"The government is good at one thing ... it knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say 'see if it weren't for the government you wouldn't be able to walk.'"
"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'"
Mary Anne Radmacher
"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants."
"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life."
"The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it."
"The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents."
"For the past two centuries, those who do not prize freedom have chipped away at every major clause of our Constitution until today we face a crisis of great dimensions."
Ezra Taft Benson
"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow."
Federalist No. 62, 1788
The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion ... draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises ... in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate.
Francis Bacon, 1620