My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.
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
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. —Adele Davis
Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
Wise men profit more from fools than fools from wise men; for the wise men shun the mistakes of fools, but fools do not imitate the successes of the wise. —Cato the Elder
You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. —Malcom X