Quotes and Conundrums

"The first rule for a good style is to have something to say; in fact, this in itself is almost enough."


"If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you it's quite conscious."

Kingman Brewster, Jr.

"The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."

Bernard Meltzer

"Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant."

Robert F. Kennedy

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

Eden Phillpotts

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects."

Lazarus Long
Time Enough For Love

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