"A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is
and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself.
The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction."
- Leo Tolstoy
"I have no faith in political arithmetic."
"An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject, and how to avoid them."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
"I've lived a long life and known many troubles - most of which never happened."
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment."
"A closed mouth gathers no feet."
"The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth."
"Eventually everyone realized the Information Superhighway is just CB radio, only with more typing."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in the air and water that are doing it."
"Things are the way they are because they got that way."
"Altitude has no effect on validity.
"The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating,
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."
"If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want."
"Never to talk to oneself is a form of hypocrisy."
"There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man.
"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
"Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind."
"Nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood."
"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."
"There are two equally dangerous extremes - to shut reason out, and to let nothing else in."
"Why shouldn't things be largely absurd, futile and transitory?
"It's a question of whether we are going to go forward into the future, or back into the past."
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
"Steal a little and they throw you in prison; steal a lot and they make you King."
"To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend
to freeze society and prevent progress..Now more than ever we
must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we
take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to
loss of liberty for those we love."
"I may have my faults, but being wrong ain't one of them."
"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
"It is easier to obtain forgiveness than to get permission."
"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've
always worked for me."
"I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a prefrontal lobotomy."
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every
form of tyranny over the mind of man."
"Great powers of observation are often called cynicism by those who do not have them."
"One who has no curiosity to investigate the unknown is neither a dogmatist nor a sceptic, but stupid."
"The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye;