January 4, 2007
Quotes of the Moment
"The only rational patriotism is loyalty to the nation ALL the time, loyalty to the government when it deserved it."
--Mark Twain, "The Czar's Soliloquy"
And do you think that unto such as you;
A maggot-minded, starved, fanatic crew:
God gave the secret--and denied it me?
Well, well, what matters it? Believe that, too.
--Omar Khayyam, as translated by Richard le Gallienne, via this Slate article on understanding Islamic fanaticism.
"Yet man is born unto trouble as surely as sparks fly upward."
One lecturer at DeVry was fond of saying "There's no such thing as 'the good old days.' They were just old."