"I believe that when we die - you, me, the Christian - we're DEAD, and that's all there is. It's not very comforting, which is why it's not a very popular belief system."
-- Paper Tiger
"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato."
-- Alfred North Whitehead, "Process and Reality", 1929
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
-- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"We have met the enemy, and he is us."
-- Walt Kelly, "Pogo"
"This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel."
-- Horace Walpole
"When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty; When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace; When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice."
-- Lin Yutang
"If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you, but the bureaucracy won't."
-- Admiral Hyman Rickover
"Nothing is as dangerous for the state as those who would govern kingdoms with maxims found in books."
-- Cardinal Richelieu, "Political Testament", 1687
"The American republic will endure until the politicians find they can bribe the people with their own money."
-- de Tocqueville, "Democracy in American"
"It has been said that the true collector of porcelain should end his life possessing only a single piece, a white Sung bowl of perfect proportions, entirely without decoration."
-- Anthony du Boulay, "Chinese Porcelain"
"Women grow attached to men through the favors they grant them; but men, through the same favors, are cured of their love."
-- La Bruyere
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
-- Philip K. Dick