"It's very strange writing science fiction in a world that moves as fast as ours does."
"If the Starbucks secret is a smile when you get your latte... ours is that the Web site adapts to the individual's taste."
"I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way."
"The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight."
"The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded."
"It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution."
"This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games."
"Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year."
"Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow."
"Our fathers had their dreams we have ours the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist."