Monday, June 22, 2009

"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."

-- Joseph Baretti

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future."

-- Sidney J. Harris

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"Pointy-headed busybodies of the environmentalist, new urbanist, utopian communitarian ilk blamed the victim. They claimed the car had forced us to live in widely scattered settlements in the great wasteland of big-box stores and the Olive Garden. If we would all just get on our Schwinns or hop a trolley, they said, America could become an archipelago of cozy gulags on the Portland, Ore., model with everyone nestled together in the most sustainably carbon-neutral, diverse and ecologically unimpactful way."

-- P.J. O'Rourke, "The End of the Affair" in the Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2009

"The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another."

-- J. Frank Dobie

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it."

-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon