Science Is A Wonderful Thing, But It Has Not Succeeded In Maximizing Pleasure And Minimizing Pain, And That's All We Asked Of It.
Science is a wonderful thing, but it has not succeeded in maximizing
pleasure and minimizing pain, and that's all we asked of it.
Pain past is pleasure.
Scars of pleasure, Scars of pain.
Every moment of pleasure in life has to be purchased by an equal moment of pain.
-- Danilo O'Dell, "Up the Long Ladder", stardate 42823.2...
The leadership of the privileged has passed away; but it has not been succeeded by the leadership of the eminent.
We have entered the region of mass effects. -- Sir Winston Churchill...
We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. -- Alan Wa
Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)...
Christ-an anarchist who succeeded, that's all -- Andre Malraux
If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade.
A trade by which one gains and the other loses is a fraud. -- Dagny Taggart, "Atlas Shrugged...
One thing is that, unlike any other Western democracy that I know of, this country has operated since its beginnings with a basic distrust of government.
We are constituted not for efficient operation of government, but for minimizing the possibility of abuse of power....