1. Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.
-- Albert Richard Smith, author and entertainer (1816-1860)
2. Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends.
-- H. L. Mencken
3. People often find it easier to be a result of the past than a cause of the future.
4. No one can guarantee the actions of another.
-- Spock, "Day of the Dove", stardate unknown
5. Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
-- Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
6. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
-- George Bernard Shaw, Nobel laureate(1856-1950)
7. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
-- Henry Emerson Fosdick
8. Conquest is easy. Control is not.
-- Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror", stardate unknown
9. They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
10. It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
-- Mark Twain