Negotiations grow more bitter, the less remains at stake.
Truth eludes us not because there are no certainties in life, but because there are too many.
Does a president toast his ego that he was elected, or despair that polls show half the nation hates him?
Politics is the complex process by which leaders don't make decisions.
If voters reined their opinions within their knowledge, ballot boxes would be empty and bumper sticker makers would go bankrupt.
Electing politicians is like electing which passenger should take the controls of a plummeting airplane.
Politicians lie and slander to win elections, but in centuries past, would-be kings cut off each other's heads to gain the crown. Civilization is making progress.
Our rights extend only to the property line of our own life.
The world is not governed by law but by power, expressed through law.
A common enemy makes former enemies friends.
We groan under the law and forget that our own hands carved the tablets. Why not smash them instead of obey them?
When a couple comes home from work too tired for lovemaking, they are choosing television over a child's existence.
In a few hundred years, solar energy will be as cutting edge as firewood.