If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
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In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
We can, for example, be fairly confident that either there will be a world without war or there won't be a world - at least, a world inhabited by creatures other than bacteria and beetles, with some scattering of others.
I am opposed to the accumulation of executive power anywhere.
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.
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don't have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.
The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
I don't know how I got to this point but it must be as a result of everything that has come before so if I were to change something, I might not be at this point now.
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
We've persevered because of a belief we share with the Iraqi people - a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization. Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility. Now, it's time to turn the page.
All great peoples are conservative.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.