November 5, 2016

H. Beam Piper Quotes

“Apparently, on New Texas, killing a politician was not malum in se, and was mallum prohibitorum only to the extent that what happened to the politician was in excess of what he deserved.”

“English is the product of a Saxon warrior trying to make a date with an Angle bar-maid, and as such is no more legitimate than any of the other products of that conversation.”

“Keep a goverment poor and weak and it’s your servant; when it is rich and powerful it becomes your master.”

“You know, it’s quite all right to give the underdog a hand, but only one hand. Keep the other hand on your pistol – or he’ll try to eat the one you gave him!”

“Young man,the conversation was between Lord Trask and myself. And when someone says something you don’t understand,don’t tell him he’s crazy. Ask him what he means. What DO you mean Lord Trask?”