The feud between the capitalist and laborer, the house of Have and the house of Want, is as old as social union, and can never be entirely quieted; but he who will act with moderation, prefer fact to theory, and remember that very thing in this world is relative and not absolute, will see that the violence of the contest may be stilled.
– George Bancroft
“Humor is the universal solvent of the abrasive elements of life.”
Former Senator Alan Simpson speaking of President Bush “41”
After the debacle of the Supreme Court hearings in 1991. Senator Byrd said that he had supported Later Justice Thomas until after the testimony of Anita Hill. After hearing the debacle of reopened testimony, Senator Byrd said,
“Sometimes we must choose country over court.”