"Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other and the candidates spend so much time making each others speeches that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in."
"The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest insane intolerable."
"For it is mutual trust even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end."