A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.Frank Herbert, Dune First Law of Mentat
Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison.Will Rogers
It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hard-working ancestry.John Phillips Marquand
The provision of the Constitution giving the war-making power to Congress was dictated, as I understand it, by the following reasons. Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.Abraham Lincoln
Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.Michael J. Gelb
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.H Hahn Blavatsky
I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.