Dependency arguments often come from elites - either aid agencies or governments - and say something about attitudes to poor people.
I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist.
If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will.
Retiring is just practicing up to be dead. That doesn't take any practice.
Every pessimist who ever lived has been buried in an unmarked grave. Tomorrow has always been better than today, and it always will be.
If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote.
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.