I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
It is acknowledged, namely, that there are in the world three forms of government, autocracy, oligarchy, and democracy: autocracies and oligarchies are administered according to the tempers of their lords, but democratic states according to established laws.
Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
he could have made that statement several weeks earlier, in time for the holidays.
(October 26, 1947 - )
We are what we imagine ourselves to be.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.