solitude before the face of God, our souls can hear better than at any other time. - O.Hallesby

William S. Halsey

All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them, but confront them. Touch a thistle timidly, and it pricks you; grasp it boldly, and its spines crumble.
William S. Halsey

Dick Halverson

The only reason reason any one should believe Christianity is that it is true. Its truth rests on historical facts which do not change, truths which are open to tests norammly applied to other events or claims. It is not a matter of whether it sells or whether it works or whether it feels good or provides meaningful experiences. What Christianity teaches is the correct explanation of reality.--DICK HALVERSON

Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal. Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)

I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men. - Alexander Hamilton

Inequality will exist as long as liberty exists. It unavoidably results from that very liberty itself. -- Alexander Hamilton

Edith Hamilton

The Greeks were pre-eminently realists. The temper of mind that made them carve their statues and paint their pictures from the living human beings around them, that kept their poetry within the sober limits of the possible, made them hard-headed men in the world of every-day affairs. They were not sentimentalists. We, to whom poetry, all art, is only a superficial decoration of life, make a refuge from a world that is too hard for us to face by sentimentalizing it. The Greeks looked stright at it. They were completely unsentimental. It was a Roman who said it was sweet to die for one's country. The Greeks never said it was sweet to die for anything. They had no vital lies.- Edith Hamilton-The Greek Way, p.108

Jim Hamilton

The Past is past. Learn from it. Grow because of it. Mature in spite of it.--Jim Hamilton

Robert Browning Hamilton (1880-1950)

I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser,
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And ne'er a word said she;
But, oh, the things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me!
Robert Browning Hamilton (1880-1950) _Along the Road_

Thomas Hamilton

Unless the present progress of change be arrested by an increase of taste and judgement in the more educated classes, there can be no doubt that, in another century, the dialect of the Americans will become utterly unintelligible to an Englishman. - Thomas Hamilton (a Scot ) in Men and Manners in America, 1833

Dag Hammarskjold (1905 &endash; 1961)

Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you -- out of love - - takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice. Dag Hammarskjold, "Markings":, 17.4.1960

Chris Hamono

They say that the more a person learns, the more they find there is to learn. Therefore the smarter you think you are, the dumber you really are. - Chris Hamono

John Hampden

That slovenly fellow which you see before us, who hath no ornament in his speech; I say that sloven, if we should ever come to have a breech with the King (which God forbid) in such case will be one of the greatest men of England. - John Hampden, Speaking to Lord Digby in the house of commons, overheard by Sir Richard Bulstrode.

John Hancock (1737 &endash; 1793)

A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life. - John Hancock (1737 &endash; 1793)

Tony Hancock

Does `Magna Carta' mean nothing to you? Did she die in vain?--- Tony Hancock

George Frederick Handel (1681 &endash; 1759)

I did think I did see all Heaven before me and the great God himself. - Handel about the composition of the Messiah

Jack Handey

As the light changed from red to green to amber and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a lot of honking and yelling? Sometimes it seemed that way.~Jack Handey

I want to die in my sleep peacefully like my grandfather not screaming and in terror like his passengers. --Jack Handey

Hannibal (247-182BC)

We will find a way or make one.- Hannibal (247-182BC)

Victor Davis Hanson

The three greatest scourges of the 20th century ˜ Nazism, Japanese militarism, and Soviet Communism ˜ were defeated through war or continued military resistance. More were killed by Hitler, Stalin, and Mao outside of combat than died in World Wars I and II. War, as Sherman said, is all hell, but as Heraclitus admitted it is also "the father of us all." Wickedness ˜ whether chattel slavery, the gas chambers, or concentration camps ˜ has rarely passed quietly into the night on its own. The present evil isn't going to, either.-- Victor David Hanson

What is preached in the madrassas on the West Bank, in Pakistan, and throughout the Gulf is no different from the Nazi doctrine of racial hatred. What has changed, of course, is that unlike our grandfathers, we have lost the courage to speak out against it. In one of the strangest political transformations of our age, the fascist Islamic Right has grafted its cause onto that of the Left's boutique "multiculturalism," hoping to earn a pass for its hate by posing as the "other" and reaping the benefits of liberal guilt due to purported victimization. By any empirical standard, what various Palestinian cliques have done on the West Bank &emdash; suicide murdering, lynching without trial of their own people, teaching small children to hate and kill Jews &emdash; should have earned them all Hitlerian sobriquets rather than U.N. praise. -- Victor Davis Hanson, "Cracked Icons", http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200412170839.asp

Not one of the multicultural classicists really wishes to live under indigenous pre-Colombian ideas of government, Arabic protocols for female behavior, Chinese canons of medical ethics, Islamic traditions of church and state, African approaches to science, Japanese ideas of race, Indian social castes, or Native American notions of private property.-- Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath, _Who Killed Homer? : TheDemise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom_

Sheldon Harnick (1924-)

Somebody in a crowd|: Yeah! An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth!
Tevye|: And then the whole world would be blind and toothless.
Sheldon Harnick (1924-) _A Fiddler on the Roof_ (1964)

Mark Victor Hansen

Effective leadership is visionary leadership.~ Mark Victor Hansen

Warren Harding (1865-1923):

Ambition is a commendable attribute, without which no man succeeds. Only inconsiderate ambition imperils. Warren Harding (1865-1923): Speech, 3 May 1922.

We must have a citizenship less concerned about what the government can do for it and more anxious about what it can do for the nation. Warren Harding (1865-1923) Republican National Convention, 7 Jun 1916.

Thomas Hardy (1840 &endash; 1928)

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to. - Thomas Hardy (1840 &endash; 1928)

And meadow rivulets overflow,
And drops on gate-bars hang in a row,
And rooks in families homeward go,
And so do I.
Thomas Hardy

Julius Charles Hare

How few are our real wants! and how easy it is to satisfy them! Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable.
Julius Charles Hare and Augustus William Hare, _Guesses At Truth_,1827

E. H. Harriman

It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.     - E. H. Harriman

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908)

Licker talks mighty loud w'en it git loose fum de jug.
Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908), UNCLE REMUS: HIS SONGS & HIS SAYINGS (1880), "Plantation Proverbs".

Pierce Harris

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never know what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.--Pierce Harris

Robert E. Harris

If a church wants a better pastor, it can get one by praying for the one it has. Robert E. Harris

Sydney J. Harris

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? -Sydney J. Harris

There is no way of proving your point to someone whose income or position depends on believing the contrary. ~Sidney J. Harris, "Pieces of Eight" 

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.--Sydney J. Harris

The rich who are unhappy are worse off than the poor who are unhappy; for the poor, at least, cling to the hopeful delusion that more money would solve their problems -- but the rich know better. -- Sydney J. Harris

Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.-- Sydney J. Harris

When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?' -Sydney Harris

The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong." --Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986) _Pieces of Eight_

No one should pay attention to a man delivering a lecture or a sermon on his "philosophy of life" until we know exactly how he treats his wife, his children, his neighbors, his friends, his subordinates and his enemies. --Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

David B. Hart

The history of modern political and social doctrine is, to a large degree, the history of Western culture's long, laborious departure from Jewish, classical, and Christian models of freedom, and the history in consequence of the ascendancy of the language of "rights" over every other possible grammar of the good. - David B. Hart, "The Pornography Culture," The New Atlantis, Number 6, Summer 2004, pp. 82-89.

