The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.
H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
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It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.
Source: Notebooks, "Minority Report". Mermin, Norman David (1935 -)
Bridges would not be safer if only people who knew the proper definition of a real number were allowed to design them.
Source: "Topological Theory of Defects" in Review of Modern Physics, v. 51 no. 3, July 1979.
A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.
Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.
Source: A Book of Burlesques, 1920
After all, why be good? How many will actually believe it of us?
If there were only three women left in the world, two of them would immediately convene a court-martial to try the other one.
Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent rats.
Without a doubt there are women who would vote intelligently. There are also men who knit socks beautifully.
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