If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
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Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way.
I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me.
Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere.
Concentration of executive power, unless it's very temporary and for specific circumstances, let's say fighting world war two, it's an assault on democracy.
The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another.
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
In the late 1990s, some of the worst terrorist atrocities in the world were what the Turkish government itself called state terror, namely massive atrocities, 80 percent of the arms coming from the United States, millions of refugees, tens of thousands of people killed, hideous repression, that's international terror, and we can go on and on.
Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Dreams are necessary to life.
But my dad also was a remarkable man, a good person, a principled individual, a man of integrity.
We should often blush for our very best actions, if the world did but see all the motives upon which they were done.
Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time.
I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.