Leslie. Poles Hartley (1895 &endash; 1972)

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. - Leslie. Poles Hartley (1895 &endash; 1972)

S. den Hartog

It is proven that the celebration of birthdays is healthy. Statistics show that those people who celebrate the most birthdays become the oldest. - S. den Hartog, Ph.D

Paul Harvey

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.--Paul Harvey


Dean C. Haskins

Those who would complain about the Word of God being forced down their throats are those with no intention of heeding it.- Dean C. Haskins

Minnie L. Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: "Give me a light. that I may tread safely into the unknown." And he replied: "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light, and safer than a known way."- Minnie L. Haskins "The Desert."

Vaclav Havel (1936-)

As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it. ~Václav Havel

Modern science kills God and takes his place on the vacant throne. Science is the sole legitimate arbiter of all relavent truth.- Vaclav Havel (1936-)

Vance Havner

The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.--Vance Havner

Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God.-- Vance Havner HEARTS AFIRE (Westwood, N. J.: Fleming H. Revell, 1952) (p. 134)

The Gospel is not something we come to church to hear; it is something we go from church to tell. ~ Vance Havner

Joel Hawes

A good character is, in all cases, the fruit of personal exertion. It is not inherited from parents; it is not created by external advantages; it is no necessary appendage of birth, wealth, talents, or station; but it is the result of one's own endeavors--the fruit and reward of good principles manifested in a course of virtuous and honorable action. --Joel Hawes

Stephen Hawking

 It matters if you just don't give up.HAWKING, STEPHEN (1942- )

Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing? Stephen Hawking

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists as all. Stephen Hawking

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 &endash; 1864)

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!---Nathaniel Hawthorne, _The House of the Seven Gables_, Chap. 11

S.I. Hayakawa (1906 - 1992)

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it. S.I. Hayakawa

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I'm a failure.    - Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, 1906 - 1992

 F A Hayek

From the fact that people are very different it follows that, if we treat them equally, the result must be inequality in their actual position, and that the only way to place them in an equal position would be to treat them differently. Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict which each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time. --F.A. Hayek

What we have called the "British tradition" was made explicit mainly by a group of Scottish moral philosophers led by David Hume, Adam Smith, and Adam Ferguson, seconded by their English contemporaries Josiah Tucker, Edmund Burke, and William Paley, and drawing largely on a tradition rooted in the jurisprudence of the common law. Opposed to them was the tradition of the French Enlightenment, deeply imbued with Cartesian rationalism: the Encyclopedists and Rousseau, the Physiocrats and Condorcet, are the best-known representatives........The sweeping success of the political doctrines that stem from the French tradition is probably due to their great appeal to human pride and ambition. But we must not forget that the political conclusions of the two schools derive from different conceptions of how society works. In this respect the British philosophers laid the foundations of a profound and essentially valid theory, while the rationalist school was simply and completely wrong. --Friedrich A. Hayek _The Constitution of Liberty_

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom. -- F.A. Hayek

Once you admit that the individual is merely a means to serve the ends of the higher entity called society or the nation, most of those features of totalitarian regimes which horrify us follow of necessity.From the collectivist standpoint intolerance and brutal suppression of dissent, the complete disregard of the life and happiness of the individual, are essential and unavoidable consequences of this basic premise. --F. A. Hayek _The Road to Serfdom_ Chapter 10

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. -- F.A. Hayek

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.
Friedrich A. Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972)

Men are qualified for civil liberties in exact proportion to thier disposition to put moral chains upon their appetites: in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity. E Burke in F A Hayek, The Fatal Conceit.

Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. . . Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
Friedrich August Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty, 1960

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as DeTocqueville describes it, "a new form of servitude. --F.A. Hayek

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. --F.A. Hayek

Intellects whose desires have outstripped their understanding. F A Hayek, The Fatal Conceit. p153

The discussions of every age are filled with the issues on which its leading schools of thought differ. But the general intellectual atmosphere of the time is always determined by the views on which the opposing schools agree. They become the unspoken presuppositions of all thought, and common and unquestioningly accepted foundations on which all discussion proceeds. - F.A. Hayek

All political theories assume, of course, that most individuals are very ignorant. Those who plead for liberty differ from the rest in that they include among the ignorant themselves as well as the wisest. -- F.A. Hayek

...it is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone.-- F.A. Hayek

If anything is evident it should be that, while nations might abide by formal rules on which they have agreed, they will never submit to the direction which international economic planning involves - that while they may agree on the rules of the game, they will never agree on the order of preference in which the rank of their own needs and the rate at which they are allowed to advance is fixed by majority vote. Even if, at first, the peoples should, under some illusion about the meaning of such proposals, agree to transfer such powers to an international authority, they would soon find out that what they have delegated is not merely a technical task, but the most comprehensive power over their very lives. -- Friedrich Hayek, _The Road to Serfdom_

Helen Hayes (1900 &endash; 1993)

Age is not important unless you're a cheese. - Helen Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 &endash; 1893)

An amazing invention - but who would ever want to use one?
US President Rutherford B. Hayes makes a call from Washington to Pennsylvania with Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, patented on 7 March 1876

In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments.- Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) In "Rutherford B. Hayes and His America," 1954.

Steven Hayward

...the most important question of the moment is not so much the practical difficulties of military action or intelligence gathering techniques, but the question of whether we are clear and confident of why we must now fight with unmitigated ferocity&emdash;with what some might even call "fanaticism." And it is just here that the split on the Left in America is most significant. The fever swamps of the multicultural Left, besotted with "post-modern" theory which rejects both the idea of reason and progress, cannot escape the "moral equivalence" between America and its terrorist enemies. Such people, as Churchill once put it in another context, are unable to choose between the fire brigade and the fire. Older liberals, who still have faith in reason and progress as it came down from the Progressive Era, recognize this for the repugnant nihilism that it is. Time magazine essayist Lance Morrow, not known for ferocious or spirited pronouncements, has it right when he wrote: "Anyone who does not loathe the people who did these things, and the people who cheer them on, is too philosophical for decent company." -- Steven Hayward, "A Churchillian Perspective on September 11", _On Principle_, December 2001, http://www.ashbrook.org/publicat/onprin/v9n5/hayward.html

A hallmark of modern liberal theology is that the search for truth is more important than the truth itself. Searching for truth is an existential delight, and for a liberal, it save you from having to take a firm position on anything. -- Steven F. Hayward, _The Real Jimmy Carter_, 2004

William Hazlitt (1778-1830)

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others. Hazlitt (1778-1830)

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning,we may study his commentators.-- William Hazlitt, _Table Talk_, 1821

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others! --William Hazlitt (1778-1830) _Table Talk_ [1821-1822], "On Living to One's Self"

The difference between the vanity of a Frenchmen and an Englisman seems to be this: the one thinks everything right that is French, the other thinks everything wrong that is not English. --William Hazlitt, 1823

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might havebeen. William Hazlitt

By despising all that has preceded us, we teach others to despise ourselves. -- William Hazlitt, 'On Reading Old Books', 1821

Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope, and few are reduced so low as that.--William Hazlitt (1778-1830) _Characteristics_ [1823]

The Princess Borghese, Bonaparte's sister, who was no saint, sat to [the artist Antonio]Canova as a reclining Venus, and being asked if she did not feel a little uncomfortable, replied, "No. There was a fire in the room." - William Hazlitt, 1778 - 1830

