"One of the enduring problems with certain societies in the world - and this is certainly true of a lot of places in the Middle East - is that the capacity for self-governance and self-organizing just isn't there. It has to do with history."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."P. J. O'Rourke on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."P. J. O'Rourke on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."P. J. O'Rourke on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."P. J. O'Rourke on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."P. J. O'Rourke on Thomas Jefferson
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