[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution
For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time, each eager to help the other to his side, but neither quite able to desert the loyalties of his contemporaries. The relationship is always changing and hence always fragile nothing endures except the sense of difference.Alan Valentine
We tend to scoff at the beliefs of the ancients. But we can't scoff at them personally, to their faces, and this is what annoys me.Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.Mae West
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.Aristotle
We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.Oliver Wendell Holmes
I call that mind free which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, and receives new truth as an angel from Heaven.
How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.
I want to find a voracious, small-minded predator and name it after the IRS.