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Life, what's it all about then? What Indeed A Guide by Arthur Riding A philosophy through quotations Copyright Information This book is first published in April 2010. Arthur Riding asserts the moral right to be identified as the compiler of this book of quotations and as the author of his own text and personal quotations used in this book. It is believed that all material in this book is in the public domain. Nearly all the quotes have been obtained from the internet, and in the vast majority of cases, they are available from dozens, often hundreds, of different web sites. It is thus impossible to name every single provider of these quotations as they are so varied and plentiful, but special thanks need to go to Wikipedia ( and Wikiquote (, who have provided the largest number of quotes, and data, used in this book. All quotes and data are provided for the purposes of research, criticism and discussion purposes in my efforts to advance the understanding of political, social, economic, scientific and humanist issues. I believe that all the contents of this book are covered by the 'fair use' doctrine in US Copyright Law, in particular Section 17 U.S.C. ยง 107. In addition, I believe the contents of this book are covered by fair dealing laws in the UK and other countries around the world. Much effort has been made to ensure that the quotes are ascribed to the correct people. However, sometimes it is not actually clear exactly who originally said a particular quote. Sometimes I show the quote under 2 authors, or under 'no author' in the Proverbs section, though usually I just allocate it to who seems the most likely author. If I have made any mistakes in the authors under whom the quotes are shown, please accept my apologies and rest assured there has been no intention to mislead or to mis-attribute. This book, whether in paper form or electronic, is being distributed free of charge and may be freely copied and distributed so long as no charge is made & so long as no alterations are made to the words & contents of the book. ISBN 978-0-9554 160-1-9 If you wish to contact me or receive an electronic version of this book for yourself or to pass on to others, please e-mail me at and I will either e-mail you an electronic version or send you the link to the web site where it is being published. Thanks to NASA for their photos, used on the covers of this book. a) The amazing shot of the Himalayan Mountain Range, taken from the Space Shuttle, on the front cover b) The 'map' of the most densely populated region on Earth, the Tokyo Metropolitan area, on the back cover c) A view of the Earth from space at night-time showing the major population areas, also on the back cover

Dedication This book is dedicated to my wonderful wife, Toy, for her loving forbearance and, particularly during the past year or two while I have been putting together the main part of this book, having to put up with monosyllabic grunts from me, in answer to most of her questions.


So, why this book? 'I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is my own.' Montaigne 'Some men's words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.' Ralph Waldo Emerson No doubt there will be many readers who say why should I quote other people when I could very well just put down my own thoughts instead. Well, yes, there is some truth in that, I could have done it that way and it would probably have required less effort as well compared to preparing a collection of quotations. However, a) apart from family (some of them only!) and friends (even fewer!) who would be prepared to read a book of my thoughts, hardly anyone else would, especially from a completely unknown author called Arthur Riding. Using the words of other people who are (mainly) already slightly, or very, famous, makes my thoughts, but in other people's words, much more easily disseminated and acceptable, b) the authors quoted here tend to be much better writers than I am, and have a considerably better turn of phrase than I do. That makes their thoughts (and indirectly mine) much more accessible, and shorter. I have a tendency to use ten words where one will do and also like to explain my reasoning in fine detail (see this Introduction) which would make any book written by me far too long winded. Some would regard this as a failing of mine, but I would also regard it as an asset in terms of precision and I much prefer too much to too little information So, my thoughts using other people's quotations is a far better way of getting my views read. c) using quotations makes the thoughts expressed far more credible. Many of the people quoted here are some of the greatest minds that have ever existed on Earth. Their views matter, even if you do not agree with all, or indeed any, of their views. They cannot be dismissed as just some nonentity. d) finally, I am not trying to write a 'complete' philosophy or meaning of life and/or humanity, that is not possible, or tenable, in my view, sorry Plato et al. Human beings are just too diverse, with completely different motivations, sorry Freud, and ideas to make any single or 'complete' analysis of humanity anything but futile. What one can do, which is what I have done, is to assemble a collection of ideas and concepts, which together act as the foundation of my belief system and personal morality. Some people prefer to get this 'off the shelf' such as from the Bible, or Koran, or Karl Marx, or wherever, and good luck to them. I prefer to look at some of the best thoughts in the world and pick what for me, is applicable and 'real' and 'true'. Hence, this book. Although the words of wisdom in this collection of quotations are not mine (apart from a few, somewhat controversial, statements further along) they do fully reflect my deeply held views on the nature of mankind and the nature of society and humanity. This collection is my view of truth and reality and reflects my hopes for the future and where we seem to be getting things right, and fears of where we, as humans, seem so desperately to be going wrong. At present, far from getting better, our world seems to be slipping, bit by bit, into a new dark age. We see a tremendous rise in that greatest of all evils, intolerance, the evil from which all other evils descend. It is not only the intolerance of the fundamentalists - from the Christian right in the USA, to the Moslem fundamentalists in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, the Jewish extremists in Israel and the USA, to the Hindu bigotry in India - but also the increasing intolerance of the general population for anything which is 'different'. Whether enough of humanity 'wakes up' in time to reverse this trend remains to be seen. Not that my ideas and views are in any way original. Indeed, it is rare to find a truly original idea anymore, nearly everything has either been thought of, or said, at some stage over the past few thousand years of the history of mankind. Most of the people quoted are from the 20th & 21st Centuries. However many are also from earlier times, some even going back over two and a half thousand years. It is instructive to note how many concepts that we regard as 'modern' were actually already around with the ancient Chinese, Indians and Greeks. Of course, that doesn't stop people today trying to re-package the ideas as something new and exciting. Well, that's up to them. Good luck to them if what they are trying to do is to make a positive contribution to society. I am more than happy though to acknowledge the source & inspiration of much of my thinking, though of course many of the people quoted here did, in turn, get their ideas too from others before them, often unacknowledged! There will no doubt be some, the professional critics and cynics amongst us, who will decry many of these quotations as being 'na誰ve', or 'irrelevant to the modern world', or even that they are 'merely common sense', or 'unrealistic', or some other weasely words. Well, I am afraid that these types of people are all over the world and maybe even more nowadays than ever before. They are the sort of people who know the price of everything and the value of nothing. The point is, why are hardly any of these concepts and ideas being followed in this day and age? They are not 'na誰ve'. The reality is, much of mankind seems to have lost the ability to think & have become


so bound up with the 'I want now' and 'follow the leader' mentality that a lot of the ideas in this collection will definitely seem foolish & out-dated to them. People seem to have largely forgotten or ignored these fundamental truths in favour of what I see as a more shallow, negative & couldn't care less attitude towards life & humanity. In my view, all the words and ideas expressed in this collection are all absolutely true, though, like everything in life, they are not necessarily true in all possible circumstances. There are exceptions to everything. However, that fact does not make them any less 'true' or lessen their significance or importance. To me, these ideas are absolutely basic and fundamental for any human being. I do not expect anyone to agree with every single quotation that I have included. After all, this is my collection of thoughts, not yours, or any other single person. Indeed it would be an impossibility for anyone to agree with everything here for as just as no two snowflakes are the same (allegedly), so no two individual people are exactly the same. We might share some concepts and views with another person but each adult in this world has had a different upbringing and different experiences, which will mean that each of us, & our ideas, will always be at least slightly different from every other human being, sometimes of course very different. That is good, there is most definitely no absolute truth or absolute reality and even similar ideas will have different meanings for each of us. What matters is that we understand exactly why we believe something and have minds which are open to alternatives and different viewpoints. I have avoided taking party political sides throughout as every party has its stupidities and no party is, or was, a custodian of the truth, they all have good points and bad points. However I have included some criticism of political parties, especially where they show complete contempt for humanity, such as the antics of the modern US Republican Party, once having some honour, but now hijacked by the vile fanatical ideology of the 'neo conservatives' and Christian fundamentalists, as big a threat to both American and to World freedoms as any Moslem fundamentalist. You might notice that some of these quotations cover the same idea or principle. Certainly it is true that there is some duplication. However, just because more than one person has the same idea doesn't lessen its validity or accuracy. If anything, the opposite, it strengths the concept. I don't include every person that I come across who covers the same ground in their quotations but if two or more people, maybe centuries apart, say the same thing, but in different and interesting ways, then fine, I have included them both – and more. Conversely, whilst all the ideas within this collection are fundamentally true, in my opinion, it might sometimes seem as if some of them are contradictory. Sometimes it might be that you need to think a bit harder and more deeply about what is actually being said, not just superficially read what is being said. At other times though the ideas really are contradictory. The contradiction though is usually because they reflect the difference between what really is, and what we (I) think life or humanity should be like. Not all these quotations reflect on the important things in life. Some refer to what might seem to be fairly trivial points. However, lots of small things add up to a big thing and often we need to start with the small things in order to accomplish the big things. Some of the quotations though are not even trivial points and they could only be said to be 'true' if one is looking at a very narrow picture indeed. But they made me smile, and that's important, it's good to smile and laugh and a world without humour would be a very sorry world indeed. So, they stayed in the collection. Anyway, as Wittgenstein said 'A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes' I do not just quote from the really famous or popular people as everyone and anyone can have something useful or profound to say – though usually only those with some degree of achievement have their thoughts readily accessible. Nor do I quote from just a few people, there are just over 10,500 quotes from just over 1,500 people represented in this collection. Those people I admire or respect greatly do tend to have a lot more of their quotations included in this collection than other people, though not all their thoughts wholesale, as I never agree with everything people have said or done, nor are all their thoughts relevant. They have their views of reality, I have mine – relationships of ideas are essentially like a series of Venn diagrams, and some people have a better fit with oneself than others. Indeed, even some people one dislikes intently, eg Adolf Hitler, have some of their quotations included, as even people like him have interesting things to say on the human condition, which are no less valid just because they are said by an evil person. These quotes mainly cover experiences of life in Europe and North America. I wish there could be a wider coverage, but apart from a few people whose works have been translated into English, it is not to be. I have no doubt whatsoever that great truths and words of wisdom can be found from people all around the world, but English is my primary tongue, as indeed it is likely to be for most of my readers, so I have stuck to authors whose works are readily available in English. In addition, in other languages, one then has the added difficulty of exactly what is meant by particular words as meaning is very much dependent upon culture, history, point of


view and so on. It is bad enough in just English as the same word or words can have quite different meanings to different people even when English is the primary tongue of all the readers. Maybe Wittgenstein (again) was right to view philosophy as being dependent essentially just on language for meaning - though whilst I think there is a great deal of truth in that view, in practice it is much more complex than that. Nor have I included anything directly from Shakespeare, and similar classics, as most of his output was verse rather than prose. Although I have included a very small number of verse quotations in my collection, for preference the vast majority are in prose. I have also not included any quotations from the holy books of most of the major world religions as much of the content is claimed to be either the direct words of God or indirectly from God - which obviously makes the author of the words suspect or unclear. I have though included some of the words from religions such as Buddhism as Buddha has never claimed to be either a God or relaying the words of a God and therefore his words are from a credible source. I read an article a few years ago in which a bishop was complaining about people picking up bits and pieces from the teachings of a number of different religions as the basis of their belief systems. He said that religion is not a buffet. Well, sorry to say bishop, but religion most definitely is a buffet. Every great religion has been built up over time and is full of contradictions as well as conflicting opinions of the 'truth' of one aspect or another, plus further developed by various 'interpretations' - as well as sometimes held orally for decades, even centuries, before being written down. The result is that every single major religion is really nothing less than a vast buffet of different choices. Incidentally, this makes the attitude of those who believe the Bible or the Koran, or whatever, to be the 'literal' truth to be completely bizarre, even if one excludes the differences brought in by what are sometimes thousands of changes introduced through the various text translations at different times. Now, the historic and current 'attitude' by the leaders of both the established and 'new' religions is that they are the ones who should decide for you what aspect of the religious teachings you will believe in and which not. That of course is designed to cement their personal position in society as well as to keep the money rolling in to the coffers of the churches, mosques, temples etc. That is why they don't want the 'mere' members of the public making their own choices. You might be at a buffet restaurant but you get waiter service to choose and bring the food. So, what I say is, cut out the middleman, decide what you think is good from the various buffet choices (even from a number of different buffets) and make your own meal/faith. It will undoubtedly be far more satisfying, be just as 'true' as the choices decided for you by the religious leaders, and you can even still believe that Jesus is the Son of God, or whatever, if that is what you want to believe. You could say that, for me, this collection of quotations is my 'Bible' or other religious book, but I prefer to call it my Guide. It is ongoing in the sense that there are plenty of other quotes I could have also included in this book but this is enough for the present. Apart from some 1to1 relationships, for which there are already many thousands of books available, guidance for nearly every sort of life situation can be found within these pages. In my view, these quotations are really all that you need to know about life, it's pitfalls and opportunities and how to tell the difference between what is really right and really wrong - not easy nowadays when the media and power elites are so intent on getting us to reverse right and wrong. There are already plenty of 'religions' around but in practice the teachings are far more honoured in the breach than the observance – and that applies to every religion in the world, even Communism, or celebrity or sports worship etc, which are really just other modern semi-religions. The point is, subconsciously, humans in general will 'bend' religious or society 'teachings' to their own requirements and at the same time perform amazing mental gymnastics to justify to themselves that they are following the 'teachings', even though to any neutral observer it is perfectly obvious that they definitely are not. So, to my mind, better to be honest - a Guide makes much more sense, a Guide is useful as it doesn't tell you what to do but gives you advice and you then make your own decisions. A far better fit to the independent human mind that the alternatives Most people though are so used to the traditional way of thinking that they must have instructions from a 'book', or society, that they cannot even conceive of alternatives. Well, for those who prefer to keep their mental chains, fine, but, for the rest of us, this Guide shows one way of breaking free, yet still keeping a clear sense of moral purpose and integrity. The important thing in life is not to follow prescriptions or what other people say you should do, but make your own analysis and then make your own decisions as to what is the right thing to do. Throw off your mental chains, make your own choices, go for it!

FORMAT The quotations are in rough alphabetical order of author, based on first names given at birth, not the more conventional surnames. Partly this is just to be contrary, but mainly it is to encourage people to read all of this collection rather then just looking only at what has been said by their favourite authors – interesting how many authors seem to have changed part or all of their names since birth. One shouldn't read the entire collection at once of course as that would be too much to stomach but maybe a page or two a day, whatever you would be


comfortable with. In the vast majority of instances, I have provided brief biographical details for each author including i) Full original name at birth followed by maiden surname and/or other names, if applicable, ii) For European authors, any national titles awarded, iii) Years of birth & death, iv) Nationality, v) Occupation/s plus, if space permits, main work speciality and/or media or publication/s, vi) Any top international awards or prizes. I am sure there will be some who will complain that the quotations are not divided by 'subject' or any such rather senseless division - as that is a complaint that I have often seen online. I have deliberately not divided up the quotations, except by author, as life is just not like that, there are no easy divisions, everything is connected to something else so to try to fit things into narrow, neatly labelled boxes is not only futile but an insult to our intelligence. Division by author makes sense, division by anything else does not. I am sorry, but I am not a parent having to cut up the food for their young children. I expect my audience to be largely adults, whether young or old, who are able to think for themselves and not be spoon-fed all the time. The media of course do their best to ensure that as a people we are regressing from adulthood back to childhood but it is time to fight back. We need to use our own brains again and make our own decisions, not have them made for us by others. Please note that some words have American spelling and some British spelling and sometimes Old English spelling, even sometimes Australian or other variants. Rather than standardise on one or the other I have kept the original spellings used, or original translation. I have corrected a few very obvious transcription errors but definitely not anything else, even what might seem to be 'invented' words or poor grammar etc. Mind you, unless you are the employer or the parent (much the same thing anyway), in this day and age it ill behoves any of us to correct the spelling or grammar of others. There are also a few (very few) instances of what some might consider 'bad language'. However, having come across these people before, I know that it is not designed to offend, it is just part of their normal speech. Hence I have no problem in including their words, their language in no way detracts from what they are trying to say. Language is after all a constantly evolving item and the elders of every single generation, probably since the dawn of time, have complained about the way that youth have 'corrupted' the language. Well, fine, but a static language is a dead language and the purpose of a language is to enable people to communicate and understand each other so even if it is spelt or spoken 'wrongly', so what! Certainly, I have no problem understanding what any of the authors included here are saying. As Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA said 'It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word.' - and who am I to disagree with him. So, I hope that at least some of this will prove interesting, and maybe even inspiring, to you. Maybe you will even be inspired to prepare a collection, maybe smaller, of quotes of your own – that would be wonderful. But above all, when reading not only this collection, but always in life, try remembering what is possibly my favourite quotation of all. It comes from Buddha and although we are only reading this in translation and some of the original meaning and nuances are likely to have got lost, what he said was; “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.� Arthur Riding - April 2010

Further Reading If you are interested in finding out further information about why people behave they way that they do and why some seemingly rational and intelligent people can still hold totally bizarre and absurd views (and I am sure that we all know plenty of those people), then may I recommend to you two absolutely brilliant books. The first was written in 2005 by an Australian based psychologist, Cordelia Fine, and is called 'A Mind of its own'. She has a very witty style and her book is a perfect science book for the non-scientist. In it she basically explains how the brain works in practice and how we so easily mislead and fool ourselves. One of those books which is so much fun to read as well as being so informative and virtually 100% spot on in her analysis. Wonderful. The second book is somewhat drier, but still very readable and is by an English psychologist, Stuart Sutherland, called simply 'Irrationality'. It was written nearly 20 years ago, but is still in print, and although some of the examples are a bit dated, the book is just as valid today as it was in 1992, maybe even more so. It is different to the Cordelia Fine book in that it concentrates more on the situational pressures that work on us which so often result in totally irrational and bizarre decisions and actions. Also a quite fascinating read. If you have any interest at all in how and why you, and other human beings, think and act in the way that you/they do, in my view you can't do any better than to start by reading these 2 books. Happy exploring!


Arthur's Guide - The world in a quote N.B. * Apologies, but please note that in order to avoid the book getting too big, author biographies are limited to one line and thus, due to the space restrictions, words are often run together in the biographies - as in my view the additional information this enables is more important and useful than trying to stay within conventional presentation guidelines. The same thought also applies to the extensive use of abbreviations in the author biographies. Most abbreviations should be self-evident but if not, a list is shown below * The term 'writer' below means non-fiction author as opposed to short story writer or novelist for fictional writing. In addition, as most of the authors are writers, the occupational description 'writer' is sometimes omitted in the biography line if space is too short. Key abbreviations used in some author biographies: abol=abolitionist (usually slavery), Acad=Academy, act=activist, adm=administrator/administration, adv=advertising/er, aka=also known as, All=Alliance, Am=American, Amb=Ambassador, anth=anthropology, Assoc=Association, astro=astronaut/ics, att=attorney, Bapt=Baptist, bio=biography, biol=biologist, bro=brotherhood, broadc=broadcaster, C-in-C=Commander-inChief, Cal=California, cand=candidate, Card=Cardinal, Cath=Cathedral, Cent=Century/Centre, CEO=Chief Executive Officer, Cham=Chamber, Chan=Chancellor, chem=chemist, co=company, col=columnist, coll=college, Com=Commission, comm=communications, commr=commerce, Comn=Communist, comp=computer, Con=Conservative, Conf=Conference, Cong=Congressman or Congresswoman, Conn=Connecticut, cons=consultant, Conv=Convention, corp=corporate, crit=critic, dec=declaration, Dem=Democrat, Dept=Department, des=design/designer, dev=developed/er, dip=diplomat, Dir=Director, disc=discovered, doc=doctor, econ=economics/ist, Edin=Edinburgh, edu=education/alist/tor, elec=electric, emp=employee, empl=employment, eng=engineer, engl=english, ent=entrepreneur or businessman/woman, env=environmental, esp=especially, essay=essayist, evo=evolutionary/ist, exp=experiment/al, Fath=Father, Fed=Federation, Fin=Finance, Found=Founded/Foundation, Gen=General, geo=geologist, Gov=Governor, govn=government, hist=history/historian/historical, hyd=hydrogen, illust=illustrator, inc=including, ind=independence, indus=industry, inf=information, int=international, intel=intelligence, inter=interior, inv=inventor, journ=journalist, Just=Justice, Lab=Labour, lb=liberty, lect=lecturer, lib=liberal, lit=literary, mag=magazine, maj=majority, Mass=Massachusetts, math=mathematician/ics, mech=mechanics, med=medicine, Mem=Member, mgr=manager/management, Min=Minister, Minn=Minnesota, Miss=Mississippi, mod=modern, Mon=Montana, Move=Movement, MP=Member of Parliament, nat=nation/al, natur=natural/ist, Neb=Nebula, NJ=New Jersey, nov=novelist, NY=New York, opp=opportunities, org=organisation/al, Parl=Parliament/ary, phil=philosophy/er, Phila=Philadelphia, philanth=philanthropist, physic=physicist, physio=physiologist, play=playwright, PM=Prime Minister, pol=politician/political, Pres=President, Presb=Presbyterian, prob=probability, prod=producer/production, Prof=Professor, Pros=Prosecutor, psych=psychology, pub=publisher, Ques=Questions, rec=receptionist, rel=relations, relg=religion/ous, Ren=Renaissance, Rep=Republican, rev=revolution/ary, SC=South Carolina, sci=science/tist, screen=screenwriter, Sec=Secretary, Sen=Senator, SF=science fiction, Soc=Society/social/sociological, song=songwriter, stat=statistician, Sup=Supreme, theo=theologian, trans=translator, Univ=University, Zoo=Zoology/ist etc

A Aaron Burr – 1756-1836:American, lawyer, Dem-Rep politician, New York US Senator, 3rd US Vice-Pres ¬;Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done Abbott Joseph 'Joe' Liebling–1904-1963:American, journ esp NewYorkerMag, writer inc RoadBackParis ¬;Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one. ¬;News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long. Newspapers might employ these periods searching for the breeding grounds of news, but they prefer to fill up with stories about Kurdled Kurds or Calvin Coolidge, until the banks close or a Hitler marches, when they are as surprised as their readers. ¬;People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. ¬;The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money. Abd-ar-Rahman III – 891-961:Moorish Spanish, Emir & Caliph Córdoba 912-961, known for tolerance ¬;I have now reigned about 50 years in victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting to my felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: They amount to 14.


Abraham 'Abe' H.Weiler–1909-2002RussianbornAmerican, journ, writer, film critic, editor esp NYTimes ¬;Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. Abraham Harold Maslow – 1908-1970:American, psychologist inc Hierarchy of Needs, Psychology Prof ¬;If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ¬;Laugh at what you hold sacred, and still hold it sacred. ¬;The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short. ¬;You will either step forward into growth, or you will step backward into safety Abraham Lincoln – 1809-1865:American, lawyer, Whig & Rep pol, Civil War Union leader, 16thUS Pres ¬;Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure. ¬;And in the end its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years. ¬;Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all. ¬;Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes his aid against the other.... The prayers of both could not be answered--that of neither has been answered fully. ¬;Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ¬;Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough. ¬;Don't pray that God's on our side, pray that we're on his side. ¬;Force is all-conquering but its victories are short-lived. ¬;Freedom is not the right to do what we want but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it. ¬;He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help. ¬;Human action can be modified to some extent but human nature cannot be changed. ¬;I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number. ¬;I am not bound to win but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed but I am bound to live the best life that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right and part from him when he goes wrong. ¬;I am not concerned that you have fallen, I am concerned that you arise. ¬;I care not much for a mans religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it. ¬;I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend. ¬;I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ¬;I do the very best I know how the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference. ¬;I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ¬;I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.... Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the moneypower of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. ¬;If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe. ¬;If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business. ¬;If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it. ¬;In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. ¬;It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels he is worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. ¬;It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. ¬;It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. ¬;Military glory--that attractive rainbow, that rises in showers of blood--that serpent's eye, that charms to destroy ¬;My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. ¬;Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. ¬;No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. ¬;No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. ¬;No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ¬;People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be. ¬;Prohibition will great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a


crime out of things that are not crimes. ¬;Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. ¬;The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity. ¬;The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. ¬;The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. ¬;The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act... Plainly the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty ¬;The world has never had a good definition of the word liberty and the American people just now are much in want of one. We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself and the product of his labor; while with others the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men and the product of other mens labor. Here are two not only different but incompatible things called by the same name liberty. And it follows that each of the things is by the respective parties called by two different and incompatible names liberty and tyranny. ¬;The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves. ¬;There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law. ¬;Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ¬;Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. ¬;We may congratulate ourselves that this cruel war is nearing its end. ... It has indeed been a trying hour for the Republic; but I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war. God grant that my suspicions may prove groundless. ¬;When I'm getting ready to reason with a man I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds thinking about him and what he is going to say. ¬;When the conduct of men is designed to be influenced, persuasion, kind unassuming persuasion, should ever be adopted. It is an old and true maxim that 'a drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.' So with men. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Therein is a drop of honey that catches his heart, which, say what he will, is the great highroad to his reason, and which, once gained, you will find but little trouble in convincing him of the justice of your cause, if indeed that cause is really a good one. ¬;When you have got an elephant by the hind leg and he is trying to run away it is best to let him run. ¬;Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. ¬;With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. ¬;You can not fail... unless you quit. ¬;You may deceive all the people part of the time, and part of the people all the time, but not all the people all the time. Abū-MuḥammadMuṣliḥ binAbdallāhShīrāzī akaSa'diOfShiraz–1184-1283:Persian,poet,scholar,preacher ¬;A little and a little, collected together, become a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop makes an inundation. ¬;He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed. ¬;Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. ¬;Roam abroad in the world, and take thy fill of its enjoyments before the day shall come when thou must quit it for good. ¬;Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself. ¬;To give pleasure to a single heart by a single kind act is better than a thousand head-bowings in prayer. ¬;Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste. Adam Clayton Powell – 1908-1972:American, Baptist pastor, Dem pol, NY US Cong, civil rights leader ¬;A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. ¬;Unless man is committed to the belief that all mankind are his brothers, then he labors in vain and hypocritically in the vineyards of equality.


Adam Cooper & Bill Collage – 19??- : American, screenwriters esp Where's Waldo series & Accepted ¬;You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves. Adam Smith – 1723-1790:Scottish, moral philosopher, political economist, writer esp Wealth Of Nations ¬;All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. ¬;But man has almost constant occasion for the help of his brethren, and it is in vain for him to expect it from their benevolence only. He will be more likely to prevail if he can interest their self-love in his favour, and show them that it is for their own advantage to do for him what he requires of them. Whoever offers to another a bargain of any kind, proposes to do this. Give me that which I want, and you shall have this which you want, is the meaning of every such offer; and it is in this manner that we obtain from one another the far greater part of those good offices which we stand in need of. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity, but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages. ¬;Corn is a necessary, silver is only a superfluity. ¬;Every tax ought to be levied at the time, or in the manner, in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it. ¬;In the long-run the workman may be as necessary to his master as his master is to him, but the necessity is not so immediate. ¬;It cannot be very difficult to determine who have been the contrivers of this whole mercantile system; not the consumers, we may believe, whose interest has been entirely neglected; but the producers, whose interests has been so carefully attended to; and among this later class our merchants and manufactures have been by far the principal architects. In the mercantile regulations, which have been taken notice of in this chapter, the interest of our manufacturers has been most peculiarly attended to;and the interest, not so much of the consumers, as that of some other sets of producers, has been sacrificed to it. ¬;It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion. ¬;It is the highest impertinence and presumption, therefore, in kings and ministers, to pretend to watch over the economy of private people, and to restrain their expense, either by sumptuary laws, or by prohibiting the importation of foreign luxuries. They are themselves always, and without any exception, the greatest spendthrifts in the society. Let them look well after their own expense, and they may safely trust private people with theirs. If their own extravagance does not ruin the state, that of their subjects never will. ¬;Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent. ¬;Oatmeal in England makes for great horses, in Scotland Great Men ¬;Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods both at home and abroad. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people. ¬;People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. ¬;The man scarce lives who is not more credulous than he ought to be.... The natural disposition is always to believe. It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity, and they very seldom teach it enough ¬;The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities, that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. ¬;Whenever the legislature attempts to regulate the differences between masters and their workman, its counsellors are always the masters. When the regulation, therefore, is in favor of the workmen, it is always just and equitable; but it is sometimes otherwise when in favor of the masters. ¬;Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality. Adele Brookman – 195?- :American, private psychotherapist esp Psychercise & nurturing self-care ¬;Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life. Adeline Virginia Woolf, nee Stephen – 1882-1941:English, novelist, essay, lit critic, pub, feminist activist ¬;Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue. ¬;I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street. ¬;If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people. ¬;Literature is strewn with the wreckage of those who have minded beyond reason the opinion of others. ¬;Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. ¬;Once you begin to take yourself seriously as a leader or as a follower, as a modern or as a conservative, then you become a self-conscious, biting, and scratching little animal whose work is not of the slightest value or


importance to anybody. ¬;The older one grows, the more one likes indecency. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II – 1900-1965:American, journalist, lawyer, Dem pol, Illinois Gov, US Pres cand ¬;All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. ¬;I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them. ¬;If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. ¬;It is often easier to fight for one's principles that to live up to them. ¬;Its not enough to have every intelligent person in the country voting for me – I need a majority. ¬;Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains. ¬;Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. ¬;My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ¬;Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff. ¬;The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. ¬;The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is... the ultimate indignity to the democratic process. ¬;When you sling mud, you lose ground. ¬;Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one. Adolf Hitler – 1889-1945:Austrian born German, artist, National Socialist (Nazi) pol, German Fuhrer ¬;Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it. ¬;The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category. ¬;What luck for rulers that men do not think. Adrienne E. Gusoff – 195?- :American, writer, motivational speaker, col, humourist, greeting-card des ¬;Any woman who thinks the way to a man's heart is through his stomach is aiming about 10 inches too high. ¬;The world is round; it has no point. Aeschylus – c.525-c.456 BC:Eleusis Athens born Greek, play inc Agamemnon, aka the Father of Tragedy ¬;In war, truth is the first casualty. ¬;It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. Aesop – c. 620-560 B.C.:of Eastern Mediterranean origin, probably a freed slave, writer esp fables ¬;Appearances often are deceiving. ¬;Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. ¬;Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ¬;Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. ¬;Familiarity breeds contempt. ¬;It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. ¬;It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters. ¬;The gods help them that help themselves. ¬;The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. ¬;We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller aka Agatha Christie–1890-1976:English, short story & novel esp crime, play ¬;An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her ¬;Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions. ¬;I did not deceive you, mon ami. At most, I permitted you to deceive yourself. ¬;I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them. ¬;If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. ¬;One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. ¬;People are like that too. They create a false door - to deceive. If they are conscious of weakness, of inefficiency, they make an imposing door of self-assertion, of bluster, of overwhelming authority - and, after a time, they get to believe in it themselves. They think, and everybody thinks, that they are like that. But behind that door, Renisenb, is a bare rock ... And so when reality comes and touches them with the feather of truth their true self reasserts itself. ¬;The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances. ¬;Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.


