To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there’s more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged.
Story, finally, is humanity’s autobiography.
The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life — the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Imagine if there were no hypothetical situations.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
Whose cruel idea was it for the word “lisp” to have an “s” in it ?
I once built a ship in a bottle. They had to break the bottle to let me out.
The sole difference between myself and a madman is the fact that I am not mad.
A man must be excessively stupid, as well as uncharitable, who believes there is no virtue but on his own side.