Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Quote of the day

...comes from Zen and the Art of Obsession (this is the second day in a row I'm quoting from a pro-death penalty blog. But we take good material wherever we can find it!)

“No man treats a motor car as foolishly as he treats another human being. When the car will not go, he does not attribute its annoying behavior to sin, he does not say, 'You are a wicked motorcar, and I shall not give you any more petrol until you go.' He attempts to find out what is wrong and set it right. “

--Bertrand Russell.

Zen and the Art of Obsession adds this postscript:

"Instead of always killing the problem I think most of our time and money would be better spent if we tried to fix it."

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