Quotes and Conundrums

"If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you, but the bureaucracy won't."

Admiral Hyman Rickover

"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth."

Will Rogers

"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives."

Abba Eban

"History has shown us all too often the consequences of dreaming poorly or not at all."

Jeff VanderMeer

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Eden Phillpotts

"A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good."

Steven Wright

All government is, in its essence, organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man."

H.L. Mencken

"Every election is a sort of advance auction of stolen goods."

H.L. Mencken

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