Bill and Hillary ~ Circa 1970
The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing -- to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
John Keats, poet (1795-1821)
Fortune does not change men, it unmasks them. (sort of like booze does!)
Suzanne Necker, author (1739-1794)
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell, poet, editor, and diplomat (1819-1891)
Some people are like Slinkies.
Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
I'm proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas Edison, inventor (1847-1931)
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat and writer (1884-1962)
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Walter Lippman, journalist (1889-1974)