My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.
—Woody Allen

1492. As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that. 1492 was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them. —Kurt Vonnegut

The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. —George F. Will

Each man calls barbarism what is not his own practice for indeed it seems we have no other test of truth and reason that the example and pattern of the opinions and customs of the country we live in. —Michel de Montaigne

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