Quotes and Conundrums

"If a nation or an individual values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony is that if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too."

W. Somerset Maugham

"Beware the fury of a patient man."

John Dryden

"Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under."

H.L. Mencken

"Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We wouldn't let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?"

Josef Stalin

"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

Sigmund Freud

"I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this."

Emo Phillips

"That old saw about 'to understand all is to forgive all' is a lot oftripe. Some things, the more you understand the more you loathe them."

Robert A. Heinlein
Starship Trooper - 1959

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."

Vincent van Gogh

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