"The failure of Christianity in the areas west from Sicily was even greater, and was increased by the spread of Arab outlooks and influence to that area, and especially to Spain."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."Carroll Quigley on Theodore Roosevelt
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."Carroll Quigley on Michael Jordan
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."Carroll Quigley on Calvin Coolidge
"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."Carroll Quigley on Abraham Lincoln
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important."Carroll Quigley on Steve Jobs
"The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training."
"In addition to their power over government based on government financing and personal influence, bankers could steer governments in ways they wished them to go by other pressures."
"The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally."
"This persistence as private firms continued because it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation."
"Thus, the use of fiat money is more justifiable in financing a depression than in financing a war."