Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.
Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion not freedom from religion.
A great many people seem to think writing poetry is worthwhile even though it pays next to nothing and is not as widely read as it should be.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful impressive and widely effective mode of saying things.
Patriotism has served at different times as widely different ends as a razor which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person.
I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.
It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires.
Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976.
Jews have a special relationship to books and the Haggadah has been translated more widely and reprinted more often than any other Jewish book. It is not a work of history or philosophy not a prayer book user's manual timeline poem or palimpsest - and yet it is all these things.
The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
It is imperative for the health and safety of millions of workers that we ensure that breathing systems needed for protection are widely available convenient and economical.
Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary although it has often been made has never proved widely persuasive.
A line from one of my 1997 columns - 'Do one thing every day that scares you' - is now widely attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt though I have yet to see any evidence that she ever said it and I don't believe she did. She said some things about fear but not that thing.
The value of an arts education is widely accepted especially in California.
The ultimate goal of the educational system is to shift to the individual the burden of pursing his own education. This will not be a widely shared pursuit until we get over our odd conviction that education is what goes on in school buildings and nowhere else.
If you are interested enough in the climate crisis to read this post, you probably know that 2 degrees Centigrade of warming (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) is the widely acknowledged threshold for "dangerous" climate change.
Former President Bill Clinton who is widely regarded as a political mastermind may have sounded like a traditional liberal at the beginning of his term in office. But what ultimately defined his presidency was his amazing pliability on matters of principle.