Democrat and Independent Thinker..."The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." -Nietzsche

Commenting on many things, including..."A government more dangerous to our liberty, than is the enemy it claims to protect us from." - Keith Olbermann

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

All about the Benjamin

Some wisdom for the current age:

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.

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