Quotes and Conundrums

"A man's worst enemy can't wish him what he thinks up for himself."

Yiddish proverb

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."

Henry Ford

"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."

Ernest Hemingway

"Success is determined by the problems one chooses."

Winston Churchill

"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."

H.L. Mencken

"The fact that someone may drop The Bomb in the middle of our mad tea party should in no way deter us from serving the best tea and the best conversation in our best manner - for ever."

Quentin Crisp

"Antigun advocates have always faced an uphill battle in this country. Americans have, to begin with, a constitutional right to gun ownership. Today, half of American households exercise this right, owning a total of about 250 million guns; and over 99 percent of those households do so in a responsible manner. To fight for major restrictions on an item that plays such a valued part in the lives of so many people looks like a nearly impossible task. So if you're really committed to the effort, and you want to win, what do you do?
Simple: You lie."

Dave Kopel

"Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously."

Justice Louis D. Brandeis

"I still can't believe it: she was on the g** d*** committee to impeach me. She's a radical. Here was Hillary [Clinton] on the impeachment committee screaming about the 18 and a half minutes and now she's in Little Rock shredding documents."

Richard Nixon

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."

Hillary Clinton

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