Monday, July 15, 2019

Whay are People Good

 "If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,
 then we are a sorry lot indeed."
 -- Albert Einstein

Magic vs Technology

 Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
                -- Arthur C. Clarke

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Conflicting Stories

 When there are two conflicting versions of the story, the wise course
 is to believe the one in which people appear at their worst.
   -- H. Allen Smith, "Let the Crabgrass Grow"

Sunday, July 7, 2019

The Best Diplomacy

"The best diplomat that I know is a fully-loaded phaser bank."

      -- Lt. Cdr. Montgomery Scott ("A Taste of Armageddon")


 There are no manifestos like cannon and musketry.
   -- The Duke of Wellington