Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'
Back in the thirties we were told we must collectivize the nation because the people were so poor. Now we are told we must collectivize the nation because the people are so rich.
The more complicated and powerful the job, the more rudimentary the preparation for it.
All adventure is now reactionary.
I profoundly believe it takes a lot of practice to become a moral slob.