Quotations I Like
The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do to their fellows, because it always coincides with their own desires.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial-(congressional) complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
I think the reason people burn out is that the game [of politics] has the difficulty of 12-dimensional chess with the consequences of russian roulette.