"We did these things, and they were glorious. We changed the world... and then we fucked up the endgame."- Rep. Wilson on funding the Mujhadeen resistance to the Russian invasion.
"Wisdom is not additive; it's maximum is that of the wisest man in a given group."- Heinlein
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."- Heinlein
"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."- Asimov
"[Creationists] make it sound as though a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night."- Asimov
"What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone?"- Churchill
"I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I would not go there at all."- Jefferson
"Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education & free discussion are the antidotes of both."- Jefferson
I'm really glad Washington spends billions of dollars each year on weapons: bombs, missiles, fighter jets, missile that shoot down missiles, and of course, nuclear bombs.
I'm sure the goverment will use these things in a constructive manner!
Piety, Obedience, Poverty, Chastity and Kung-Fu. (SoB oaths, Knight Errant)