As I've said before: I'm not a "Nice" person, but I'm not evil. Just not nice. I can /be/ nice, but no guarantees. I'll be as respectful to you as you are to me, and no, lip-service doesn't count.
I do have anger issues. And occasionally my grasp on reality gets fuzzy. I still seem more sensible than most of the dim-glows wandering the streets, so I've got that going for me. But mostly all that's controlled and I seem surprisingly BLAND until you get to know me.
"The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. Whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles."
"It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master." ---Ayn Rand
"If we tried to bury the past beneath our feet, Be sure the future would not stand." ---Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ---Eleanor Roosevelt
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." ---Mark Twain New Quiz
Let it be that no man fear another. May no man be ruled against his will and be a slave in word or deed.Be it that all are free and pray that men defend themselves and the right both alone or together as they please. May thought and reason reign over madness and joy triumph over sorrow.
I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.