Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quote of the Day: sine qua non

"But it is true that whenever we develop machinery to the point where it will support large populations at a high standard of living we are then bound to keep that machinery running, or suffer the consequences. But the real hazard in that is not the machinery, but the men who run the machinery...When a population is dependent on a machine, they are hostages of the men who tend the machines."

From The Roads Must Roll by Robert Heinlein.


captron52 said...

I really like this post. How true how true! Hope you are enjoying a great week my friend

Don said...

Until we are not held hostage by men (or their words), we will never be free to look for truth.

Margo said...

Hmmm definitely something to ponder over. Somehow I'm always led back to believing in the beauty of simplicity.

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