"Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Russell Baker on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Russell Baker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Russell Baker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Russell Baker on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Russell Baker on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."
"In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved."
"Rereading A.J. Liebling carries me happily back to an age when all good journalists knew they had plenty to be modest about, and were."
"Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev."
"Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear."