13 Total Quotes

Joseph Wood Quotes

Overall, there has been a groundswell of improvements in the nine years I've been here. We've seen property snatched up by investors, improved and then sold.
Joseph Wood
#Improvements

People who are making us do additional work are liable for the cost. Rather than burdening the entire population with the work caused by a few, it makes a few accountable for the cost.
Joseph Wood
#People

I had intended to serve one more term as mayor pro-tem, then retire from public service and move out to my farm in the county, ... But over the weekend I decided it would be better for Gray for me to spend this last four years as mayor. If I stayed as mayor pro-tem, it would be like I was condoning the way Mayor Briley is doing things, and I don't.
Joseph Wood
#Service

Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
Joseph Wood
#Ask

Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence
Joseph Wood
#Art

Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable
Joseph Wood
#Technology

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February
Joseph Wood
#England

Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Joseph Wood
#Nature #Consciousness

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
Joseph Wood
#Passion

Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
Joseph Wood
#Security

When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood
#Man

Though many have tried, no one has ever yet explained away the decisive fact that science, which can do so much, cannot decide what it ought to do.
Joseph Wood
#Science