One of the things that is wrong with America is that everybody who has done anything at all in his own field is expected to be an authority on every subject under the sun.Elmer Davis
The first and great commandment is Don't let them scare you.Elmer Davis
This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.Elmer Davis
To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999
The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.Paul Tabori, _The Natural Science of Stupidity_. New York: ChiltonCompany, 1960, p. 104.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Don Corleone I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today.
Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.