Quotes and Conundrums

"No one would deny the fact that he who knows and acts is the one who counts, not he who knows and falls asleep."

Santiago Ramon y Cajal

"To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated."

James Carse

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"

Sigmund Freud

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."


"The first duty of a writer is to love the language. The second is to kill it before it runs off with somebody else."

Malcolm Campbell

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

Thomas Jefferson

Return to Port Of Call Home Page
Return to August/September 99 Table of Contents