Has not Nature proved, in giving us the strength necessary to submit them to our desires, that we have the right to do so?Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcour
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate themAlbert Einstein
Remember, that if thou marry for beauty, thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year; and when thou hast it, it will be to thee of no price at all; for the desire dieth when it is attained, and the affection perisheth when it is satisfied.Sir Walter Raleigh
The government (is) extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the nth degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down anything he damn well pleases.Josiah Stamp, Attibuted to Sir Josiah Stamp 1849 - 1941 HM Collector of Inland Revenue.
No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.Niccolo Machiavelli
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.Albert Schweitzer
To choose Norm Coleman over Walter Mondale is like going to a great steakhouse and ordering the tuna sandwich.
Today I accidentally stepped on a snail on the sidewalk in front of our house. And I thought, I too am like that snail. I build a defensive wall around myself, a 'shell' if you will. But my shell isn't made out of a hard, protective substance. Mine is made out of tinfoil and paper bags.
Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.