Sunday, February 18, 2007

quotes 02/11/07

  • The difficulty, my friends, is not in avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness; for that runs faster than death. --Socrates
  • Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule--and both commonly succeed, and are right... The United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent. Its history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds. - Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)
  • "If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency, and Vibration." -- Nikola Tesla, 1897
  • "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country." -Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)
  • ?Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished.? - Hermann Hesse
  • "Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best." - Israeli Prime Minister Menechem Begin
  • "The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity." - Harlan Ellison
  • "If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They?ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • "Crime does not pay ... as well as politics." - Alfred E. Newman
  • "The time to buy is when blood is running in the streets." --Baron Nathan Rothschild
  • i always tell the people at my church, if you allow the government to tax you more than 10%, then you're being unBiblical because God asks for 10%, and you're breaking the first commandment by saying tha the government is more important than God. -- ludwig #new_world_order
  • "Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." - Harry S. Truman
  • "This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector." - Plato
  • "Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves." - Carl Sagan
  • "One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." Charles A. Beard (1874-1948) [who revolted under king george, no less.. -j]
  • Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom.-Marcus Garvey
  • "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government." -Thomas Jefferson
  • "If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -Thomas Jefferson
  • "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." - Albert Schweitzer
  • "Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you" - Benjamin Franklin
  • "People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction." - James Baldwin
  • "The money power preys upon the nation in times of peace and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes." - Abraham Lincoln
  • Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich. --Peter Ustinov
  • Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it. - John Lennon
  • "There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad." - Salvador Dali
  • "The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson 1776
  • "In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." - Mark Twain
  • "The less [government] the better... You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything. If you do, you're screwed. I think a lot of people are afraid of freedom. They want their lives to be controlled, to be put into a box. Why should someone put a limit on how much fun I can have, how much I can accomplish?" -Drew Carey
  • "A Life Without Knowledge Is Death In Disguise" - Hans-Peter Geerdes


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