Agnes George deMille–1905-1993:American, dancer, choreographer esp USrealism, found HeritageDance ¬;Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. ¬;No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently. Agnes Repplier – 1858-1950:American, essayist inc Books & Men, writer esp bio inc Junipero Serra, wit ¬;Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their pedestals. ¬;We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh. Ahmed Salman Rushdie – 1947- :Indian born British, essayist, novelist inc Satanic Verses, screenwriter ¬;A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return. ¬;But names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit. ¬;Children are the vessels into which adults pour their poison. ¬;I do not envy people who think they have a complete explanation of the world, for the simple reason that they are obviously wrong. ¬;I've been worrying about God a little bit lately. It seems as if he's been lashing out, you know, destroying cities, annihilating places. It seems like he's been in a bad mood. And I think it has to do with the quality of lovers he's been getting. If you look at the people who love God now, you know, if I was God, I'd need to destroy something. ¬;If we allow ourselves to be terrorized by fear of the terrorists, then they have won. ¬;Meaning is a shaky edifice we build out of scraps, dogmas, childhood injuries, newspaper articles, chance remarks, old films, small victories, people hated, people loved; perhaps it is because of our sense of what is the case is constructed from such inadequate materials that we defend it so fiercely, even to the death. ¬;The ability to be frivolous in a serious time is not to be underestimated. ¬;The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas — uncertainty, progress, change — into crimes. ¬;The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame. ¬;What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. ¬;What kind of God is it who's upset by a cartoon in Danish? Akio Morita – 1921-1999:Japanese, ent, founded Sony, Sony Chairman, writer inc Gakureki Muyō Ron ¬;Curiosity is the key to creativity. Al McGuire – 1928-2001:American, NBA basketball player, basketball coach esp Marquette Univ, broadc ¬;I think the world is run by 'C' students. Alain de Lille aka Alanus ab Insulis – c.1128-1202:French, theologian, lecturer, poet, mystic, writer ¬;Do not hold as gold all that shines as gold. Alan Alexander Milne – 1882-1956:English, novelist esp children inc ChrisRobin, play, poet, writer, editor ¬;A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference. ¬;It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" ¬;No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature ¬;One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries ¬;People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather, they have grey fluff that's blown into their heads by mistake. ¬;The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. ¬;To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks. ¬;When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it. ¬;You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. Alan Coren – 1938-2007:English, writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, col, broadc, TV panellist, editor ¬;Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear. ¬;I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things. ¬;The Act of God designation on all insurance policies; which means, roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you. Alan Curtis Kay – 1940- :American, comp sci, Comp Sci Prof, company researcher, created OOP&GUI ¬;A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points. ¬;By the time I got to school, I had already read a couple hundred books. I knew in the first grade that they were lying to me because I had already been exposed to other points of view. School is basically about one point of


view — the one the teacher has or the textbooks have. They don't like the idea of having different points of view, so it was a battle. Of course I would pipe up with my five-year-old voice. ¬;Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. ¬;Simple things should be simple, complex things should be possible. ¬;Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born. ¬;The best way to predict the future is to invent it. ¬;The real romance is out ahead and yet to come. The computer revolution hasn't started yet. Don't be misled by the enormous flow of money into bad de facto standards for unsophisticated buyers using poor adaptations of incomplete ideas. Alan Dean Foster – 1946- :American, novelist esp fantasy & science fiction, writer, screen inc Star Trek ¬;Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. Alan John Percivale Taylor – 1906-1990:English, historian esp Central Europe, Prof of History, writer, col ¬;History is not another name for the past, as many people imply. It is the name for stories about the past. ¬;No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. ¬;The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace, carried the nations to war by their own weight. Alan Mathison Turing – 1912-1954:English, math, cryptanalyst, comp scientist inc artificial intelligence ¬;I am not very impressed with theological arguments whatever they may be used to support. Such arguments have often been found unsatisfactory in the past. In the time of Galileo it was argued that the texts, "And the sun stood still... and hasted not to go down about a whole day" (Joshua x. 13) and "He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not move at any time" (Psalm cv. 5) were an adequate refutation of the Copernican theory. ¬;No, I'm not interested in developing a powerful brain. All I'm after is just a mediocre brain, something like the President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. ¬;We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. Alan Patrick Herbert – 1890-1971:English, novelist, writer, columnist , MP, liberal divorce law activist ¬;A highbrow is the kind of person who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso. ¬;It cannot be too clearly understood that this is not a free country, and it will be an evil day for the legal profession when it is. ¬;Justice should be cheap but judges expensive. ¬;The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. ¬;The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time. Alan Stewart Paton – 1903-1988:SouthAfrican, teacher, pol act, novel inc CryTheBelovedCountry, writer ¬;To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man. ¬;When a deep injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. Alan Stuart 'Al' Franken – 1951- :American, comedian, actor, screen, Dem politician, Minnesota US Sen ¬;I think if you're going to do a movie about Reagan, you do it about the fact that he created the huge deficit, that he armed the Mujahideen, that he armed Saddam, that he armed Iran, that he armed two-thirds of the Axis of Evil, and that he funded terrorists in Central America. He was, in my mind, a terrible president. ¬;If you listen to a lot of conservatives, they'll tell you that the difference between them and us is that conservatives love America and liberals hate America.... They don't get it. We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, they love America the way a 4-year-old loves her Mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a 4-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow. Love takes attention and work and is the best thing in the world. ¬;Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from. ¬;Most of us here in the media are what I call infotainers...Rush Limbaugh is what I call a disinfotainer. He entertains by spreading disinformation. ¬;The biases the media has are much bigger than conservative or liberal. They're about getting ratings, about making money, about doing stories that are easy to cover. ¬;There's no liberal echo chamber in this country. There's a right-wing echo chamber. I want to create a countervailing echo chamber. ¬;What I do is taking what they say and using it against them. What I do is jujutsu. ¬;When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. ¬;Whining is just anger coming out of a very small opening. Alan Wilson Watts – 1915-1973:English, writer, philosopher, theo, speaker, interpreter of Asian religions ¬;Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them.


Alan Whitney Brown – 1952- :American, writer, comedian esp stand up inc Sat Night Live, radio broadc ¬;Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait ¬;That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail no one is laughing at you. Alara Rogers – 197?- : American, writer, novelist, short-story writer esp SF, Aleph Press contributor ¬;First they came for the hackers. But I never did anything illegal with my computer, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the pornographers. But I thought there was too much smut on the Internet anyway, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the anonymous remailers. But a lot of nasty stuff gets sent from, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the encryption users. But I could never figure out how to work PGP anyway, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for me. And by that time there was no one left to speak up. Alban Goodier – 1869-1939:English, Jesuit priest, writer esp religious biography, Archbishop of Bombay ¬;Those who face that which is actually before them, unburdened by the past, undistracted by the future, these are they who live, who make the best use of their lives; these are those who have found the secret of contentment. Albert Camus – 1913-1960:Algerian born French, writer, novel, journ, phil esp absurdism, won Nobel Lit ¬;Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question. ¬; walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend. ¬;I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. ¬;It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners. ¬;The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. ¬;The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants. ¬;Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity. ¬;We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives...inside ourselves. ¬;What is a rebel? A man who says no. ¬;When a war breaks out, people say: "It's too stupid, it can't last long." But though a war may be "too stupid," that doesn't prevent its lasting. ¬;You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. Albert Einstein–1879-1955:GermanbornAmerican, theoretical physic, phil, Prof, writer, wonNobelPhysics ¬;A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. ¬;All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ¬; man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. ¬;As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. ¬;Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish. ¬;Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity. ¬;Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ¬;Ethical axioms are found and tested not very differently from the axioms of science. Truth is what stands the test of experience. ¬;Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. ¬;Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler. ¬;Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ¬;Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. ¬;Force always attracts men of low morality. ¬;Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity. ¬;Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfils the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form. ¬;Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism


-- how passionately I hate them! ¬;He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. ¬;I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ¬;I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity ¬;I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. ¬;I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. ¬;If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, Of what, then, is an empty desk a sign? ¬;If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. ¬;If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. ¬;If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? ¬;Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create. ¬;Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. ¬;In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ¬;Isn't it strange that I who have written only unpopular books should be such a popular fellow? ¬;It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is "human materiel". ¬;It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. ¬;It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. ¬;It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expressions and knowledge. Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty. ¬;It's not that I'm so smart , it's just that I stay with problems longer. ¬;It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid. ¬;Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. ¬;Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. ¬;Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ¬;My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. ¬;Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. ¬;Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it. ¬;Never underestimate your own ignorance. ¬;No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. ¬;Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. ¬;Nothing in the world makes people so afraid as the influence of independent-minded people. ¬; you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy. ¬;One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community. ¬;Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. ¬;Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ¬;Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. ¬;The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. ¬;The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible. ¬;The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.


¬;The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them. ¬;The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible. ¬;The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. ¬;The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ¬;The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. ¬;The state is made for man, not man for the state.... That is to say, the state should be our servant and not we its slaves. ¬;The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live. ¬;The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self. ¬;The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ¬;Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. ¬;Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ¬;We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. ¬;When all think alike, no one thinks very much. ¬;When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about. ¬;Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the Gods. ¬;Wisdom is not a product of schooling, but of the life- long attempt to acquire it. ¬;You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. Albert Joseph Guerard – 1914-2000:American, novelist inc Night Journey, lit critic, essayist, English Prof ¬;Doubt 'til thou canst doubt no more...doubt is thought and thought is life. Systems which end doubt are devices for drugging thought. ¬;We have Caspar Weinberger and others suggesting that we can 'prevail' in a protracted war in spite of 50 or 100 million Americans dead. At an intellectual level, this suggests a failure to consult history, and the lesson that governments do not survive catastrophic defeat, which nuclear war would do to both sides. At a visual level, it is a failure to see what 50 or 100 million deaths 'look like.' Albert Guinon – 1863-1923:French, play esp comedic & war themes inc Remarques Autour de la Guerre ¬;There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves. ¬;When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right. Albert Jay Nock–1873-1945:American, Episcopalian priest, journalist, editor, essayist, philosopher, writer ¬;Considering mankind's indifference to freedom, their easy gullibility and their facile response to conditioning, one might very plausibly argue that collectivism is the political mode best suited to their disposition and their capacities. Under its regime, the citizen, like the soldier, is relieved of the burden of initiative and is divested of all responsibility, save for doing as he is told. ¬;Get up in one of our industrial centres today and say that two and two make four, and if there is any financial interest concerned in maintaining that two and two make five, the police will bash your head in. Then what choice have you, save to degenerate either into a fool or into a hypocrite? And who wants to live in a land of fools and hypocrites? ¬;I could see how "democracy" might do very well in a society of saints and sages led by an Alfred or an Antoninus Pius. Short of that, I was unable to see how it could come to anything but an ad-hocracy of mass-men led by a sagacious knave. ¬;I had a desultory talk with one devotee of expediency not long ago, a good friend and a thoroughly excellent man. He was all worked up over the activities of Communists and what he called pink Socialists, especially in the colleges and churches. He said they were corrupting the youth, and he was strong for having them coerced into silence. I could not see it that way. I told him it seemed pretty clear that Mr. Jefferson was right when he said that the effect of coercion was "to make one half the people fools and the other half hypocrites, and to support roguery and error all over the earth"; look at Germany and Italy! I thought our youth could manage to bear up under a little corrupting — they always have — and if they were corrupted by Communism, they stood a first-rate chance to get over it, whereas if they grew up fools or hypocrites, they would never get over it. I added that Mr. Jefferson was right when he said that "it is error alone which needs the support of government; truth can stand by itself." One glance at governments anywhere in the world proves that. Well, then, the surest way to make our youth suspect that there may be something in Communism would be for the government to outlaw it. ¬;In general I wish we were in the habit of conveying our meanings in plain explicit terms rather than by


indirection and by euphemism, as we so regularly do. My point is that habitual indirection in speech supports and stimulates a habit of indirection in thought; and this habit, if not pretty closely watched, runs off into intellectual dishonesty ...the upshot of our willingness to accept a reality, provided we do not hear it named, or provided we ourselves are not obliged to name it, leads us to accept many realities that we ought not to accept. It leads to many and serious moral misjudgments of both facts and persons; in other words, it leads straight into a profound intellectual dishonesty. ¬;It would seem that in Paine's view the code of government should be that of the legendary King Pausole, who prescribed but two laws for his subjects, the first being, Hurt no man, and the second, Then do as you please. ¬;Once, I remember, I ran across the case of a boy who had been sentenced to prison, a poor, scared little brat, who had intended something no worse than mischief, and it turned out to be a crime. The judge said he disliked to sentence the lad; it seemed the wrong thing to do; but the law left him no option. I was struck by this. The judge, then, was doing something as an official that he would not dream of doing as a man; and he could do it without any sense of responsibility, or discomfort, simply because he was acting as an official and not as a man. On this principle of action, it seemed to me that one could commit almost any kind of crime without getting into trouble with one's conscience. Clearly, a great crime had been committed against this boy; yet nobody who had had a hand in it — the judge, the jury, the prosecutor, the complaining witness, the policemen and jailers — felt any responsibility about it, because they were not acting as men, but as officials. Clearly, too, the public did not regard them as criminals, but rather as upright and conscientious men. The idea came to me then, vaguely but unmistakably, that if the primary intention of government was not to abolish crime but merely to monopolize crime, no better device could be found for doing it than the inculcation of precisely this frame of mind in the officials and in the public; for the effect of this was to exempt both from any allegiance to those sanctions of humanity or decency which anyone of either class, acting as an individual, would have felt himself bound to respect — nay, would have wished to respect. ¬;The differentiation of conservatism rests on the estimate of necessity in any given case. Thus conservatism is purely an ad hoc affair; its findings vary with conditions, and are good for this day and train only. Conservatism is not a body of opinion, it has no set platform or creed, and hence, strictly speaking, there is no such thing as a hundred-per-cent conservative group or party … Nor is conservatism an attitude of sentiment. Dickens's fine old unintelligent characters who "kept up the barrier, sir, against modern innovations" were not conservatives. They were sentimental obstructionists, probably also obscurantists, but not conservatives. ¬;The mentality of an army on the march is merely so much delayed adolescence; it remains persistently, incorrigibly and notoriously infantile. ¬;The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive state known to history originated in any other manner. Oppenheimer defines the State as an institution forced on a defeated group by a conquering group to systematize the domination. This domination had no other final purpose than the economic exploitation. ¬;The practical reason for freedom is that freedom seems to be the only condition under which any kind of substantial moral fiber can be developed — we have tried law, compulsion and authoritarianism of various kinds, and the result is nothing to be proud of. ¬;The State...both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing. ¬;The State's criminality is nothing new and nothing to be wondered at. It began when the first predatory group of men clustered together and formed the State, and it will continue as long as the State exists in the world, because the State is fundamentally an anti-social institution, fundamentally criminal. The idea that the State originated to serve any kind of social purpose is completely unhistorical. It originated in conquest and confiscation—that is to say, in crime. It originated for the purpose of maintaining the division of society into an owning-and-exploiting class and a property-less dependent class — that is, for a criminal purpose. No State known to history originated in any other manner, or for any other purpose. Like all predatory or parasitic institutions, its first instinct is that of self-preservation. All its enterprises are directed first towards preserving its own life, and, second, towards increasing its own power and enlarging the scope of its own activity. For the sake of this it will, and regularly does, commit any crime which circumstances make expedient. ¬;Wherever economic exploitation has been for any reason either impracticable or unprofitable, the State has never come into existence; government has existed, but the State, never. Albert Schweitzer – 1875-1965:German born French, phil, theo, musician, physician, won Nobel Peace ¬;A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint. ¬;An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. . . The truly wise person is colour-blind. ¬;Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.


¬;Big nations are like chickens. They like to make big noises, but very often it is no more than squabbling. ¬;Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate. ¬;Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside. ¬;Faith which refuses to face indisputable facts is but little faith. Truth is always gain, however hard it is to accommodate ourselves to it. To linger in any kind of untruth proves to be a departure from the straight way of faith. ¬;Grow into your ideals so that life cannot rob you of them. ¬;In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ¬;It is the fate of every truth to be an object of ridicule when it is first acclaimed. It was once considered foolish to suppose that black men were really human beings and ought to be treated as such. What was once foolish has now become a recognized truth. Today it is considered as exaggeration to proclaim constant respect for every form of life as being the serious demand of a rational ethic. But the time is coming when people will be amazed that the human race existed so long before it recognized that thoughtless injury to life is incompatible with real ethics. Ethics is in its unqualified form extended responsibility to everything that has life. ¬;Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile. ¬;Never for a moment do we lay aside our mistrust of the ideals established by society, and of the convictions which are kept by it in circulation. We always know that society is full of folly and will deceive us in the matter of humanity. ... humanity meaning consideration for the existence and the happiness of individual human beings. ¬;Not less strong than the will to truth must be the will to sincerity. Only an age, which can show the courage of sincerity, can possess truth ¬;The awareness that we are all human beings together has become lost in war and through politics. ¬;The disastrous feature of our civilization is that it is far more developed materially than spiritually. Its balance is disturbed ... Now come the facts to summon us to reflect. They tell us in terribly harsh language that a civilization which develops only on its material side, and not in the sphere of the spirit ... heads for disaster. ¬;The great fault of all ethics hitherto has been that they believed themselves to have to deal only with the relations of man to man. In reality, however, the question is what is his attitude to the world and all life that comes within his reach. A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, and that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help. Only the universal ethic of the feeling of responsibility in an ever-widening sphere for all that lives — only that ethic can be founded in thought. ... The ethic of Reverence for Life, therefore, comprehends within itself everything that can be described as love, devotion, and sympathy whether in suffering, joy, or effort. ¬;The restoration of our world-view can come only as a result of inexorably truth-loving and recklessly courageous thought. Such thinking alone is mature enough to learn by experience how the rational, when it thinks itself out to a conclusion, passes necessarily over into the non-rational. World- and life-affirmation and ethics are non-rational. They are not justified by any corresponding knowledge of the nature of the world, but are the disposition in which, through the inner compulsion of our will-to-live, we determine our relation to the world. ¬;The spirit of the age is filled with the disdain for thinking. ¬;The thinking man must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition and surrounded by a halo. When we have a choice, we must avoid bringing torment and injury into the life of another, even the lowliest creature; to do so is to renounce our manhood and shoulder a guilt which nothing justifies. ¬;The tragedy of life is not that we die, but is rather, what dies inside a man while he lives. ¬;To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic. ¬;Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ¬;Very little of the great cruelty shown by men can really be attributed to cruel instinct. Most of it comes from thoughtlessness or inherited habit. The roots of cruelty, therefore, are not so much strong as widespread. ¬;We have learned to tolerate the facts of war: that men are killed en masse — some twenty million in the Second World War — that whole cities and their inhabitants are annihilated by the atomic bomb, that men are turned into living torches by incendiary bombs. We learn of these things from the radio or newspapers and we judge them according to whether they signify success for the group of peoples to which we belong, or for our enemies. When we do admit to ourselves that such acts are the results of inhuman conduct, our admission is accompanied by the thought that the very fact of war itself leaves us no option but to accept them. In resigning ourselves to our fate without a struggle, we are guilty of inhumanity. ¬;You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too. ¬;You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.


Albert Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt–1893-1986:Hungarian, physio, disc VitC, pol, won Nobel Physiology ¬;A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. ¬;Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ¬;Senescent judges show how patriotic they are by passing out hard sentences for tearing up a draft card or following one's conscience according to the principles established by our country at the Nuremburg trials. Albie Sachs – 1935- :South African, lawyer, writer, ANC NationalExecutive, SAConstitutionalCourt judge ¬;Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. Alcuin of York – 735-804:Northumbrian English, theo, scholar, poet, architect of Carolingian Renaissance ¬;And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. Aldous Leonard Huxley–1894-1963:English, writer, novel, essay, editor, poet, phil, humanist, anti-war act ¬;A country which proposes to make use of modern war as an instrument of policy must possess a highly centralized, all-powerful executive, hence the absurdity of talking about the defense of democracy by force of arms. A democracy which makes or effectively prepares for modern scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. ¬;An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex. ¬;At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas. ¬;Because machines could be made progressively more and more efficient, Western man came to believe that men and societies would automatically register a corresponding moral and spiritual improvement. Attention and allegiance came to be paid, not to Eternity, but to the Utopian future. External circumstances came to be regarded as more important than states of mind about external circumstances, and the end of human life was held to be action, with contemplation as a means to that end. These false and historically, aberrant and heretical doctrines are now systematically taught in our schools and repeated, day in, day out, by those anonymous writers of advertising copy who, more than any other teachers, provide European and American adults with their current philosophy of life. And so effective has been the propaganda that even professing Christians accept the heresy unquestioningly and are quite unconscious of its complete incompatibility with their own or anybody else’s religion. ¬;Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions. ¬;Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean. ¬;Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. ¬;Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. ¬;Experience teaches only the teachable. ¬;Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. ¬;For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. ¬;From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. ¬;Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. ¬;Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power. ¬;It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'Try to be a little kinder.' ¬;It is man's intelligence that makes him so often behave more stupidly than the beasts. ... Man is impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic. Thus, no animal is clever enough, when there is a drought, to imagine that the rain is being withheld by evil spirits, or as punishment for its transgressions. Therefore you never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. No horse, for example would kill one of its foals to make the wind change direction. Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, intelligent enough. ¬;Liberty, as we all know, cannot flourish in a country that is permanently on a war footing, or even a near war footing. Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of central government. ¬;Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.


¬;Most ignorance is invincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know ¬;Never give children a chance of imagining that anything exists in isolation. Make it plain from the very beginning that all living is relationship. Show them relationships in the woods, in the fields, in the ponds and streams, in the village and in the country around it. Rub it in. ¬;One Folk, One Realm, One Leader. Union with the unity of an insect swarm. Knowledge-less understanding of nonsense and diabolism. And then the newsreel camera had cut back to the serried ranks, the swastikas, the brass bands, the yelling hypnotist on the rostrum. And here once again, in the glare of his inner light, was the brown insect-like column, marching endlessly to the tunes of this rococo horror-music. Onward Nazi soldiers, onward Christian soldiers, onward Marxists and Muslims, onward every chosen People, every Crusader and Holy War-maker. Onward into misery, into all wickedness, into death! ¬;People are much too solemn about things - I'm all for sticking pins into episcopal behinds. ¬;So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable. ¬;That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent. ¬;That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. ¬;The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. ¬;The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. ¬;The silent bear no witness against themselves. ¬;There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner. ¬;Things somehow seem more real and vivid when one can apply somebody else's ready-made phrase about them. ¬;To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. ¬;To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves. ¬;To us, the moment 8:17 A.M. means something - something very important, if it happens to be the starting time of our daily train. To our ancestors, such an odd eccentric instant was without significance - did not even exist. In inventing the locomotive, Watt and Stevenson were part inventors of time. ¬;Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. Consistent intellectualism and spirituality may be socially valuable, up to a point; but they make, gradually, for individual death. ¬; we choose to decentralize and to use applied science, not as the end to which human beings are to be made the means, but as the means to producing a race of free individuals, we have only two alternatives to choose from: either a number of national, militarized totalitarianisms, having as their root the terror of the atomic bomb and as their consequence the destruction of civilization (or, if the warfare is limited, the perpetuation of militarism); or else one supra-national totalitarianism, called into existence by the social chaos resulting from rapid technological progress in general and the atomic revolution in particular, and developing, under the need for efficiency and stability, into the welfare-tyranny of Utopia. You pays your money and you takes your choice. ¬;We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes. ¬;What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood. ¬;When truth is nothing but the truth, its unnatural, it's an abstraction that resembles nothing in the real world. In nature there are always so many other irrelevant things mixed up with the essential truth. ¬;Words can be like X-rays, if you use them properly- they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced. ¬;Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you angry. ¬;You can't consume much if you sit still and read books. Aleck William 'Alec' Bourne–1886-1974:English, gynaecologist, Pres RSM-Gynaecological section, writer ¬;It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn – 1918-2008:Russian, historian, novelist, teacher, won Nobel Lit Prize ¬;A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny. ¬;Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. ¬;Can a man who's warm understand one who's freezing? ¬;Do not pursue what is illusory - property and position: all that is gained at the expense of your nerves decade after decade and can be confiscated in one fell night. Live with a steady superiority over life - don't be afraid of misfortune, and do not yearn after happiness; it is after all, all the same: the bitter doesn't last forever, and the sweet never fills the cup to overflowing. ¬;If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere committing evil deeds, and it were


necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? ¬;It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions— especially selfish ones. ¬;Our envy of others devours us most of all. ¬;Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig. ¬;The demands of internal growth are incomparably more important to us...than the need for any external expansion of our power. ¬;The lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State. Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle. ¬;Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. ¬;You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in your power - he's free again. Alexander Graham Bell – 1847-1922:American, sci, engineer, inventor, Professor of Vocal Physiology ¬;Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. ¬;When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Hamilton–1755-1804:Nevis born American, econ, phil, 1stUS TreasurySec, US Founding Father ¬;Has it been found that bodies of men act with more rectitude or greater disinterestedness than individuals? The contrary of this has been inferred by all accurate observers of the conduct of mankind; and the inference is founded upon obvious reasons. Regard to reputation has a less active influence, when the infamy of a bad action is to be divided among a number than when it is to fall singly upon one. A spirit of faction, which is apt to mingle its poison in the deliberations of all bodies of men, will often hurry the persons of whom they are composed into improprieties and excesses, for which they would blush in a private capacity. ¬;In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution. ¬;Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others. ¬;The passions of a revolution are apt to hurry even good men into excesses. ¬;Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Humphreys Woollcott – 1887-1943:American, drama & social critic, columnist, radio broadc ¬;A hick town is one where there is no place to go where you shouldn't go. ¬;All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening. ¬;Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. ¬;The English have an extraordinary ability for flying into a great calm. ¬;The two oldest professions in the world — ruined by amateurs. Alexander Pope – 1688-1744:English, poet, journ, satirist, trans esp Homer, essay inc Essay on Criticism ¬;A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring ¬;A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ¬;And all who told it added something new, And all who heard it made enlargements too. ¬;Fools admire, but men of sense approve. ¬;Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. ¬;He who tells a lie is not sensible of how great a task he undertakes; for he must be forced to invent twenty more to maintain that one. ¬;It is with our judgments as with our watches; no two go just alike, yet each believes his own. ¬;O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name. ¬;One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. ¬;The general cry is against ingratitude, but the complaint is misplaced, it should be against vanity; none but direct villains are capable of wilful ingratitude; but almost everybody is capable of thinking he hath done more that another deserves, while the other thinks he hath received less than he deserves. ¬;To err is human, to forgive divine. Alexander III aka the Great – 356-323 B.C.:Macedonian Greek, King of Macedon etc, Gen, strategist, dip ¬;I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. ¬;Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal. Alexandre Ledru-Rollin – 1807-1874:French, lawyer, writer, founded Réforme newspaper, pol, Pres cand ¬;I've got to follow them - I am their leader.


Alexis-Charles-Henri Clérel de Tocqueville–1805-1859:French, writer, pol, historian esp American studies ¬;All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it. ¬;As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in? ¬;Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort. ¬;Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ¬;Every central government worships uniformity: uniformity relieves it from inquiry into an infinity of details. ¬;History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies ¬;I have come across men of letters who have written history without taking part in public affairs, and politicians who have concerned themselves with producing events without thinking about them. I have observed that the first are always inclined to find general causes whereas the second, living in the midst of disconnected daily facts, are prone to imagine that everything is attributable to particular incidents, and that the wires they pull are the same as those that move the world. It is to be presumed that both are equally deceived. ¬;I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. ¬;In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. ¬;It is almost never when a state of things is the most detestable that it is smashed, but when, beginning to improve, it permits men to breathe, to reflect, to communicate their thoughts with each other, and to gauge by what they already have the extent of their rights and their grievances. The weight, although less heavy, seems then all the more unbearable. ¬;The best laws cannot make a constitution work in spite of morals; morals can turn the worst laws to advantage. That is a commonplace truth, but one to which my studies are always bringing me back. ¬;The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express. ¬;The last thing a political party gives up is its vocabulary. This is because, in party politics as in other matters, it is the crowd who dictates the language, and the crowd relinquishes the ideas it has been given more readily than the words it has learned. ¬;The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through. ¬;The will of the nation" is one of those expressions which have been most profusely abused by the wily and the despotic of every age. ¬;There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. Alfred A. Knopf – 1892-1984:American, publisher, found Alfred Knopf Inc esp for European lit, writer ¬;An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. Alfred Adler – 1870-1937:Austrian, physician, psych, found individual psych, Medicine Professor, writer ¬;Distorted history boasts of bellicose glory . . . and seduces the souls of boys to seek mystical bliss in bloodshed and in battles. ¬;It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. ¬;Man knows much more than he understands. ¬;The chief danger in life is taking too many precautions. ¬;To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. ¬;Violence as a way of gaining being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor (and) national security. ¬;War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man. AlfredCharlesKinsey – 1894-1956:American, biol, sexologist esp humansexuality, Entomology&Zoo Prof ¬;Males do not represent two discrete populations, heterosexual and homosexual. The world is not to be divided into sheep and goats. Not all things are black nor all things white. It is a fundamental of taxonomy that nature rarely deals with discrete categories. Only the human mind invents categories and tries to force facts into separated pigeon-holes. The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects. The sooner we learn this concerning human sexual behavior, the sooner we shall reach a sound understanding of the realities of sex. ¬;The history of medicine proves that in so far as man seeks to know himself and face his whole nature, he has become free from bewildered fear, despondent shame, or arrant hypocrisy. As long as sex is dealt with in the


current confusion of ignorance and sophistication, denial and indulgence, suppression and stimulation, punishment and exploitation, secrecy and display, it will be associated with a duplicity and indecency that lead neither to intellectual honesty nor human dignity. ¬;The impression that infra-human mammals more or less confine themselves to heterosexual activities is a distortion of the fact which appears to have originated in a man-made philosophy, rather than in specific observations of mammalian behavior. Biologists and psychologists who have accepted the doctrine that the only natural function of sex is reproduction, have simply ignored the existence of sexual activity which is not reproductive. They have assumed that heterosexual responses are a part of an animal's innate, "instinctive" equipment, and that all other types of sexual activity represent "perversions" of the "normal instincts". Such interpretations are, however, mystical. They do not originate in our knowledge of the physiology of sexual response (Chapter 15), and can be maintained only if one assumes that sexual function is in some fashion divorced from the physiologic processes which control other functions of the animal body. ¬;The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform. ¬;Theories of childhood attachments to one or the other parent, theories of fixation at some infantile level of sexual development, interpretations of homosexuality as neurotic or psychopathic behavior or moral degeneracy, and other philosophic interpretations are not supported by scientific research, and are contrary to the specific data on our series of female and male histories. Alfred Edward Wiggam – 18??-19??:American, journalist, col, writer eugenics-racial Darwinism activist ¬;A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time. Alfred Joseph Hitchcock – 1899-1980:English & American, title designer, screen, dir inc thrillers, prod ¬;Conversation is the enemy of good wine and food. ¬;I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle. ¬;In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. ¬;Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. ¬;Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house. ¬;We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like. ¬;When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.' Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski–1879-1950:Polish born American, phil esp gen semantics, math, eng ¬;There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking. Alfred North Whitehead – 1861-1947:English, writer, essay, mathematician, phil esp process phil, lecturer ¬;All the world over and at all times there have been practical men, absorbed in 'irreducible and stubborn facts': all the world over and at all times there have been men of philosophic temperament, who have been absorbed in the weaving of general principles. ¬;Culture is activity of thought, and receptiveness to beauty and humane feeling. Scraps of information have nothing to do with it. A merely well informed man is the most useless bore on God's earth. ¬;Education is the acquisition of the art of the utilisation of knowledge. ¬;Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it. ¬;I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether. ¬;It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. ¬;Ninety percent of our lives is governed by emotion. Our brains merely register and act upon what is telegraphed to them by our bodily experience. Intellect is to emotion as our clothes are to our bodies; we could not very well have civilized life without clothes, but we would be in a poor way if we had only clothes without bodies. ¬;Our habitual experience is a complex of failure and success in the enterprise of interpretation. If we desire a record of uninterpreted experience, we must ask a stone to record its autobiography. ¬;Our minds are finite, and yet even in these circumstances of finitude we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of human life is to grasp as much as we can out of the infinitude. ¬;The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanations of complex facts. We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be, "Seek simplicity and distrust it." ¬;The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order ¬;The chief danger to philosophy is narrowness in the selection of evidence.


