A libertarian is someone who can believe that the police are no more than a gang of thugs without realizing that in the absence of police, thugs will gather into gangs.
And the first king was a lucky soldier.
Bad writers have influences. Good writers steal.
Being ignorant is truly bliss compared to being misinformed, especially if you're aware of the depths of your own ignorance.
Generally speaking nations don't engage in either war or diplomacy with purely altruistic intent, and everyone fit to be let out without a keeper knows this and takes it into account.
I'm always diplomatic when heavily outnumbered by armed strangers.
It doesn't stop being magic because you can you explain it...
Leading means running fast enough to keep ahead of your people.
Nothing's free and only the cheaper things can be bought with money.
Remember that even if you intend to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
Strange, isn't it, that it's always more difficult to talk people out of killing each other than into it?
The bane of our age is not intolerance, but a fuzzy-minded, wishy-washy 'tolerance' based on a muddled conviction that there's 'something good about everyone' and that everyone is 'like us' down deep. There isn't, and they aren't.
There is a technical term for someone who confuses the opinions of a character in a book with those of the author. That term is idiot.
You can learn by listening, or by getting whacked between the eyes with a two-by-four. I always found listening easier.
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