Compromise is never anything but an ignoble truce between the duty of a man and the terror of a coward.
Reginald W Kaufman
In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Marie Hugo
Sad is his lot, who, once at least in his life, has not been a poet.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
I believe it safe to say that all progress must lead, not to further progress, but finally to the negation of progress, a return to the point of departure.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac
The fact is, that civilisation requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
Virtual Reality is like mainlining television.
Saying you have a political solution is like saying you can write a pop song that's going to stay at the top of the list forever. I don't have many illusions about this, but I'm not cynical about it.