¬;The consequences of a plethora of half-digested theoretical knowledge are deplorable. ¬;The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy. ¬;The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial... he cannot go along with currents and trends. ¬;There is a quality of life which lies always beyond the mere fact of life; and when we include the quality in the fact, there is still omitted the quality of the quality. ¬;Through and through the world is infested with quantity. To talk sense is to talk quantities, It is no use saying the nation is large- how large? It is no use saying that radium is scarce- how scarce? You can not evade quantity. You may fly to poetry and music and quantity and number will face you in your rhythms and your octaves. ¬;We think in generalities, but we live in detail. ¬;What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike. ¬;You can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. Alfred Tennyson, 1stBaron – 1809-1892:English, writer, play, poet esp classic mythology, UKPoet Laureate ¬;I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. ¬;Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ¬;The greater man the greater courtesy. ¬;The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. ¬;There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds. ¬;To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. Alice Childress – 1920-1994:American, actress, playwright inc Florence, writer, screen, social activist ¬;A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself!... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped. Alice Malsenior Walker – 1944- :American, writer, novel inc Color Purple, feminist activist, won Pulitzer ¬;Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. ¬;I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as the handing down of answers. So much of what passes for teaching is merely a pointing out of what items to want. Alicia Christian 'Jodie' Foster – 1962- :American, actress inc Silence of theLambs, director, won 2 Oscars ¬;Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum aka Ayn Rand – 1905-1982:Russian born American, play, novelist, phil ¬;Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. ¬;Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. ¬;Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. ¬;Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud. ¬;Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone. ¬;Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it. ¬;Statism needs war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free country survives by producing. ¬;The alleged short-cut to knowledge, which is faith, is only a short-circuit destroying the mind. ¬;The right to vote is a consequence, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny. ¬;The secrets of this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who seek them. ¬;The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum. whenever evil wins, it is only by default: by the moral failure of those who evade the fact that there can be no compromise on basic principles. Allan Copelon aka Allan Sherman – 1924-1973:American, musician, song, broadcaster, producer, satirist ¬;A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray." Allard KennethLowenstein–1929-1980:American, writer, Dem pol, NY USCong, civil rights&anti-war act ¬;The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.


Allen Stewart Konigsberg aka Woody Allen – 1935- :American, actor, writer, screen, dir, won 3 Oscars ¬;A fast word about oral contraception. I was involved in an extremely good example of oral contraception two weeks ago. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said "no." ¬;After all, there are worse things in life than death. If you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know what I'm talking about. ¬;As a film-maker, I'm not interested in 9/11's too small, history overwhelms it. The history of the world is like: He kills me, I kill him, only with different cosmetics and different castings. So in 2001, some fanatics killed some Americans, and now some Americans are killing some Iraqis. And in my childhood, some Nazis killed Jews. And now, some Jewish people and some Palestinians are killing each other. Political questions, if you go back thousands of years, are ephemeral, not important. History is the same thing over and over again. ¬;Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. ¬;Can we actually "know" the universe? My God, it's hard enough finding your way around in Chinatown. ¬;Don't knock masturbation — it's sex with someone I love. ¬;How could I not have known that there are little things the size of "Planck length" in the universe, which are a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter? Imagine if you dropped one in a dark theater how hard it would be to find. ¬;Human beings are divided into mind and body. The mind embraces all the nobler aspirations, like poetry and philosophy, but the body has all the fun. ¬;I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland. ¬;I feel sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it's fantastic. ¬;I think crime pays. The hours are good, you meet a lot of interesting people, you travel a lot. ¬;I think Mr. Mellish is a traitor to this country because his views are different from the views of the president and others of his kind. Differences of opinion should be tolerated, but not when they're too different. Then he becomes a subversive mother. ¬;I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me. ¬;I was walking through the woods, thinking about Christ. If he was a carpenter, I wondered what he charged for bookshelves. ¬;I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded, dead. ¬;I worked with Freud in Vienna. We broke over the concept of penis envy. He thought it should be limited to women. ¬;I'm not really the heroic type. I was beat up by Quakers. ¬;If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. ¬;If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank. ¬;Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right. ¬;It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. ¬;It [sex] was the most fun I ever had without laughing. ¬;Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions. ¬;More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. ¬;My brain: it's my second favorite organ. ¬;My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty. ¬;No, I don't think you're paranoid. I think you're the opposite of paranoid. I think you walk around with the insane delusion that people like you. ¬;Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends. ¬;Of all the famous men who ever lived, the one I would most like to have been was Socrates. Not just because he was a great thinker, because I have been known to have some reasonably profound insights myself, although mine invariably revolve around a Swedish airline stewardess and some handcuffs. ¬;Oh, he was probably a member of the National Rifle Association. It was a group that helped criminals get guns so they could shoot citizens. It was a public service. ¬;On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down. ¬;Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best. ¬;The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. ¬;This is so antiseptic. It's empty. Why do you think this is funny? You're going by audience reaction? This is an audience that's raised on television, their standards have been systematically lowered over the years. These guys sit in front of their sets and the gamma rays eat the white cells of their brains out! ¬;To a man standing on the shore, time passes quicker than to a man on a boat — especially if the man on the boat is with his wife.


¬;To you I'm an atheist; to God, I'm the Loyal Opposition. ¬;What a wonderful thing, to be conscious! I wonder what the people in New Jersey do. ¬;When it comes to sex there are certain things that should always be left unknown, and with my luck, they probably will be. ¬;You are a great lover! - I practice a lot when I'm alone. ¬;You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred. Alvin Toffler – 1928- :American, sci, journ, writer inc Future Shock, editor, international futurist thinker ¬;Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock. ¬;Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats. ¬;The future always arrives too fast, and in the wrong order. ¬;The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. ¬;You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment. Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin, Baroness aka George Sand – 1804-1876:French, novelist, essayist, play ¬;Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness. ¬;The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes, is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. ¬;Vanity is the quicksand of reason. Amber Deckers – 197?- :South African born English, advert exec, journ esp fashion, novelist esp children ¬;Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn't. Failure is part of what makes us human. ¬;Never regret something that once made you smile. Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry – 1871-1945:French, poet, philosopher, essayist, writer, polymath ¬;God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through. ¬;Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. ¬;That which has always been accepted by everyone, everywhere, is almost certain to be false. ¬;The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us. ¬;The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. ¬;You have neither the patience that weaves long lines nor a feeling for the irregular, nor a sense of the fittest place for a thing ... For you intelligence is not one thing among many. You ... worship it as if it were an omnipotent beast ... a man intoxicated on it believes his own thoughts are legal decision, or facts themselves born of the crowd and time. He confuses his quick changes of heart with the imperceptible variation of real forms and enduring Beings .... You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time. Ambrose GwinnettBierce–1842-1914:American, journ, soc critic, satirist, col, writer inc Devil'sDictionary ¬;Abnormal, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. ¬;Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. ¬;Admiration, n.: Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. ¬;All are lunatics, but he who can analyse his delusions is called a philosopher. ¬;Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen. ¬;Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. ¬;Cabbage: A familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head. ¬;Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum (I think that I think, therefore I think that I am.) ¬;Conservative, n. A statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from a liberal, who wishes to replace them with others. ¬;Cynic, n. A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision. ¬;Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding. ¬;HISTORY, n. An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. ¬;In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. ¬;Optimist, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white. ¬;Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private


advantage. ¬;The slightest acquaintance with history shows that powerful republics are the most warlike and unscrupulous of nations. ¬;To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. ¬;To the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name knowledge. ¬;We submit to the majority because we have to. But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect. Amos Bronson Alcott – 1799-1888:American, teacher, education act, writer, phil esp Transcendentalism ¬;The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. Anaxagoras – c.500-c.428 BC:Clazomenae(Asia Minor) Greek, phil esp sci inquiry inc concept of 'mind' ¬;Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine, were taken away. Andre Paul Guillaume Gide – 1869-1951:French, writer, novelist, editor, pub, won Nobel Literature Prize ¬;Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ¬;One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ¬;Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Andrew 'Andy' Aitkin Rooney – 1919- :American, journalist, writer, screenwriter, TV essay, social critic ¬;Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. ¬;Over the past few years, more money has been spent on breast implants and Viagra than is spent on Alzheimer's Disease research, it is believed that by the year 2030 there will be a large number of people wandering around with huge breasts and erections - who can't remember what to do with them. ¬;The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong. Andrew Hargreaves – 1951- :English, Prof of Educ Leadership, writer inc Teaching In Knowledge Soc ¬;What we want for our children...we should want for their teachers; that schools be places of learning for both of them, and that such learning be suffused with excitement, engagement, passion, challenge, creativity, and joy. Andrew 'Andy' Roy Gibb–1958-1988:English born Australian, singer-not in Bee Gees, song, musical actor ¬;Girls are always running through my mind. They don't dare walk. Andrew 'Andy' Stuart Tanenbaum – 1944- :American, computer scientist, Professor of Comp Sci, writer ¬;However, as every parent of a small child knows, converting a large object into small fragments is considerably easier than the reverse process. ¬;If anyone had realized that within 10 years this tiny system (MS-DOS) that was picked up almost by accident was going to be controlling 50 million computers, considerably more thought might have gone into it. ¬;The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from. Andrew Jackson – 1767-1845:American, lawyer, army Gen, frontiersman, planter, Dem pol, 7th US Pres ¬;All bigotries hang to one another ¬;I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the Bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the Bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out and, by the Eternal, I will rout you out. ¬;It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of at least two ways to spell any word. ¬;It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their selfish purposes. Distinctions in society will always exist under every just government. Equality of talents, of education, or of wealth can not be produced by human institutions. In the full enjoyment of the gifts of Heaven and the fruits of superior industry, economy, and virtue, every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add to these natural and just advantages artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society — the farmers, mechanics, and laborers — who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses. If it would confine itself to equal protection, and, as Heaven does its rains, shower its favors alike on the high and the low, the rich and the poor, it would be an unqualified blessing. ¬;Mere precedent is a dangerous source of authority ¬;Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. ¬;The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law. ¬;The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the truths that favour the


theory. Andrew Warhola aka Andy Warhol–1928-1987:American, painter inc PopArt, printmaker, photographer ¬;I am a deeply superficial person. ¬;It's the place where my prediction from the sixties finally came true: "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." I'm bored with that line. I never use it anymore. My new line is, "In fifteen minutes everybody will be famous." Angela Anaïs Juana AntolinaRosaEdelmira Nin y Culmell aka Anais Nin–1903-1973:French, writer, novel ¬;And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ¬;Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s. ¬;How wrong is it for women to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than set out to create it herself. ¬;Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing. ¬;We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. Angela Marie 'Ani' Difranco – 1970- :American, singer, song, musician esp folkrock, prod, won Grammy ¬;When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong. Angelina Jolie Voight–1975- :American, actress inc LaraCroft, UNHCRGoodwillAmbassador, won Oscar ¬;If being sane is thinking there’s something wrong with being different, I’d rather be completely fucking mental. Ann Boothe aka Clare Boothe Luce–1903-1987:American, play, editor, journ, dip, Rep pol, ConnUSCong ¬;Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there. AnnaEleanorRoosevelt–1884-1962:American, writer, civilrights act, USFirstLady, ChairUNHumanRights ¬;All wars eventually act as boomerangs and the victor suffers as much as the vanquished. ¬;At all times, day by day, we have to continue fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want — for these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war. ¬;Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be 'damned if you do, and damned if you don't'. ¬;During prohibition I observed the law meticulously, but I came gradually to see that laws are only observed with the consent of the individuals concerned and a moral change still depends on the individual and not on the passage of any law...Little by little it dawned upon me that this law was not making people drink any less, but it was making hypocrites and law breakers of a great number of people ¬;Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people. ¬;Happiness is not a goal, it is a by-product. ¬;I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could. ¬;I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity. ¬;I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision. ¬;If man is to be liberated to enjoy more leisure, he must also be prepared to enjoy this leisure fully and creatively. For people to have more time to read, to take part in their civic obligations, to know more about how their government functions and who their officials are might mean in a democracy a great improvement in the democratic processes. Let's begin, then, to think how we can prepare old and young for these new opportunities. Let's not wait until they come upon us suddenly and we have a crisis that we will be ill prepared to meet. ¬;If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault. ¬;It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. ¬;It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. ¬;Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. ¬;Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. ¬;Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. ¬;Never be bored, and you will never be boring. ¬;No man is defeated without until he is defeated within. ¬;No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ¬;One of the best ways of enslaving a people is to keep them from education... The second way of enslaving a people is to suppress the sources of information, not only by burning books but by controlling all the other ways in which ideas are transmitted ¬;One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.


¬;The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ¬;Understanding is a two-way street. ¬;We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk. ¬;We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity. In the final analysis, a democratic government represents the sum total of the courage and the integrity of its individuals. It cannot be better than they are. ... In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely and then act boldly. ¬;What is going on in the Un-American Activities Committee worries me primarily because little people have become frightened and we find ourselves living in the atmosphere of a police state, where people close doors before they state what they think or look over their shoulders apprehensively before they express an opinion. I have been one of those who have carried the fight for complete freedom of information in the United Nations. And while accepting the fact that some of our press, our radio commentators, our prominent citizens and our movies may at times be blamed legitimately for things they have said and done, still I feel that the fundamental right of freedom of thought and expression is essential. If you curtail what the other fellow says and does, you curtail what you yourself may say and do. In our country we must trust the people to hear and see both the good and the bad and to choose the good. The Un-American Activities Committee seems to me to be better for a police state than for the USA ¬;When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? ¬;Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. ¬;Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people? ¬;You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Anna Freud – 1895-1982:Austrian, psychoanalyst esp ego, found psychoanalytic child psychology, writer ¬;I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anna Marie Quindlen – 1952- :American, journalist, col inc New York Times, novelist, won Pulitzer Prize ¬;A man who builds his own pedestal had better use strong cement. ¬;Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That's what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first. ¬;I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ¬;If God is watching us, as some believers suggest, as though we were a television show and God had a lot of free time, the deity would surely be bemused by how dumbed-down devotion has sometimes become in this socalled modern era. How might an omnipotent being with the long view of history respond to those who visit the travelling exhibit of a grilled-cheese sandwich, sold on eBay, that is said to bear the image of the Virgin Mary? It certainly argues against intelligent design, or at least intelligent design in humans. ¬;If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too. ¬;Or what about the statue in California currently said to be crying bloody tears? Why worry about the alleged weeping of a plaster effigy when so many actual human beings have reason to cry? ¬;People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it. ¬;Some of my best friends are men. It is simply that I think women are superior to men. There, I've said it. It's my dirty little secret....The other day, a very wise friend of mine asked "Have you ever noticed that what passes as a terrific man would only be an adequate woman?" A Roman candle went off in my head; she was absolutely right. What I expect from my male friends is that there are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn't supposed to touch the bone. ¬;The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ¬;The truth about your own life is not always easy to accept, and sometimes hasn't even occurred to you. ¬;There's a certain kind of conversation you have from time to time at parties in New York about a new book. The word "banal" sometimes rears its by-now banal head; you say "underedited," I say "derivative." The conversation goes around and around various literary criticisms, and by the time it moves on one thing is clear:


No one read the book; we just read the reviews. ¬;Women are the glue that hold our day-to-day world together. ¬;You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are. Anthony Charles Lynton 'Tony' Blair – 1953- :Scottish, lawyer, writer, Lab pol, MP, UK Prime Minister ¬;He wants a Bill of Rights for Britain drafted by a Committee of Lawyers. Have you ever tried drafting anything with a Committee of Lawyers? ¬;I can't stand politicians who wear God on their sleeves. ¬;Ideals survive through change. They die through inertia in the face of challenge. ¬;Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing. ¬;The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. ¬;The fear of missing out means today's media, more than ever before, hunts in a pack. In these modes it is like a feral beast, just tearing people and reputations to bits. But no-one dares miss out. ¬;This is not a clash between civilisations. It is a clash about civilisation. ¬;We are 35th in the world league of education standards – 35th. At every level, radical improvement and reform. ¬;We can only protect liberty by making it relevant to the modern world. Anthony McLeod Kennedy – 1936- :American, lawyer, Constitutional Law Prof, US Supreme Court Just ¬;At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life…. People have organized intimate relationships and made choices that define their views of themselves and their places in society, in reliance on the availability of abortion in the event that contraception should fail…. We conclude the line should be drawn at viability, so that, before that time, the woman has a right to choose to terminate her pregnancy…. There is no line other than viability which is more workable. To be sure, as we have said, there may be some medical developments that affect the precise point of viability, but this is an imprecision within tolerable limits.... A husband has no enforceable right to require a wife to advise him before she exercises her personal choices. ¬;Indifference to personal liberty is but the precursor of the state's hostility to it. ¬;Our system presumes that there are certain principles that are more important than the temper of the times. And you must have a judge who is detached, who is independent, who is fair, who is committed only to those principles, and not public pressures of other sort. ¬;The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. ¬;We must never lose sight of the fact that the law has a moral foundation, and we must never fail to ask ourselves not only what the law is, but what the law should be. ¬;Why should world opinion care that the American Administration wants to bring freedom to oppressed peoples? Is that not because there’s some underlying common mutual interest, some underlying common shared idea, some underlying common shared aspiration, underlying unified concept of what human dignity means? I think that’s what we’re trying to tell the rest of the world, anyway Anthony NeilWedgwood'Tony'Benn–1925- :English, Lab pol, MP, SecOf StateForIndustry, writer, pol act ¬;Faith is what you die for, doctrine is what you kill for ¬;I think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all frighten people and secondly, demoralize them. ¬;If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people. ¬;The way change occurs to begin with, if you come up with a good idea, like healthcare, you're ignored. If you go on you must be mad, absolutely stark-staring bonkers. If you go on after that you're dangerous. Then, if the pressure keeps up there's a pause. And then you can't find anyone at the top who doesn't claim to have thought of it in the first place. That's how progress is made. ¬;There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons. ¬;What we lack in Government is entrepreneurial ability. Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry–1900-1944:French, commercial pilot, writer, novel ¬;A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ¬;I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. ¬;If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine ¬;If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts. ¬;If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. ¬;Language is the source of misunderstandings.


¬;Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. ¬;One man may hit the mark, another blunder; but heed not these distinctions. Only from the alliance of the one, working with and through the other, are great things born. ¬;That is the hardest thing of all. It is much harder to judge yourself than to judge others. If you succeed in judging yourself, it's because you're truly a wise man. ¬;War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. ¬;What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov – 1860-1904:Russian, physician, play inc Cherry Orchard, short story writer ¬;Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out. ¬;Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too. ¬;If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. ¬;Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something. ¬;The personal life of every individual is based on secrecy, and perhaps it is partly for that reason that civilised man is so nervously anxious that personal privacy should be respected. Anwarshah Anwary – 195?- :Afghan, Government official in Herat, writer esp autobio, emigrated to US ¬;When you kill one enemy, you then must plan for the one hundred enemies you have now created. No enemy ever stands alone. He comes with a mother and father, brothers and sisters. He has a wife and children, friends and neighbors. When you kill this enemy, you must be ready to face the angry revenge that comes from the grief of this loss for all the people who knew and loved this man. The only way to stop this endless chain of enemy killing enemy is to forgive it. And in doing so, teach each one that life is the most important, precious and valuable thing. Arcesilaus – c.316-c.241 BC:Aeolis Greek, phil esp skepticism, founder & Head Second&Middle Academy ¬;Where you find the laws most numerous, there you will find also the greatest injustice. Aristotle – 384-322 BC:Chalcidice Greek, phil, writer, tutor inc Alexander, aka founder of Western phil ¬;A friend to all is a friend to none. ¬;A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. ¬;Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. ¬;Change in all things is sweet. ¬;Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. ¬;He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. ¬;He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. ¬;I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. ¬;It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. ¬;It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. ¬;It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ¬;It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. ¬;Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ¬;Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life. ¬;Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. ¬;My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. ¬;No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. ¬;Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. ¬;Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ¬;The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. ¬;The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. ¬;The whole is more than the sum of its parts. ¬;Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. ¬;Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ¬;We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ¬;Well begun is half done. Arnold Daniel Palmer – 1929- :American, professional golfer - 94 pro wins inc 7 Majors, aka The King ¬;Concentration comes out of a combination of confidence and hunger.


Arnold EricSevareid–1912-1992:American, writer, journ esp CBS, Head CBSWashingtonBureau, TVhost ¬;The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness Arnold Joseph Toynbee – 1889-1975:English, hist esp comparative inc Study of Hist, Hist Prof, editor, dip ¬;Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor. ¬;Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. ¬;Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity. ¬;It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. ¬;The 'shepherds of men' are always economically - and usually politically - superfluous and therefore parasitic. From the economic standpoint they have become a non-productive ruling class maintained by the labour of a productive population which would be better off economically if they were not there. ¬;The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. ¬;We have been God-like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit-like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves. Arthur 'Art' Melvin Spander – 194?- : American, journalist esp sports inc radio, columnist, writer ¬;The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. Arthur Chapman – 1873-1935:American, journalist, columnist, editor, poet especially cowboy poetry ¬;Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores. Arthur Charles Clarke – 1917-2008:English, novel esp Science Fiction, writer, futurist, broadc, inventor ¬;Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. ¬;Any teacher that can be replaced by a machine should be! ¬;As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying. ¬;CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. ¬;For every expert there is an equal and opposite expert. ¬;How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean. ¬;I am aware that peace cannot just be wished; it involves hard work, courage and persistence. ¬;I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her. ¬;I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.. ¬;I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practice whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent. ¬;If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative. ¬;Information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. ¬;It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. ¬;It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. ¬;New ideas pass through three periods: - It can't be done. - It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. - I knew it was a good idea all along! ¬;One of the biggest roles of science fiction is to prepare people to accept the future without pain and to encourage a flexibility of mind. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories. Twothirds of 2001 is realistic — hardware and technology — to establish background for the metaphysical, philosophical, and religious meanings later. ¬;Perhaps the adjective "elderly" requires definition. In physics, mathematics, and astronautics it means over thirty; in the other disciplines, senile decay is sometimes postponed to the forties. There are, of course, glorious exceptions; but as every researcher just out of college knows, scientists of over fifty are good for nothing but board meetings, and should at all costs be kept out of the laboratory! ¬;Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor — but they have few followers now. ¬;The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. ¬;The fact that we have not yet found the slightest evidence for life — much less intelligence — beyond this Earth does not surprise or disappoint me in the least. Our technology must still be laughably primitive, we may be like jungle savages listening for the throbbing of tom-toms while the ether around them carries more words per second than they could utter in a lifetime. ¬;The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. ¬;The Information Age offers much to mankind, and I would like to think that we will rise to the challenges it presents. But it is vital to remember that information — in the sense of raw data — is not knowledge, that knowledge is not wisdom, and that wisdom is not foresight. But information is the first essential step to all of


these. ¬;The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ¬;The rash assertion that 'God made man in His own image' is ticking like a time bomb at the foundation of many faiths, and as the hierarchy of the universe is disclosed to us, we may have to recognize this chilling truth: if there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they cannot be very important gods. ¬;There is the possibility that humankind can outgrown its infantile tendencies, as I suggested in Childhood's End. But it is amazing how childishly gullible humans are. There are, for example, so many different religions — each of them claiming to have the truth, each saying that their truths are clearly superior to the truths of others — how can someone possibly take any of them seriously? I mean, that's insane. ...Though I sometimes call myself a crypto-Buddhist, Buddhism is not a religion. Of those around at the moment, Islam is the only one that has any appeal to me. But, of course, Islam has been tainted by other influences. The Muslims are behaving like Christians, I'm afraid. ¬;This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one. ¬;We seldom stop to think that we are still creatures of the sea, able to leave it only because, from birth to death, we wear the water-filled space suits of our skins. ¬;When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh – 1903-1966:English, writer esp travel & bio, novel esp humour & satire ¬;It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. ¬;Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable ¬;The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish Arthur Findlay – 1883-1964:British, accountant, stockbroker, magistrate, writer esp Spiritualist ¬;Dogmas separate but ethics unite the human race. This means that religion (and any other belief) based on dogma is unethical. ¬;Fraud, forgery, intrigue, terror, persecution, imprisonment and wholesale murder combined to produce the Christian Church, which set itself up and the protector of Eucharist, a pagan ceremony to which it attached the name of Christ. Likewise, it adopted the Pagan form of infant baptism and abolished the Jesuian form of adult baptism. From the pagans it acquired the form of Church service, their marriage and other ceremonies, their ritual, their holy days and vestments, in fact the entire Apostolic outlook was changed to conform to pagan customs and beliefs. Even the name it gave to Jesus came from paganism, as the Egyptian god Osiris was known as Chrest, and to the Greeks as Chrestos. Like the dictators of our own times, the Church secured great power and wealth by every evil device ¬;God has always been a god of battles to the scoundrels who make their god in their own image. ¬;In 1881 a new translation of the Bible was made which revealed 36,191 mistakes in the version of 1611, still looked upon by many Christians as infallible and the Word of God. ¬;Murders were common in the Lateran Palace, and much blood reddened the streets of Rome, especially during episcopal elections. Anathemas were scattered far and wide. 42 of the 85 popes who ruled from 600 to 1050 had each a reign of less than two years, quite a number suffering violent deaths because of their outrages. Thousands of victims languished in the papal dungeons, without trial or reason, and many ended their days there. Ecclesiastical offices were sold to the highest bidder, no matter who he was. There was no ethical standard in the Church, which was a money-making affair that could only prosper by keeping the people ignorant. ¬;People who disliked work became soldiers, and lived their lives killing their neighbours across arbitrary frontiers, and looting their property. They were members of a robber gang, led by a master robber, who, if he plundered successfully, became a historical character. The people over whom these criminals ruled, supported them in the hope that their masters would have some scraps left over for them to enjoy, but these plunderers never increased the prosperity of the great majority. ¬;Pope John XII was one of the greatest scoundrels in history. There was no crime that he did not commit. The palaces of Nero or Caligula , two of the worst Roman emperors, never witnessed more wanton scenes than took place at the Lateran Palace, the Pope's residence in Rome. Amongst his many misdeeds were murder, perjury, adultery, incest with his two sisters, rape and sacrilege. He turned his palace into a brothel, cut out the eyes, or castrated those who criticised him, and raped girls and women who came to pray at St. Peter's. He gambled, cursed and drank to the devil. ¬;Religion has been taught by a specially privileged class in every country, from the point of view favoured by that class. It was, and is still, in the interests of this class to propagate certain religious beliefs without any regard as to whether they are true or not. Political education is likewise bound up by similar restrictions. ¬;Religious organizations always came into being as the result of an action of a ruler or a noble. King Asoka of India established the Buddhist Church; Vistaspa, the wealthy Persian nobleman the Zoroastrian Church of Persia


and Constantine established the Christian Church, shortly after he murdered Licinius, his brother-in-law. To Henry VIII falls the credit of founding the Episcopalian Church of England. ¬;The summary of 700 years of Christian expansionism in northern Europe is that the work was mainly done by the sword, in the interests of kings and tyrants, who supported it, as against the resistance of their subjects, who saw in the Church an instrument for their subjection. Christianity, in short, was as truly a religion of the sword, as Islam. The heathen, broadly speaking, were never persuaded, never convinced, never won by the appeal of the new doctrine; they were either transferred by their kings to the Church like so many cattle, or beaten down into submission after generations of resistance and massacre. Arthur Hays Sulzberger – 1891-1968:American, journalist, expansionist publisher esp New York Times ¬;I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out. Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg–1884-1951:American, lawyer, journ, editor, pub, Rep pol, Michigan USSen ¬;It is less important to redistribute wealth than it is to redistribute opportunity. Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle – 1859-1930:Scottish, physician, play, poet, novelist inc Sherlock Holmes ¬;I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. ¬;It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important. ¬;Often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? ¬;You see, but you do not observe. Arthur John Arbuthnott Stringer – 1874-1950:Canadian, poet inc Old Woman Remembers, novel, screen ¬;Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow. Arthur Joseph Goldberg–1908-1990:American, lawyer, Dem pol, US SecOfLabor, US SupremeCourt Just ¬;If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. Arthur Riding–1955- :Malaysian born British, restaurateur, business counsellor, analyst, social&pol critic ¬;A totally unacceptable way in which society distorts truth & values is over sex & violence. Violence is always obscene and although can be justified for 'real' self-defence only (not the standard aggression disguised as self defence), it has been glorified and hyped by the media into something 'wonderful' & exciting. Just look at all the films, games etc.- even toy guns for children, disgusting. This negative side of the human psyche is now seen as positive. Yet, a positive side of human psyche, sex, is shown as terrible & 'sinful'. Yes, that is mainly the fault of most religions (with a few honourable exceptions, mainly long disappeared) who have an evident self interest in portraying sex as 'sinful', as people who are enjoying life & 'suffering' less, are far less likely to come to church, mosque, etc. Religion has a lot to answer for in portraying good, ie sex, as evil, but even the 'non religious', with the media's help, are easily suckered into the same deception. Little wonder society has such depraved attitudes. ¬;Although one is perfectly entitled to an opinion on other people, one needs to constantly beware that this does not develop into that greatest of all evils, intolerance. Actions might start with something simple like trying to ban a film that one dislikes, or more seriously, protesting in order to ban gay or lesbian marriages, up to that greatest of all intolerances, torture combined with murder. Whilst not many people think they would take intolerance to its greatest extremes, the reality is, plenty do - just look at the German people under the Nazi regime, the KKK in the southern USA, the street gangs of LA, the Hutus of Rwanda, or the Cambodian cadres under Pol Pot, to name but a tiny few. What starts as simple intolerance can easily degenerate into the worst forms of intolerance, it is all part of the same continuum. Intolerance lies at the root of nearly all the other evils of this world, so learn to control intolerance at all levels in oneself and in those one can influence, and root out that awful cancer which lies within the human psyche. Be tolerant of everything except intolerance itself. ¬;Despite all its faults, the advent and spread of the modern computer systems have had two wonderful results which has already started to liberate mankind in many ways and will become even more important as the world becomes increasingly networked. This is the liberation from two tyrannies. a) The 1st is the tyranny of the local so-called 'expert' or 'specialist'. For centuries, our lives have been dominated by a range of people in our locality who say they know far more than the rest of us mere mortals & we should always do as they say & defer to their expertise. These are 'experts' such as politicians, priests, journalists, doctors, lawyers, architects, gardeners, designers, travel agents, the list is endless. Sometimes their expertise is truly great but in the majority of cases these 'experts' are not necessarily any more 'expert' for our particular circumstances than you or I. Now, with the aid of new technologies, if one wishes, one can fairly readily find out answers for oneself from expertise all over the world and make up one's own mind as to what is true, useful and/or relevant for one's own circumstances. b) The 2nd is the tyranny of the personal motor vehicle. Although 20th Century mankind saw the motor vehicle as liberating people from one's place, the personal motor vehicle has become more of a monster, causing death, suffering, aggravation, road rage & environmental damage. In countries where new technologies have spread more rapidly, including good home delivery systems, it is no longer necessary to be reliant on a car. For the first time ever, it is becoming truly possible to speak to the world, hear the world, see the world, and beyond, in all its glories, and conversely, let the world come to you, all from the comfort of one's armchair. Truly liberating! ¬;Exercise, yet another area where modern society has its priorities about face. The Media & organisations are


always exhorting people to take physical exercise (whilst also encouraging bad food choices!). Whilst a little physical exercise is useful, we hear virtually nothing about the most important exercise of all, mental exercise. Where are all the clubs & encouragement to exercise one's mind–indeed, more common is an attitude in Society of suspicion of intelligence. Disgraceful. One's purpose in life should be to improve one's mind, not one's body, which is but a vehicle for the mind-and no, a healthy body does NOT mean a healthy mind, usually the opposite. ¬;It has always seemed to me to be quite bizarre the way so many people in the West worship anything old as wonderful and anything new as bad. In many parts of the world such as Asia or Africa, you often see the opposite where people seem to worship the new product and hate the old. Both views are equally absurd - worth and pleasure should be derived from the object itself, whether a building, furniture, jewellery, a painting or whatever, it's age should be irrelevant. Also, even if the 'real' work is of fairly poor quality, because it is old and/or by someone famous, people will buy it for lots and lots of money. Indeed, we now have a situation where a 'named' painting can be worth thousands of times more than a brilliant copy which even 'experts' have difficulty distinguishing from the real thing! We also have speculators earning vast sums from someone else's work. It would not be too bad if the artist themselves received the often vast sums people pay for their works, but, with very few exceptions, the vast sums are only paid once the artist is dead and the artist is likely to have only received a pittance for their work. So, don't be intellectually lazy and be part of the madness, make your own decisions on the quality of the workmanship, the style, the designs, or whatever. Ignore the voices of the 'experts' who say 'this is 200 years old' or is 'by a famous artist', so you will have to pay 10 times as much for it. This could result in legions of art critics and antique shop owners losing their jobs but is that such a bad thing? ¬;It is high time that many more people around the world started thinking for themselves rather than merely regurgitating the myths and rubbish that are fed to us by our modern masters, the combined power centres of the Media, Government (whichever political party is theoretically in power), and especially Big Business, supported by Organised Religion (always an integral supporter of the State, whatever it might say in a constitution or national law). They are kept in power through a combination of a) education systems designed not to produce adults who think but adults who can conform & follow the orders of 'society', b) 'bread and circuses' - cheap food readily available plus a media diet of games, shows, dramas, sit-coms, soaps and sports, available 24 hours. That should keep most people uninterested in politics or challenging the current power structure but in case anyone still wants to challenge the status quo, then of course the classic response of any group wanting to maintain power is to manufacture an external threat. The 'Cold War' served that purpose for many years, for both sides, now of course, very conveniently, we have the 'war on terror'. Whilst 9/11 was absolutely horrific, there were nearly 3,000 deaths in that incident, yet in most years since the 1970's and even before, there has been at least around 40,000 road deaths per year (plus many more thousands injured) in the USA alone, 42,196 in 2001, the year of 9/11. So, who's got a distorted sense of values? If the American Government had been truly concerned about the deaths of Americans, it would have declared war on General Motors, Toyota, Ford & all the other vehicle companies for not making their cars safer. But no, that would have damaged the profits of Big Business. Instead, the 'war on terror' has proved enormously profitable for American & multi-national Big Business. Furthermore, the 'war on terror' and all the 'wars' that are going to occur in the future, provide good excuses to restrict internal freedoms and prevent any widespread discontent with the political status quo. People shouldn't be 'unpatriotic' should they? People around the world have become much more like 'Stepford Wives' rather than the free thinking, rational, objective human beings that we like to think we are. And that applies not just to the USA but to nearly all industrialised countries, and indeed many developing countries too. Sometimes the players are different, sometimes, especially big multi-national businesses and media, they are the same. The only saving grace is that there is not just one power bloc, but a number, fighting for control, sometimes literally. As the African proverb roughly goes, 'when elephants fight, all the grass gets trampled'. Not everyone is taken in by the propaganda, and there are rational people of honour & independence of thought in all countries, but they tend to be ridiculed and abused, not just by the power structures but by the unthinking masses who do as they are told by their masters, via the media. It is up to all of us to maybe continue to enjoy the bread & circuses we are offered but at the same time, wherever possible, also give encouragement and real support to all those of a more independent & humane mind who are trying to create a better world for all, even for the mindless majority. ¬;It is my contention that, unless there is some brain damage, every baby at birth has the potential to be another Plato, Einstein, etc. What stops them are nearly always their parents, teachers, or society attitudes, or more usually, a combination of all three. So, now we know the problem, maybe we can see about sorting it out? ¬;One of the more stupid of most cultural traditions is that a wife takes the husband's surname upon marriage. This is slowly changing but far too slowly. It is stupid because, historically, it denoted that on marriage the woman has become the 'property' of the man, a clear impossibility as no adult can ever, ever, 'own' another adult, even if they are actually called slave, wife, or whatever. Far, far, better for the wife and husband to both keep their own surname and only decide at the time of birth which surname they want their children to use, without ANY social pressure to choose one or the other. Marriage is only a real marriage if it is a partnership of completely equal persons, if not, it is either a sham marriage or a form of slavery. ¬;The common belief and misconception that sex can only be associated with marriage or a long term


partnership has been bedevilling the world for thousands of years, especially since 'politics' & 'religion' united. Some societies have been more sensible on this issue, but for most, it has caused tremendous anguish and more perhaps than any other single factor, has led to generations who regard lying and deceit as a perfectly acceptable & normal form of personal behaviour, to keep their 'secrets'. The reality is that sex is but one of many bodily functions and in no way, shape, or form, needs to be, or should be, associated purely with marriage or a long term relationship – for example, the fact that one goes out to eat in a restaurant with a different person to one's partner does not mean one loves or respects one's partner any less. To believe that one's partner must always only have sex with oneself is nothing more than treating one's partner as property, not as a living, independent, human being. What makes a marriage or a partnership is having a loving relationship, of treating one's partner as someone unique. Therefore, having a mistress, or a long term lover, is the real infidelity as that is having a loving relationship with someone else - although often it is nothing to do with love, more with power games. Having sex with someone else though, just for fun, not as part of a relationship, and being open about it, is totally acceptable in any real marriage based on true love and respect for one another and trust in one another. ¬;There are numerous badly applied 'proverbs' & 'sayings' in today's ill informed world. In my view the 3 worst of the 'popular' ones are i) 'no pain, no gain' applied by many, including doctors who should know better, to issues such as lack of exercise. 'Hard work' might be OK to use instead of the word 'pain', but pain is the body's warning that one has gone too far and one should either ease back or stop, so it is patently absurd that the 'no pain, no gain' comment is always being trotted out. More truthful would be 'no pain, contented life'! ii) 'there's no smoke without fire', often applied by people to try and excuse the absurdities and lies of the media. Lies and mis-information are of course the foundations of modern journalism in the Western World, so there is frequently smoke without any fire at all. A less catchy but more accurate proverb would be 'no smoke without an electric, totally fireless, artificial smoke generator'. iii) Less is More – really, less is just less, nothing else. Of course, this thinking of 'less is more' is one of the foundations of that design scourge of the modern world, 'Minimalism' whereby architects and interior designers can get away with charging vast sums for virtually no work. In my view, particularly in design, a better phrase would be 'empty rooms, for empty people, with empty minds'. ¬;Try, whatever you do, never, ever, apply 'labels' to another individual human being. All that does is to dehumanise that person, and at the same time de-humanises yourself - and you start thinking always of 'us' and 'them'. We are all 'us' and 'them' at the same time, so treat people according to what they actually say and do themselves, not by their 'label' or whatever group you think they belong to. The Media and the rest of the power elites love it when you apply labels as that makes their efforts to indoctrinate you so much easier but, if you are a real human being, resist! However, applying labels to 'groups' of people is less of an issue as human beings in groups tend to loose their humanity pretty quickly anyway and certainly the actions of 'mobs' or 'groups' are frequently totally obnoxious. But don't confuse individuals with groups and we all need to act as real human beings to one another, not act as a common mindless foot soldier doing the bidding of the power elites. ¬;Whilst laws & Government have some role to play in the protection of children and on what can be displayed or seen in public places, in line with the social norms of the day, laws & Government have no role whatsoever in what fully consenting adults do in private or what they see in books, the internet or any other medium. It is totally immoral of any Government to try and control adult individual, consensual, actions in private - yet more and more Governments seem to want to try to impose these controls based on some sort of trumped up spurious excuse of one type or another, usually protection of the 'innocent', when of course it is really nothing of the sort. It is all to do with Governments and the power elites trying to obtain as much control as they can over any new medium by which information of any sort can or may be distributed, in order to prevent access to independent & free information. Censorship of adults is invariably evil, never beneficial to any except to those of a vile mind. Arthur Schopenhauer – 1788-1860:German, phil esp reason&will, writer inc World-Will&Representation ¬;All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. ¬;Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. ¬;Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world. ¬;Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think. ¬;Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see ¬;The first forty years of life give us the text: the next thirty supply the commentary. ¬;There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity. ¬;We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people. Arthur Stanley Eddington–1882-1944:British, astrophysicist esp dev TheoryOfRelativity, Astronomy Prof ¬;I think that science would never have achieved much progress if it had always imagined unknown obstacles hidden round every corner. At least we may peer gingerly round the corner, and perhaps we shall find there is nothing very formidable after all. ¬;Let us suppose that an ichthyologist is exploring the life of the ocean. He casts a net into the water and brings up a fishy assortment. Surveying his catch, he proceeds in the usual manner of a scientist to systematise what it


reveals. He arrives at two generalisations: No sea-creature is less than two inches long. (2) All sea-creatures have gills. These are both true of his catch, and he assumes tentatively that they will remain true however often he repeats it. In applying this analogy, the catch stands for the body of knowledge which constitutes physical science, and the net for the sensory and intellectual equipment which we use in obtaining it. The casting of the net corresponds to observation; for knowledge which has not been or could not be obtained by observation is not admitted into physical science. An onlooker may object that the first generalisation is wrong. "There are plenty of sea-creatures under two inches long, only your net is not adapted to catch them." The icthyologist dismisses this objection contemptuously. "Anything uncatchable by my net is ipso facto outside the scope of icthyological knowledge. In short, "what my net can't catch isn't fish." Or—to translate the analogy—"If you are not simply guessing, you are claiming a knowledge of the physical universe discovered in some other way than by the methods of physical science, & admittedly unverifiable by such methods. You are a metaphysician. Bah!" ¬;Never mind what two tons refers to. What is it? ¬;Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. ¬;The man in the street is always making this demand for concrete explanation of the things referred to in science; but of necessity he must be disappointed. It is like our experience in learning to read. That which is written in a book is symbolic of a story in real life. The whole intention of the book is that ultimately a reader will identify some symbol, say BREAD, with one of the conceptions of familiar life. But it is mischievous to attempt such identifications prematurely, before the letters are strung into words and the words into sentences. ¬;The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we have removed the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is one of the greatest of our illusions...The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances. ¬;We used to think that if we knew one, we knew two, because one and one are two. We are finding that we must learn a great deal more about 'and'. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke – 1769-1852:Irish born British, army officer, FieldMarshall, Tory pol, UK PM ¬;The only thing worse than a battle lost is a battle won. Artur 'Arthur' Rubinstein – 1887-1982 : Polish born American, international musician esp piano, teacher ¬;I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Artur 'Arthur' Schnabel – 1882-1951:Austrian born American, composer, musician esp piano, teacher ¬;When I am asked, "What do you think of our audience?" I answer, "I know two kinds of audiences only--one coughing, and one not coughing." Artúr Kösztler aka Arthur Koestler – 1905-1983:Hungarian born British, writer inc travel, journ, novel ¬;Brain-washing starts in the cradle. ¬;Every creative act involves...a new innocence of perception, liberated from the cataract of accepted belief. ¬;Habit is the denial of creativity and the negation of freedom; a self-imposed straitjacket of which the wearer is unaware. ¬;If the Creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. ¬;Man has an irrepressible tendency to read meaning into the buzzing confusion of sights and sounds impinging on his senses; and where no agreed meaning can be found, he will provide it out of his own imagination. ¬;The evils of mankind are caused, not by the primary aggressiveness of individuals, but by their selftranscending identification with groups whose common denominator is low intelligence and high emotionality. ¬;The inertia of the human mind and its resistance to innovation are most clearly demonstrated not, as one might expect, by the ignorant mass -- which is easily swayed once its imagination is caught -- but by professionals with a vested interest in tradition and in the monopoly of learning. Innovation is a twofold threat to academic mediocrities: it endangers their oracular authority, and it evokes the deeper fear that their whole, laboriously constructed intellectual edifice might collapse. The academic backwoodsmen have been the curse of genius from Aristarchus to Darwin and Freud; they stretch, a solid and hostile phalanx of pedantic mediocrities, across the centuries. ¬;The integrative tendencies of the individual are incomparably more dangerous than his self-assertive tendencies. ¬;The more backwoodish a social group, juvenile or adult, the stricter its conception of the normal, and the readier it will ridicule any departure from it. ¬;The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer. ¬;War is a ritual, a deadly ritual, not the result of aggressive self-assertion, but of self-transcending identification. Without loyalty to tribe, church, flag or ideal, there would be no wars. ¬;We are apt to forget that the vast majority of men and women who fell under the totalitarian spell was activated by unselfish motives, ready to accept the role of martyr or executioner, as the cause demanded. AsherZviHirschGinsberg akaAhadHa-Am–1856-1927:Ukrainian bornRussian, phil esp rational, Zion act ¬;The less their ability, the more their conceit.


Aubrey SolomonMeir'Abba' Eban–1915-2002:SouthAfrican born Israeli, pol, dip, ForeignMin, UN VPres ¬;A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. ¬;History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ¬;It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say. Augustine 'Og' Mandino – 1923-1996:American, writer inc Greatest Salesman, motivational speaker ¬;Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. ¬;Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence. ¬;Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. ¬;I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. ¬;I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted. ¬;I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. ¬;I will not allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. ¬;Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. ¬;The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and its rewarded as such. ¬;The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams. ¬;Treasure the love you have received above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Aung San Suu Kyi–1945- :Burmese, NationalLeagueDemocracy pol, Burmese PM elect, won Nobel Peace ¬;The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Austin O'Malley – 1858-1932:American, physician, writer inc KeystoneForThought&ThoughtsOfRecluse ¬;A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it. ¬;Busy souls have no time to be busybodies. ¬;Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk. ¬;If you keep your eyes so fixed on heaven that you never look at the earth, you will stumble into hell. ¬;It is a foolish man that hears all he hears. ¬;Often a convert is zealous not through piety, but because of the novelty of his experience. ¬;Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers. ¬;Religion is a process of turning your skull into a tabernacle, not of going up to Jerusalem once a year ¬;Some folks never handle the truth without scratching it ¬;Some that will hold a creed unto martyrdom will not hold the truth against a sneering laugh ¬;The American government is a rule of the people, by the people, for the boss. ¬;The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. ¬;The statesman shears the sheep, the politician skins them. ¬;The weaker the man in authority... the stronger his insistence that all his privileges be acknowledged. ¬;Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind. ¬;Ugliness is a point of view: an ulcer is wonderful to a pathologist. ¬;We smile at the women who are eagerly following the fashions in dress whilst we are as eagerly following the fashions in thought. ¬;When the heart is crowded, it has most room; when empty, it can find place for no new guest. Avram Noam Chomsky – 1928- :American, writer, lecturer, phil, cognitive sci, Linguistics Prof, pol act N.B. Some of Noam Chomsky quotes are taken directly from David Cogswell's book 'Chomsky for Beginners' ¬;A lot of the people who call themselves Left I would regard as proto-fascists. ¬;Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled. ¬;After September 11th I had tons of interviews everywhere, except the United States of course, and often it was national radio and TV. A couple of times it turned out to be Irish television and BBC back to back, and the difference in reaction was startling. If I said this much on Irish TV, OK, discussion over, everyone understands what I'm talking about. You try to say it on BBC, you have to go on for like about an hour to explain to them what you mean. The Irish sea is a chasm, and it just depends who's been holding the whip for 800 years and who's been under it for 800 years. ¬;All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.


¬;Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. ¬;Armies usually aren’t interested in wars. They like preparation for war. But they have an understandable reluctance to fight a war. So I think if you look at, at least the history that I know, it’s usually the civilian leadership who is pushing the military to do something. It was the case in the early days of the Vietnam War. ¬;As a number the specialists have pointed out, Bush is Osama bin Laden's best ally... [9/11] was bitterly condemned by the jihadi movement around the world. The leading figures, the radical clerics and others, were denouncing it. Well, there was an opportunity to make some moves towards the Muslim world, and in fact even the radical Islamic extremist elements of the Muslim world, and undermine support for Al-Qaeda. What Bush did was the opposite: resorted to violence, particularly in Iraq, which simply mobilized support for Osama bin Laden. That's the way to deal with terrorism if you want to escalate it. ¬;As the most powerful state, the U.S. makes its own laws, using force and conducting economic warfare at will. It also threatens sanctions against countries that do not abide by its conveniently flexible notions of "free trade." ¬;Board of Directors have to make certain kinds of decisions, and those decisions are pretty narrowly constrained. They have to be committed to increasing profit share and market share. That means they're going to be forced to try to limit wages, to limit quality, to use advertising in a way that sells goods even if the product is lousy. Who tells them to do this? Nobody. But if they stopped doing it, they'd be out of business. Similarly, if an editorial writer for the New York Times were to start, say, telling the truth about the Panama invasion -- which is almost inconceivable, because to become an editorial writer you'd already have gone through a filtering process which would weed out the non-conformists -- well, the first thing that would happen is you'd start getting a lot of angry phone calls from investors, owners, and other sectors of power. That would probably suffice. If it didn't, you'd simply see the stock start falling. And if they continued with it systematically, the New York Times would be replaced by some other organ. After all, what is the New York Times? It's just a corporation. If investors and advertisers don't want to support it, and the government doesn't want to give it the special privileges and advantages that make it a "newspaper of record," it's out of business. ¬;Capitalism is basically a system where everything is for sale, and the more money you have, the more you can get. And, in particular, that's true of freedom. Freedom is one of the commodities that is for sale, and if you are affluent, you can have a lot of it. It shows up in all sorts of ways. It shows up if you get in trouble with the law, let's say, or in any aspect of life it shows up. And for that reason it makes a lot of sense, if you accept capitalist system, to try to accumulate property, not just because you want material welfare, but because that guarantees your freedom, it makes it possible for you to amass that commodity. [...] what you're going to find is that the defense of free institutions will largely be in the hands of those who benefit from them, namely the wealthy, and the powerful. They can purchase that commodity and, therefore, they want those institutions to exist, like free press, and all that. ¬;Case by case, we find that conformity is the easy way, and the path to privilege and prestige; dissidence carries personal costs. ¬;Clinton, Kennedy, they all carried out mass murder, but they didn't think that that was what they were doing nor does Bush. You know, they were defending justice and democracy from greater evils. And in fact I think you'd find it hard to discover a mass murderer in history who didn't think that¬;Cuba has probably been the target of more international terrorism than the rest of the world combined and, therefore, in the American ideological system it is regarded as the source of international terrorism, exactly as Orwell would have predicted. ¬;Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. ¬;For example, take Suharto's Indonesia, which is a brutal, murderous state. I think Canada was supporting it all the way through, because it was making money out of the situation. And we can go around the world. Canada strongly supported the US invasion of South Vietnam, the whole of Indochina. In fact Canada became the per capita largest war exporter, trying to make as much money as it could from the murder of people in Indochina. In fact, I'd suggest that you look back at the comment by a well known and respected Canadian diplomat, I think his name was John Hughes, some years ago, who defined what he called the Canadian idea, namely "we uphold our principles but we find a way around them". Well, that's pretty accurate. And Canada is not unique in this respect, maybe a little more hypocritical. ¬;For many years, elections here, election campaigns, have been run by the public relations industry and each time it's with increasing sophistication. And quite naturally, the industry uses the same technique to sell candidates that it uses to sell toothpaste or lifestyle drugs. The point is to undermine markets by projecting imagery to delude and suppressing information, and similarly, to undermine democracy by same method, projecting imagery to delude and suppressing information. The candidates are trained, carefully trained, to project a certain image. Intellectuals like to make fun of George Bush's use of phrases like “misunderestimate,” and so on, but my strong suspicion is that he's trained to do that. He's carefully trained to efface the fact that he's a spoiled frat boy from Yale, and to look like a Texas roughneck kind of ordinary guy just like you, just waiting to get back to the ranch that they created for him


¬;I compared some passages of articles of [Robert McNamara] in the late 1960s, speeches, on management and the necessity of management, how a well-managed society controlled from above was the ultimate in freedom. The reason is if you have really good management and everything's under control and people are told what to do, under those conditions, he said, man can maximize his potential. I just compared that with standard Leninist views on vanguard parties, which are about the same. About the only difference is that McNamara brought God in, and I suppose Lenin didn't bring God in. He brought Marx in. ¬;I mean, what's the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence, went to the same elite university, joined the same secret society where you're trained to be a ruler - they both can run because they're financed by the same corporate institutions. At the Democratic Convention, Barack Obama said, 'only in this country, only in America, could someone like me appear here.' Well, in some other countries, people much poorer than him would not only talk at the convention - they'd be elected president. Take Lula. The president of Brazil is a guy with a peasant background, a union organizer, never went to school, he's the president of the second-biggest country in the hemisphere. Only in America? I mean, there they actually have elections where you can choose somebody from your own ranks. With different policies. That's inconceivable in the United States. ¬;I think we can be reasonably confident that if the American population had the slightest idea of what is being done in their name, they would be utterly appalled. ¬;If, say, you say that Iran is a terrorist state, you don't need evidence. If you say that the US is a terrorist state, you need plenty. Here, that is. In Iran it's reversed. ¬;If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged. ¬;If there was anyone who actually fit the category of conservative, if there was such a category of people, they would have a very easy way to deal with the fact that 60% of the children under 2 [in Nicaragua] are suffering probable brain damage. Namely, by paying their debts. Simple conservative principle. But that's beyond unthinkable. Compassionate conservatives might want to go beyond that, if they existed. But they're much more interested in making political capital over the fact that a woman in a vegetative state shouldn't be allowed to die in dignity. ¬;If we do not believe in freedom of expression for those we despise we do not believe in it at all. ¬;If we were to withdraw our own beating people over the heads with clubs, would it necessarily follow that somebody else would take that role, or are there other alternatives? Well yeah, there are other alternatives. For example, the alternatives that are favored by the overwhelming majority of the population of the United States. I mentioned one piece of it: let the UN function. The UN isn't perfect, a lot of things wrong with it, just like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights isn't perfect... But one step would be to pay some respect to the "decent opinion of mankind", to quote the famous author, and let international institutions function so as to reduce the likelihood that anybody will use force ¬;I've often been struck by the extensive knowledge that people have of sports, and particularly, their selfconfidence in discussing it with "experts." While driving, I sometimes turn on radio talk shows on sports, and am always struck by this. People calling in have no hesitation in criticizing the coaches, the judgments of the people running the shows, etc. In contrast, when discussing matters of concern to human lives -- their own and others -- people tend to defer to "experts," though for the most part the expert knowledge is no more beyond them than how the local professional sports team should play their next game. That's where the indoctrination comes in: in the intensive training that brings people to feel that they must defer to alleged "experts" on matters of very direct concern to them, far more so than sports. ¬;In the United States, the political system is a very marginal affair. There are two parties, so-called, but they're really factions of the same party, the Business Party. Both represent some range of business interests. In fact, they can change their positions 180 degrees, and nobody even notices. In the 1984 election, for example, there was actually an issue, which often there isn't. The issue was Keynesian growth versus fiscal conservatism. The Republicans were the party of Keynesian growth: big spending, deficits, and so on. The Democrats were the party of fiscal conservatism: watch the money supply, worry about the deficits, et etcetera. Now, I didn't see a single comment pointing out that the two parties had completely reversed their traditional positions. Traditionally, the Democrats are the party of Keynesian growth, and the Republicans the party of fiscal conservatism. So doesn't it strike you that something must have happened? Well, actually, it makes sense. Both parties are essentially the same party. The only question is how coalitions of investors have shifted around on tactical issues now and then. As they do, the parties shift to opposite positions, within a narrow spectrum. ¬;Independent nationalism is unacceptable to the West, no matter where it is, and it has to be driven back into subordination. In the case of Grenada, you can do it in a weekend; in the case of the Soviet Union it may take 70 years. But these are matters of scale, the logic is essentially the same. ¬;It's very common for the victims to understand a system better than the people who are holding the stick. ¬;Jingoism, racism, fear, religious fundamentalism: these are the ways of appealing to people if you’re trying to organize a mass base of support for policies that are really intended to crush them. ¬;Mass education was designed to turn independent farmers into docile, passive tools of production. That was


its primary purpose. And don't think people didn't know it. They knew it and they fought against it. There was a lot of resistance to mass education for exactly that reason. It was also understood by the elites. Emerson once said something about how we're educating them to keep them from our throats. If you don't educate them, what we call "education," they're going to take control -- "they" being what Alexander Hamilton called the "great beast," namely the people. The anti-democratic thrust of opinion in what are called democratic societies is really ferocious. And for good reason. Because the freer the society gets, the more dangerous the great beast becomes and the more you have to be careful to cage it somehow. ¬;Most people, we all know from our own personal experiences, if not from reading history, know that it's very easy to construct a pattern of justification for just about anything you choose to do. I mean none of us are so saintly that we haven't done ugly and unpleasant things in our lives, like maybe you took a toy from your five year old brother when you were a kid or something. Just ask yourself, anybody can ask themselves, how often did I say to myself, 'Boy I'm really rotten, but this is what I feel like doing'. Very rarely, Usually you set up a pattern of justification that makes it exactly the right thing to do. That's the way beliefs are formed. Motivations are kind of hidden. If you are honest, maybe you could dig out and find them, but it's awfully easy and a common experience to construct a pattern of justification for things you do out of some kind of self interest. And that's done in statecraft all the time. ¬;No individual gets up and says, I'm going to take this because I want it. He'd say, I'm going to take it because it really belongs to me and it would be better for everyone if I had it. It's true of children fighting over toys. And it's true of governments going to war. Nobody is ever involved in an aggressive war; it's always a defensive war -- on both sides. ¬;Nobody doubts that the Russians committed aggression, that Saddam Hussein committed aggression. We attribute to them rational goals, maybe they wanted to control the energy of the Middle East or something. With regard to ourselves, it's impossible... We just cannot adopt towards ourselves the same sane attitudes that we adopt easily, in fact reflexively, when others commit crimes... And if anyone says it, educated people, liberal intellectuals, are infuriated. Because it suggests that we could do something that's not noble. We can make mistakes, that's easy. You can criticize mistakes. You can criticize low-level crimes, like Abu-Ghraib, you can criticize that. You can criticize My Lai. But not the educated, civilized people, the kind of people we have dinner with, see at concerts, sitting in air-conditioned offices planning mass-murder. So that's beyond criticism. On the other hand, if it's half-crazed G.I.s in the field, uneducated, don't know who's gonna shot at 'em next, you can blame them, you can say how awful they are. You can criticize Lynndie England, disadvantaged young woman, very different from us. But how about the guys who organized and planned it? No. ¬;Nothing can justify crimes such as those of September 11, but we can think of the United States as an "innocent victim" only if we adopt the convenient path of ignoring the record of its actions and those of its allies, which are, after all, hardly a secret. ¬;Of course, everybody says they're for peace. Hitler was for peace. Everybody is for peace. The question is: what kind of peace? ¬;One might ask why tobacco is legal and marijuana not. A possible answer is suggested by the nature of the crop. Marijuana can be grown almost anywhere, with little difficulty. It might not be easily marketable by major corporations. Tobacco is quite another story. ¬;People have to be trained for creativity and disobedience - because there is no other way you can do science. But in the humanities and social sciences, and in fields like journalism and economics and so on... people have to be trained to be managers, and controllers, and to accept things, and not to question too much. ¬;Remember that the media have two basic functions. One is to indoctrinate the elites, to make sure they have the right ideas and know how to serve power. In fact, typically the elites are the most indoctrinated segment of a society, because they are the ones who are exposed to the most propaganda and actually take part in the decision-making process. For them you have the New York Times, and the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, and so on. But there’s also a mass media, whose main function is just to get rid of the rest of the population -- to marginalize and eliminate them, so they don’t interfere with decision-making. And the press that’s designed for that purpose isn’t the New York Times and the Washington Post, it’s sitcoms on television, and the National Enquirer, and sex and violence, and babies with three heads, and football, all that kind of stuff. ¬;Roughly speaking, I think it's accurate to say that a corporate elite of managers and owners governs the economy and the political system as well, at least in very large measure. The people, so-called, do exercise an occasional choice among those who Marx once called "the rival factions and adventurers of the ruling class. ¬;Sectors of the doctrinal system serve to divert the unwashed masses and reinforce the basic social values: passivity, submissiveness to authority, the overriding virtue of greed and personal gain, lack of concern for others, fear of real or imagined enemies, etc. The goal is to keep the bewildered herd bewildered. It's unnecessary for them to trouble themselves with what's happening in the world. In fact, it's undesirable -- if they see too much of reality they may set themselves to change it. ¬;September 11 shocked many Americans into an awareness that they had better pay much closer attention to what the US government does in the world and how it is perceived. Many issues have been opened for


discussion that were not on the agenda before. That's all to the good. It is also the merest sanity, if we hope to reduce the likelihood of future atrocities. It may be comforting to pretend that our enemies "hate our freedoms," as President Bush stated, but it is hardly wise to ignore the real world, which conveys different lessons. The president is not the first to ask: "Why do they hate us?" In a staff discussion 44 years ago, President Eisenhower described "the campaign of hatred against us [in the Arab world], not by the governments but by the people". His National Security Council outlined the basic reasons: the US supports corrupt and oppressive governments and is "opposing political or economic progress" because of its interest in controlling the oil resources of the region. ¬;Somebody's paying the corporations that destroyed Iraq and the corporations that are rebuilding it. They're getting paid by the American taxpayer in both cases. So we pay them to destroy the country, and then we pay them to rebuild it. ¬;That's not acting like a decent person. You can walk down the street and be hungry. You see a kid eating an ice cream cone and you notice there's no cop around and you can take the ice cream cone from him because you're bigger and walk away. You can do that. Probably there are people who do. We call them "pathological." On the other hand, if they do it within existing social structures we call them "normal." But it's just as pathological. It's just the pathology of the general society. ¬;The Bush Administration do have moral values. Their moral values are very explicit: shine the boots of the rich and the powerful, kick everybody else in the face, and let your grandchildren pay for it. That simple principle predicts almost everything that's happening. ¬;The Cold War ideology and the international communist conspiracy function in an important way as essentially a propaganda device to mobilize support at a particular historical moment for this long-time imperial enterprise. In fact, I believe that this is probably the main function of the Cold War: it serves as a useful device for the managers of American society and their counterparts in the Soviet Union to control their own populations and their own respective imperial systems. ¬;The free market is socialism for the rich. ¬;The list of the states that have joined the coalition against terror is quite impressive. They have a characteristic in common. They are certainly among the leading terrorist states in the world. And they happen to be led by the world champion. ¬;The most effective way to restrict democracy is to transfer decision-making from the public arena to unaccountable institutions: kings and princes, priestly castes, military juntas, party dictatorships, or modern corporations. ¬;The most important victory, in fact, was in Indonesia. In 1965 there was a military coup, which instantly carried out a Rwanda-style slaughter, and it's not an exaggeration. Rwanda-style slaughter, which wiped out the only mass-based political organization, killed mostly landless peasants, and instituted a brutal and murderous regime. There was total euphoria in the United States. So happy, they couldn't contain it. When you read the press, it was just ecstatic. It's kind of suppressed now because it doesn't look pretty in retrospect, but it was understood. ¬;The Oslo agreements did represent a shift in U.S.-Israeli policy. Both states had by then come to recognize that it is a mistake to use the Israel Defense Forces to run the territories. It is much wiser to resort to the traditional colonial pattern of relying on local clients to control the subject population, in the manner of the British in India, South Africa under apartheid, the U.S. in Central America, and other classic cases. That is the assigned role of the Palestinian Authority, which like its predecessors, has to follow a delicate path: it must maintain some credibility among the population, while serving as a second oppressor, both militarily and economically, in coordination with the primary power centers that retain ultimate control. The long-term goal of the Oslo process was described accurately by Shlomo Ben-Ami shortly before he joined the Barak government: it is to establish a condition of permanent neo-colonialist dependency. The mechanisms have been spelled out explicitly in the successive interim agreements; and more important, implemented on the ground. ¬;The point of public relations slogans like "Support our troops" is that they don't mean anything... That's the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody's going to be against, and everybody's going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. Its crucial value is that it diverts your attention from a question that does mean something: Do you support our policy? That's the one you're not allowed to talk about. ¬;The political policies that are called conservative these days would appal any genuine conservative, if there were one around to be appalled. For example, the central policy of the Reagan Administration - which was supposed to be conservative - was to build up a powerful state. The state grew in power more under Reagan than in any peacetime period, even if you just measure it by state expenditures. The state intervention in the economy vastly increased. That's what the Pentagon system is, in fact; it's the creation of a state-guaranteed market and subsidy system for high-technology production. There was a commitment under the Reagan Administration to protect this more powerful state from the public, which is regarded as the domestic enemy. Take the resort to clandestine operations in foreign policy: that means the creation of a powerful central state immune from public


inspection. Or take the increased efforts at censorship and other forms of control. All of these are called "conservatism," but they're the very opposite of conservatism. Whatever the term means, it involves a concern for Enlightenment values of individual rights and freedoms against powerful external authorities such as the state, a dominant Church, and so on. That kind of conservatism no one even remembers anymore. ¬;The Report calls for direct talks for Palestinians who "accept Israel's right to exist" (an absurd demand) but does not restrict Israelis to those who accept the right of a Palestinian state to exist, which would, for example, exclude Israel's Prime Minister Olmert, who received a rousing ovation in Congress when he declared that Israel's historic right to the land from Jordan to the sea is beyond question. ¬;The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate. ¬;The structure of language determines not only thought, but reality itself. ¬;The United States developed its own economy behind very high protectionist walls with enormous state intervention and it maintains it that way. The Pentagon, for example, is itself a huge government program arranged for a taxpayer subsidy to advanced industry. I can't imagine anything more radically opposed to the free market. ¬;The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control - "indoctrination," we might say - exercised through the mass media. ¬;The whole question of recognizing the right of a state to exist was invented solely for Israel. People, on the other hand, have a right to exist. So the people who live on the land - Israelis and Palestinians - have a right to live in security and peace. ¬;There are many terrorist states in the world, but the United States is unusual in that it is officially committed to international terrorism. ¬;There are no conservatives in the United States. The United States does not have a conservative tradition. The people who call themselves conservatives, like the Heritage Foundation or Gingrich, are believers in -- are radical statists. They believe in a powerful state, but a welfare state for the rich. ¬;There's basically two principles that define the Bush Administration policies: stuff the pockets of your rich friends with dollars, and increase your control over the world. Almost everything follows from that. If you happen to blow up the world, well, you know, it's somebody else's business. Stuff happens, as Rumsfeld said. ¬;There's been Palestinian terrorism all the way through. I have always opposed it, I oppose it now. But it's very small as compared with the US-backed Israeli terrorism. Quite typically, violence reflects the means of violence. It's not unusual. State terror is almost always much more extreme than retail terror, and this is no exception. ¬;There's one white powder which is by far the most lethal known, it's called sugar. If you look at the history of imperialism, a lot of it has to do with that. ¬;Thomas Jefferson, the leading Enlightenment figure in the United States, along with Benjamin Franklin, who took exactly the same view, argued that dependence will lead to "subservience and venality", and will "suffocate[s] the germs of virtue". And remember, by dependence he meant wage labor, which was considered an abomination under classical liberal principles. There's a modern perversion of conservatism and libertarianism, which has changed the meanings of words, pretty much the way Orwell discussed. So nowadays, dependence refers to something else. When you listen to what's going in Congress, and people talk about dependence, what they mean by dependence is public support for hungry children, not wage labor. Dependence is support for hungry children and mothers who are caring for them. [...] We see this very dramatically right at this moment in Congress, under the leadership of Newt Gingrich, who quite demonstrably is the leading welfare freak in the country. He is the most avid advocate of welfare in the country, except he wants it to go to the rich. His own district in Cobb County Georgia gets more federal subsidies than any suburban county in the country, outside of the federal system itself... And it's supposed to continue, because this kind of welfare dependency is good. Dependent children, that's bad. But dependent executives, that's good. You gotta make sure they keep feeding at the public trough. [...] the nation is not an entity, it's divided into economic classes, and the architects of policy are those who have the economic power. In his days, he said, the merchants and manufacturers of England, who make sure that their interests are "most peculiarly attended to", like Gingrich. Whatever the effect on others, including the people of England. To Adam Smith, that was a truism. To James Madison, that was a truism. Nowadays, you're supposed to recoil in horror and call it vulgar Marxism or something, meaning that Adam Smith and James Madison must have been disciples of Marx. And if you believe the rest of the story, you might as well believe that. But those are facts which you can easily discover if you bothered reading the sacred texts, that you're supposed to worship, but not read. ¬;Though the policies of Hamas are, again in my view, unacceptable, they happen to be closer to the international consensus on a political peaceful settlement than those of their antagonists, and it's a reflection of the power of the imperial states - the United States and Europe - that they are able to shift the framework, so that the problem appears to be Hamas' policies, and not the more extreme policies of the United States and Israel.


¬;To gain control over this resource, and have probably military bases there (Iraq), is a tremendous achievement for world control. You read counter-arguments to this, and they're worth looking at. So it's argued that it can't be true, because the costs of reconstruction are gonna be greater than the profits that will be made. Well, maybe that's true, maybe it isn't, but it's totally irrelevant. And the reason is because the costs of reconstruction are gonna be paid by the taxpayer, by you, and the profits are gonna go right into the pockets of the energy corporations. So yeah, it doesn't matter how they balance out, it's just another taxpayer subsidy to the rich. ¬;Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism. ¬;We cannot disregard the historical record and talk about an ideal world. It makes sense to work towards a better world, but it doesn't make any sense to have illusions about what the real world is. ¬;What can one say about a country where a museum of science in a great city can feature an exhibit in which people fire machine guns from a helicopter at Vietnamese huts, with a light flashing when a hit is scored? What can one say about a country where such an idea can even be considered? You have to weep for this country. ¬;Why is it that the propaganda system is geared to suppressing any inquiry into ... the role of corporations in foreign policy...? Why such efforts to conceal the real history with fables about the awesome nobility of our intentions, flawed only by blunders arising from our naivete and simple-minded goodness...? ¬;You can find things in the traditional religions which are very benign and decent and wonderful and so on, but I mean, the Bible is probably the most genocidal book in the literary canon. The God of the Bible - not only did He order His chosen people to carry out literal genocide - I mean, wipe out every Amalekite to the last man, woman, child, and, you know, donkey and so on, because hundreds of years ago they got in your way when you were trying to cross the desert - not only did He do things like that, but, after all, the God of the Bible was ready to destroy every living creature on earth because some humans irritated Him. That's the story of Noah. I mean, that's beyond genocide - you don't know how to describe this creature. Somebody offended Him, and He was going to destroy every living being on earth? And then He was talked into allowing two of each species to stay alive - that's supposed to be gentle and wonderful. ¬;You can't vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place.

B Bahya benJoseph ibnPaquda aka RabbeinuBachya–mid 11thCent:Spanish born, Jewish phil, rabbi, writer ¬;If we could not forget, we would never be free from grief. Baltasar Gracian y Morales–1601-1658:Spanish, Jesuit priest, teacher, preacher, writer esp BaroqueProse ¬;A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends. ¬;Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. ¬;It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. ¬;Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier. ¬;Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong. ¬;The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good. BarackHusseinObama–1961-:American, lawyer,LawProf, Dempol, IllinoisUSSen, 44thUSPres, NobelPeace ¬;A just peace includes not only civil and political rights — it must encompass economic security and opportunity. For true peace is not just freedom from fear, but freedom from want. It is undoubtedly true that development rarely takes root without security; it is also true that security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive. It does not exist where children cannot aspire to a decent education or a job that supports a family. The absence of hope can rot a society from within. ¬;Agreements among nations. Strong institutions. Support for human rights. Investments in development. All of these are vital ingredients in bringing about the evolution that President Kennedy spoke about. And yet, I do not believe that we will have the will, or the staying power, to complete this work without something more — and that is the continued expansion of our moral imagination, an insistence that there is something irreducible that we all share. ¬;Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do. ¬;Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it's only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential. ¬;I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we've struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We've made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions. ¬;If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress. ¬;It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like


them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. ¬;It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. ¬;It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation. Yes we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights. Yes we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward against an unforgiving wilderness. Yes we can. ¬;Peace is not merely the absence of visible conflict. Only a just peace based upon the inherent rights and dignity of every individual can truly be lasting. It was this insight that drove drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the Second World War. In the wake of devastation, they recognized that if human rights are not protected, peace is a hollow promise. And yet all too often, these words are ignored. In some countries, the failure to uphold human rights is excused by the false suggestion that these are Western principles, foreign to local cultures or stages of a nations development. And within America, there has long been a tension between those who describe themselves as realists or idealists — a tension that suggests a stark choice between the narrow pursuit of interests or an endless campaign to impose our values. I reject this choice. I believe that peace is unstable where citizens are denied the right to speak freely or worship as they please, choose their own leaders or assemble without fear. Pent up grievances fester, and the suppression of tribal and religious identity can lead to violence. We also know that the opposite is true. Only when Europe became free did it finally find peace. America has never fought a war against a democracy, and our closest friends are governments that protect the rights of their citizens. No matter how callously defined, neither Americas interests — nor the worlds — are served by the denial of human aspirations. ¬;The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife. ¬;The promotion of human rights cannot be about exhortation alone. At times, it must be coupled with painstaking diplomacy. I know that engagement with repressive regimes lacks the satisfying purity of indignation. But I also know that sanctions without outreach — and condemnation without discussion — can carry forward a crippling status quo. No repressive regime can move down a new path unless it has the choice of an open door. ¬;The world must remember that it was not simply international institutions — not just treaties and declarations — that brought stability to a post-World War II world. Whatever mistakes we have made, the plain fact is this: The United States of America has helped underwrite global security for more than six decades with the blood of our citizens and the strength of our arms. The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has promoted peace and prosperity from Germany to Korea, and enabled democracy to take hold in places like the Balkans. We have borne this burden not because we seek to impose our will. We have done so out of enlightened self-interest — because we seek a better future for our children and grandchildren, and we believe that their lives will be better if other people's children and grandchildren can live in freedom and prosperity. ¬;There's new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there. There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can't solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you to join in the work of remaking this nation, the only way it's been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand. ¬;There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America. ¬;This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. ¬;To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism — it is a recognition of history, the imperfections of man and the limits of reason. ¬;Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction. ¬;We cannot meet 21st Century challenges with a 20th Century bureaucracy. ¬;We do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practised by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached — their faith in human progress — must always be the


North Star that guides us on our journey. For if we lose that faith — if we dismiss it as silly or naive, if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace — then we lose what is best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass. ¬;We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. They will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check; we've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. ¬;We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time ¬;We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. ¬;We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don't want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential. ¬;What Washington needs is adult supervision. ¬;You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt. Barbara Ann Rosner aka Barbara Seaman – 1905-2008:American, journ, writer, women's health activist ¬;According to the Western model, pregnancy is a disease, menopause is a disease, and even getting pregnant is a disease. Dangerous drugs and devices are given to women, but not to men - just for birth control. I've reached the conclusion that to many doctors BEING A WOMAN IS A DISEASE. ¬;Condoms should be marketed in 3 sizes, jumbo, colossal, and super colossal, so that men do not have to go in and ask for the small. ¬;Probably the easiest thing would be to vasectomize males at the age of 13 after freezing some of their sperm. Then you could unfreeze it only after they have enough money to support a child up to the age of 18. Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters aka Barbara Michaels – 1927- :American, novel esp mystery&gothic ¬;Few academic subjects are improved by being approached in a spirit of deadly seriousness. I suspect, in fact, that most of them can profit by a bit of kindly mockery, particularly if it is self-administered. Barbara Mikkelson – 196?- :Canadian, found&owner myth & urban legend de-bunking web site Snopes ¬;Beware the pull on your heartstrings -- it's often the purse-strings that are actually being reached for. Barbara 'Barbra'JoanStreisand–1942- :American, singer, song, actress, dir, prod, liberty act, won 2 Oscar ¬;The idea of a liberal media bias is simply a myth. If only it were true, we might have a more humane, openminded, and ultimately effective public debate on the issues facing the country. Barbara Tober – 193?- :American, journalist, editor inc BridesMagazine, Pres Acronym, philanthropist ¬;Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. BarnettCocks–1907-1989 :British, bureaucrat, Clerk HouseOfCommons, edited ErskineMay ParlPractice ¬;A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. BarryB.LePatner–195?- :American, lawyer esp construction industry,lecturer, writer incBrokenBuildings ¬;Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Barry Morris Goldwater – 1909-1998:American, businessman, Rep pol, Arizona US Sen, US Pres Cand ¬;I think every good Christian ought to kick Falwell right in the ass. ¬;Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them. ¬;Sex and politics are a lot alike. You don't have to be good at them to enjoy them ¬;The big thing is to make this country, along with every other country in the world with a few exceptions, quit discriminating against people just because they're gay. You don't have to agree with it, but they have a constitutional right to be gay. ¬;The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both. I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in "A," "B," "C" and "D." Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of "conservatism." ¬;Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be


suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism. ¬;When you say "radical right" today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party away from the Republican Party, and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye. ¬;You don't need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight. ¬;You've got to forget about this civilian. Whenever you drop bombs, you're going to hit civilians. Baruch 'Benedict' de Spinoza akaBento–1632-1677:Dutch, lens grinder, phil esp rational, writer incEthics ¬;All laws which can be broken without any injury to another, are counted but a laughing-stock, and are so far from bridling the desires and lusts of men, that on the contrary they stimulate them. ¬;Although men, as a rule, are a prey to many emotions — and very few are found who are always assailed by one and the same — yet there are cases, where one and the same emotion remains obstinately fixed. We sometimes see men so absorbed in one object, that, although it be not present, they think they have it before them; when this is the case with a man who is not asleep, we say he is delirious or mad; nor are those persons who are inflamed with love, and who dream all night and all day about nothing but their mistress, or some woman, considered as less mad, for they are made objects of ridicule. But when a miser thinks of nothing but gain or money, or when an ambitious man thinks of nothing but glory, they are not reckoned to be mad, because they are generally harmful, and are thought worthy of being hated. But, in reality, Avarice, Ambition, Lust, &c., are species of madness, though they may not be reckoned among diseases. ¬;Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. ¬;Each would ascribe to God its own attributes, would assume itself to be like God, and look on everything else as ill-shaped. ¬;For men are diverse (seeing that those who live under the guidance of reason are few), yet are they generally envious and more prone to revenge than to sympathy. No small force of character is therefore required to take everyone as he is, and to restrain one's self from imitating the emotions of others. But those who carp at mankind, and are more skilled in railing at vice than in instilling virtue, and who break rather than strengthen men's dispositions, are hurtful both to themselves and others. ¬;God is without passions, neither is he affected by any emotion of pleasure or pain. ... Strictly speaking, God does not love or hate anyone. ¬;He, who knows how to distinguish between true and false, must have an adequate idea of true and false. ¬;He whose honour is rooted in popular approval must, day by day, anxiously strive, act, and scheme in order to retain his reputation. For the populace is variable and inconstant, so that, if a reputation be not kept up, it quickly withers away. Everyone wishes to catch popular applause for himself, and readily represses the fame of others. The object of the strife being estimated as the greatest of all goods, each combatant is seized with a fierce desire to put down his rivals in every possible way, till he who at last comes out victorious is more proud of having done harm to others than of having done good to himself. This sort of honour, then, is really empty, being nothing. ¬;I am of opinion that the revelation of God can only be established by the wisdom of the doctrine, not by miracles, or in other words by ignorance. ¬;I have laboured carefully, not to mock, lament, or execrate, but to understand human actions; and to this end I have looked upon passions, such as love, hatred, anger, envy, ambition, pity, and the other perturbations of the mind, not in the light of vices of human nature, but as properties, just as pertinent to it, as are heat, cold, storm, thunder, and the like to the nature of the atmosphere, which phenomena, though inconvenient, are yet necessary, and have fixed causes, by means of which we endeavour to understand their nature, and the mind has just as much pleasure in viewing them aright, as in knowing such things as flatter the senses ¬;If slavery, barbarism and desolation are to be called peace, men can have no worse misfortune. No doubt there are usually more and sharper quarrels between parents and children, than between masters and slaves; yet it advances not the art of household management to change a father's right into a right of property, and count children but as slaves. Slavery, then, and not peace, is furthered by handing, over the whole authority to one man. ¬;In practical life we are compelled to follow what is most probable; in speculative thought we are compelled to follow truth. A man would perish of hunger and thirst, if he refused to eat or drink, till he had obtained positive proof that food and drink would be good for him. But in philosophic reflection this is not so. On the contrary, we must take care not to admit as true anything, which is only probable. For when one falsity has been let in, infinite others follow. ¬;In regard to intellect and true virtue, every nation is on a par with the rest, and God has not in these respects chosen one people rather than another. ¬;In the state of nature, wrong-doing is impossible; or, if anyone does wrong, it is to himself, not to another. For


no one by the law of nature is bound to please another, unless he chooses, nor to hold anything to be good or evil, but what he himself, according to his own temperament, pronounces to be so; and, to speak generally, nothing is forbidden by the law of nature, except what is beyond everyone's power. ¬;It therefore comes to pass that everyone is fond of relating his own exploits and displaying the strength both of his body and his mind, and that men are on this account a nuisance one to the other. ¬;Men would never be superstitious, if they could govern all their circumstances by set rules, or if they were always favoured by fortune: but being frequently driven into straits where rules are useless, and being often kept fluctuating pitiably between hope and fear by the uncertainty of fortune's greedily coveted favours, they are consequently, for the most part, very prone to credulity. ¬;Minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness. ¬;Most people seem to believe that they are free, in so far as they may obey their lusts, and that they cede their rights, in so far as they are bound to live according to the commandments of the divine law. They therefore believe that piety, religion, and, generally, all things attributable to firmness of mind, are burdens, which, after death, they hope to lay aside, and to receive the reward for their bondage, that is, for their piety and religion ; it is not only by this hope, but also, and chiefly, by the fear of being horribly punished after death, that they are induced to live according to the divine commandments, so far as their feeble and infirm spirit will carry them. ¬;Nature abhors a vacuum. ¬;Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. ¬;Philosophers conceive of the passions which harass us as vices into which men fall by their own fault, and, therefore, generally deride, bewail, or blame them, or execrate them, if they wish to seem unusually pious. For they conceive of men, not as they are, but as they themselves would like them to be. ¬;Pride is therefore pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself. ¬;Schisms do not originate in a love of truth, which is a source of courtesy and gentleness, but rather in an inordinate desire for supremacy. From all these considerations it is clearer than the sun at noonday, that the true schismatics are those who condemn other men's writings, and seditiously stir up the quarrelsome masses against their authors, rather than those authors themselves, who generally write only for the learned, and appeal solely to reason. In fact, the real disturbers of the peace are those who, in a free state, seek to curtail the liberty of judgment which they are unable to tyrannize over. ¬;So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long is he determined not to do it: and consequently, so long it is impossible to him that he should do it. ¬;Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues. ¬;The doctrines added by certain churches, such as that God took upon Himself human nature, I have expressly said that I do not understand; in fact, to speak the truth, they seem to me no less absurd than would a statement, that a circle had taken upon itself the nature of a, square. ¬;The human mind is readily swayed this way or that in times of doubt, especially when hope and fear are struggling for the mastery, though usually it is boastful, over-confident, and vain. No plan is then too futile, too absurd, or too fatuous for their adoption; the most frivolous causes will raise them to hope, or plunge them into despair — if anything happens during their fright which reminds them of some past good or ill, they think it portends a happy or unhappy issue, and therefore (though it may have proved abortive a hundred times before) style it a lucky or unlucky omen. Anything which excites their astonishment they believe to be a portent signifying the anger of the gods or of the Supreme Being, and, mistaking superstition for religion, account it impious not to avert the evil with prayer and sacrifice. Signs and wonders of this sort they conjure up perpetually, till one might think Nature as mad as themselves, they interpret her so fantastically. ¬;The more a government strives to curtail freedom of speech, the more obstinately is it resisted; not indeed by the avaricious, ... but by those whom good education, sound morality, and virtue have rendered more free. Men in general are so constituted that there is nothing they will endure with so little patience as that views which they believe to be true should be counted crimes against the laws. ... Under such circumstances they do not think it disgraceful, but most honorable, to hold the laws in abhorrence, and to refrain from no action against the government. ¬;The multitude always strains after rarities and exceptions, and thinks little of the gifts of nature; so that, when prophecy is talked of, ordinary knowledge is not supposed to be included... ¬;The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others. No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develop their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty. ¬;To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man ... Care of the poor is


incumbent on society as a whole. Beatrice StellaTanner aka MrsPatrickCampbell – 1865-1940:English, UK&USA stage actress, film actress ¬;Does it really matter what these affectionate people do - so long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses! ¬;The deep, deep peace of the double-bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise-lounge. Belva Plain–1919- :American, novel esp women's fiction inc Evergreen&LegacySilence, short story writer ¬;How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire! Ben Goldacre – 1974- :British, physician, psychiatrist, journ, col esp Guardian, writer inc Bad Science ¬;One of the central themes of my book [Bad Science] is that there are no real differences between the $600 billion pharmaceutical industry and the $50 billion food supplement pill industry ¬;You cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into. Ben Haig Bagdikian – 1920- :Armenian Turkish born American, journ, Dean UCB Journ School, writer ¬;A brutal idiocy in the Vietnam War was the statement, "We had to destroy the village in order to save it." ¬;Among neo-conservatives, there has been a basic long-term plan for the United States and for the rest of the world. In the United States the plan is open and even given a name: "Starve the Beast." The "Beast" is the United States government. The starvation is to have the government so loaded with debt or other limiting obligations that it makes it easier to cancel a wide range of government programs, or so cripple them they will not work. These are programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other fixtures that mainly benefit the middle-class Americans, environmental protections, anti-pollution laws, and the entire range of programs the neo-conservatives wish to privatize or cancel. ¬;Bin Laden plots death to the infidel Americans as well as death to fellow Muslims who fail to follow al Qaeda's radical Taliban-style Islam. Our own White House has adopted the secular fundamentalist of Cold War nihilism. There was the original gaffe of calling it a "crusade" against the various "theys" who are wicked and dangerous, those who fail to see the value of dropping the bombs in order to create a peaceful and properly righteous world. It is a classic case of opponents whose behavior becomes mirror images of each other. ¬;Bush proceeded to make it all worse....What swept through the country was a culture of no limits and no social conscience. Make as much money as you can and don't let the bureaucrats stop you. Success is honored by income. Taxes are a form of theft, so do everything you can to evade those gangsters in the I.R.S. The heroes were the people who made lots of money....Enter the culture of uninhibited greed, of joyful freedom from legalistic rules. CEOs heroism was based on which had the biggest compensation packages and stock options cashable at once for a few billion. It is as natural in Bush's capitalism to cheat and steal when there are no applicable rules as it is for wandering boys to pick apples from a roadside orchard. ¬;Changes over the years have radically altered the ratio of what corporations pay into the total federal income tax pool compared to ordinary taxpayers. It has been a steady process of fleecing ordinary working people. Before World War II, the federal income tax receipts were 50-50, corporate-versus-individuals. It is now 20 corporate and 80 individuals. ¬;Diversity of channels does not give you diversity of content. You really need diversity of outlets to find a true diversity of voices and points of view. ¬;Earlier, it was possible to describe the dominant firms in each separate medium-daily newspapers, magazines, radio, television, books, and movies. With each passing year ... the number of controlling firms in all these media has shrunk: from fifty corporations in 1984 to twenty-six in 1987, followed by twenty-three in l990, and then, as the borders between the different media began to blur, to less than twenty in 1993. In 1996 the number of media corporations with dominant power in society is closer to ten....A prime exhibit of the cartel's new political power is the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This act was billed as a transformation of sixty-two years of federal communications law for the purpose of "increasing competition." It was, with some exceptions, largely described as such by most of the major news media. But its most dramatic immediate result has been to reduce competition and open the path to cooperation among the giants. ¬;Every one of Bush's war hawks undoubtedly has a I.Q. But a high I.Q. has never been a reliable defense against arrogance or lack of wisdom. Most of all, a high I.Q. is vulnerable to hubris, which the dictionary defines as "overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance." The penalties of hubris in high places, as readers of the classics and careful observers of human experience realize, are too chilling as a fate for the innocent citizens and soldiers of the United States and for the rest of the world. ¬;Letting a maximum number of views be heard regularly is not just a nice philosophical notion. It is the best way any society has yet discovered to detect maladjustments quickly, to correct injustices, and to discover new ways to meet our continuing stream of novel problems that rise in a changing environment. ¬;Of the 1,500 daily newspapers in the country, 99 percent are the only daily in their cities. Of the 11,800 cable systems, all but a handful are monopolies in their cities. Of the 11,000 commercial radio stations, six or eight formats (all-talk, all-news, variations of rock music, rap, adult contemporary, etc.), with an all but uniform content within each format, dominate programming in every city. The four commercial television networks and their local affiliates carry programs of essentially the same type, with only the meagerly financed public stations


offering a genuine alternative. Thus, most of the media meet the tongue-twisting argot of Wall Street in J being oligopolies that are collections of local monopolies. This means few choices for citizens looking for genuine differences. ¬;Permanent poverty may have been inexorable in biblical times, when there really was inadequate food, inefficient use of arable land, rigid class systems, slavery and serfdom. But today's world has enough food for everyone, and affluent countries like the United States have enough rich resources to guarantee their populations enough decent food, housing, universal health care, jobs and pensions. Most of our peer countries do exactly that. Only the United States has chosen not to rid itself of a permanent poor....Why the media's strange lack of curiosity? It was part of the main media's gingerly treatment of basic causes of social ills whose remedies might involve an increase in taxes. On the contrary, the media generally celebrate the opposite-whatever reduces taxes. Explaining the "dead canary" of the suddenly homeless might have stimulated renewed appropriations for subsidized low-cost housing-taxes for the benefit of the most politically powerless group in the electorate. ¬;The new media conglomerates have exacerbated the traditional problems of professional news. The cartel includes some industries that have never before owned important news outlets. Some of the new owners find it bizarre that anyone would question the propriety of ordering their employee-journalists to produce news coverage designed to promote the owner's corporation. Seeing their journalists as obedient workers on an assembly line has produced a growing incidence of news corporations | demanding unethical acts. There are more instances than ever of management contempt and cruelty toward their journalists. ¬;Since 1993, the tax burden on the 400 highest-income Americans has been cut 40 percent and some of the richest executives defer paying taxes for years until they can stretch it out for fractions of what even the shrunken tax brackets call for. But Lord have mercy on the weekly wage earner whose annual W-2 form shows up at IRS with no matching tax payment. ¬;Since the Industrial Revolution, society and culture have been subservient to technology. One of the compelling tasks today is to reverse the process and make technology serve culture and society. ¬;Sweeping away proven sensible procedures creates hysteria and chaos. There are individuals and groups those whose malice toward the United States is not only zealous and determined, but backed by high intelligence and low morality. They know how to play a system - false alarms mixed with real plans to overload local and national protective agencies, straw men as sacrificial goats to confuse the search system, planted lies about loyal Americans. (However) A security system that is sweeping and uninhibited and virtually unaccountable does not make us safer but can be a danger to genuine national security. It is the way certain viral infections cause the human body's immune system to attack itself. ¬;The Israelis have their Bible to shake in the face of their opponents. The Muslims have their Koran to shake back. The Bible speaks of peace but it also speaks of defending Christian precepts by fighting the wicked. The Koran also speaks of peace but speaks also of defending the faith to the death. Historically, millions have been killed in the name of God. Once again, the priests and rabbis bless the cannon and the Imams bless the Kalashnikovs. If there are angels, they are weeping. ¬;The usual democratic expectation for the media -- diversity of ownership and ideas -- has disappeared as the goal of official policy and, worse, as a daily experience of a generation of American readers and viewers. ¬;This fantasy is shrill in every political campaign - promising lower taxes as a dire necessity--- it is accepted as an urgently needed rescue of that beleaguered population, the very rich. Though the main media love to find culprits in social problems, on this they practice selective amnesia. For more than half a century, the share of federal taxes paid by corporations has been dropping radically and shifted onto families and individuals. In 1940, corporations paid 40 percent of federal revenues. By 2000 it had dropped to 12 percent. Guess who pays for that shift. ¬;Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's St Matthew Passion on a ukulele: The instrument is too crude for the work, for the audience and for the performer. ¬;Unlimited, warrentless eavesdropping on citizen phone calls on such a widespread basis is prone to errors, lapses, and deliberate and dangerous confusions. For one thing, the Osama and jihadist enemies know they are being listened to and that sets up a game of I-spy-on-you-and-you-spy-on-me-and-who-gets-fooled-first? But even with good luck for our side, collected private conversations of such massive proportions is bound to have errors that at minimum ruin or harass innocent citizens. It dampens spontaneity in common or enjoyable conversation. It accumulates gargantuan masses of overheard words that invite naive or lazy conclusions. But worse, given the flippant attitude of the Bushies for constitutional and personal privacy, their penchant for calling disloyal those who disagree with his policies, it is open for selective retribution against loyal Americans who happen to think Bush's errors and fantasies are themselves threats to national security. ¬;Whenever a politician pulls at our heartstrings, to be generous to the widows and orphans, to act in relief of the poor and the suffering ---- grab your wallet. If major events of the past and continuing appeals from the White House present an act of mercy for the widows and orphans, the odds are they are Robins Hood in reverse---- they are about to steal from the poor and give to the rich.... the next time, a politician is heard promoting an action speaking in tearful terms of the poor folk, you can probably make money betting that there


is about to be proposed a tax plan that will take money from the poor and working people and give to the rich. Ben Hecht – 1894-1964:American, journalist, novelist, play, screen inc Scoundrel, dir, prod, won 2 Oscars ¬;In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel. ¬;Like the actor, authority has faith in its false whiskers. But its deepest faith is in the human illusion. People will hang on to illusion as eagerly as life itself. ¬;Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade. ¬;Ninety per cent of the producers I have known were not bright. They were as slow-witted and unprofessional toward making up a story as stockbrokers might be, or bus drivers. Even after twenty or thirty years of telling writers what and how to write, they were still as ignorant of writing as if they had never encountered the craft. ¬;The answer Hollywood figured out for this question was what doomed it. It figured out that writers were not to be in charge of creating stories. Instead, a curious tribe of inarticulate Pooh-Bahs called Supervisors and , later, Producers were summoned out of literary nowhere and given a thousand scepters. It was like switching the roles of teacher and pupil in the fifth grade. The result is now history. An industry based on writing had to collapse when the writer was given an errand-boy status. ¬;Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. Ben Shneiderman – 1947- :American, comp sci esp human–computer interaction, Comp Sci Prof, writer ¬;A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures. Benazir Bhutto – 1957-2007:Pakistani, Pakistan People's Party pol, FinanceMinister, twice PrimeMinister ¬;And I have found that those who do achieve peace never acquiesce to obstacles, especially those constructed of bigotry, intolerance, and inflexible tradition. ¬;I fully understand the men behind Al Qaeda. They have tried to assassinate me twice before. The Pakistan Peoples Party and I represent everything they fear the most — moderation, democracy, equality for women, information, and technology. We represent the future of a modern Pakistan, a future that has no place in it for ignorance, intolerance, and terrorism. The forces of moderation and democracy must, and will, prevail against extremism and dictatorship. I will not be intimidated. I will step out on the tarmac in Karachi not to complete a journey, but to begin one. Despite threats of death, I will not acquiesce to tyranny, but rather lead the fight against it. ¬;Leadership is a commitment to an idea, to a dream, and to a vision of what can be. And my dream is for my land and my people to cease fighting and allow our children to reach their full potential regardless of sex, status, or belief. ¬;No, I am not pregnant. I am fat. And, as the Prime Minister, its my right to be fat if I want to. ¬;Ultimately, leadership is about the strength of one's convictions, the ability to endure the punches, and the energy to promote an idea. Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia–1806-1872:Mexican, lawyer, Chief Just, Lib pol, Oaxaca Gov, 5xMexico Pres ¬;Among the individuals, as well as among nations, respecting the other people's rights leads to peace. Benjamin Barr Lindsey – 1869-1943:American, lawyer, judge, social&legal act inc juvenile courts, writer ¬;I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth. Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl – 1804-1881:English, novelist esp romance, essay, speculator, Con pol, UK PM ¬;A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy. ¬;Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. ¬;As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. ¬;Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. ¬;Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. ¬;How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. ¬;I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few. ¬;In a progressive country change is constant; ...change... is inevitable. ¬;Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation. ¬;Justice is truth in action. ¬;Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor. ¬;Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth. ¬;No government can be long secure without formidable opposition. ¬;Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think. ¬;One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a


situation than its frank admission. ¬;Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning. ¬;Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours. ¬;The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist; because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance. ¬;The fool wonders, the wise man asks. ¬;The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own. ¬;The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. ¬;The secret of success is constancy of purpose. ¬;The secret of success is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. ¬;The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation. ¬;There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. ¬;To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge. ¬;We make our fortunes and call them fate. ¬;What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens. ¬;When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken. Benjamin Franklin – 1706-1790:American, physicist, inventor, writer, phil, dip, pol, US Founding Father ¬;A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang. ¬;All human situations have their inconveniences. We feel those of the present but neither see nor feel those of the future; and hence we often make troublesome changes without amendment, and frequently for the worse. ¬;All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones. ¬;All would live long, but none would be old. ¬;Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. ¬;Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. ¬;Being ignorant is not so much a shame as being unwilling to learn ¬;But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. ¬;By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ¬;Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor. ¬;Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! ¬;Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. ¬;Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. ¬;Energy and persistence conquer all things. ¬;For the want of a nail, the shoe was lose; for the want of a shoe the horse was lose; and for the want of a horse the rider was lost, being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for the want of care about a horseshoe nail. ¬;God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: "This is my country." ¬;Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is. ¬;He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. ¬;He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. ¬;He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows nor judge all he sees. ¬;He who multiplies riches multiplies cares. ¬;Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sun-dial in the shade? ¬;How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. ¬;I hope....that mankind will at length, as they call themselves responsible creatures, have the reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats ¬;If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting. ¬;If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. ¬;Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. ¬;Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one. If it satisfies one want, it doubles and trebles that want another way. ¬;Necessity never made a good bargain. ¬;Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price. ¬;Our critics are our friends; they show us our faults.


¬;Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. ¬;Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ¬;Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. ¬;Tell me....And I Forget, Teach me.....And I Learn, Involve Me.....And I Remember. ¬;The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ¬;The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice. ¬;There never was a good war or a bad peace. ¬;Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ¬;Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later. ¬;Well done is better than well said. ¬;When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic. Sell not liberty to purchase power. ¬;Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ¬;Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. ¬;Wish not so much to live long as to live well. ¬;Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble. Benjamin Stolberg – 1891-1951:American, writer, col, journ esp American labour, served on Dewey Com ¬;An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy. Bernard Bailey – 1916-1996:American, graphic artist, cartoonist inc DC Comics, writer, editor, pub ¬;When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it. Bernard Mannes Baruch–1870-1965:American, financier, speculator, Dem pol cons inc PresWilson&FDR ¬;Anyone taken as an individual is tolerably a member of a crowd, he at once becomes a blockhead ¬;Every man has a right to be wrong in his opinions. But no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. ¬;I am interested in physical medicine because my father was. I am interested in medical research because I believe in it. I am interested in arthritis because I have it. ¬;I never bother about that (seating arrangements). Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter. ¬;Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. ¬;Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. ¬;Peace is never long preserved by weight of metal or by an armament race. Peace can be made tranquil and secure only by understanding and agreement fortified by sanctions. We must embrace international cooperation or international disintegration. ¬;There are no such things as incurable, there are only things for which man has not found a cure. ¬;To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. ¬;Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Bert Leston Taylor–1866-1921:American, poet, writer, essay, librettist, journ, col, inc ChicagoTribune, wit ¬;A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you. Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rdEarl – 1872-1970:Welsh, phil, logician, math, hist, won Nobel Lit ¬;A sense of duty is useful in work, but offensive in personal relations. People wish to be liked, not be endured with patient resignation. ¬;A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand. ¬;All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. ¬;Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. He did not do so because he thought he knew. Thinking that you know when in fact you don't is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone. ¬;But all who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things: That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than to be a slave. Many people desire these things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can be refuted by science: Mankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy. ¬;Change is scientific, progress is ethical; change is indubitable, whereas progress is a matter of controversy. ¬;Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. ¬;Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived.


¬;Every advance in civilization has been denounced while it was still recent. ¬;Every living thing is a sort of imperialist, seeking to transform as much as possible of its environment into itself. ¬;Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day. ¬;Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. ¬;Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ¬;Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. ¬;Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. ¬;Government can easily exist without laws, but law cannot exist without government. ¬;Hatred of enemies is easier and more intense than love of friends. But from men who are more anxious to injure opponents than to benefit the world at large no great good is to be expected. ¬;I've always thought respectable people scoundrels, and I look anxiously at my face every morning for signs of my becoming a scoundrel. ¬;I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill- treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ’The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race. ¬;I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armour of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence. ¬;I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine. ¬;I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. ¬;If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. ¬;If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years. ¬;In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. ¬;In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying. ¬;It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. ¬;It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. ¬;It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition; in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.' ¬;It is sometimes maintained that racial mixture is biologically undesirable. There is no evidence whatever for this view. Nor is there, apparently, any reason to think that Negroes are congenitally less intelligent than white people, but as to that it will be difficult to judge until they have equal scope and equally good social conditions. ¬;It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true. ¬;Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. ¬;Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. ¬;Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. ¬;Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. ¬;Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. ¬;Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. ¬;No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. ¬;Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. ¬;Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. ¬;Of the great religions of history, I prefer Buddhism, especially in its orthodox form, because it has had the smallest element of persecution". The intellectuals of the West have agreed that for the first time in the history of the world, Buddha proclaimed a salvation, which each man could gain for himself, and by himself in this


world, during his life, without the least help from God or Gods. ¬;One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. ¬;One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways. ¬;One who believes as I do, that free intellect is the chief engine of human progress, cannot but be fundamentally opposed to Bolshevism as much as to the Church of Rome. The hopes which inspire communism are, in the main, as admirable as those instilled by the Sermon on the Mount, but they are held as fanatically and are as likely to do as much harm. ¬;Organic life, we are told, has developed gradually from the protozoan to the philosopher, and this development, we are assured, is indubitably an advance. Unfortunately it is the philosopher, not the protozoan, who gives us this assurance. ¬;Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. ¬;Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils; it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position. ¬;Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. ¬;Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country. ¬;Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines. ¬;Sin is geographical. ¬;So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. ¬;The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible. ¬;The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good. ¬;The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. ¬;The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists - that is why they invented hell. ¬;The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption. ¬;The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. ¬;The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. ¬;The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. ¬;The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. ¬;The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. ¬;The secret of happiness is this: Let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather that hostile. ¬;The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ¬;The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. ¬;The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. ¬;The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about others things. ¬;There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it. ¬;There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. ¬;There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. ¬;Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ¬;This is one of those views which are so absolutely absurd that only very learned men could possibly adopt them. ¬;This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. ¬;To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have


reached this level. ¬;To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. ¬;To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead. ¬;Too little liberty brings stagnation and too much brings chaos. ¬;War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ¬;We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side: one which we preach but do not practice, and another which we practice but seldom preach. ¬;We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs. ¬;We know very little, and yet it is astonishing that we know so much, and still more astonishing that so little knowledge can give us so much power. ¬;What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer. ¬;When one admits that nothing is certain one must, I think, also admit that some things are much more nearly certain than others. It is much more nearly certain that we are assembled here tonight than it is that this or that political party is in the right. Certainly there are degrees of certainty, and one should be very careful to emphasize that fact, because otherwise one is landed in an utter scepticism, and complete scepticism would, of course, be totally barren and completely useless. ¬;Whereas in art nothing worth doing can be done without genius, in science even a very moderate capacity can contribute to a supreme achievement. Bertrand de Jouvenal des Ursins – 1903-1987:French philosopher, pol econ, journ, editor, writer, futurist ¬;A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. Beryl Pfizer – 193?- :American writer, broadc, screen inc Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, journalist ¬;I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on. ¬;If I spent as much time doing the things I worry about getting done as I do worrying about doing them, I wouldn't have anything to worry about. ¬;If you treat children like grown-ups, they'll probably behave just as badly as the rest of us. ¬;People get nostalgic about a lot of things I don't think they were that crazy about the first time around Bessie Lee Pittman aka JacquelineCochran–1906-1980:American, ent, aviator, test pilot, co-found WAAC ¬;I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit. Betty Friedan – 1921-2006:American, writer, feminist activist, found NOW&Nat AbortionRights Alliance ¬;A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination. ¬;A woman has got to be able to say, and not feel guilty, 'Who am I, and what do I want out of life?' She mustn't feel selfish and neurotic if she wants goals of her own, outside of husband and children. ¬;A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man’s advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all. ¬;I thought it was absolutely outrageous that the Silence of the Lambs won four Oscars....I'm not saying that the movie shouldn't have been shows. I'm not denying the movie was an artistic triumph, but it was about the evisceration, the skinning alive of women. That is what I find offensive. Not the Playboy centerfold. ¬;If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based. ¬;It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. ¬;It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself. ¬;Men weren’t really the enemy — they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill. ¬;No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. ¬;Strange new problems are being reported in the growing generations of children whose mothers were always there, driving them around, helping them with their homework - an inability to endure pain or discipline or pursue any self-sustained goal of any sort, a devastating boredom with life. ¬;The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive. ¬;The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question — “Is this all?”


¬;We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy! ¬;When women take their education and their abilities seriously and put them to use, ultimately they have to compete with men. It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all. ¬;When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman. Beverly Mickins–196?- :American, writer, humourist, actress inc SquareOneTV, writer, singer, storyteller ¬;Conservatives say teaching sex education in the public schools will promote promiscuity. With our education system? If we promote promiscuity the same way we promote math or science, they've got nothing to worry about. ¬;I love the lines the men use to get us into bed. "Please, I'll only put it in for a minute." What am I, a microwave? Billy Don 'Bill' Moyers – 1934- :American, journ, pub, TVbroadc, Dem WhiteHousePressSec, BaptistMin ¬;A free press is one where it's okay to state the conclusion you're led to by the evidence. One reason I'm in hot water is because my colleagues and I at NOW didn't play by the conventional rules of Beltway journalism. Those rules divide the world into Democrats & Republicans, liberals & conservatives, and allow journalists to pretend they have done their job if instead of reporting the truth behind the news, they merely give each side an opportunity to spin the news. ¬;An unconscious people, an indoctrinated people, a people fed only partisan information and opinion that confirm their own bias, a people made morbidly obese in mind and spirit by the junk food of propaganda is less inclined to put up a fight, ask questions and be sceptical And just as a democracy can die of too many lies, that kind of orthodoxy can kill us, too. ¬;Conservatives-- or better, pro-corporate apologists-- hijacked the vocabulary of Jeffersonian liberalism and turned words like "progress," "opportunity," and "individualism" into tools for making the plunder of America sound like divine right... This "degenerate and unlovely age," as one historian calls it, exists in the mind of Karl Rove-- the reputed brain of George W. Bush-- as the seminal age of inspiration for politics and governance of America today ¬;Conservative politicians, judges, and publicists...justify the idea of a "natural order of things" as well as ...the notion that progress resulted from the elimination of the weak and the 'survival of the fittest'. ¬;I'm going out telling the story that I think is the biggest story of our time: how the right-wing media has become a partisan propaganda arm of the Republican National Committee. We have an ideological press that's interested in the election of Republicans, and a mainstream press that's interested in the bottom line. Therefore, we don't have a vigilant, independent press whose interest is the American people. ¬;I believe democracy requires a ‘sacred contract’ between journalists and those who put their trust in us to tell them what we can about how the world really works. ¬;News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity. ¬;No wonder scoundrels find refuge in patriotism; it offers them immunity from criticism. ¬;Part of the red meat (Republican) strategy is to attack mainstream media relentlessly, knowing that if the press is effectively intimidated, either by the accusation of liberal bias or by a reporter's own mistaken belief in the charge's validity, the institutions that conservatives revere—corporate America, the military, organized religion, and their own ideological bastions of influence—will be able to escape scrutiny and increase their influence over American public life with relatively no challenge. ¬;Standing up to your government can mean standing up for your country. ¬;The corporate and governing elites are helping themselves to the spoils of victory..access to political power has become...who gets what and who pays for it ¬;The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won... Take the paradox of Rush Limbaugh, ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero. ¬;The public is...distracted by the media circus and news has been neutered or politicized for partisan purposes. ¬;The rich are getting richer, which arguably wouldn't matter if the rising tide lifted all boats...instead, however...the inequality gap is the widest it's been since 1929; the middle class is besieged and the working poor are barely keeping their heads above water. ¬;This 'zeal for secrecy' I am talking about – and I have barely touched the surface – adds up to a victory for the terrorists. When they plunged those hijacked planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon three years ago this morning, they were out to hijack our Gross National Psychology. If they could fill our psyche with fear – as if the imagination of each one of us were Afghanistan and they were the Taliban – they could deprive us of the trust and confidence required for a free society to work. They could prevent us from ever again believing in


a safe, decent or just world and from working to bring it about. By pillaging and plundering our peace of mind they could panic us into abandoning those unique freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of the press – that constitute the ability of democracy to self-correct and turn the ship of state before it hits the iceberg. ¬;What we instantly got was a freak show of political pornography: lies, distortions, and half-truths — halftruths being perhaps the blackest of all lies. They paraded before us as informed opinion. Bion of Smyrna aka Bion of Phlossa–c.1stCent BC:Smyrna Greek, poet esp bucolic&pastoral inc Epitaph ¬;Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest. Blaise Pascal – 1623-1662:French, phil, theo, math, scientist esp probability theory & projective geometry ¬;Can anything be more ridiculous than that a man has a right to kill me because he lives on the other side of the water, and because his ruler has quarrel with mine, although I have none with him? ¬;Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth. ¬;For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed. ¬;I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room. ¬;I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter. ¬;I put it down as a fact that if all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends left in the world. ¬;Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is. ¬;Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, suffices to kill him. But if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. ¬;Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction. ¬;One must know oneself, if this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better. ¬;People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others. ¬;Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ought to know a little about everything. ¬;The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. ¬;Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless one loves the truth, he cannot know it. ¬;We think very little of time present; we anticipate the future, as being too slow, and with a view to hasten it onward, we recall the past to stay it as too swiftly gone. We are so thoughtless, that we thus wander through the hours which are not here, regardless only of the moment that is actually our own. Bonnie Prudden – 1914- :American, dancer, rock climber, physical fitness act esp youth, dev Myotherapy ¬;You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. Booker TaliaferroWashington–1856-1915:American, slave, educator, writer, orator, civilrights act&leader ¬;I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. ¬;If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. ¬;No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem. ¬;One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him. ¬;Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome. ¬;There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. BørgeRosenbaum aka VictorBorge–1909-2000:DanishbornAmerican, actor, writer, wit, pianist, conductor ¬;Giuseppe Verdi. Joe Green to you. ¬;I'd like to thank my parents for making this night possible. And my children for making it necessary. ¬;Laughter is the closest distance between two people. ¬;Occasionally, a finger comes up to wipe a tear [of laughter] from the eye... and that's my reward... the rest goes to the government. Boris Leonidovich Pasternak – 1890-1960:Russian, poet, novel inc Doctor Zhivago, trans, won Nobel Lit ¬;Gregariousness is always the refuge of mediocrities, whether they swear by Soloviev or Kant or Marx. Only individuals seek the truth, and they shun those whose sole concern is not the truth. ¬;Man is born to live, not to prepare for life. ¬;Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding, rendered speechless by emotion!


¬;The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what bring you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity. Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin – 1931-2007:Russian, eng, Comn pol, Mayor of Moscow, 1st Pres Russian Fed ¬;I am convinced that the moment is coming when, with its message of eternal, universal values, it will come to the aid of our society. For in these words: "Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," lie those very moral principles that will enable us to survive even the most critical situations. ¬;I want to ask for your forgiveness. For the fact that many of the dreams we shared did not come true. And for the fact that what seemed simple to us turned out to be tormentingly difficult. I ask forgiveness for not justifying some hopes of those people who believed that at one stroke, in one spurt, we could leap from the gray, stagnant, totalitarian past into the light, rich, civilized future. I myself believed in this, that we could overcome everything in one spurt. I turned out to be too naive in something. In some places, problems seemed to be too complicated. We forced our way forward through mistakes, through failures. Many people in this hard time experienced shock. ¬;It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. ¬;Our mindless unanimity will bring us to an even more hopeless state of stagnation. It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. ¬;There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends. Brendan Francis Behan – 1923-1964:Irish, poet, novel&short-story, play inc QuareFellow, IRA volunteer ¬;Critics are like eunuchs in a harem they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves. ¬;Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day ¬;I was court-martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. ¬;Many of our fears are tissuepaper-thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. ¬;People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly. ¬;The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ¬;The terrorist is the one with the small bomb. Brent Scowcroft – 1925- :American, AirForce L.Gen, US PresNatSecurityAdviser, found ForumIntPolicy ¬;An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes. ¬;Simply killing everyone who is already a terrorist today won't solve the problem. ¬;We must find out where the roots of terrorism lie. ¬;You know, different people are going to react different ways. And I don't think we should be intolerable because people do things a little differently. Brian Clark – 1932- :English, writer, playwright inc Whose Life Is It Anyway? & Kipling, screenwriter ¬;The next time you make an assumption, see what happens when you do the opposite. Brian Hugh Warner aka Marilyn Manson–1969- :American, musician, singer, song, poet, artist, actor, dir ¬;A long time ago, there was a man as misunderstood as we are and they nailed him to a fucking cross! ¬;I'm not against God, I'm against the misuse of God. ¬;I don't expect everyone to get something deep out of it. Some people can just listen to the music, or get their aggressions out, but I think with any great painting or movie, album or whatever it is. It's better if people can take what they need from it. That they're not forced to get some particular message. ¬;I hope that with our music we can inspire other people to be creative and to use their imagination, because it is something that is so lacking nowadays. You have virtual reality, MTV, video games and VCR's. Nobody really wants to think about things or create things. You have programs on a computer which will write a poem for you. ¬;I incorporate a lot of Christian morality into what I do and in fact a lot of my beliefs are very conservative – like my desire for the world to be a better place where people use more intelligence. If you had to condense all that I believe in, it's that responsible, intelligent people should be allowed to do what they want. That artists and performers and architects, people who contribute something to the world, that actually have something to say as opposed to a business man or a politician, say, people who actually contribute to society, the power should be traded. The creators are always suppressed – other than the placebo "fame" that they're always given. I don't really suggest any solution – that we could all kick them out of their positions of power and take over. It's just


the idea that if you enjoy what you do, that's why you should do it. ¬;I think that's really ironic, that nobody said, "Well, maybe the President had an influence on this violent behavior." Because that's not the way the media wants to take it and spin it, and turn it into fear, because then you're watching television, you're watching the news, you're being pumped full of fear, there's floods, there's AIDS, there's murder, cut to commercial, buy the Acura, buy the Colgate, if you have bad breath, they're not going to talk to you, if you have pimples, the girl's not going to fuck you, and it's just this campaign of fear and consumption, and that's what I think it's all based on, the whole idea of "keep everyone afraid and they'll consume". ¬;If people really stopped and realized how much art and creative people move the world versus politics and religion, I mean it’s not even up for debate. An artist at least creates things, puts things into the world. Where as these other people are destroying things, taking things out of the world. ¬;If someone listens to our music, and it makes them creative, that makes me happier than anything. ¬;In explaining things to people, I've come to terms with the fact that a lot of my goals are very Christian in the end. Because people no longer appreciate the taboos of sex, drugs, and rock & roll. I have to take them as far as they've ever been taken before, on a grand scale, in order for the world to realize we have to start over. It's very much like the mythology of the bible, the end of the world, and the antichrist and people are made to make a choice about their faith. I think certain elements of that are correct. ¬;Is adult entertainment killing our children? Or is killing our children entertaining adults? ¬;Music and image has continued to get more extreme as the world gets more extreme. We are the consequence of the modern decaying civilization. ¬;Parents and legislators love to blame people like us for corrupting the youth of this country, but the kids were corrupted long before we ever got to them. ¬;Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am. ¬;Sometimes we admire the feathers and ignore the dying bird ¬;The whole concept of this band is to present the ugly truth about society – warts and all, and let the chips fall where they may. ¬;The world's not a great place anymore and it can't be. I'm sure it would have been much more enjoyable to be alive in the fifties, when there was at least an illusion of purity, and things that were taboo had such a great power to them. I think it was a time when magic was really alive. There's no imagination anymore. It was eliminated with video games and VCR's. I'm only necessary because of the way the world is. ¬;There are people accusing me that I'm sick, that I'm a danger to morals, western civilization and basically everything under the sun. And they've got these wild stories about me, completely off the wall, completely untrue. They thought them up and it makes you wonder what goes on in their brain, but of course, they don't consider themselves sick. They think they're normal because they don't dress like I do. ¬;Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised. ¬;We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves. ¬;When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed. Bridget Jean Collins aka Jean Kerr–1922-2003:American, play, writer inc PleaseDon'tEatTheDaisies, col ¬;Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? ¬;I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas? ¬;If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. ¬;If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ¬;The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old. ¬;Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself -- like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. ¬;You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help. Bruce Fairchild Barton–1886-1967:American, editor, advertising exec, found BDO, Rep pol, NY USCong ¬;Conceit is God's gift to little men. ¬;The American conception of advertising is to arouse desires and stimulate wants, to make people dissatisfied with the old and out-of-date and by constant iteration to send them out to work harder to get the latest model— whether that model be an icebox or a rug or a new home. ¬;When you're through changing, you're through. Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron–1940- :English, lecturer, TV host, Lab pol, MP, House of Lords Chief Whip ¬;I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.


BurrhusFredericSkinner–1904-1990:American, psych esp RadicalBehaviorism, poet, inv, phil, Psych Prof ¬;A person who has been punished is not thereby simply less inclined to behave in a given way; at best, he learns how to avoid punishment. ¬;Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. ¬;Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. ¬;The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. The mystery which surrounds a thinking machine already surrounds a thinking man. ¬;We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.

C Calvin Ellis Stowe – 1882-1886:American, editor, lecturer in Greek&Relg, writer esp educ&relg, educ act ¬;Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. Carl Edward Sagan–1934-1996:American, astronomer, astro-physicist, exobiologist, writer, novel, broadc ¬;A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. ¬;Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. ¬;All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. ¬;Anyone who's ever significantly changed the course of humanity has either been a Crackpot, a Heretic, or a Dissident. In the case of Albert Einstein, he was all three! ¬;But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. ¬;Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along. ¬;Fredrick Douglas taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom. But reading is still the path. ¬;I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true. ¬;I try not to think with my gut. Really it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in. ¬;If we long to believe that the stars rise and set for us, that we are the reason there is a Universe, does science do us a disservice in deflating our conceits? ¬;If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. ¬;In every country, we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency, humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness. ¬;In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. ¬;It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. ¬;One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. ¬;Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out. ¬;Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. ¬;Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep insights can be winnowed from deep nonsense. ¬;The first priest was the first rogue who met the first fool. ¬;The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition. ¬;The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. ¬;Think of how many religions attempt to validate themselves with prophecy. Think of how many people rely on these prophecies, however vague, however unfulfilled, to support or prop up their beliefs. Yet has there ever been a religion with the prophetic accuracy and reliability of science?


¬;When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions, that is the heart of science. ¬;Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves. ¬;Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people. Carl Gustav Jung – 1875-1961:Swiss, psychologist esp Analytical Psycholgy & Dream Analysis, writer ¬;All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. ¬;Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place ¬;Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism. ¬;Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves. ¬;I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way. ¬;If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. ¬;In studying the history of the human mind one is impressed again and again by the fact that the growth of the mind is the widening of the range of consciousness, and that each step forward has been a most painful and laborious achievement. One could almost say that nothing is more hateful to man than to give up even a particle of his unconsciousness. Ask those who have tried to introduce a new idea! ¬;It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how they are themselves. ¬;Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also. ¬;Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble. ¬;Observance of customs and laws can very easily be a cloak for a lie so subtle that our fellow human beings are unable to detect it. It may help us to escape all criticism, we may even be able to deceive ourselves in the belief of our obvious righteousness. But deep down, below the surface of the average man's conscience, he hears a voice whispering, "There is something not right," no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or by the moral code. ¬;One looks with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ¬;Religion is a defense against the experience of God. ¬;Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy between the genius and his human qualities that one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better. ¬;The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown. ¬;The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers. ¬;The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. ¬;The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ¬;The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. ¬;The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. ¬;To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can. ¬;Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other. Carl Lotus Becker – 1873-1845:American, Hist Prof, writer inc HeavenlyCity of 18thCenturyPhilosophers ¬;The significance of man is that he is insignificant and is aware of it. Carl Sandburg – 1878-1967:American, journ, editor, writer esp bio, poet, civil rights act, won 3 Pulitzers ¬;A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. ¬;I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. ¬;Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. ¬;There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams. ¬;Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ¬;When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along. Carl Schurz–1829-1906:German born American, journ, lawyer, UnionGen, Missouri USSen, US InterSec ¬;Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. ¬;If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.


¬;Our dignity, our free institutions and the peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country — when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right." ¬;The man who in times of popular excitement boldly and unflinchingly resists hot-tempered clamor for an unnecessary war, and thus exposes himself to the opprobrious imputation of a lack of patriotism or of courage, to the end of saving his country from a great calamity, is, as to "loving and faithfully serving his country," at least as good a patriot as the hero of the most daring feat of arms, and a far better one than those who, with an ostentatious pretense of superior patriotism, cry for war before it is needed, especially if then they let others do the fighting. ¬;We have come to a point where it is loyalty to resist, and treason to submit. ¬;What is the rule of honor to be observed by a power so strongly and so advantageously situated as this Republic is? Of course I do not expect it meekly to pocket real insults if they should be offered to it. But, surely, it should not, as our boyish jingoes wish it to do, swagger about among the nations of the world, with a chip on its shoulder, shaking its fist in everybody's face. Of course, it should not tamely submit to real encroachments upon its rights. But, surely, it should not, whenever its own notions of right or interest collide with the notions of others, fall into hysterics and act as if it really feared for its own security and its very independence. As a true gentleman, conscious of his strength and his dignity, it should be slow to take offense. In its dealings with other nations it should have scrupulous regard, not only for their rights, but also for their self-respect. With all its latent resources for war, it should be the great peace power of the world. It should never forget what a proud privilege and what an inestimable blessing it is not to need and not to have big armies or navies to support. It should seek to influence mankind, not by heavy artillery, but by good example and wise counsel. It should see its highest glory, not in battles won, but in wars prevented. It should be so invariably just and fair, so trustworthy, so good tempered, so conciliatory, that other nations would instinctively turn to it as their mutual friend and the natural adjuster of their differences, thus making it the greatest preserver of the world's peace. This is not a mere idealistic fancy. It is the natural position of this great republic among the nations of the earth. It is its noblest vocation, and it will be a glorious day for the United States when the good sense and the selfrespect of the American people see in this their "manifest destiny." It all rests upon peace. Is not this peace with honor? There has, of late, been much loose speech about "Americanism." Is not this good Americanism? It is surely today the Americanism of those who love their country most. And I fervently hope that it will be and ever remain the Americanism of our children and our children's children. Carlos Augusto Santana Alves–1947- :Mexican, song, rock musician esp guitar espSantana, won Grammy ¬;Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner. Carlos Cesar Arana Castaneda – 1925-1988:Peruvian born American, anthropologist, mystic, writer ¬;Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it - what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone. Carlos Ray 'Chuck'Norris–1940- :American, actor esp 'tough' roles, martial artist inc found ChunKukDo ¬;Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth. Carmen de Monteflores – 196?- :Puerto Rican born American, writer, novel inc Singing Softly, lesbian act ¬;Oppression can only survive through silence. Carol Grace aka CarolMarcusSaroyan–1924-2003:American, actress, writer inc AmongPorcupines, novel ¬;There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you. Caroline Klein Simon – 1900-1993:American, lawyer, Judge-NY Court of Claims, Rep pol, NY SecOfState ¬;Look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man and work like a dog. Carolyn Wells – 1862-1942:American, librarian, writer, novelist esp mystery inc Fleming Stone, poet ¬;Actions lie louder than words. Carrie P. Snow–196?- :American, writer, screen incRoseanne, comedienne esp standup, professional guest ¬;A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. ¬;Advertising degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose. ¬;Civilization is hideously fragile and there's not much between us and the horrors underneath, just about a coat of varnish. ¬;I believe the world is increasingly in danger of becoming split into groups which cannot communicate with each other, which no longer think of each other as members of the same species. ¬;I'd like to get married, because I like the idea of a man being required by law to sleep with me every night. ¬;If women ruled the world and we all got massages, there would be no war. ¬;Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope. ¬;When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you find that more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. ¬;Why get married and make one man miserable when I can stay single and make thousands miserable?


¬;You know why God is a man? Because if God was a woman she would have made sperm taste like chocolate. Caskie Stinnett – 1911- :American, editor, humourist, writer inc OneMan'sIsland, essayist, columnist ¬;A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. ¬;Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results. Caspian Tredwell-Owen – 197?- :English born American, writer, screen inc The Island & Beyond Borders ¬;When you want something really bad and you close your eyes and wish for it--God's the guy who ignores you. Cesare Pavese – 1908-1950:Italian, poet, editor, translator, literary critic, novelist inc Moon&the Bonfires ¬;Religion consists of the belief that everything that happens to us is extraordinarily important. It can never disappear from the world for this reason. ¬;We do not remember days, we remember moments. ¬;We get the things we want when we no longer want them. Charles Anderson Dana–1819-1897:American, journ, writer, WarDept investigating agent, owner NY Sun ¬;Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth. Charles Andre Joseph Marie De Gaulle – 1890-1970:French, Gen, leader WW2 FreeFrench, pol, 18thPres ¬;History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. People get the history they deserve. ¬;I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ¬;In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ¬;Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him ¬;The graveyards are full of indispensable men. ¬;We may go to the moon, but that's not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us. Charles CalebColton–1780-1832:English, Anglican priest, art&wine collector, writer, essay, poet, gambler ¬;Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. ¬;Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. ¬;If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city. ¬;Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. ¬;It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge. Mal-information is more hopeless than non-information; for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase. Ignorance is contented to stand still with her back to the truth; but error is more presumptuous, and proceeds in the same direction. Ignorance has no light, but error follows a false one. The consequence is, that error, when she retraces her footsteps, has further to go, before she can arrive at the truth, than ignorance. ¬;It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. ¬;Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. ¬;Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it, anything but live for it. ¬;We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. ¬;When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply. Charles 'Chaz' Bufe – 195?- :American, writer esp anarchism, essay, aphorist inc Am Heretic'sDictionary ¬;Invisible Hand, n. Invented by Adam Smith, the theory of the "invisible hand" posits that competition in the capitalist marketplace is guided, as if by an invisible hand, to produce the greatest public good—to put it more baldly, that unbridled competition unerringly promotes the common well-being. Given that the Earth has limited land and resources, this is more than a bit like positing that the competition over a limited supply of food between hungry rats in a locked caged will promote the common well-being of the rats. More accurately, that with 10% of the rats hoarding 90% of the food, the competition within the bottom 90% over the remaining morsels will promote the common well-being of the bottom 90%. ¬;War, n: A time-tested political tactic guaranteed to raise a president’s popularity rating by at least 30 points. It is especially useful during election years and economic downturns. Charles Dillon 'Casey' Stengel – 1890-1975:American, Major League baseball player & manager esp NY ¬;The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. Charles Edward 'Ed' Macauley – 1928- :Catholic deacon, writer inc HomiliesAlive, pro basketball player ¬;When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win. Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl – 1964- :English, landowner, writer inc Althorp: Story Of ¬;Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum.


Charles FarrarBrowne aka ArtemusWard–1834-1867:American, wit, lecturer, essay, editor incVanityFair ¬;I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother. Charles Franklin Kettering – 1876-1958:American, sci, inv-140 US patents, head GeneralMotors research ¬;A problem thoroughly understood is always fairly simple. Found your opinions on facts, not prejudices. We know too many things that are not true. ¬;An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ¬;An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. ¬;Every great improvement has come after repeated failure. Virtually nothing comes out right the first time. Failures, repeated failures, are the posts on the road to achievement. ¬;It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions. ¬;Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ¬;My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. ¬;People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones. ¬;The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer. ¬;The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress. ¬;You are always too late with a development if you are so slow that people demand it before you yourself recognize it. The research department should have foreseen what was necessary and had it ready to a point where people never knew they wanted it until it was made available to them. ¬;You can be sincere and still be stupid. CharlesHaddonSpurgeon–1834-1892:English, writer esp relg, poet, BaptPreacher, aka PrinceOfPreachers ¬;It is said that if Noah's ark had had to be built by a company; they would not have laid the keel yet; and it may be so. What is many men's business is nobody's business. The greatest things are accomplished by individual men. ¬;Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. ¬;You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it. Charles John 'Chuck' Klosterman – 1972- :American, journalist inc Washington Post, columnist, writer ¬;In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever in and of itself. Charles John Huffam Dickens aka Boz–1812-1870:English, journ, editor, soc critic, writer, novel, lecturer ¬;Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. ¬;I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. ¬;No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ¬;Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ¬;Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule. ¬;The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none. ¬;We need never be ashamed of our tears. Charles Kuralt–1934-1997:American, journ incOnRoad, news anchor esp CBS inc NewsSundayMorning ¬;Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu – 1689-1755:French, pol phil inc separation of powers ¬;A rational army would run away. ¬;But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go. ¬;I can assure you that no kingdom has ever had as many civil wars as the kingdom of Christ. ¬;I have read descriptions of Paradise that would make any sensible person stop wanting to go there. ¬;If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman...because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French. ¬;In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law. ¬;People here argue about religion interminably, but it appears that they are competing at the same time to see who can be the least devout. ¬;Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of


intolerance...the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason. ¬;Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune. The state of slavery is in its own nature bad. It is neither useful to the master nor to the slave; not to the slave, because he can do nothing through a motive of virtue; nor to the master, because by having an unlimited authority over his slaves he insensibly accustoms himself to the want of all moral virtues, and thence becomes fierce, hasty, severe, choleric, voluptuous, and cruel. ... where it is of the utmost importance that human nature should not be debased or dispirited, there ought to be no slavery. In democracies, where they are all upon equality; and in aristocracies, where the laws ought to use their utmost endeavors to procure as great an equality as the nature of the government will permit, slavery is contrary to the spirit of the constitution: it only contributes to give a power and luxury to the citizens which they ought not to have. ¬;The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. ¬;You have to study a great deal to know a little. Charles Luckman – 1909-1999:American, architect inc Kennedy Space Center, ent, Pres Lever Brothers ¬;The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth. Charles Mackay – 1814-1889:Scottish, journalist, song, poet, writer, editor inc Illustrated London News ¬;Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one. Charles Michael 'Chuck' Palahniuk–1962- :American, mechanic, journ, writer, essay, novel inc FightClub ¬;A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection. ¬;Being tired isn't the same as being rich, but most times it's close enough. ¬;Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education. ¬;If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw you. People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they weren't telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before. ¬;Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known. ¬;On game shows, some people will take the trip to France, but most people will take the washer dryer pair. ¬;People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future. ¬;People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown. ¬;The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend. ¬;The things you own end up owning you. ¬;When we don't know who to hate, we hate ourselves. ¬;Which is worse: Hell or nothing? ¬;Your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. CharlesMichaelSchwab–1862-1939:American, ent, steel magnate incBethlehamSteel, DG EmergencyFleet ¬;A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. ¬;All successful employers are stalking men who will do the unusual, men who think, men who attract attention by performing more than is expected of them. ¬;In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism. ¬;Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. CharlesMonroeSchulz–1922-2000:American, writer, artteacher, cartoonist-createdPeanuts, ice-hockey act ¬;Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. ¬;I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. ¬;I love mankind; it's people I can't stand. ¬;Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ¬;My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? ¬;Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than one night." ¬;There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.


Charles Percy Snow, Baron–1905-1980:English, physicist, novel incStrangers&Brothers, Govn sci adviser ¬;The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you'll never find it. ¬;When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. Charles Peters – 194?- :American, writer, journ, found Washington Monthly, Pres Understanding Govn ¬;Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. Charles Pierre Baudelaire – 1821-1867:French, poet esp Les fleurs du mal, trans, lit critic, writer, essayist ¬;It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. ¬;The world only goes round by misunderstanding. Charles Robert Darwin–1809-1882:English, geo, naturalist esp natural selection, writer inc OriginSpecies ¬;A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others. ¬;An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men. ¬;As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities. ¬;I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars. ¬;I will not even allude to the many heart-sickening atrocities which I authentically heard of; — nor would I have mentioned the above revolting details, had I not met with several people, so blinded by the constitutional gaiety of the negro as to speak of slavery as a tolerable evil. Such people have generally visited at the houses of the upper classes, where the domestic slaves are usually well treated, and they have not, like myself, lived amongst the lower classes. Such inquirers will ask slaves about their condition; they forget that the slave must indeed be dull, who does not calculate on the chance of his answer reaching his master's ears. ¬;If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. ¬;Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. ¬;In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. ¬;In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment. ¬;It has often and confidently been asserted, that man's origin can never be known: Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science. ¬;It is often attempted to palliate slavery by comparing the state of slaves with our poorer countrymen: if the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin; but how this bears on slavery, I cannot see; as well might the use of the thumb-screw be defended in one land, by showing that men in another land suffered from some dreadful disease. Those who look tenderly at the slave owner, and with a cold heart at the slave, never seem to put themselves into the position of the latter; what a cheerless prospect, with not even a hope of change! picture to yourself the chance, ever hanging over you, of your wife and your little children — those objects which nature urges even the slave to call his own — being torn from you and sold like beasts to the first bidder! And these deeds are done and palliated by men, who profess to love their neighbours as themselves, who believe in God, and pray that his Will be done on earth! It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty... ¬;Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits. ¬;The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts. ¬;The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic. ¬;The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference. ¬;The western nations of Europe, who now so immeasurably surpass their former savage progenitors, and stand at the summit of civilization, owe little or none of their superiority to direct inheritance from the old Greeks, though they owe much to the written works of that wonderful people... With highly civilised nations continued progress depends in a subordinate degree on natural selection; for such nations do not supplant and exterminate one another as do savage tribes. Nevertheless the more intelligent members within the same community will succeed better in the long run than the inferior, and leave a more numerous progeny, and this is a form of natural selection. The more efficient causes of progress seem to consist of a good education during youth whilst the brain is impressible, and of a high standard of excellence, inculcated by the ablest and best men, embodied in


the laws, customs and traditions of the nation, and enforced by public opinion. It should, however, be borne in mind, that the enforcement of public opinion depends on our appreciation of the approbation and disapprobation of others; and this appreciation is founded on our sympathy, which it can hardly be doubted was originally developed through natural selection as one of the most important elements of the social instincts. ¬;To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact. ¬;To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree. When it was first said that the sun stood still and the world turned round, the common sense of mankind declared the doctrine false; but the old saying of Vox populi, vox Dei, as every philosopher knows, cannot be trusted in science. Reason tells me, that if numerous gradations from a simple and imperfect eye to one complex and perfect can be shown to exist, each grade being useful to its possessor, as is certain the case; if further, the eye ever varies and the variations be inherited, as is likewise certainly the case; and if such variations should be useful to any animal under changing conditions of life, then the difficulty of believing that a perfect and complex eye could be formed by natural selection, should not be considered as subversive of the theory. How a nerve comes to be sensitive to light, hardly concerns us more than how life itself originated; but I may remark that, as some of the lowest organisms in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility. ¬;We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act. Charles Rozell 'Chuck' Swindoll – 1934- :American, writer, preacher, broadc, founded Insight For Living ¬;There is only one you... Don't you dare change just because you're outnumbered! Charles Simmons – 1940- :American, Journalism Prof, writer inc Powdered Eggs & All There Is To Know ¬;Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions; the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value. ¬;Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. ¬;Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinions; the want of it makes the opinions of most people of little value. ¬;Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue. ¬;Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage. ¬;It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'. ¬;Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire. ¬;Much of the wisdom of one age, is the folly of the next. ¬;Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful. ¬;Ridicule is the first and last argument of fools. Charles Varlet, Marquis De La Grange – 1639-1692:French, actor, writer inc Nouvelles Lettres ¬;When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. Charles Wadsworth – 193?- :American, classical pianist, int chamber music events creator & promoter ¬;By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. Charley Reese – 1937- :American, journ esp OrlandoSentinel, col, editor, writer, Confederate phil activist ¬;But regardless of whose fault it is, most politicians today are not human beings. You want to pry open their mouths and shout into the darkness, 'Hello! Is there a human being in there?' Buried under all that lust for office, all that fear of offending a contributor? I know there must be. ¬;One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices — 545 human beings out of the 235 million — are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country ¬;The politicians in this world... have at their command weapons of mass destruction far more complex than their own thinking processes. ¬;The truth is that neither British nor American imperialism was or is idealistic. It has always been driven by economic or strategic interests. ¬;We...are not really free if we can't control our own government and its policies. And we will never do that if we remain ignorant. Charlie Stuart'Charlie'Kaufman–1958- :American, screen inc BeingJohnMalkovich, prod, dir, won Oscar ¬;Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating.


CharlotteElizabethWhitton–1896-1975:Canadian, writer, feminist act, ProgressiveCon pol, OttawaMayor ¬;Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult. Charlotte Saunders Cushman–1816-1876:American, singer, stage actress esp Shakespeare, drama reader ¬;To try to be better is to be better. Charlton Ogburn – 1911-1988:American, StateDept official, pub, col, writer inc MysteriousShakespeare ¬;We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization. Cherilyn Sarkisian aka Cher Bono – 1946- :American, singer, song, record prod, actress, won Oscar ¬;The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing--and then marry him. Cheris Kramarae – 194?- :American, feminist act, cultural anthropologist inc Muted Group, Comm Prof ¬;Feminism is the radical notion that women are people. ¬;Perhaps a talkative woman is one who does talk as much as a man. Chester Alan Arthur – 1829-1886:American, lawyer, civil aka father of Civil Service, Rep pol, 21st US Pres ¬;If it were not for the reporters, I would tell you the truth ¬;If politics were really a serious business, of course, the indifference of the press and the people to such serious issues would also be a serious matter. But politics is not drama. It is a comic sideshow. And we should no more expect politicians to be men of character or wisdom than we should expect a porn star to recite Shakespeare's sonnets or a sword-swallower to lecture in fluent Sumarian. ChesterBlissBowles–1901-1986:American, found Benton&Bowles, dip, Dem pol, ConnUSCong, Conn Gov ¬;Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians. ¬;There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity. ChesterWilliamNimitz–1885-1966:American, navy officer, submarine act, 5*FleetAdmiral, Pacific C-in-C ¬;A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder. ¬;That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine – 1797-1856:Prussian German, journ, essay, lit critic, poet esp romantic ¬;People in those old times had convictions; we moderns only have opinions. And it needs more than a mere opinion to erect a Gothic cathedral. ¬;There are more fools in the world than there are people. ¬;Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose. ¬;Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings. Christina Georgina Rossetti–1830-1894:English, poet inc GoblinMarket&BleakMidwinter, writer esp relg ¬;Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad ¬;I might show facts as plain as day: but, since your eyes are blind, you'd say, "Where? What?" and turn away. Christina Stead – 1902-1983:Australian, short story writer, novelist inc Man Who Loved Children, trans ¬;If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go around. Christopher Julius 'Chris' Rock – 1965- :American, comedian esp stand up, actor, screen, prod, director ¬;A black C student can't do shit with his life. A black C student can't be a manager at Burger King. Meanwhile, a white C student just happens to be the President of the United States. ¬;A lot of white people like to scream they're American as if they've got something to do with the country being the way it is … like they was on the Mayflower or some shit. ¬;All you crazy white people "I'm American!", all you did was come out of your mother's pussy on American soil. That's it. That's it! What, you think you're better than somebody from France 'cause you came out of a pussy in Detroit? ¬;Black people yelling "racism!" White people yelling "reverse racism!" Chinese people yelling "sideways racism!" And the Indians ain't yelling shit, 'cause they dead. So everybody bitching about how bad their people got it: nobody got it worse than the American Indian. Everyone needs to calm the fuck down. ¬;Everybody's so busy wanting to be down with the gang. "I'm conservative", "I'm liberal", "I'm conservative". Bullshit! Be a fucking person! Lis-ten! Let it swirl around your head. Then form your opinion. No normal, decent person is one thing, okay? I've got some shit I'm conservative about, I've got some shit I'm liberal about. Crime, I'm conservative. Prostitution, I'm liberal! ¬;I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don't hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four


black people. Who are these black people? Well, there's me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let's break it down, let's break it down: me, I'm a decent comedian. I'm a'ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He's a fucking dentist! He ain't the best dentist in the world...he ain't going to the dental hall of fame...he don't get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He's just a yankyour-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin' the white man can walk to. ¬;If you said more words to him than "mommy'll be back", he might know something! ¬;We can't have gay marriage 'cause marriage is sacred, it happens in the church. Marriage is sacred, it's sacred. No, it's not, not in America, not in a country that watches Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? and The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and Who Wants to Marry a Midget. Get the fuck outta here. Shit, Michael Jackson got married, how fucking sacred is that shit? ¬;When a woman get pregnant, it's an issue between her and her girlfriends. When a woman get pregnant, her and her girlfriends form an abortion tribunal, and they vote on the child like it was Survivor. Then the first girlfriend throws in her two cents: "Child, you should have that baby, that man got some good hair, it's wavy, it's wavy." Then second girlfriend throws in her two cents: "Girl, why are we even talking about this? Ain't we supposed to go to Cancun next weekend? Get rid of that baby." And that's how life is decided in America. ¬;White man makes guns? No problem. Black rapper says "guns"? Congressional hearing. "Oh, my God, that nigger said gun, and he rhymed it with fun"! ¬;You don't need no gun control. You know what you need? We need some bullet control. Man, we need to control the bullets, that's right. I think all bullets should cost $5000. $5000 for a bullet. You know why? 'Cause if a bullet costs $5000, there'd be no more innocent bystanders. … Every time someone gets shot, people will be like, "Damn, he must have did something. He put $50,000 worth of bullets in his ass!" Niggers will say "I would blow your fucking head off--if I could afford it! I'm gonna get me another job, I'm gonna start saving some money, and then you're dead man!. You better hope I can't get no bullets on layaway! ¬;You know, the beautiful thing about the gay marriage issue is the absolute only issue that the President will answer. The President don't give a fuck, he will give you a straight answer on gay marriage. "Mr. President, what about the war, when's it gonna end?" "Well, you never know, we're talking to people, and we're looking for stuff, and we might find it, we might not, and it's out there, we're gonna get it, you never know, how's it going, yeah!" "Mr. President, what about the economy, when's it gonna pick up?" "Well, you never know, we're talking to people, and economic indicators indicate that indications are coming to the indicator, you know what I'm saying, all right!" "Mr. President, what about gay marriage?" "Fuck them faggots!" ¬;You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named Bush, Dick, and Colon. ¬;You know why banks are closed on Sunday? 'Cause if they wasn't, church would be empty. Christopher 'Kit' Lasch – 1932-1994:American, hist, soc critic, Hist Prof, writer inc CultureOfNarcissism ¬;Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. Christopher Morley – 1890-1957:American, journ, essay, poet, novel inc Kitty Foyle, lecturer, stage prod ¬;A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by. ¬;Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age. ¬;Dancing is wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it. ¬;High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead. ¬;It's a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way. ¬;Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book. ¬;No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversations as a dog does. ¬;Printer's ink has been running a race against gunpowder these many, many years. Ink is handicapped, in a way, because you can blow up a man with gunpowder in half a second, while it may take twenty years to blow him up with a book. But the gunpowder destroys itself along with its victim, while a book can keep on exploding for centuries. ¬;Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity. ¬;The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people ¬;The trouble with wedlock is that there's not enough wed and too much lock.


¬;There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning. ¬;There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Robison aka Augusten Burroughs – 1965- :American, screenwriter, novelist, writer ¬;I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. Christopher Ruben Studdard – 1978- :German born American, actor, singer esp R&B&Pop, won AmIdol ¬;People don't have to like or support you, so you always have to say thank you. ¬;You can be confident and secure and know that you do a good job at what you do. But you don't know to be arrogant about it. Cicely Isabel Fairfield aka Rebecca West,Dame – 1892-1983:English, journ, lib act, lit critic, novel, writer ¬;A good cause has to be careful of the company it keeps. ¬;After any disturbance (such as two world wars coinciding with a period of growing economic and monetary incomprehensibility) we find our old concepts inadequate and look for new ones. But it unfortunately happens that the troubled times which produce an appetite for new ideas are the least propitious for clear thinking. ¬;All our Western thought is founded on this repulsive pretence that pain is the proper price of any good thing. ¬;Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology. ¬;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. ¬;If there is a God, I don't think He would demand that anyone bow down or stand up to Him. I often have a suspicion that God is still trying to work things out and hasn't finished. ¬;God forbid that any book should be banned. The practice is as indefensible as infanticide. ¬;I myself have never been able to find out what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. ¬;Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space. ¬;Like all bad drivers, he thought he was the best driver in the world. ¬;The general tendency to be censorious of the vices to which one has not been tempted. ¬;The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots. ¬;There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that is all. ¬;There is, of course, no reason for the existence of the male sex except that sometimes one needs help with moving the piano. ¬;There is one common condition for the lot of women in Western civilization and all other civilizations that we know about for certain, and that is, woman as a sex is disliked and persecuted, while as an individual she is liked, loved, and even, with reasonable luck, sometimes worshipped. Claiborne de Borda Pell – 1918-2009:American, ForeignServiceOfficer, Dem pol, RhodeIsland USSenator ¬;The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people. Clarence Seaword Darrow – 1857-1938:American, lawyer esp corporate & labour, Dem pol, liberty act ¬;As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. ¬;At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he knows he can't. ¬;Chase after truth like hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails. ¬;Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery. A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause. ¬;Endless volumes have been written, and countless lives been sacrificed in an effort to prove that one form of government is better than another; but few seem seriously to have considered the proposition that all government rests on violence and force, is sustained by soldiers, policemen and courts, and is contrary to the idea peace and order which make for the happiness and progress of the human race. Authority has the same effect on human nature whether in an absolute monarchy or a democracy, and the tendency of authority is ever to enlarge its bounds and to encroach upon the natural rights of those who have no power to protect themselves. The possession of authority and arbitrary power ever tends to tyranny ¬;I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. ¬;Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. ¬;Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance. ¬;The beginnings of the state can be traced back to the early history of the human race when the strongest savage seized the largest club and with this weapon enforced his rule upon the other members of the tribe. By means of strength he became the chief and exercised this power, not to protect the weak but to take the good things for himself. One man by his unaided strength could not long keep the tribe in subjection to his will, so he chose lieutenants and aids, and these too were given a goodly portion of the fruits of power for the help they lent


their chief. No plans for the general good ever formed a portion of this scheme of government. The ancient knight who with his battle-ax and coat of mail, enforced his rule upon the weak, was only the forerunner of the tax-gatherer and tax-devourer of today. ¬;The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. ¬;True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else. ¬;When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it. ¬;Who are these rulers without whose aid the evil and corrupt would destroy and subvert the defenceless and the weak? From the earliest time these self-appointed rulers have been conspicuous for all those vices that they so persistently charge to the common people whose rapacity, cruelty and lawlessness they so bravely curb. The history of the past and present alike proves beyond a doubt that if there is, or ever was any large class, from whom society needed to be saved, it is those same rulers who have been placed in absolute charge of the lives and destinies of their fellow men. From the early kings who, with blood-red hands, forbade their subjects to kill their fellow men, to the modern legislator, who with the bribe money in his pocket, still makes bribery a crime, these rulers have ever made laws not to govern themselves but to enforce obedience on their serfs. The purpose of this autocratic power has ever been the same. In the early tribe the chief took the land and the fruits of the earth, and parcelled them amongst his retainers who helped preserve his strength. Every government since then has used its power to divide the earth amongst the favored few and by force and violence to keep the toiling, patient, suffering millions from any portion of the common bounties of the world. ¬;You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free. Clarence Thomas – 1948- :American, lawyer inc Govn, ChairEqualEmplOppCom, USSupremeCourtJust ¬;As for the matter of my judicial philosophy, I didn't have one- and didn't want one. A philosophy that is imposed from without instead of arising organically from day-to-day engagement with the law isn't worth having. Such a philosophy runs the risk of becoming an ideology, and I'd spent much of my adult life shying away from abstract ideological theories that served only to obscure the reality of life as it's lived. ¬;Even then, though, I cared about people, not theories. I had no wish to spin individual cases into some grandiose, ideologically driven legal theory. I no longer believed in utopian solutions, or the cynical politicians who used them to sucker voters, claiming to care about the poor while actually exploiting them. Not only was I sure that such solutions were doomed to failure, but I also feared that once they failed, the resulting disillusionment would make matters even worse. Yet it was taken for granted in the seventies that the purveyors of these elaborate nostrums were doing the right thing, and anyone who dared to challenge their effectiveness was hooted down. That prospect intimidated me, especially when it came to racial matters. ¬;Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. ¬;Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law. ¬;I could feel the golden handcuffs of a comfortable but unfulfilling life snapping shut on my wrists. ¬;I had manufactured artificial goals as a means of motivating myself, using my longing for money, cars, and other material possessions to create a false sense of purpose. They had worked on me like spoonfuls of sugar- a jolt of energy that soon faded, leaving behind the pangs of a deeper hunger. I had cut myself off from the transcendent hope of religion, and now a vast and frightening expanse of uncertainty lay before me. ¬;I knew that until I was ready to tell the truth as I saw it, I was no better than a politician- but I didn't know whether I would ever be brave enough to break ranks and speak my mind. ¬;I often had occasion to remind myself in years to come that self-interest isn't a principle- it's just self-interest. ¬;The black people I knew came from different places and backgrounds- social, economic, even ethnic- yet the color of our skin was somehow supposed to make us identical in spite of our differences. I didn't buy it. Of course we had all experienced racism in one way or another, but did that mean that we had to think alike? ¬;The popular political answers of the day, I saw, had hardened into dogma, making anyone who questioned them a heretic. Having turned my back on religion, I saw no reason to accept mere political opinions as gospel truth. Years later these same dogmatists would walk away from the wreckage of their failed policies, like children tossing aside a broken toy. But the victims they left behind were real people- my people. ¬;To define each of us by our race is nothing short of a denial of our humanity Clarissa Pinkola Estes–1945- :American, psychoanalyst esp post-trauma, poet, novel incFaithfulGardener ¬;A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed. ¬;Just because a woman is silent does not mean she agrees ¬;There is no ethnic group on the face of this earth that has not been slaughtered; viz Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Britons. When, after a conflict, the best balanced leaders who have a stake in the future of all persons, are bypassed, and instead power is seized by the angriest and most grudge-holding, whose greatest stake is in the past… without new consciousness, and without strong reconciling actions, thus erupts a horrible recycling of


