Quotes and Conundrums

"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others."

Thomas Jefferson

"Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together."

James Madison

"To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is to never die."

Carl Sagan

"By all means marry: If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."


"Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up."

Ellen Goodman

"I don't feel old - I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap."

Bob Hope

"...the essence of the evil government is that it anticipates bad conduct on the part of its citizens. Any government which assumes that the population is going to do something evil has already lost its franchise to govern. The tacit contract between a government and the people governed is that the government will trust the people and the people will trust the government. But once the government begins to mistrust the people it is governing, it loses its mandate to rule because it is no longer acting as a spokesman for the people, but is acting as an agent of persecution."

Philip K. Dick

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation.  He hardly knows which is which.  He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing.  To himself, he always appears to be doing both."

Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

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