A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain
a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Adam was but human -This explains it all. He did not want the apple for the
apple's sake; he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not
forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant with odd waiters who bring you
things you never asked for and don't always like.
Knowledge can be communicated, but wisdom cannot. A man can find it, he
can live it, he can be filled and sustained by it, but he cannot utter
or teach it.
History sighs, repeats itself.
Someone's boring me. I think it's me.