A good thing to bear in mind while listening to another dumb-ass President agitating for another dumb-ass war.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.”
“God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.”
“Controlled time is our true wealth.”
“Our power is in our ability to decide.”
“Man knows so much and does so little.”
“Truth is a tendency.”
“The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.”
“By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.”
Oopsies on that last one.
“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.”
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.”
“I have spent most of my life unlearning things that were proved not to be true”
A problem adequately stated is a problem well on its way to being solved.”
While not entirely sure just exactly what that means,
I think that one has to be impressed with a man so dialed in to his mind, body and spirit that he felt death coming well enough in advance to get off a quick note about it.
Click on the photo for a pretty good Wikipedia primer on this powerful little man.