Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, We lie.Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae
I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe believe life it teaches better than book or orator.Johann von Goethe
I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive.Mark Twain
Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream dissapears.Jim Dietz
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.Louis Adamic
The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.R. D. Laing
Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate. (Abandon all hope, all ye who enter here)
A democratic government is only as strong as the alert conscience of its people.