One can't doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat.
We love your adherence to democratic principles.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven't just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.
Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
It is not a sign of arrogance for the king to rule. That is what he is there for.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
It seems to me that the idea traditionally defended of endeavoring to maintain existing ethnic balances simply doesn't work any more.
Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.
Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.
It had all the earmarks of a CIA operation; the bomb killed everybody in the room except the intended target!
The majority of the senior class of Vassar does not desire my company and I must confess, having read specimens of their thought and sentiments, that I do not desire the company of the majority of the senior class of Vassar.
One must bear in mind that the expansion of federal activity is a form of eating for politicians.
To buy very good wine nowadays requires only money. To serve it to your guests is a sign of fatigue.
I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies.
Some of my instincts are reprehensible.
I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.