Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
–Abraham Lincoln (1861 State of the Union address)
“All you have to do is read Yelp reviews to know how many morons there are.”
– Robert A. to me, over a perfectly nice dinner
No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.
–Will & Ariel Durant
To my extreme mortification, I grow wiser every day.
Torture is not particularly complicated or mysterious. A tool of the crudest kind of coercion, it crops up with great predictability whenever a local despot or a foreign occupier lacks the consent needed to rule…. The widespread abuse of prisoners is a virtually foolproof indication that politicians are trying to impose a system … that is rejected by large numbers of the people they are ruling.
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
–Eleanor Holmes Norton
A share in two revolutions is living to some purpose.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.