School is a twelve-year jail sentence where bad habits are the only curriculum truly learned. I teach school and win awards doing it. I should know.
I live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there, but I must say, I enjoy living here too.
Free enterprise is not a bad idea and has produced art.
Citizens, not less generous than myself, let your most precious moments be employed in causing the past to be forgotten; let all my fellow-citizens swear never to recall the past; let them receive their misled brethren with open arms, and let them, in future, be on their guard against the traps of bad men.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.
The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
No enemy is worse than bad advice.
Advocates of ‘free speech’ often repeat the mantra that the best response to bad speech is more and better speech, not the suppression of the bad stuff.
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.