I love collecting quotes. A great quote is both true and educational. Here is a few:
"Omission is the most powerful form of lie." – George Orwell
history first repeats itself as tragedy, then as farce." Marx’s
fear equals respect.
hate is 4th cornerstone of shrub's administration, the other three keys being fear, force and bald-face lies.
intelligence is like pornography:
* it's hard to define what it is
* it's easy to identify when you see it
* it perpetually frustrates organized religion
“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.” Warren Buffett
“What do the U.S., Canada, Australia and Israel all have in common? All were created through ethnic cleansing and apartheid. No wonder they all stick together.”
"There are known knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns....there are also unknown unknowns." ~Donald Rumsfeld
“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” –George Orwell
there are very few things that are positives or negatives per se. Just about everything is a matter of context.
it is always the minority that wants to ‘really’ learn about hidden things and archetypal truths. A greater number just wants to expound on them once they’ve got some order to their collection of data
If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman,” Margaret Thatcher
the establishment is still trying to sell you the belief that bankers are performing a needed function in today's world. It is true that in credit driven capital economies founded on debt-based money issued by central banks, bankers are essential.
stock market is just a conceptual mass delusion based on fictitious valuing of abstract assets
"Credit is the economy's life-blood" Barak Obama
one reason the US Government is spending so much of YOUR money propping up various US companies because the Chinese will view these companies collapse as a signal they need to stop buying any more US debt.
Money is the greatest tool of manipulation; It is one of the most efficient and potent means of mass coercion
and is a blight unto this earth.
"Character is destiny." ~Heruclidis
Political power comes from the barrel of a gun - Mao Tse-Tung
first law of success is, “never make things simple when you can make them complicated.”
Pussy is actually good for you, while having a bitch in your life makes no noticeable improvements.
"Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes the laws."
only a person over 18 can give consent. but the problem is that the law defines what a person of consent is. circular argument, anyone?
"Bay way of deception, thou shalt do war!" -Mossad
"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tsu, "The art of War"
"Truth is the first casualty of war." -- Hiram Johnson
The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject.
– Marcus Aurelius
By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth. -- George Carlin
"Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms" should be a convenience store, not a government agency.
"You have the right to free speech, so long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it." The Clash:
Because oil is a commodity traded on the worldwide market and both its supply and price are indifferent as to where it comes from or where it's going.
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem," ~Reagan
"Naturally the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. ...Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." ~Hermann Göring
all governments are inherently evil.~Thomas Paine
You can easily generate a collective response from the public by inflaming desire or instilling fear. It's nothing more that that; activate people's appetites or amplify their fears.
"fierce fight" is going on for natural resources around the globe and many conflicts and foreign policy actions "smell of oil and gas". ~~Putin
"Under the disguise of turgid declarations about freedom and open society, sometimes the sovereignty of certain states and whole regions is being destroyed," ~Putin
I've been insulted lots, but I've been criticized little.
you get preocupied with what you want to do, and ignore what you have to do.
f you're not very clever you should be conciliatory. - Benjamin Disraeli
snobs look down on people, elitist look down on shit.
We live in a world where the symbol is more important than reality.
The more yopu look the less real something becomes. and the less real it becomes the stronger it gets.
I have NO wish to live in anyone's perfect world but my own. ~Marcus de Sade
drawing from a photo is the easiest thing in the world. the hardest part is to hide the fact that you drawing from a photo.
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain." -John Lennon
lind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed. Bruce Springsteen
"Old soldiers never die - they get young soldiers killed." -Bill Maher
superstition is tendency to falsely link cause to effect.
life itself has become so absurd, it is resisting satire. ~Gary Groth, the owner of Fantagraphics books
"Everyone that has pr0n less nasty than mine is a prude. Everyone that has nastier pr0n than me is a freak."
Capitalism will never fail because socialism will always be there to bail it out." Ralph Nader
“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are missinformed.” —
Bush dictatorship simply reflects an evil that has always existed in America’s shadows, but now no longer
fears the light of day.
“behind every great fortune lies a great crime” Balzac
"The problems we face today cannot be solved by the minds that created them" Albert Einstein
Obama is Coca-Cola and McCain is Pepsi - at the end of the day you’re still drinking the same beverage.
The two-party monopoly offers no solutions for the problems we face, in fact the two-party monopoly that you will be helping to maintain should you vote for either Obama or McCain - is the problem.
US: socialism for the rich and capitalism for everyone else.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." ~ Winston Churchill
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" ~ Benjamin Franklin,
The only thing that men learn from history is that men don’t learn from history.
Kennedy had it backwards: It's not what you can do for your government but what your government, who is actually your employee, can do for you after you pay all those taxes to them.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something" - Plato
Religion is the best, most proven way to get people to kill each other in all of history. ~the War Nerd
The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits. -Albert Einstein
the slave who thinks himself a free man who makes the best slave.
Americans are masochistic about a lot of things–they don’t mind getting yanked around, fleeced, repressed,
lied to, or murdered–but one thing they won’t tolerate is a loser.
"When fascism comes to America it will come wrapped in the flag, and carrying a cross."
-- It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, 1935
We make money the old fashioned way. We print it." -- Art Rolnick, former Chief Economist, Minneapolis
Federal Reserve Bank
"Military men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy". Henry Kissinger
These systems are built upon enforcing conformity, turning nature into consumer goods, and controlling
The more we learn, the less we know
Descartes, with his vortices, his hooked atoms, and the like, explained everything and calculated nothing.
Newton, with the inverse square law of gravitation, calculated everything and explained nothing
If you want to understand the policy of a country, look at the map. ~ Napoleon
Media prefers to cover the scream of the peacock, while missing the whole fox hunt
"Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future. " -- George Orwell
Mussolini (who should know) described Fascism as "corporatism", or the teaming up of government and business against the common people
"Madness is rare in individuals but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule." ~Nietzsche
Correlation does not imply causation
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Clarke's Law
government at its very best, when it is doing everything right and nothing wrong, is a necessary evil ~Thomas Paine
America thinks that it owns the world, but the fact of the matter is that the US owes the world. Noam Chomsky
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them." -Aristotle
"The man enslaved to wealth can never be honest."-Democritus
It is what we do that defines us." -Batman
"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another." -Madonna
Love, crushes, even orgasm and bonding, are stimulated and created by a neurotransmitter called Oxytosin.
Dominate yourself, or someone else will.
"Everyone that has pr0n less nasty than mine is a prude. Everyone that has nastier pr0n than me is a freak." -
People are dying to belong to something, anything bigger than themselves. They are a sheep wondering aimlessly from one sacrifice to the next. The key to life is to be a wolf.
the only difference between genius and insane: the plans of the genius worked out