Winston Churchill
Tom's Quotes
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the
end.  But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."  
(Speech in November, 1942)
                                                    --Winston Churchill
A lie told often enough
becomes the truth.                  
You cannot simultaneously
prevent and prepare for war.
--Albert Einstein
The only winner in the
War of 1812 was
--Solomon Short
Hiram W. Johnson      
The first casualty when war comes
is truth.  --Senator Hiram W.
(He died on August 6, 1945...the day the first atomic bomb
was dropped on Hiroshima.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Martin Luther King Jr.  
Our scientific power has
outrun our spiritual power.  We
have guided missiles and
misguided men.
--Martin Luther King Jr.
George Santayana
General Omar Bradley
The way to
win an
atomic war is
to make
certain it
never starts.
--General Omar
Albert Einstein
Jimmy Carter           
War may sometimes be a
necessary evil.  But no matter
how necessary, it is always an
evil, never a good.  We will not
learn how to live together in
peace by killing each other's
children.               --Jimmy
Stephen Jay Gould
In science, "fact" can
only mean "confirmed to
such a degree that it
would be perverse to
withold provisional
assent."  I suppose that
apples might start to rise
tomorrow, but the
possibility does not merit
equal time in physics
--Stephen Jay Gould
The only good is knowledge
and the only evil is ignorance.

Civilization begins with order,
grows with liberty,
and dies with chaos.
--Will Durant
Benjamin Franklin                  
Those who would give
up essential liberty to
purchase a little
temporary safety,
deserve neither liberty
nor safety.
--Ben Franklin
Those who cannot
remember the past
are condemned to
repeat it.
Santayana 1905
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,
bigotry, and
-- Mark Twain
"Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work
of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every
country of the world.  All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order
that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your
children.  Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things
which we create in common."  
-- Albert Einstein, address to a group of children, 1934
I maintain there is more wonder in
science than in pseudoscience.  And
in addition, to whatever measure this
term has any meaning, science has the
additional virtue, and it is not an
inconsiderable one, of being true.      
---Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan
Doubt is not a pleasant
condition, but certainty is
absurd. --Voltaire
Violence is the last refuge of the
Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
The only constant is change,
continuing change, inevitable change;
that is the dominant factor in society
No sensible decision can be made any
longer without taking into account not
only the world as it is, but the world as
it will be. -- Isaac Asimov
Everything flows; nothing stands still.  _
--Heraclitus (535 BCE - 475 BCE)
There cannot be effective
government without compromise.  
Without any compromise, anarchy
eventually results.  I am for
effective government and against
anarchy. --Kathleen Gallier (Paris
You cannot have a
conversation about an
issue, if you do not
have reasonable
people involved in the
--Tom Gallier (Paris 2010)
Caveat emptor is
prudent counsel for
a buyer, not a moral
guideline for a seller.
--Randy Cohen
The Ethicist Column
New York Times
October 17, 2010