Why the [drug] research slowdown? Drug company profits are under pressure. Research spending is for the future, often the distant future. If the politicians tell you they are going to squeeze your profits, you lose a lot of interest in investing money in things that may never pay off.
Forbes, May 9, 1994
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I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. Benjamin Franklin
from “Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion”, Nov. 20, 1728, 1706-1790
All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately …The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every respectable German man the opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above named organizations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon … must be regarded as an enemy of the national government.
The Nazi view on firearms, SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz, March, 1933
It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910)
Martin Luther King told people they had to take on the responsibility — and risk — to gain their freedom. Jesse Jackson tells them that they are weak, victims of prejudice, that have no responsibility for their situation, and that they should rely on him to get the concessions that will improve their situation. In my opinion, that message of `victimhood’ is a bigger barrier to progress than prejudice itself. Shelby Steele
Shelby Steele, African-American scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution who studies the economics and politics of race. (San Jose Mercury News, March 13, 1999)
Only a nation that can protect its freedom deserves it.
Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert
July 17, 2006
One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. Thomas B. Reed
In the television age, the way to avoid trivialization is to remain veiled. Charles Krauthammer
On the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to let TV cameras cover Bush v. Gore, U.S. News & World Report, January 8, 2001
Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.
U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436 (1966)
I object strongly to the artificial and mainly false dichotomy that some people in the political arean place between blue-collar and white-collar workers. There is no way to earn an honest living in this country except by providing a product or a service to the public and, generally speaking, the harder and smarter you work, the more money you make. It’s just that some people have greater abilities than others. Tom Clancy
Executive Orders, 1996