Dec 29, 2009

Jefferson, Benet, Emerson, and a Mad Scientist

Famous Quotes complimentary and brought to you by Information Clearing House:

"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom." Stephen Vincent Benet

"I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be." Thomas Jefferson

"A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determineour lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming." Ralph Waldo Emerson.


And I believe it was John Lithgow playing Mad Scientist in the 1984 cult film Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension who intoned so very wisely:

"Character is what we are when we are in the dark."

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