The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.
Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.