I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
A kid of your age---any kid---could get hold of matches if she wanted to, burn up the house or whatever. But not many do. Why would they want to?
Personally, I need a high level of physical fitness in order to feel at ease.
Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York.
John Kenneth Galbraith
How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?
You see, that's another thing that my parents gave me: an enormously great sense of humor.
When life demands more of people than they demand of life - as is ordinarily the case - what results is a resentment of life almost as deep-seated as the fear of death
There is a tendency for things to right themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
...beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.
As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is... I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I'm out there, I'm getting the nice hotel suite, I'm getting the luxury car, I'm eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road.
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