"War is the trade of kings."
-John Dryden (1691)
It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us."
"The most odious of concealed narcissisms -- prayer"
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings."
"We don't pay taxes. The little people pay taxes."
"The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes"
"I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me."
"It's very strange making a living out of yourself."
"The want of a thing is perplexing enough, but the possession of it is intolerable."
"The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot."