2016 July 29
"Debate, it seems to me, is one of the most useful of human inventions. It is the mother and father of all free inquiry and honest thought. It tests ideas, detects errors and promotes clear thinking. A man cannot stand up before it without exposing his whole intellectual stock of goods."
"Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority,
it is time to pause and reflect."
"The elegance of honesty needs no adornment."
2016 July 28
"What we have to remember is that not everything is under our control. If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That's a gamble we all take. That's the risk of liberty. Nobody wants others to screw up their lives, but each must be free to do so for themselves."
"I want gay married people to be able to protect their marijuana plants with guns."
"Prejudice rarely survives experience."
2016 July 27
"Fascism, communism and national socialism all share in common the explicit premise that the individual must subordinate himself to society's needs, or as Hitler would phrase it: 'Society's needs come before the individual needs.' "
2016 July 26
"Character assassination is at once
easier and surer than physical assault;
and it involves far less risk for the assassin.
It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again,
and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero
in the country of his victims."
"It is futile to fight against,
if one does not know what one is fighting for."
2016 July 25
"Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves
who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets
that they cannot separately plunder a third.
"It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible
things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we
don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved."
"When all think alike, no one is thinking very much."
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