Ben Hecht

Movies are one of the bad habits that corrupted our century. They have slapped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade. -- Ben Hecht, _A Child of the Century_, 1954

William Randolph Hearst (1863 &endash; 1951)

Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting. - William Randolph Hearst (1863 &endash; 1951)

Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

But what experience and history teach is this- that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. -- Georg Hegel (1770-1831)

It is a matter of perfect indifference where a thing originated ; the only question is; "Is it true in and for itself?" ~Georg Hegel (1770-1831), The Philosophy of History, ch.2 (1837)

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.   - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, 1770 - 1831

Jascha Heifetz

I occasionally play works by contemporary composers and for two reasons. First, to discourage the composer from writing any more, and secondly, to remind myself how much I appreciate Beethoven. -- Jascha Heifetz

Paul Hein

Thank God for the "commercialisation" of Christmas. If it weren't for that, our society would have no Christmas at all. Paul Hein

Heinrich Heine (1787-1856)

Christianity has occasionally calmed the brutal German lust for battle, but it cannot destroy that savage ecstasy....When once the restraining talisman, the Cross, is broken...the old stone gods will leap to life among forgotten ruins, and Thor will crash down his mighty hammer on the Gothic cathedrals. Heinrich Heine, in Robert Carr, The Paths of Dictatorship

I bequeath all my property to my wife on the condition that she remarry immediately. Then there will be at least one man to regret my death.- Heinrich Heine

Matrimony - the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented. Heine (1797-1856)

Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

I came, I saw, SHE conquered. (The original Latin seems to have been garbled.) -- Lazarus Long (Robert Heinlein)

But possibly the most important discovery we have made about ourselves is that Man is a Wild Animal. He cannot be tamed and remain Man; his genius is bound up in the very qualities which make him wild. With this self-knowledge, bleak, stern, and proud, goes the last hope of permanent peace on Earth; it makes world government unlikely and certainly unstable. [...] Not even the H-bomb could change our inner nature. We learned most bloodily that the H-bomb does nothing that the stone axe did not do -- and neither weapon could tame us. Man can be chained but he cannot be domesticated, and eventually he always breaks his chains. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Third Millennium Opens", _Expanded Universe_

There are hidden contradictions in the minds of people who "love Nature" while deploring the "artificialities" with which "Man has spoiled 'Nature.'" The obvious contradiction lies in their choice of words, which imply that Man and his artifacts are *not* part of "Nature" - but beavers and their dams *are*. But the contradictions go deeper than this prima-facie absurdity. In declaring his love for a beaver dam (erected by beavers for beavers' purposes) and his hatred for dams erected by men (for the purposes of men) the "Naturist" reveals his hatred for his own race - i.e., his own self-hatred. -- Robert A. Heinlein, _Time Enough For Love_

All societies are based on rules to protect pregnant women and young children. All else is surplusage, excrescence, adornment, luxury, or folly which can -- and must -- be dumped in emergency to preserve this prime function. As racial survival is the only universal morality, no other basic is possible. Attempts to formulate a "perfect society" on any foundation other than "Women and children first!" is not only witless, it is automatically genocidal. Nevertheless, starry-eyed idealists (all of them male) have tried endlessly -- and no doubt will keep trying.--Robert A. Heinlein, _Time Enough For Love_

A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual", find out how he feels about astrology. Robert Heinlein

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny. Robert Heinlein

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. --Robert A. Heinlein

The truth of a proposition has nothing to do with its credibility. And vice versa. Lazarus Long (R. A. Heinlein)

No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and in the long run no state ever has. Roman matrons used to say to their sons: "Come back with your shield or on it." Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome. - Robert Heinlein

An armed society is a polite society. -- Robert A. Heinlein

I came, I saw, SHE conquered. (The original Latin seems to have been garbled.) -- Lazarus Long (Robert Heinlein)

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. --Robert A. Heinlein

One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.-- Robert Heinlein

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss."--Robert A. Heinlein, _Time Enough for Love_ p.366

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. -- Robert Heinlein

Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear. Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together. Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the unsophisticated deplore these formalities as "empty," "meaningless," or "dishonest," and scorn to use them. No matter how "pure" their motives, they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best. Robert Heinlein

A fake fortuneteller can be tolerated. But an authentic soothsayer should be shot on sight. Cassandra did not get half the kicking around she deserved. One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.-- Robert Heinlein

Animals can be driven crazy by placing too many in too small a pen. Homo sapiens is the only animal that voluntarily does this to himself.
Robert Heinlein,Time Enough for Love p. 371

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty." Whenever these two concepts fall into disrepute, get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed. -- Robert Heinlein

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.-- Lazarus Long (Robert Heinlein), "Time Enough for Love"

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. --Robert A. Heinlein_The Cat Who Walks Through Walls

Joseph Heller (1923-1999)

When I grow up I want to be a little boy.- Joseph Heller (1923-1999) "Something Happened."

Mark Helprin

Heavy blizzards start as a gentle and persistent snow.- Mark Helprin

Sir Arthur Helps

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. -- Sir Arthur Helps

Ernest Hemingway (1889-1961)

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.- Ernest Hemingway (1889-1961)

I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.Ernest Hemingway (1889-1961)

The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.Ernest Hemingway (1889-1961) In "The Peter Pyramid," by Laurence J. Peter.

Never mistake motion for action.Ernest Hemingway (1889-1961)

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.-Ernest Hemingway

William Henderson

Even if a submarine should work by a miracle, it will never be used. No country in this world would ever use such a vicious and petty form of warfare! - William Henderson, British admiral(1914)

Mike Hendricks

]I dislike labels. None of us should be constrained by persuasions, ideologies, or perspectives. We are far too complicated and complex to be "boxed" into a particular mindset simply because "that's what everyone else thinks." I take exception to all those people who think they have me (or you) figured out when they really don't know us at all. ~ Mike Hendricks , Mike at Night (2000)

Don Hennley

You don't want to work; you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing
Get over it ...
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick it's little ass.
Get over it"
Don Hennley

Henry VIII

We are so much bounden to the See of Rome that we cannot do too much honour to it... for we received from that See our Crown Imperial.-Henry VIII, in a remark to Thomas More, displays the loyalty that moved Pope Leo X to title him Defender of the Faith on 11 October 1521

I am very sorry to know and hear how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every ale-house and tavern, contrary to the true meaning and doctrine of the same.- Henry VIII speaks to Parliament on the translation of the Bible into English: 24 December 1545.

Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Those that go gold into the furnace will come out no worse.-- MATTHEW HENRY

Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight. MATTHEW HENRY

It was great condescension that He who was God should be made in the likeness of flesh; but much greater that He who was holy should be made in the likeness of sinful flesh. MATHEW HENRY

Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions. -- Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave. -- Matthew Henry

None can know their election but by their conformity to Christ; for all who are chosen are chosen to sanctification.--MATTHEW HENRY

They say one tongue is enough for a woman.-- Matthew Henry, on hearing his sister was to learn French

No attribute of God is more dreadful to sinners than His holiness.-- Matthew Henry

Whatever we have of this world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ.-- Matthew Henry

Shallows where a lamb could wade and depths where an elephant could drown~Matthew Henry, Commentaries.

