- The evil of the world is made possible by nothing but the sanction you give it.
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
- When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
— Hugh White
- It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.
— Stuart’s Law of Retroaction
- We don’t always get to choose what we love.
— Scott Westerfeld, The Last Days, 2006