"Would it not be much better to have a president who deliberately lied to the people because he thought a war was essential than to have one who was so dumb as to be taken in by intelligence agencies, especially those who told him what he wanted to hear?"
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Andrew Greeley on Albert Einstein
"I think that the core doctrines of Christianity - the incarnation, the resurrection, life after death-these are as strong as ever. In fact, the belief in life after death has increased in this century."
"An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me."
"The leadership lost its nerve. Instead of taking the lead in the reform movement... they pulled the plug on it. They tried and are still trying to return the church to the dry ice of the previous century and a half."
"I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad."
"Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country?"