Man fell by eating, and that way we often sin, Mt. Henry on Matt.4:2

O. Henry

Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles, with sniffles predominating. - O. Henry

Patrick Henry (1736 &endash; 1799)

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles. --Patrick Henry

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet to be purchased at the price of slavery and chains? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!! --Patrick Henry

Philip Henry

All grace grows as Love to the Word of God grows.-- Philip Henry

All this, and Heaven too! --Philip Henry (1631-1696) (As quoted in Matthew Henry's _Life of Philip Henry_)

Tis no easy matter to be saved. 'Twas difficult work to Jesus Christ to work redemption for us. 'Tis difficult work to the Spirit to work grace in us, and to carry it on against corruptions, temptations, distractions. - PHILIP HENRY

Will Henry

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.~Will Henry

Jim Henson (1936 &endash; 1990)

It isn't easy being green. - Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson: 1936 &endash; 1990)

Katherine Hepburn (1907 &endash; )

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. Katherine Hepburn

Heraclitus (c. 540-480 )

Nothing endures but change. -- Heraclitus

The real constitution of things is accustomed to hide itself.-- Heraclitus

You could not step twice into the same rivers; for other waters are ever flowing onto you. Heraclitus (c. 540-480 ce), _On the Universe_

Sir Alan Patrick Herbert (1890-1971)

The typewriter, *ike all macæines, has amind of it sown ~Sir Alan Patrick Herbert 1890-1971

Frank Herbert

Communal/managed economics have always been more destructive of their societies than those driven by greed. This is what the Dosadi say: Greed sets its own limits, its self-regulation. --Frank Herbert, -The Dosadi Analysis -- a Bureau of Sabatoge Text

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. --Frank Herbert,"The Dosadi Lesson: A Gowachin Assessment" _Dosadi Experiment_ (1978)

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. -- Frank Herbert.

George Herbert (1593-1632)

George Herbert. 1593-1632

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. -- George Herbert

Storms make oaks take deeper root--George Herbert (1593-1633)

Thou who hast given so much to me, give one thing more--a grateful heart. --George Herbert (1593-1633)

Lie not, neither to thyself, nor man, nor God. It is for cowards to lie.--George Herbert

Bibles laid open, millions of surprises. --.George Herbert. 1593-1632. Sin.

Religion stands on tiptoe in our land,
Ready to pass to the American strand.
The Church Militant.George Herbert. 1593-1632.

If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him. --George Herbert

Death will be the funeral of all our evils and the resurrection of all our joys. --GEORGE HERBERT.

After death the doctor. Jacula Prudentum. George Herbert. 1593-1632.

He that lives in hope danceth without musick. George Herbert

A servant with this clause
Makes drudgery divine;
Who sweeps a room as for Thy laws
Makes that and th' action fine.
The Elixir.George Herbert. 1593-1632

A verse may find him who a sermon flies,
And turn delight into a sacrifice.
The Church Porch. George Herbert. 1593-1632.

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie;
A fault which needs it most, grows two thereby.
George Herbert. 1593-1632.The Church Porch

He that hath love in his breast hath spurs in his side. George Herbert

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives.
Virtue.George Herbert. 1593-1632.

Love is that liquor sweet and most divine
Which my God feels as blood; but I, as wine.
George Herbert (1593-1633)

I shall be free from sin and all the temptations and anxieties that attend it...I shall dwell... where these eyes shall see my Master and Saviour.
George Herbert, 39, last words: 1 March 1633

Thou who hast given so much to me, give one thing more--a grateful heart. --George Herbert (1593-1633)

Ben Herbster

The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.--Ben Herbster

Oliver Herford(1863-1935 )

Many are called but few get up. - Oliver Herford(1863-1935 ) In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often. - Oliver Herford

A man is known by the silence he keeps. Oliver Herford(1863-1935 )In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

Diplomacy: lying in state. Oliver Herford.

Arthur Herman

The term used to describe them (Ulster Scots) was rednecks, a Scots border term meaning Presbyterians. - Arthur Herman, How the Sots Invented the Modern World, 2001

Nor were they (the Scots) intimidated by their new environment. On the contrary, it had a certain familiar feel: an Anglo-Saxon privileged elite who dominated politics and government; an Anglicized urban middle class divided into competing protestant sects; Irish immigrant workers crowded into growing industrial cities; an inaccessible interior governed by tribal warrior societies about to be displaced by the forces of progress - here was Scotland all over again. - - Arthur Herman, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, 2001, p 328

Robert Herrick

Have ye beheld (with much delight)
A red rose peeping through a white?
Or else a cherry (double graced)
Within a lily? Centre placed?
Or ever marked the pretty beam
A strawberry shows half drowned in cream?
Or seen rich rubies blushing through
A pure smooth pearl, and orient too?
So like to this, nay all the rest,
Is each neat niplet of her breast.
Robert Herrick, Upon the Nipples of Julia's Breast

Find that medicine, if you can,
For your decrepit man;
Who would fain his strength renew
Were it but to pleasure you
Robert Herrick, 'To His Mistress'

He loves his bonds who, when the first are broke,
Submits his neck into a second yoke.
--Robert Herrick (1591-1674) _Hesperides_ [1648]

Abraham Joshua Herschel

There are inalienable obligations as well as inalienable rights.--Abraham Joshua Herschel

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.- Abraham J. Herschel

Milton S. Hershey

Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising. Milton S. Hershey

Eleanor Louisa Hervey (1811- )

Divine love is a sacred flower, which in its early bud is happiness, and in its full bloom is heaven. --Eleanor Louisa Hervey (1811- )

Theodore Hesburgh

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.--- Theodore Hesburgh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.--Theodore Hesburgh

Rudolf Hess

I thought I was doing the right thing, I was obeying orders, and now, of course, I see that it was unnecessary and wrong. But I don't know what you mean by being upset about these things because I didn't personally murder anybody. I was just the director of the extermination program in Auschwitz. --Rudolf Hess (1894-1987), Commandant of Auschwitz, April 11, 1946 interview with Dr. Leon Goldensohn, from "Nuremberg Interviews," Goldensohn, ed. Robert Gellately, responding to question from Goldensohn about whether Hoess' role in the extermination of 2.5 million at Auschwitz was upsetting to him

Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Loneliness is the way by which destiny endeavors to lead man to himself.--Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)_Reflections_ [1974], #196

Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.--Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)_Reflections_ [1974], #106

Charlton Heston

Political correctness is just tyranny with manners. I wish for you the courage to be unpopular. Popularity is history's pocket change. Courage is history's true currency. --Charlton Heston Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts March 28 2000

Thor Heyerdahl

The most important thing we can learn from the past is that no earlier civilization has survived. And the larger the pyramids and temples and statues they build in honor of their god or themselves, the harder has been the fall. Most of them have been so completely eradicated that it has taken archaeologists to bring them to light again. -- Thor Heyerdahl

Gilbert Highet

Behind almost every great man there stands either a good parent or a good teacher. - Gilbert Highet

Cullen Hightower

 Courtship brings out the best. Marriage brings out the rest.  - Cullen Hightower

Jim Hightower

Every time I see Tom DeLay, I can't help thinking: a hundred thousand sperm and YOU were the fastest? - Jim Hightower

Christopher Hill

Oliver Cromwell in 1654 was I think the first spokesman for an English government to assert that "liberty of conscience is a natural right", fundamental to the consitution of the Protectorate. - Christopher Hill, A Turbulent, Seditious and Factious People. Joihn Bunyan and his Church.OUP 1988

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.-- Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970

Rowland Hill (1744-1833)

He did not see any reason why the devil should have all the good tunes.- E. W. Broome quoting Rowland Hill (1744-1833)

Edmund Hillary (1919-____)

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. Edmund Hillary (1919-____) In "Reader's Digest."

Etty Hillesum (1914 &endash; 1943)

Life cannot be captured in a few axioms. And that is just what I keep trying to do. But it won't work, for life is full of endless nuances and cannot be captured in just a few formulae. - Etty Hillesum (1914 &endash; 1943)

Conrad Hilton (1887 &endash; 1979)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton (1887 &endash; 1979)

Getrude Himmelfarb

Values imparted by the reigning culture have now received the sanction of the state. This is reflected in the distribution of condoms in schools, in the prohibition of school prayer, in the official rhetoric--"nonmarital childbearing" or "alternative lifestyle"--and in other ways.
It takes a great effort for the individual to decide that something is immoral and to act on that belief when the law declares it legal and the culture deems it acceptable. --Gertrude Himmelfarb _The De-Moralization of Society_

Liberty too can corrupt, and absolute liberty can corrupt absolutely- Getrude Himmelfarb

Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

The Internet also presents perhaps one of the greatest threats to morality and decency that we face today ... it has the power to corrupt absolutely.
Leo J. Hindery, Jr.

Hippocrates. 460-359 B. C.

Let food be your medicine. -- Hippocrates

Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases. -- Hippocrates. 460-359 B. C. Aphorism i.

Emil G. Hirsch

 The Greeks stressed the holiness of beauty; the Jews emphasized the beauty of holiness. --Emil G. Hirsch, sermon, collected in _Students, Scholars,and Saints_, 1928

Samson Raphael Hirsch

If someone is too tired to give you a smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much as those who have none to give.... Samson Raphael Hirsch

Christopher Hitchens

I'm an atheist. I'm not neutral about religion, I'm hostile to it. I think it is a positively bad idea, not just a false one. And I mean not just organized religion, but religious belief itself-Christopher Hitchens_Free Inquiry_, Fall 1996

Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm.Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. --Alfred Hitchcock

Actress Mary Anderson: "Mr. Hitchcock, what do you think is my best side?" "My dear, you're sitting on it." - Alfred Hitchcock (1899 &endash; 1980):

Adolph Hitler (1889-1945)

This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilised nation has full gun registration! Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! Adolph Hitler, 1935

In political matters feeling often decides more correctly than reason. -- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 173

There is a road to freedom. Its milestones are Obedience, Endeavour, Honesty, Order, Cleanliness, Sobriety, Truthfulness, Sacrifice, and love of the Fatherland. Adolf Hitler

A new age of magic interpretation of the world is coming, of interpretation in terms of the will and not of the intelligence. There is no such thing as truth either in the moral or the scientific sense. Adolf Hitler

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)Mein Kampf, vol. 1, Ch. 3, 1925.

I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature.--A. Hitler, _Mein Kampf_

Philip Hoare

Hume-Williams repled, "When did you cease to approve of sodomy?'. ' 'When did I you cease to approve of sodomy?', retorted Douglas, 'I do not think that is a fair question. That is like asking: When did you leave off beating your wife?' - Philip Hoare, Wilde's last Stand, p156

Billing asked Douglas if he knew 'from his own knowlegde' that Wilde was a 'sexual and moral pervert'. 'Yes, I do,' said Douglas. 'he admitted it; he never attempted to disguise it after his conviction....whoever was there,, he always began by admitting it, glorying in it.' Douglas said he regretted ever having met Wilde. 'I think he had a diabolical influence on everyone he met. I think he is the greatest force for evil that has appeared in Europe during the last 350 yeras.' .....he was the agent of the devil in every possible way. he was a man whose whole object in life was to attack and sneer at virtue, and to undermine it in every way and by every possible means, sexually and otherwise.He thought all Wilde's works ought to be destroyed, 'I do not think he ever wrote a thing in his life that had not an evil intention.....except perhaps a stray poem or two.' - Philip Hoare, Wilde's last Stand, p152

Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. --Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) (Last words)

The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. -- Thomas Hobbes, 'Leviathan'

Henry Hobhouse

In the long run, free trade benefits everyone; in the short run it is bound to produce much pain. -- Henry Hobhouse

David Hockney (1937 &endash; )

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed. - David Hockney (1937 &endash; ) (1790 &endash; 11867)

A A Hodge

A church has no right to make anything a condition of membership which Christ has not made a condition of salvation. -- A A Hodge

No one truth is rightly held till it is clearly conceived and stated, and no single truth is adequately comprehended till it is viewed in harmonious relations to all the other truths of the system of which Christ is the centre.- A. A. Hodge

We must conform, to a certain extent, to the conventionalities of society, for they are the ripened results of a varied and long experience. --A. A. Hodge

I am as sure as I am of the fact of Christís reign, that a comprehensive and centralised system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.--A A Hodge

Charles Hodge (1797-1878)

The call intended is the effectual call of the Holy Spirit, by which the soul is renewed and translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. The only evidence of election is therefore vocation, and the only evidence of vocation, is holiness of heart and life, for we are called into the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Compare again Romans 8:29, where believers are said to be "predestinated to be conformed to the image of his Son." To this they are effectually called. They are made like Christ. Fellowship includes union and communion. We are called to be partakers of Christ; partakers of his life, as members of his body; and herefore, partakers of his character, of his sufferings here and of his glory hereafter.
Charles Hodge (1797-1878), An Exposition of I Corinthians

No more soul-destroying doctrine could well be devised than the doctrine that sinners can regenerate themselves, and repent and believe just when they please...As it is a truth both of Scripture and of experience that the unrenewed man can do nothing of himself to secure his salvation, it is essential that he should be brought to practical conviction of that truth. When thus convinced, and not before, he seeks help from the only source whence it can be obtained. CHARLES HODGE

The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt a man without inflating him. CHARLES HODGE

Original sin is the only rational solution of the undeniable fact of the deep, universal and early manifested sinfulness of men in all ages, of every class, and in every part of the world. --CHARLES HODGE

Either let our faith conform to our creed or make our creed conform to our faith. --Hodge

Children are not to be allowed to grow up without care or control. They are to be instructed, disciplined, and admonished, so that they be brought to knowledge, self-control and obedience. This whole process of education is to be religious, and not only religious, but Christian. It is the nurture and admonition of the Lord, which is the appointed and the only effectual means of attaining the end of education. Where this means is neglected or any other substituted in its place, the result must be disastrous failure. The moral and religious element of our nature is just as essential and as universal as the intellectual. Religion therefore is as necessary to the mind as knowledge. And as Christianity is the only true religion, and God in Christ the only true God, the only possible means of profitable education is the nurture and admonition of the Lord. That is, the whole process of instruction and discipline must be that which he prescribes, and which he administers, so that his authority should be brought into constant and immediate contact with the mind, heart and conscience of the child. It will not do for the parent to present himself as the ultimate end, the source of knowledge and possessor of authority to determine truth and duty. This would be to give his child a mere human development. Nor will it do for him to urge and communicate every thing on the abstract ground of reason; for that would be to merge his child in nature. It is only by making God, God in Christ, the teacher and ruler, on whose authority every thing is to be believed and in obedience to whose will every thing is to be done, that the ends of education can possibly be attained. It is infinite folly in men to assume to be wiser than God, or to attempt to accomplish an end by other means than those which he has appointed.-- Charles Hodge

