quotes tagged with 'poet'

It is the soldier, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier,
who salutes the flag,
who serves under the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.

Author: Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in sacrifice war soldier lawyer poet flag EDS reporter 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A religion, that is, a true religion, must consist of ideas and facts both; not of ideas alone without facts, for then it would be mere Philosophy; -- nor of facts alone without ideas, of which those facts are symbols, or out of which they arise, or upon which they are grounded: for then it would be mere History.
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in religion poet philosopher 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.
Author: Thomas Hardy, Source: UnknownSaved by trwth in value oldage poet 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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