Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
I wanted to fight in the Iraq war because I felt like I had an obligation as a human being to help free people from oppression.
Ask yourself: if I were a Chinese spy, why wouldn’t I have flown directly into Beijing? I could be living in a palace petting a phoenix by now.
Who can exhaust a man? Who knows a man’s resources?
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.
Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance.
I care more about the country than what happens to me. But we can’t allow the law to become a political weapon or agree to scare people away from standing up for their rights, no matter how good the deal. I’m not going to be part of that.
I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal.