"Whether you're talking about democracy or simple civility, when the end comes to justify the means, it means the end."
"The basic dilemma of politics is that there is less wealth than there are fair shares."
"The most basic strategy is to get time on your side, the most basic tactic to sit and wait."
"If you understand compound interest, you basically understand the universe."
"The ultimate test of majority rule is its willingness to educate the minority's kids."
"A theory of creation that offers no solace is like a headache remedy that offers no pain relief."
"The basic debate within the Christian world is whether loving thy neighbor increases the size of government."
"Some days are such perfect disasters that there's really nothing to do but sit back and admire their perfection."
"It is unclear how a group of fallible human beings can become infallible by forming a political party."
"Reasonable people can disagree, although usually not with each other."
"Meanwhile, excavations in the ruins of Pompeii, formerly thought destroyed by a volcanic eruption, have turned up evidence of a 5% surcharge on millionaires."
"The lesson of history is that nothing worse can happen to a civilization than to be discovered by a more civilized one."
~~ Robert Brault