People have long assumed that violence is necessary for political change. Rulers never cede power voluntarily, the argument goes, so progressives have no choice but to contemplate the use of force to bring about a better world, mindful of the trade-off between a small amount of violence now and acceptance of an unjust status quo indefinitely.
By: Steven Pinker
When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity, and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing performance and self devotion, we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features, by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
By: John Strachan
The way that I look at it is that, when we film for eight months straight for a new Jackass movie, I know that Im going to wind up with at least two broken bones. I dont know when its going to happen, but you cant contemplate how youre going to fall and whats going to happen.
By: Bam Margera