"The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate."
"A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason."
"The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!"
"There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals."
"Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires."
"The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven."
"I think as a Canadian hockey player, you go through it in your mind so many times, being able to stand on that blue line and hear your national anthem play and being a gold medal champion, you dream of that. And then to be able to accomplish that and actually win a gold medal and represent your country its an amazing feeling."
"There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty."
"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results."
"Politics is a profession a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one."