Holiness is the only evidence of election. --CHARLES HODGE

The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God. Charles Hodge

Holiness is the end of redemption, for Christ gave Himself for us that He might redeem us from all iniquity and purify unto Himself a peculiar people zealous of good works. CHARLES HODGE

That many Roman Catholics, past and present, are true Christians, is a palpable fact. It is a fact which no man can deny without committing a great sin. It is a sin against Christ not to acknowledge as true Christians those who bear his image, and whom He recognizes as his brethren. It is a sin also against ourselves. We are not born of God unless we love the children of God. If we hate and denounce those whom Christ loves as members of his own body, what are we? It is best to be found on the side of Christ, let what will happen. It is perfectly consistent, then, for a man to denounce the papacy as the man of sin, and yet rejoice in believing, and in openly acknowledging, that there are, and ever have been, many Romanists who are the true children of God.-Charles Hodge , Systematic Theology:

When we inculcate that faith ought to be certain and secure, we conceive not of a certainty attended with no doubt, or of a security interrupted by no anxiety; but we rather affirm, that believers have a perpetual conflict with their own diffidence, and are far from placing their consciences in a placid calm never disturbed by any storms. Yet, on the other hand, we deny, however they may be afflicted, that they ever fall and depart from that certain confidence which they have conceived in the divine mercy. ... Charles Hodge (1797-1878), Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

Ralph Hodgson

Some things have to be believed to be seen.-Ralph Hodgson

Eric Hoffer

The short-lived self, teetering on the edge of extinction, is the only thing that can ever really matter.-- Eric Hoffer

To have a grievance is to have a purpose in life. - Eric Hoffer

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.  Eric Hoffer

We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white.  Eric Hoffer

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Eric Hoffer

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. - Eric Hoffer (1902 &endash; 1983)

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.  Eric Hoffer

The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.  Eric Hoffer

 An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. ~ Eric Hoffer

The monstrous evils of the twentieth century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women, and children and brought untold suffering to a large portion of mankind. -- Eric Hoffer

To believe that is we could but have this or that we would be happy is to suppress the realization that the cause of our unhappiness is in our inadequate and blemished selves. Excessive desire is thus a means of suppressing our sense of worthlessness. Eric Hoffer

No one has a right to happiness. -- Eric Hoffer

The well-adjusted make poor prophets. -- Eric Hoffer

Animals can learn, but it is not by learning that they become dogs, cats, or horses. Only man has to learn to become what he is supposed to be. -- Eric Hoffer

The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. -- Eric Hoffer

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer

The intellectuals and the young, booted and spurred, feel themselves born to ride us.
Eric Hoffer First Things, Last Things, p. 65. 

The frustrated follow a leader less because of their faith that he is leading them to a promised land than because of their immediate feeling that he is leading them away from their unwanted selves. Surrender to a leader is not a means to an end but a fulfillment. Whither they are led is of secondary importance.-- Eric Hoffer

It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbour. Eric Hoffer

To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not. --Eric Hoffer

The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.--Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)_The True Believer_ [1951]

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. - Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) "Reflections on the Human Condition," aph. 157, 1973.

The capacity for getting along with our neighbor depends to a large extent on the capacity for getting along with ourselves. The self-respecting individual will try to be as tolerant of his neighbor's shortcomings as he is of his own. -- Eric Hoffer

When we leave people on their own, we are delivering them into the hands of a ruthless taskmaster from whose bondage there is no escape. The ind ividual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. -- Eric Hoffer

Thomas Holcroft

The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post. Thomas Holcroft

Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918)

 I suppose all of us hover between two ways of regarding death, which appear to be in hopeless contradiction with each other. First there is the familiar and instinctive recoil from it as embodying the supreme and irrevocable disaster...But, then, there is another aspect altogether which death can wear for us. It is that which first comes to us, perhaps, as we look down upon the quiet face, so cold and white, of one who has been very near and dear to us. There it lies in possession of its own secret. It knows it all. So we seem to feel. And what the face says in its sweet silence to us as a last message from one whom we loved is:
 'Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!'
 So the face speaks. Surely while we speak there is a smile flitting over it; a smile as of gentle fun at the trick played us by seeming death...
Henry Scott Holland (1847-1918) `The King of Terrors.' Sermon in St. Paul's on 15 May 1910), at which time the body of King Edward VII was lying in state atWestminster.

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.- Josiah Gilbert Holland, 1819 - 1881

[Jesus] does not waste a word in talking about immortality, as to whether it actually is or not; he states what it is, that it is the separation between the just and the unjust. ... Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Josiah G. Holland

God givers every bird its food, but he does not throw it intothe nest.-- J. G. Holland

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart. Josiah G. Holland

Nicole Hollander

Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women. Nicole Hollander

Richard Holloway

More people go to discos than to high opera, and one of the courageous things about evangelicals is their ability to embrace bad taste for the sake of the gospel. - Richard Holloway, quoted in Grove Booklet Ev 59 'Preaching for the Unchurched' p 17

Bill Holmes

Lyndon Johnson used the War on Poverty to enslave blacks as dependent Democratic voters and succeeded in destroying many black families by pushing fathers out of the house and encouraging children to have children in exchange for welfare checks. The Republicans are fighting back with the War on Drugs, which has permanently disenfranchised 11% of the black vote with felony convictions. Congratulations, Demopublicans for proving once again that government is here to help. --Bill Holmes

John Andrew Holmes

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. -- John Andrew Holmes

 Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.-- John Andrew Holmes, _Wisdom in Small Doses_

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

To reach the port of Heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail, and not drift or lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving - we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, 1841 - 1935

A man over ninety is a great comfort to all his elderly neighbours: he is a picket-guard at the extreme outpost; and the young folks of sixty and seventy feel that the enemy must get by him before he can come near their camp. --Oliver Wendell Holmes, _The Guardian Angel_, 1867

Put not your trust in money; but, rather, put your money in trust. Oliver Wendell Holmes

We pause to recall what our country has done for each of us and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. . The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Schenck v. United States, 1919.

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. "Over the Teacups"(1891).

Science is the topography of ignorance.-- O. W. Holmes

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

No families take so little medicine as those of doctors, except those of apothecaries. - from Medical Essays... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr


The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently, and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken. --Homer (c. 700 BC) _The Odyssey_, Book XIV, Line 463

Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.--Homer (c. 700 BC)_The Odyssey_, Book XV, Line 400

Soichiro Honda

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like.-- Soichiro Honda

Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection.... Soichiro Honda, Art of Juggling; How to Achieve Your Full Potential in Business, Learning and Life by Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

Thomas Hood. (1799-1845)

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head!
_Miss Kilmansegg, Her Dream._~Thomas Hood. (1799-1845

Holland . . . lies so low, they're only saved by being dammed.
Thomas Hood (1799-1845) Up the Rhine(1840) ``Letter from Martha Penny to Rebecca Page''

Sidney Hook

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature. -- Sidney Hook (Webb)

More important than any belief a man holds is the way he holds it. --Sidney Hook

Richard Hooker (1554-1600)

Steal not this book, my honest friend,
For fear the gallows should be your end,
And when you die the Lord will say,
And where's the book you stole away?
Richard Hooker (1554-1600)

The church is in Christ as Eve was in Adam.-- RICHARD HOOKER

God hath my daily petitions, for I am at peace with all men, and He is at peace with me . . . and this witness makes the thoughts of death joyful.
Richard Hooker died at 46 His last words

