The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border.
--Pablo Casals, (1876-1973)
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.
--Clarence Darrow, (1857-1938)
Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration.
--Igor Stravinsky, (1882-1971)
The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.
--Edmund Burke, (1729-1797)
No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.
--Samuel Butler, (1835-1902)
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
--Otto von Bismarck
The truth is the truth, whether it is told by Agamemnon or the man who keeps his pigs.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
- -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832)
The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.
--Joseph Joubert, (1754-1824)
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
--Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.
--John C. Sawhill (1936-2000)
Shadow owes its birth to light.
--John Gay, (1685-1732)
Without valleys there would be no peaks.
--Johnny Carson, (1925-2005)
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.