Any concepts or words which have been formed in the past through the interplay between the world and ourselves are not really sharply defined with respect to their meaning; that is to say, we do not know exactly how far they will help us in finding our way in the world. We often know that they can be applied to a wide range of inner or outer experience, but we practically never know precisely the limits of their applicability. This is true even of the simplest and most general concepts like `existence’ and `space and time.’ Therefore, it will never be possible by pure reason to arrive at some absolute truth.
You just don’t invade another country on phony pretext in order to assert your interests. This is an act of aggression that is completely trumped up in terms of its pretext. It’s really 19th century behavior in the 21st century.
John Kerry, NBC’s Meet the Press, March 2, 2014
the jokes write themselves
I don’t really mind my own poverty that much, I just wish it was a choice.
Someday, Leo. Someday.