Let men count it folly or frenzy or whatsoever. We care for no knowledge, no wisdom in the world but this - that man has sinned and God has suffered, that God has been made the sin of man and man is made the righteousness of God. RICHARD HOOKER

He that goeth about to persuade a multitude, that they are not so well governed as they ought to be, shall never want attentive and favorable hearers.--Richard Hooker (c. 1554-1600)_Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity_ [1593], Book 1, Chapter 1, Section 1

Thomas Hooker

Thy sorrows outbid thy heart, thy fears outbid thy sorrows, and thy thoughts go beyond thy fears; and yet here is the comfort of a poor soul: in all his misery and wretchedness, the mercy of Lord outbids all these, whatsoever may, can, or shall befall thee. --THOMAS HOOKER

Herbert Hoover (1874 &endash; 1964)

We are in danger of developing a cult of the Common Man, which means a cult of mediocrity. -- Herbert Hoover

 J. Edgar Hoover (1895 ? 1972)

The cure for crime is not the electric chair, but the high chair. - J. Edgar Hoover (1895 ? 1972)

There is no synthetic replacement for a decent home life. Our high crime rate, particularly among juveniles, is directly traceable to a breakdown in moral fiber--to the disintegration of home and family life. Religion and home life are supplementary. Each strengthens the other. It is seldom that a solid and wholesome home life can be found in the absence of religious inspiration. --J. Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) _Christian Herald_

Bob Hope

Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle. -- Bob Hope

I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned how to dance, waiting in line for the bathroom. -- Bob Hope

How can we have an invasion when the troops storm ashore and then change their minds. ~Bob Hope, on women in combat (1991)

Gerard Manley Hopkins

To lift up the hands of prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dungfork in his hand or a woman with a slop pail gives him glory, too. He is so great that all things give him glory if you mean they should. - GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS


Grace Hopper (1906-1992)

It's always easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission."--- Admiral Grace Hopper (1906-1992)

From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it. [on the removal of a two-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945] --Grace Murray Hopper

Hedda Hopper ((1890-1966)

Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.
Hedda Hopper (1890-1966) "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

Her singing was mutiny on the high Cs. -- Hedda Hopper ((1890-1966)

Horace (65 &endash; 8 BC)

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. -- Horace

Think to yourself that every day is your last. --Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 BC) _Epistles_, Book I, Epistle iv, Line 13

Dulce est desipere in loco. (It's sweet to be silly when the time's right.) --Horace

The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.--Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 BC)_Epistles_, bk. II, epistle ii, line 55

Rule your mind or it will rule you. -- Horace

It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.... Horace, The Book of Positive Quotations

Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.-Horace

Lena Horne (1917-____)

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Lena Horne (1917-____) In "The Ultimate Success Quotations Library," by www.cyber-nation.com, 1997.

Karen Horney

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. -- Karen Horney, Self-Analysis, 1942

Michael Scott Horton

Once we truly grasp the message of the New Testament, it is impossible to read the Old Testament again without seeing Christ on every page, in every story, foreshadowed or anticipated in every event and narrative. The Bible must be read as a whole, beginning with Genesis and ending with Revelation, letting promise and fulfillment guide our expectations for what we will find there. MICHAEL HORTON, We Believe

Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism.
Michael Scott Horton, Beyond Culture Wars

Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns (1884-1937)

The Creeds . . . were formulated gradually, as a result of a series of desperate controversies -- which are now named, sometimes after the supposed leaders and representatives of a particular interpretation of the Christian religion, and sometimes after the particular interpretation itself. I need not now attempt to make precise these heresies, as they came to be called. It is necessary only to point out that in various ways all these heresies were simplifications. By means of them, the revelation of God to men was made -- or appeared to be made -- less scandalous. On the other hand, the various clauses of the Creed were not formulated as a new simplification, or as an alternative-ism. They were nothing more than emphatic statements of the Biblical scandal, statements which brought into sharp antagonism the new simplification and the old, Scriptural, many-sided, and vigorous truth.
E. C. Hoskyns (1884-1937), We Are the Pharisees

To wrestle with the theme of the Scriptures is your proper preparation for the rough things of human life, as we see it, and observe it, and are immersed in it. The Truth which is being spoken to you most clearly in the Scriptures is your only protection against cynicism and skepticism, just as it is your only protection against that false romanticism which is the modern cruel substitute for faith in God. --Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns

John Hospers

By far the most numerous and most flagrant violations of personal liberty and individual rights are performed by governments. The major crimes throughout history, the ones executed on the largest scale, have been committed not by individuals or bands of individuals but by governments, as a deliberate policy of those governments, that is, by the official representatives of governments, acting in their official capacity. --John Hospers

A E Housman (1849-1936)

And malt does more than Milton can
To justify the ways of God to man.
A E Housman

Ensanguining the skies
How heavily it dies
Into the west away;
Past touch and sight and sound,
Not further to be found,
How hopeless under ground
Falls the remorseful day.
A. E. Housman, 'How clear, how lovely bright'

And like a skylit water stood
The bluebells in the azured wood.
A. E. Housman, _A Shropshire Lad_

Arsène Houssaye

We must always have old memories and young hopes.~Arsène Houssaye

Jane Howard (1935-1996)

She was a patron saint of the peripheral. - Jane Howard (1935-1996) "On Margaret Mead," 1984.

Edgar Watson Howe (1853 &endash; 1937)

The liberty of the press is most generally approved when it takes libertieswith the other fellow, and leaves us alone.
Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings(1911)

If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old. --Ed Howe

William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

I know, indeed, of nothing more subtly satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from fine physical state. It cannot be brought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.
William Dean Howells

Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month. - William Dean Howells

Fred Hoyle

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example. Fred Hoyle

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. -- Elbert Hubbard

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.---Elbert Hubbard

Man is the only creature in the animal kingdom that sits in judgment on the work of the Creator and finds it bad--including himself and Nature.
Elbert Hubbard, _Notebook_

Optimism is a kind of heart stimulus--the digitalis of failure. -- Elbert Hubbard

If you can't answer a man's argument, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names. --Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.-Elbert Hubbard

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.... Elbert Hubbard

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that the cow will back up to them.... Elbert Hubbard

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.... Elbert Hubbard

Live truth instead of professing it. - Elbert Hubbard

Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard (1868 &endash; 1930)

The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. Frank McKinney Hubbard

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard

Of all the home remedies, a good wife is the best. -Kin Hubbard

It's pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. Kin Hubbard

Nobody ever forgets where he buried a hatchet. -- Kin Hubbard

Shirley Hufstedler (1925-____)

Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks. Shirley Hufstedler (1925-____)

Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

But they who bleed remember far better.
Victor Hugo.HERNANI, Act IV, scene 4.(English translation by Mrs Newton Crosland.)

The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope. VICTOR HUGO

Virtue has a veil, vice a mask. - Victor Hugo, 1802 - 1885

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved--loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.-- Victor Hugo

To reform a man, you must begin with his grandmother. Victor Hugo

Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing. Victor Hugo

People do not lack strength, they lack will.-- Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

We are all under sentence of death, but with a sort of indefinite reprieve. --Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.~Victor Hugo

Billy Hughes (1864-1952)

Oh well, it's right that the members of these old families should stick together nowadays. After all, their ancestors in those days were probably chained together. -- Billy Hughes (1864-1952) speaking about a rival candidate standing for election in North Sydney, 1931

Richard Hughes (1900 &endash;1976)

Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. - Richard Hughes (1900 &endash;1976)

David Hume (1711-1776)

Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
David Hume (1711-1776) "Dialogs Concerning Natural Religion," 1779.

