Russell Kirk Quotes

Russell Kirk Quotes

It is good for a student to be poor. Getting and spending, the typical American college student lays waste his powers. Work and contemplation don't mix, and university days ought to be days of contemplation.

Because “we human beings are imaginative by nature, we cannot choose to live by the routine of the ant-heap. If deprived of the imagery of virtue” - imaginative depictions of the truly good life - “we will seek out the imagery of vice.

If you want to have order in the commonwealth, you first have to have order in the individual soul.

The natural law is an instrument for progress, not a weapon of revolution.

Real literature is something much better than a harmless instrument for getting through idle hours. The purpose of great literature is to help us to develop into full human beings.

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