Three’s a crowd — in love, in war, in software development.
Whoever can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities, and everyone can be made to believe absurdities.
The speech-censors make their presence known; the thought-censors censor first the thought that they exist.
Those who believe that society can be reengineered rarely have much engineering experience.
A man’s belief system is a miracle of construction, apparently rickety and jerry-built, yet sturdy enough to withstand the introduction of a new fact or idea without being altered or disturbed.
Hate is the most unjustly maligned emotion, and love the most unjustly celebrated.
First you remain silent in the face of absurdities, then you utter them, and finally you believe them,
Voting, like tattoos, diverts the urge toward self-expression from more noisome forms like speech.
Hating the people you disagree with is harmless; it’s liking the ones you agree with that’s dangerous.
There are two kinds of governments: those, like absolute monarchies, that tell their subjects frankly who rules them; and those, like democracies, that lie about it.