Nov 26, 2003

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way. -- John Tudor

Nov 25, 2003

I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. -- Robert McCloskey, State Department spokesman (attributed)

Nov 24, 2003

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits. -- Dan Barker, "Losing Faith in Faith", 1992

Nov 20, 2003

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. -- Bernard Berenson

Nov 17, 2003

After joining the Gay Straight Alliance at her Oakley, Calif., school, high school freshman Lisa McClelland, 15, noted the school had a Black Student Union, a chapter of Latinos Unidos, and an ALOHA Club for Asian Americans. Why not a Caucasian Club, wondered the girl, who is of Scottish, German, American Indian, Latino and Irish descent, so she got more than 300 student signatures on a petition to start one. But "Some people would say words like 'racist' when they see me," she said later, and the NAACP called the club's name "culturally insensitive". She says the proposed club would be open to anyone who wanted to talk about race, or express pride in their European heritage. But she says she was harassed so much for her idea that she transferred to another school. The school she left? Freedom High School. (San Francisco Chronicle)... "We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back." -- Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968), American minister and civil rights leader.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. -- Otto von Bismarck
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. -- Gore Vidal

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. -- Douglas Adams

To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. -- Franklin P. Adams

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. -- George Jackson

Nov 6, 2003

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. -- Bill Cosby

When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right. -- Albert Guinon

Nov 3, 2003

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. -- William S. Burroughs

You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public. -- Scott Adams

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -- Elbert Hubbard