Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are a thinker you must be a frowning bore, because thinking is so damn serious.
I have seen that our best presidents were the do-nothing presidents: Millard Fillmore, Warren G. Harding. When you have a president who does things, we are all in serious trouble. If he does anything at all, if he gets up at night to go the bathroom, somehow, mystically, trouble will ensue.
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.
Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
A joke’s a very serious thing.
Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
A constitutional democracy is in serious trouble if its citizenry does not have a certain degree of education and civic virtue.
Medicines are unusual commodities. Important drugs can save the lives and protect the health of millions. Their consumption can bring huge benefits, by helping patients to avoid infection and preventing serious damage to the economies of families, nations and even humanity at large.