The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason. David Hume in F A Hayek, The Fatal Conceit.

The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds.
David Hume (1711-1776) In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995

Charles E. Hummel (1923- )

Jesus... did not finish all the urgent tasks in Palestine or all the things He would have liked to do, but He did finish the work which God gave Him to do. The only alternative to frustration is to be sure that we are doing what God wants. Nothing substitutes for knowing that this day, this hour, in this place, we are doing the will of the Father. Then and only then can we think of all the other unfinished tasks with equanimity, and leave them with God. ... Charles E. Hummel (1923- ), The Tyranny of the Urgent [1997]

Hubert Humphrey (1911-1978)

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.--HUMPHREY, HUBERT HORATIO (1911-1978)

To err is human. To blame someone else is politics.
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978) In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software,1994.

Leigh Hunt (1784 &endash; 1859)  

It is a pleasure to me to know that I was even born in so sweet a village as Southgate...Middlesex in general...is a scene of trees and meadows, of 'greenery' and nestling cottages; and Southgate is a prime specimen of Middlesex. It is a place lying out of the way of innovation, therefore it has the pure, sweet air of antiquity about it... Leigh Hunt, 1850

Shapley R. Hunter

Personal responsibility is a difficult thing to ask for in a nation which has attempted to find a societal "root cause" for all things. -- Shapley R. Hunter, 1992

Samuel P. Huntington

 Conflict along the fault line between Western and Islamic civilizations has been going on for 1,300 years...... This centuries-old military interaction between the West and Islam is unlikely to decline. It could become more virulent........ On both sides the interaction between Islam and the West is seen as a clash of civilizations. The West's "next confrontation,"observes M. J. Akbar, an Indian Muslim author, "is definitely going to come from the Muslim world. It is in the sweep of the Islamic nations from theMaghreb to Pakistan that the struggle for a new world order will begin.":Samuel P. Huntington, THE CLASH OF CIVILIZATION, Foreign Affairs. Summer1993

Islam's borders are bloody and so are its innards. The fundamental problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilisation whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. - Samuel Huntington ,The Clash of Civilisations.

The underlying problem for the West is not Islamic fundamentalism. It is Islam, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the superiority of their culture and are obsessed with the inferiority of their power. The problem for Islam is not the CIA or the U.S. Department of Defense. It is the West, a different civilization whose people are convinced of the universality of their culture.-- Samuel Huntington, _The Clash of Civilizations_

I'm an unrestrained enthusiast for restraint. I would hope we could act in a more cautious, moderate way. But I think in our culture there is the assumption of universalism, the assumption that everyone else in the world is basically like us in terms of culture and values. If they are not like us, they want to become like us. And if they don't want to become like us, then there is something wrong with them. They don't understand their true interests, and we have to persuade them to want to become like us. That's a most unfortunate set of assumptions on our part, and it underlies a lot of what we do. We're going to have to get used to living in a world where there are different cultures, different civilizations, different values and priorities. There may be some sort of convergence, but only over a very long period of time. -- Samuel Huntington

  Chet Huntley (1911 &endash; 1974)

I used to believe the government was the answer to all our problems. But the . . . government, I've concluded, is now an insufferable jungle of self-serving bureaucrats. - Chet Huntley (1911 &endash; 1974)

Snouck Hurgronje

It would be a gross mistake to imagine that the idea of universal conquest may be considered as obliterated…the canonists and the vulgar still live in the illusion of the days of Islam's greatness. The legists continue to ground their appreciation of every actual political condition on the law of the holy war, which war ought never be allowed to cease entirely until all mankind is reduced to the authority of Islam- the heathen by conversion, the adherents of acknowledged Scripture by submission. Even if they admit the improbability of this at present, they are comforted an encouraged by the recollection of the lengthy period of humiliation that the Prophet himself had to suffer before Allah bestowed victory upon his arms; and they fervently join with the Friday preacher, when he announces the prayer taken from the Qur'an: "And lay not upon us, our Lord, that for which we have not strength, but blot out our sins and forgive us and have pity upon us. Thou art our Master; grant us then to conquer the unbelievers." And the common people are willingly taught by the canonists and feed their hope of better days upon the innumerable legends of the olden time and the equally innumerable apocalyptic prophecies about the future. The political blows that fall upon Islam make less impression…than the senseless stories about the power of the Sultan of Stambul, that would instantly be revealed if he were not surrounded by treacherous servants, and the fantastic tidings of the miracles that Allah works in the Holy Cities of Arabia which are inaccessible to the unfaithful. The conception of the Khalifate still exercises a fascinating influence, regarded in the light of a central point of union against the unfaithful.,- Hurgronje, Snouck. Mohammedanism. New York, 1916, p. 59.

Jan Huss

Rejoice, that the immortal God is born, so that mortal man may live in eternity. Jan Huss

Robert Hutchins (1899-1977)

We call Japanese soldiers fanatics when they die rather than surrender,whereas American soldiers who do the same thing are called heroes.~Robert Hutchins

Whenever I feel like exercise I lie down until the feeling passes. Robert Maynard Hutchins (1899-1977)

Aldous Huxley

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. -- Aldous Huxley

History reveals the Church and the State as a pair of indispensable Molochs. They protect their worshiping subjects, only to enslave and destroy them. --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) _Themes and Variations_ [1950], "Variations on a Philosopher"
(Proving Huxley understood the State but not the Church. GJW)

It seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing . . . a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brain- washing enhanced by pharmacological methods. --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable [Aldous Huxley 1894-1963]

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach Huxley, Aldous Leonard

That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. -- Aldous Huxley

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. Aldous Huxley

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. --Aldous Huxley

It is better to know some of the questions than all of he answers. Aldous Huxley

Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.-Aldous Huxley

The effects which follow too constant and intense a concentration upon evil are always disastrous. Those who crusade, not *for* God in themselves, but *against* the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes even perceptibly worse than it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself.-- Aldous Huxley, _The Devils of Loudun_

They intoxicate themselves with work so they won't see how they really are. --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.... Aldous Huxley

What we perceive and understand depends upon what we are. --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) _Ends and Means_ [1937], "Beliefs

Julian Huxley (1887 &endash; 1975)

I use the word "Humanist" to mean someone who believes that man is just as much a natural phenomenon as an animal or a plant; that his body, mind or soul were not supernaturally created but are products of evolution, and that he is not under the control or guidance of any supernatural being, but has to rely in himself and his own powers.-- Julian Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. What men need is as much knowledge as they can organize for action; give them more and it may become injurious. Some men are heavy and stupid from undigested learning. Thomas Henry Huxley

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. -Thomas Henry Huxley

A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. Thomas Henry Huxley

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.- Thomas H. Huxley 

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.-- Thomas Henry Huxley

Veracity is the heart of morality.-- Thomas Henry Huxley

The foundation of all morality is to have done, once and for all, with lying; to give up pretending to believe that for which there is no evidence, and repeating unintelligible propositions about things beyond the possibilities of knowledge-- Thomas Henry Huxley

John Hyde (1865-1912)

Shout the victory of Jesus Christ! - John Hyde (1865-1912) last words

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