Past Quotes

January 13

There is only one thing that a philosopher can be relied on to do, and that is, to contradict other philosophers.

William James (1842 - 1910)
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January 12

When there are two conflicting versions of a story, the wise course is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.

H. Allen Smith
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January 11

Change is inevitable. In a progressive country change is constant.

Benjamin Disraeli, Speech, Edinburgh (1867)
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January 10

Enemies are so stimulating.

Katharine Hepburn (1907 - 2003)
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January 9

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few.

Shunryu Suzuki
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January 8

Life is very important to Americans.

Bob Dole
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January 7

You cannot keep a man down without staying down with him.

Steve Biko
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January 6

All we are saying is give peace a chance.

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)
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January 5

"My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."

G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
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January 4

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Seneca, 65 AD
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