A policeman is someone who writes your name down after you’ve been robbed.
If God existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
Death’s too good for you.
Band of Outsiders
It’s sad to grow old — but nice to ripen.
You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. Them’s some great odds.
P. T. Barnum
Nothing is a done deal until the deal is done.
The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone expects to live at the expense of everyone else.
Gregory Bateson gets his own quotes module here.
Interesting how the crude myths of our youth come back as eternal truths.
Science invented honesty.
Great minds drain one’s soul.
The public is an examiner, but an absent-minded one.
My best ad-libs are the ones I rehearse the most.
What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know; it’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.
One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind.
The purpose of learning is freedom.
As scarce as truth is, the supply is always in excess of the demand.
God doesn’t play dice with the universe.
Stop telling God what to do.
Albert Einstein / Niels Bohr
War is the health of the State.
All models are false, but some are useful.
If the government doesn’t trust the people, why doesn’t it dissolve them and elect a new people?
Tossing out bad theories and zeroing in on the truth …
Freedom from government
It was clearly understood that the government had no powers that weren’t authorized in the Constitution.
Politicians swear an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, and they don’t even understand what it is.
The Constitution isn’t about what people can do; it’s about what government can do.
The government has no power to tell people what to do except in areas specifically authorized in the Constitution.
Lennie, I said to myself: You’re forty years old. It’s time to grow up and sell out.
Universe is not a dead machine but a living presence.
R. M. Bucke
The billion-triggered pinball machine called Society
We are the people our parents warned us about.
If the Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me
Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler (1612-1680)