It is in the interests of our society to promote those things that take the edge off, keep us busy with our fixes, and keep us slightly numbed out and zombie like. In this way our modern consumer society itself functions as an addict.
The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I won't undertake war until I have tried all the arts and means of peace.
I may grow rich by an art I am compelled to follow; I may recover health by medicines I am compelled to take against my own judgment; but I cannot be saved by a worship I disbelieve and abhor.
Though every legal task demands this skill, it is especially important in the effort to frame public policy in a way that is properly responsive to human needs and predicaments. The question is always: How will the general rule work in practice?
All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
When we speak the word life, it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.
Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people we most despise.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Very few people are original. There's very little original anything out there. Because to be original means you have to stand alone.
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
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