Where can a dead man go
a question with an answer only dead men know
but I'm gonna bet they never feel at home
if they spent a lifetime learning how to live in Rome
In the darkness, men can shine flashlights on a sundial and make it tell any time they want. But only the sun tells the true time.
The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
For he that thinks that absolute power purifies men's blood, and corrects the baseness of human nature, need read but the history of this or any other age, to be convinced of the contrary.
Whatever each man can separately do, without trespassing upon others, he has a right to do for himself; and he has a right to a fair portion of all which society, with all its combinations of skill and force, can do in his favor. In this partnership all men have equal rights, but not to equal things. He that has but five shillings in the partnership has as good a right to it as he that has five hundred pounds has to his larger proportion. But he has not a right to an equal dividend in the product of the joint stock.
It is an undeniable privilege of every man to prove himself right in the thesis that the world is his enemy; for if he reiterates it frequently enough and makes it the background of his conduct he is bound eventually to be right.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.
And some interesting perspectives on what I'm headed toward now (thanks Jackie):
What hath night to do with sleep?
I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use.