Pedigree

I make little account of genealogical trees. Mere family never made a man great. Thought and deed, not pedigree, are the passports to enduring fame.

Mere family never made a man great. Thought and deed, not pedigree, are the passports to enduring fame.

Love is the best relationship, wisdom the best pedigree.

Ideas have consequences. If human life is not sacred, it is expendable. It we are mere brutes, then we can be bred for better pedigree like any dog… The eugenic idea is that we do not want to allow “defective stock” to be bred. Today we abort millions of children, often on the basis of a “high risk” of some disorder.

What is the noblest pedigree? Loving kindness to men.

Wisdom is the noblest pedigree and love the choicest tie.

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeful sorrow; but there is something in it so like virtue that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved, nor will by me, at least, be thought worthy of esteem.

The poet lights the light and fades away. But the light goes on and on.