Quotes and Conundrums

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare but only those specifically enumerated."

Thomas Jefferson

"It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone."

John Maynard Keynes

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

Charles Kingsley

"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there."

George Santayana

"Being right too soon is socially unacceptable."

Robert Heinlein

"You know there's a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 'three Rs,' only one begins with an R."

Dennis Miller

"A wholesome regard for the memory of the great men of long ago is the best assurance to a people of a continuation of great men to come, who shall be able to instruct, to lead, and to inspire. A people who worship at the shrine of true greatness will themselves be truly great."

Calvin Coolidge

"Tell me what are the prevailing sentiments that occupy the minds of your young peoples, and I will tell you what is to be the character of the next generation."

Edmund Burke

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

H.L. Mencken

"For a Westerner to trash Western culture is like criticizing our nitrogen/oxygen atmosphere on the grounds that it sometimes gets windy, and besides, Jupiter's is much prettier. You may not realize its advantages until you're trying to breathe liquid methane."

Neal Stephenson

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