Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.
Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
I don't write under the ghost of Faulkner. I live in the same town and find his life and work inspiring, but that's it. I have a motorcycle and tool along the country lanes. I travel at my own speed.
People really feel that, when they go to the gas pump now, that the oil cartel is holding them by the legs and tipping them upside down and shaking money out of their pockets.
The fundamental defect of Christian ethics consists in the fact that it labels certain classes of acts 'sins' and others 'virtue' on grounds that have nothing to do with their social consequences
More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum
I never read the paper myself. Why bother? It's the same old shit day in and day out, dictators beating the ching-chong out of people weaker than they are, men in uniforms beating the ching-chong out of soccer balls or footballs, politicians kissing babies and kissing ass.
The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now.
It is impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even snakes are afraid of snakes.
A collections of anecdotes and maxims is the greatest of treasures for the man of the world, for he knows how to intersperse conversation with the former in fit places, and to recollect the latter on proper occasions.
Johann von Goethe
Admittedly, the body of scientists, as a whole, does uphold the authority of science over the lay public. It controls thereby also the process by which young men are trained to become members of the scientific profession.
When you stop being afraid you feel good
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