A one-hour work-week... would minimize the damage that Congress can do.
Better to be paralyzed from the neck down than the neck up
Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country- and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.
Great leaders are willing to retire unloved and unpopular as the price for great exertion.
History is not just cruel. It is witty.
If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.
In explaining any puzzling Washington phenomenon, always choose stupidity over conspiracy, incompetence over cunning. Anything else gives them too much credit.
Increasing public safety almost always means restricting liberties.
Loyalty to the President is great, but loyalty to truth, integrity, and country is even better.
Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.
Science has everything to say about what is possible. Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.
Some will protest that in a world with so much human suffering, it is something between eccentric and obscene to mourn a dog. I think not. After all, it is perfectly normal- indeed, deeply human- to be moved when nature presents us with a vision of great beauty. Should we not be moved when it produces a vision- a creature- of the purest sweetness?
To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.
You can have the most advanced and efflorescent cultures. Get your politics wrong, however, and everything stands to be swept away.
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