Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Americans, like human beings everywhere, believe many things that are obviously untrue, the monograph went on. Their most destructive untruth is that it is very easy for any American to make money. They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves. This inward blame has been a treasure for the rich and powerful, who have had to do less for their poor, publicly and privately, than any other ruling class since, say, Napoleonic times.
Americans are forever searching for love in forms it never takes, in places it can never be. It must have something to do with the vanished frontier.
All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is.
All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.[First sentence of the Book of Bokonon; chapter 4]
About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.