"A man who deliberately inflicts violence on the language will almost certainly inflict violence on human beings if he acquires the power. Those who treasure the meaning of words will treasure truth, and those who bend words to their purposes are very likely in pursuit of anti-social ones. The correct and honorable use of words is the first and natural credential of civilized status."
--Paul Johnson, Enemies of Society
"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitution, upon laws and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me... Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. And what is this liberty which must lie in the hearts of men and women? It is not the ruthless, the unbridled will; it is not freedom to do as one likes. That is the denial of liberty, and leads straight to its overthrow. A society in which men recognize no check upon their freedom soon becomes a society where freedom is the possession of only a savage few."
--Judge Learned Hand
"Since pacifists have more freedom of action in countries where traces of democracy survive, pacifism can act more effectively against democracy than for it."
"Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived."
"When freedom destroys order, a society's need for order will destroy freedom."
"There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away."
"A superior ego does not necessarily imply a superior intellect."
--Captain Spock to Admiral Kirk, Star Trek II, "The Wrath of Kahn"
(Webmaster's comment: "But the superior ego thinks it does!")
"You can learn a lot about a man's character by how he treats someone who can't do anything for him."
--Rush Limbaugh II (father of the talk show host)
"If God is a woman, then Satan could also be a woman "
"The correctness of a statement is often inversely proportional to the loudness with which it is asserted."
"It seems a part of human nature that, when a society reaches a certain level of prosperity, some people decide it is more selfishly profitable to find ways to take the wealth of others than to create new things of value themselves."
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Better a handful of regrets accompanied by the wisdom gleaned from them, than to think that one has never made a single mistake."
"After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box."
"Any law, in so far as it creates expense, is in reality a tax."
--John Dickinson, American patriot
"Always question the scientist whose conclusions imply the need for more government grants. Few will ever act in such a way as to terminate their own salary."