living out the least of what is human in this world. Clark Kerr – 1911-2003:American, Economics Prof, Univ administrator, Pres UCB & Univ of California ¬;I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty. Claudia Alta 'Lady Bird' Taylor Johnson – 1912-2007:American, ent, environment activist, US First Lady ¬;The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. Clementine Paddleford – 1898-1967:American, journ, writer esp Am regional food inc How America Eats ¬;Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be. Clerow 'Flip' Wilson – 1933-1988:American, comedian, actor, VarietyShow host, won Grammy & Emmy ¬;The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down. ¬;Violence is a tool of the ignorant. ¬;You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. Clifton P 'Kip' Fadiman – 1904-1999:American, broadc, editor inc Simon&Schuster, writer, book critic ¬;For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed. ¬;When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable. Clinton Richard Dawkins – 1941- :Kenyan born British, biological theorist, ethologist, Sci Prof, writer ¬;Are you telling me that the only reason you don't steal and rape and murder is that you're frightened of God? ¬;Bush and bin Laden are really on the same side: the side of faith and violence against the side of reason and discussion. Both have implacable faith that they are right and the other is evil. Each believes that when he dies he is going to heaven. Each believes that if he could kill the other, his path to paradise in the next world would be even swifter. The delusional "next world" is welcome to both of them. This world would be a much better place without either of them. ¬;By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. ¬;Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence. ¬;For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. ¬;Genes do indirectly control the manufacture of bodies, and the influence is strictly one way: acquired characteristics are not inherited. No matter how much knowledge and wisdom you acquire during your life, not one jot will be passed on to your children by genetic means. Each new generation starts from scratch. ¬;Gravity is not a version of the truth. It is the truth. Anyone who doubts it is invited to jump out a tenth story window. ¬;I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. ¬;I do remember one formative influence in my undergraduate life. There was an elderly professor in my department who had been passionately keen on a particular theory for, oh, a number of years, and one day an American visiting researcher came and he completely and utterly disproved our old man's hypothesis. The old man strode to the front, shook his hand and said, "My dear fellow, I wish to thank you, I have been wrong these fifteen years". And we all clapped our hands raw. That was the scientific ideal, of somebody who had a lot invested, a lifetime almost invested in a theory, and he was rejoicing that he had been shown wrong and that scientific truth had been advanced. ¬;I want to say that killing for God is not only hideous murder — it is also utterly ridiculous. ¬;If God wanted to forgive our sins, why not just forgive them? Who's God trying to impress? Presumably himself, since he is judge and jury, as well as execution victim. ¬;If there is only one Creator who made the tiger and the lamb, the cheetah and the gazelle, what is He playing at? Is he a sadist who enjoys spectator blood sports? ... Is He manoeuvring to maximise David Attenborough's television ratings? ¬;If we want to postulate a deity capable of engineering all the organized complexity in the world, either instantaneously or by guiding evolution, that deity must have been vastly complex in the first place. The creationist, whether a naive Bible-thumper or an educated bishop, simply postulates an already existing being of prodigious intelligence and complexity. If we are going to allow ourselves the luxury of postulating organized complexity without offering an explanation, we might as well make a job of it and simply postulate the existence of life as we know it! ¬;If you have a faith, it is statistically overwhelmingly likely that it is the same faith as your parents and grandparents had. No doubt soaring cathedrals, stirring music, moving stories and parables, help a bit. But by far the most important variable determining your religion is the accident of birth. The convictions that you so passionately believe would have been a completely different, and largely contradictory, set of convictions, if only you had happened to be born in a different place. Epidemiology, not evidence. ¬;In order not to believe in evolution you must either be ignorant, stupid or insane. ¬;It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially


acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics. ¬;It really comes down to parsimony, economy of explanation. It is possible that your car engine is driven by psychokinetic energy, but if it looks like a petrol engine, smells like a petrol engine and performs exactly as well as a petrol engine, the sensible working hypothesis is that it is a petrol engine. ¬;It would be deeply depressing if the only way children could get moral values was from religion. Either from scripture, and God knows we don't want them to get it from scripture, I mean, just look at scripture. Or, from being afraid of God, being intimidated by God. Anybody who is good for only those two reasons is not really being good at all. Why not teach children things like the Golden Rule, do as you would be done by, how would you like it if other children did that to you, so why do you do it to them... I think it's depressing that anybody should suggest that you actually need God in order to be moral. I would hope that our morals come from a better source than that, and therefore they are genuinely moral rather than based on outmoded scripture, or based on fear. ¬;Just because science so far has failed to explain something, such as consciousness, to say it follows that the facile, pathetic explanations which religion has produced somehow by default must win the argument is really quite ridiculous. ¬;Leaders who forbid their followers to use effective contraceptive methods ... express a preference for "natural" methods of population limitation, and a natural method is exactly what they are going to get. It is called starvation. ¬;Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. ¬;Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. Revealed faith is not harmless nonsense, it can be lethally dangerous nonsense. Dangerous because it gives people unshakeable confidence in their own righteousness. Dangerous because it gives them false courage to kill themselves, which automatically removes normal barriers to killing others. Dangerous because it teaches enmity to others labelled only by a difference of inherited tradition. And dangerous because we have all bought into a weird respect, which uniquely protects religion from normal criticism. Let's now stop being so damned respectful! ¬;My point is not that religion itself is the motivation for wars, murders and terrorist attacks, but that religion is the principal label, and the most dangerous one, by which a 'they' as opposed to a 'we' can be identified at all. ¬;Natural selection builds child brains with a tendency to believe whatever their parents and tribal elders tell them. Such trusting obedience is valuable for survival: the analogue of steering by the moon for a moth. But the flip side of trusting obedience is slavish gullibility. The inevitable by-product is vulnerability to infection by mind viruses. ¬;Nature is not cruel, pitiless, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous -- indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose. ¬;Never say, and never take seriously anyone who says, "I cannot believe that so-and-so could have evolved by gradual selection". I have dubbed this kind of fallacy "the Argument from Personal Incredulity". Time and again, it has proven the prelude to an intellectual banana-skin experience. ¬;Oh, but of course the story of Adam and Eve was only ever symbolic, wasn't it? Symbolic?! So Jesus had himself tortured and executed for a symbolic sin by a non-existent individual? Nobody not brought up in the faith could reach any verdict other than "barking mad". ¬;Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility. ¬;Reason has built the modern world. It is a precious but also a fragile thing, which can be corroded by apparently harmless irrationality. We must favor verifiable evidence over private feeling. Otherwise we leave ourselves vulnerable to those who would obscure the truth. ¬;Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. ¬;Scientific and technological progress themselves are value-neutral. They are just very good at doing what they do. If you want to do selfish, greedy, intolerant and violent things, scientific technology will provide you with by far the most efficient way of doing so. But if you want to do good, to solve the world's problems, to progress in the best value-laden sense, once again, there is no better means to those ends than the scientific way. ¬;Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not. ¬;The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. ¬;The human mind is a wanton storyteller and even more, a profligate seeker after pattern. We see faces in clouds and tortillas, fortunes in tea leaves and planetary movements. It is quite difficult to prove a real pattern as distinct from a superficial illusion.


¬;The likelihood is that, in 100,000 years time, we shall either have reverted to wild barbarism, or else civilisation will have advanced beyond all recognition – into colonies in outer space, for instance. In either case, evolutionary extrapolations from present conditions are likely to be highly misleading. ¬;The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry. ¬;The patient typically finds himself impelled by some deep, inner conviction that something is true, or right, or virtuous: a conviction that doesn't seem to owe anything to evidence or reason, but which, nevertheless, he feels as totally compelling and convincing. We doctors refer to such a belief as "faith". ¬;The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference. ¬;There is something infantile in the presumption that somebody else (parents in the case of children, God in the case of adults) has a responsibility to give your life meaning and point. ¬;There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? ¬;Thus the creationist's favourite question "What is the use of half an eye?" Actually, this is a lightweight question, a doddle to answer. Half an eye is just 1 per cent better than 49 per cent of an eye. ¬;To label people as death-deserving enemies because of disagreements about real world politics is bad enough. To do the same for disagreements about a delusional world inhabited by archangels, demons and imaginary friends is ludicrously tragic. ¬;Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun. ¬;We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. ¬;We've reached a truly remarkable situation: a grotesque mismatch between the American intelligencia and the American electorate. A philosophical opinion about the nature of the universe which is held by the vast majority of top American scientists, and probably the majority of the intelligencia generally, is so abhorrent to the American electorate that no candidate for popular election dare affirm it in public. If I'm right, this means that high office in the greatest country in the world is barred to the very people best qualified to hold it: the intelligencia, unless they are prepared to lie about their beliefs. To put it bluntly American political opportunities are heavily loaded against those who are simultaneously intelligent and honest. ¬;With so many mind-bytes to be downloaded, so many mental codons to be replicated, it is no wonder that child brains are gullible, open to almost any suggestion, vulnerable to subversion, easy prey to Moonies, Scientologists and nuns. Like immune-deficient patients, children are wide open to mental infections that adults might brush off without effort. ¬;You could give Aristotle a tutorial. And you could thrill him to the core of his being. Aristotle was an encyclopedic polymath, an all time intellect. Yet not only can you know more than him about the world. You also can have a deeper understanding of how everything works. Such is the privilege of living after Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Planck, Watson, Crick and their colleagues. ¬;You don't have to be a scientist – you don't have to play the Bunsen burner – in order to understand enough science to overtake your imagined need and fill that fancied gap. Science needs to be released from the lab into the culture. Clive Alexander Barnes–1927-2008:English born American, writer, critic inc NYTimes inc dance &drama ¬;Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. Clive Staples Lewis – 1898-1963:Irish(North), Medieval&Ren Engl Prof, lit critic, writer, novel inc Narnia ¬;A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional... values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process. ¬;Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good. ¬;Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did. ¬;Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. ¬;Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ¬;Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and


assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them - never become conscious of them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through? ¬;Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. ¬;I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern. ¬;It is no good asking for a simple religion. Real things are not simple. They look simple, but they are not. The table I'm sitting at looks simple: but ask a scientist to tell you what it is really made of - all about the atoms and how the light waves rebound from them and hit my eye and what they do to my optic nerve and what it does to my brain - and, of course, you'll find that what we call 'seeing a table' lands you in mysteries and complications which you can hardly get to the end of. A child saying a child's prayer looks simple. And if you are content to stop there, well and good. But if you are not - and the modern world usually is not - if you want to go on and ask what is really happening - then you must be prepared for something difficult. If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something is not more simple. ¬;It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous. ¬;No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. ¬;Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ¬;Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense. ¬;Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.... ¬;The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. ¬;This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. Colin Luther Powell – 1937- :American, army officer, 4*Gen, Chairman Joint-C-of-Staff, US Sec of State ¬;Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. ¬;Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age. ¬;Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard. ¬;Don't bother people for help without first trying to solve the problem yourself. ¬;Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision. ¬;Experts often possess more data than judgment. ¬;Fit no stereotypes. Don't chase the latest management fads. The situation dictates which approach best accomplishes the team's mission. ¬;Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection. ¬;Get mad, then get over it. ¬;Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, to offer a solution everybody can understand. ¬;If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ¬;Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. ¬;Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. ¬;Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant. ¬;Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard. ¬;There are no secrets to success. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. ¬;War should be the politics of last resort. And when we go to war, we should have a purpose that our people understand and support. Colin Henry Wilson – 1931- :English, phil inc existentialism, novel inc SF, writer esp crime & mysticism ¬;Man must believe in realities outside his own smallness, outside the 'triviality of everydayness', if he is to do anything worthwhile.


¬;No matter how honest scientists think they are, they are still influenced by various unconscious assumptions that prevent them from attaining true objectivity. Expressed in a sentence, Fort's principle goes something like this: People with a psychological need to believe in marvels are no more prejudiced and gullible than people with a psychological need not to believe in marvels. ¬;One of my brightest audiences, incidentally, were the prisoners in a Philadelphia gaol - brighter than my students at university. ¬;The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. Cornelius Calvin Sale aka Robert Carlyle Byrd – 1917- :American, Dem pol, West Virginia US Senator ¬;I do question the motives of a deskbound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech. ¬;If the United States leads the charge to war in the Persian Gulf, we may get lucky and achieve a rapid victory. But then we will face a second war: a war to win the peace in Iraq. This war will last many years and will surely cost hundreds of billions of dollars. In light of this enormous task, it would be a great mistake to expect that this will be a replay of the 1991 war. The stakes are much higher in this conflict. ¬;Increased security concerns call for prudent changes to, not blanket exemptions in, the information available to the public. If the government is allowed to operate in secrecy, without scrutiny, then the people's liberties easily can be lost. We ought to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act, not undercut it. The American people ought to have access to information that directly impacts their freedoms and safety. ¬;The right to ask questions, debate, and dissent is under attack. The drums of war are beaten ever louder in an attempt to drown out those who speak of our predicament in stark terms. Even in the Senate, our history and tradition of being the world's greatest deliberative body is being snubbed. This huge spending bill—$87 billion —has been rushed through this chamber in just one month. There were just three open hearings by the Senate Appropriations Committee on $87 billion—$87 for every minute since Jesus Christ was born—$87 billion without a single outside witness called to challenge the administration's line. ¬;Today I weep for my country. I have watched the events of recent months with a heavy, heavy heart. No more is the image of America one of strong, yet benevolent peacekeeper. The image of America has changed. Around the globe, our friends mistrust us, our word is disputed, our intentions are questioned. Instead of reasoning with those with whom we disagree, we demand obedience or threaten recrimination. Craig Alexander Newmark – 1952- :American, Internet ent, founder of website Craigslist, soc & pol act ¬;Crooks are early adopters. Cullen Hightower – 1923- :American, salesman, trainer esp in sales, humourist, writer, col, con activist ¬;If television encouraged us to work as much as it encourages us to do everything else, we could better afford to buy more of everything it advertises. ¬;Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it. ¬;Of all creatures on earth, we humans have the highest level of stupidity. ¬;Our ego is our silent partner - too often with controlling interest. ¬;Our freedom to discipline ourselves is a freedom we can lose if we don't use it. ¬;People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done. ¬;Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know. ¬;There's too much said for the sake of argument and too little said for the sake of agreement. ¬;Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. ¬;We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can. ¬;We sometimes get all the information, but we refuse to get the message. ¬;When we put our best foot forward, the other one had better be good enough to stand on. ¬;Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions Cyril Vernon Connolly – 1903-1974:English, lit critic, writer inc Enemies of Promise, founded Horizon ¬;Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. ¬;If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given us to be denied at every turn, if our nature is always wrong and wicked, how ineffectual we are - like fishes not meant to swim. ¬;Orwell proved to me that there existed an alternative to character, Intelligence. Beaton showed me another, Sensibility. ¬;Perfect taste always implies an insolent dismissal of other people's. ¬;Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but the middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. ¬;There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. ¬;Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between the arms, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the main river. ¬;We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.


Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis – 1850-1933:American, advertising exec, pub inc CurtisPublishing ¬;There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.

D Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki – 1870-1966:Japanese, essay, writer inc Zen Buddhism, trans, Buddhist Phil Prof ¬;We say, "In calmness there should be activity; ' in activity there should be calmness." Actually, they are the same thing; to say "calmness" or to say "activity" is just to express different interpretations of one fact. There is harmony in our activity, and where there is harmony there is calmness. Daisie Adelle Davis – 1904-1974:American, consulting nutritionist, writer inc Let's Eat Right To Keep Fit ¬;Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. Dale Breckenridge Carnagey aka Carnegie–1988-1955:American, salesman, writer esp self-improvement ¬;Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. ¬;Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ¬;Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting. ¬;Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. ¬;Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. ¬;Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves. ¬;Fear not those who argue but those who dodge. ¬;Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. ¬;I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told. ¬;If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done. ¬;If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. ¬;If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive. ¬;Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ¬;It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. ¬;Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don't put off being happy until some future date. ¬;Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. ¬;Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ¬;One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. ¬;Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment. ¬;People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. ¬;Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think. ¬;Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. ¬;Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said. ¬;The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use? ¬;The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping ¬;There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. ¬;There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.


¬;There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it. ¬;Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto. ¬;When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. ¬;When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade. ¬;When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil. ¬;You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. ¬;You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. DanBarker–1949- :American, play, musician, writer, Christ preacher, radio host, atheist&free thinker act ¬;Faith is a cop-out. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can’t be taken on its own merits. ¬;Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender ¬;If the answers to prayer are merely what God wills all along, then why pray? ¬;To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance. That implies that everyone else (such as the opposing football team, driver, student, parent) is de-selected, unfavored by God, and that I am special, above it all. ¬;Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing 'Yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down, down. Amen!' If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it. ¬;What happens when the same number of people pray for something as pray against it? How does God decide whose prayer to answer? Does the total number of people praying for or against something matter? How about the righteousness of the supplicants? Are positive prayers answered more frequently than negative ones? Does God take the positive ones and Satan the negative? Does the intensity of the praying have any effect on the outcome? Does the length of time one devotes to praying have any effect on the frequency with which one's prayers are answered? Do the words and phrases used in the prayer -- either positive or negative -- have any bearing on the success rate? Does the nature of the thing or things prayed for have any bearing on the prayer's success rate -- either positive or negative prayers? Why or why not?? Dan Millman – 1946- :American, gymnast inc world trampoline champion, Prof of Physical Educ, writer ¬;If you don't get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don't want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can't hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is a law, and no amount of pretending will alter that reality. ¬;The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present. You can do nothing to change the past, and the future will never come exactly as you plan or hope for. Daniel E Geer – 197?- :American, comp security analyst, Principal GeerRiskServices, Chief Sci Verdasys ¬;A world without failure is a world without freedom. A world without the possibility of sin is a world without the possibility of righteousness. A world without the possibility of crime is a world where you cannot prove you are not a criminal. A technology that can give you everything you want is a technology that can take away everything that you have. At some point, real soon now, some of us security geeks will have to say that there comes a point at which safety is not safe. ¬;Most exciting ideas are not important. Most important ideas are not exciting. Not every problem has a solution. Every solution has side effects. Daniel Irvin 'Dan' Rather – 1931- :American, journalist, editor, CBS Evening News anchor, TV Mag host ¬;A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well. ¬;We begin to think less in terms of responsibility and integrity, which get you in trouble...and more in terms of power and money...Increasingly anybody who subscribes to the idea that the job is not to curry favor with people you cover...finds himself as a kind of lone wolf...Suck-up coverage is in. Daniel JosephBoorstin–1914-2004:American, lawyer, writer, HistProf, 12thLibrarianOfCongress, Pulitzer ¬;Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. ¬;The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. ¬;Technology is so much fun, but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.


Daniel Raymond 'Quiz' Quisenberry – 1953-1998:American, poet, wit, Major League Baseball pitcher ¬;The future is much like the present, only longer. Daniel Webster – 1782-1852:American, lawyer, orator, Whig pol, Massachusetts US Sen, US Sec of State ¬;A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. ¬;Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters. ¬;The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. Danny Lebern Glover – 1946- :American, city administrator, actor, director, political & union activist ¬;Today, the media dictatorship is becoming a substitute to military dictatorship. The big economic groups are using the media and decide who can speak, who the good guy is and who the bad guy is Dante Gabriel Rossetti – 1828-1882:English, poet, trans, illust, painter, found Pre-RaphaeliteBrotherhood ¬;The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank. Dave Meurer – 197?- :American, writer inc MistakeItLikeAMan, wit, col esp marriage & modern living ¬;A great marriage is not when the 'perfect couple' comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. David Boylan – 19??- :American, journ, broadcast media executive, Fox News station manager in Florida ¬;We paid $3 billion for these television stations. We'll decide what the news is. News is what we say it is! David C Rapoport – 194?- :American, Pol Sci Prof, terrorism expert, writer inc Morality of Terrorism ¬;A way to think about our propensity to exaggerate disaster is to ask yourself, which position would you as an analyst prefer to be in? Is it better for your reputation to predict that grim events will happen and be wrong, or is it better for your professional credentials to be optimistic about disaster and equally wrong. All things being the same, the consequences of error would be much greater for the optimist and, therefore, the prudent analyst will be grim. This fact after all is the logic insurance policies are based on, a profitable economic activity David Cogswell – 196?- :American, journ, founded Rogers&Cogswell, writer inc Chomsky For Beginners N.B. The David Cogswell quotes are taken directly from his book 'Chomsky for Beginners' ¬;Programs that raise concerns over environmental or human rights issues that are consequences of the corporate system are not likely to be well received at any network, even on public TV. Television networks know what will sell to their advertisers and what won't. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that programmes that create doubt over the way big business operates probably won't sell to your large corporate sponsors. Sponsors also object to programming that discusses disturbing and complex issues that may disrupt the 'buying mood'. TV audiences are not thought of as 'citizens' but as 'consumers'. Sponsors want 'entertainment' that will offend the fewest possible and create no disturbance. ¬;The mass media is little more than a public relations industry for the rich and powerful. Its primary purpose is to sell to the public rather than to inform it, and to protect its own interests. ¬;The' news' is very personal and can be 'adjusted' to fit the needs of whoever owns it. (Journalists) who wish to remain employed, to maintain the prestige of working for an important paper, to keep their employment resumes blemish free will tow the line...The media's function is NOT to inform the public, it is to SELL to the public. ¬;War is the suspension of all of civilization's most ancient laws against murder, rape and plunder. War is anything goes. It is the canonization of bestiality. The bottom-line fall-back justification of the clean-cut military spokesman is "This is war." In war you have collateral damage. It's not always pretty, but this is war, they say. But why is it war? Because you say it is. Because President Bush declared it, invoked it. Not with any justification, but once it is defined as war, then no one is any longer accountable for the worst crimes against humanity. ¬;Welfare for the Rich comes in an endless variety of forms, including 'entitlements' like capital gains cuts, investment subsidies, increased tax exemptions for estates, reduced health and safety regulations, larger allowances for depreciation and, of course, the Mother of All Entitlements, 'increased military expenditures – already the largest item on the budget by far. David C Korten–1937- :American, econ, FordFound adviser, BusinessProf, foundPositiveFuturesNetwork ¬;Absentee investors are attracted by perceived opportunities to turn a quick profit-not to benefit a worthy local community. Though they do have real world consequences, most of what we call “international capital flows” are little more than movements of electronic money from one computer account to another in a high-stakes poker game. ¬;As long as you have a system that is based on the rational that if you are making money you are thereby making a contribution to society, these financial rogue practices will continue. ¬;Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.


¬;Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way. ¬;Demilitarization presents a particularly obvious opportunity to eliminate significant waste of financial and physical resources while simultaneously eliminating one, perhaps the greatest, single cause of human suffering in our modern world. An estimated ten to thirty percent of all global environmental degradation is due to military related activities. ¬;Democracy is based on the principle of one person, one vote. The market functions on the principle of one dollar, one vote. Consequently, under conditions of unequal economic power, a society ruled by the market is a society ruled by those who have the most money – the antithesis of democracy. ¬;Each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics. ¬;Economic globalization expands the opportunities for corporations to go about their business of concentrating wealth-and from the corporate perspective, it has been a brilliant success. The Fortune 500 corporations shed 4.4 million jobs between 1980 and 1993-while increasing their sales by 1.4 times. Their assets by 2.3 times. And CEO compensation by 6.1 times. These same corporations now employ only 1/20th of 1 percent of the world's population, but they control 25 percent of the world's economic output and 70 percent of world trade. According to The Economist magazine in each of seven major industries (consumer durables, automotive, airliners, aerospace, electronic components, electrical and electronic, and steel) five firms control more than 50 percent of the total global market-which qualifies them for the label highly monopolistic. ¬;From 1990 through 1994 Mexico became touted as an international economic miracle by attracting $70 billion in foreign money with high interest bonds and a super heated stock market. As little as 10 percent of this foreign money went into real investment. Most of it financed consumer imports and debt service payments or ended up in the private foreign bank accounts of wealthy Mexicans-including the accounts of the 24 Mexican billionaires the inflows helped to create. The bubble burst in December of 1994 and the hot money flowed out even faster than it flowed in. Mexico's stock market and the value of the peso plummeted. Mexican austerity measures and a sharp drop in U.S. exports to Mexico resulted in massive job loses on both sides of the border. Most foreign investment seeks to extract local wealth—not create it. ¬;If there is to be a human future, we must bring ourselves into balanced relationship with one another and the Earth. This requires building economies with heart. ¬;In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of "the Haves" over the human rights of "the Have Nots" is inevitably called into serious question. ¬;In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy. ¬;Ironically we must conclude that the victory of global capitalism is not a victory of the market as much as it is a victory for central planning. Capitalism has simply shifted the planning function from governments which at least in theory are accountable to all citizens to corporations which are even in theory accountable only to their shareholders. ¬;It is interesting to note that the 200 richest people have more assets than the 2 billion poorest. ¬;It's time to recover from the Wall Street bookies what we can of their unearned phantom loot and encourage them to take up honest work by rendering their schemes against society either illegal or unprofitable. ¬;Living capital, which has the special capacity to continuously regenerate itself, is ultimately the source of all real wealth. To destroy it for money, a simple number with no intrinsic value, is an act of collective insanity -which makes capitalism a mental, as well as physical pathology. ¬;Many of the people who claim globalization is a consequence of inevitable historical forces are paid to promote that message by the same global corporations that have invested millions of dollars in advancing the globalization policy agenda. Economic globalization is inevitable only so long as we allow the world's largest corporations to buy our politicians and write our laws. ¬;Money is a mechanism for control. ¬;Money is not wealth. Money is a number we agree to exchange for things with real value. The very vocabulary of finance and economics is a world of doublespeak that obscures such essential distinctions and in part explains why economists have such a hard time understanding either money or the economy. ¬;My claim is that we do not have a market economy, but a capitalist economy. ¬;Once upon a time local communities looked to corporations not only as sources of jobs, but as well of tax revenue to help cover the costs of essential local infrastructure and public services. For example, in 1957, corporations in the United States provided 45 percent of local property tax revenues. By 1987 their share had dropped to about 16 percent. ¬;Our development models-and their underlying myths-are artifacts of the ideas, values, and institutions of the industrial era. Corporations and the modern state have been cornerstones of that era, concentrating massive economic resources in a small number of centrally controlled institutions. These institutions brought the full power of capital intensive technologies to bear in exploiting the world's natural and human resources so that a


small minority of the world's people could consume far more than their rightful share of the world's real wealth. Now as we push the exploitation of the earth's social and environmental systems beyond their limits of tolerance, we face the reality that the industrial era is exhausting itself-because it is exhausting the human and natural resource base on which our very lives depend. We must hasten its passage, while assisting in the birth of a new civilization based on life affirming rather than money affirming values. ¬;Our measures of growth are deeply flawed in that they are purely measures of activity in the monetized economy. Expanded use of cigarettes and alcohol increases economic output both as a direct consequence of their consumption and because of the related increase in health care needs. The need to clean up oil spills generates economic activity. Gun sales to minors generate economic activity. A divorce generates both lawyers fees and the need to buy or rent and outfit a new home-increasing real estate brokerage fees and retail sales. It is now well documented that in the United States and a number of other countries the quality of living of ordinary people has been declining as aggregate economic output increases. ¬;Over the past 3 years the profits of the Standard and Poors 500 largest corporations have grown an average of 20% a year. Stock prices are at record highs. For the most part, these gains went to people who have nothing better to do with their money than gamble on price movements in the giant global casino we call a stock market. During 1995, wages, salaries and benefits-compensation for doing real work-increased only 2.7%-the smallest rise on record. ¬;Perhaps the most important discovery of all is that life is about living-not consuming. A life of material sufficiency can be filled with social, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual abundance that place no burden on the planet. It is time to assume responsibility for creating a new human future of just and sustainable societies freed from the myth that greed, competition, and mindless consumption are paths to individual and collective fulfilment ¬;Since Wall Street behaves like a criminal syndicate, government should treat it like a criminal syndicate. Prosecute the guilty and require the merely culpable to clean up their act or fold their tents ¬;Take the example of the Pacific Lumber company in California. It pioneered the development of sustainable logging practices on its substantial holdings of ancient redwood timber stands, provided generous benefits to its employees, fully funded its pension fund, and maintained a no lay-offs policy during downturns in the timber market. This made it a good citizen in the local community. It also made it a prime takeover target. Corporate raider Charles Hurwitz gained control in a hostile takeover. He immediately doubled the cutting rate of the company's holding of thousand-year-old trees, reaming a mile and a half corridor into the middle of the forest that he jeeringly named “Our wildlife-biologist study trail.” He then drained $55 million from the company's $93 million pension fund and invested the remaining $38 million in annuities of the Executive Life Insurance Company, which had financed the junk bonds used to make the purchase—and subsequently failed. ¬;The competition is made especially visible by the many development projects in Southern countries-many funded with loans from the World Bank and other multilateral development banks-that displace the poor so that the lands and waters on which they depend for their livelihoods can be converted to uses that generate higher economic returns-meaning converted to use by people who can pay more that those who are displaced. All too often what growth in GNP really measures is the rate at which the economically powerful are expropriating the resources of the economically weak in order to convert them into products that all too quickly become the garbage of the rich. ¬;The corporation is an institutional invention specifically and intentionally created to concentrate control over economic resources while shielding those who hold the resulting power from liability for the consequences of its use. The more national economies become integrated into a seamless global economy, the further corporate power extends beyond the reach of any state and the less accountable it becomes to any human interest or institution other than a global financial system that is now best described as a gigantic legal gambling casino. ¬;The most dramatic indicator is the increase in inequality: the ratio of income of the wealthiest 20% to the poorest 20% was 30:1 in 1960; it was 61:1 in 1991; by 1994 it went up to 78:1. ¬;The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system. ¬;This is what global competition is really about—local communities and workers competing against once another to absorb more of the production costs of the world's most powerful and profitable corporations...The company reaps handsome profits. The local people bear the costs. Economists applaud the company's contribution to national output and export earnings. And the winners in the global economy are able to buy their gold trinkets at a more attractive price. The one thing at which free, unregulated markets are truly efficient is in transferring wealth from the many to the few. ¬;Thus corporations finally claimed the full rights enjoyed by individual citizens while being exempted from many of the responsibilities and liabilities of citizenship. Furthermore, in being guaranteed the same right to free speech as individual citizens, they achieved, in the words of Paul Hawken, 'precisely what the Bill of Rights was intended to prevent: domination of public thought and discourse.' The subsequent claim by corporations that they have the same right as any individual to influence the government in their own interest pits the individual


citizen against the vast financial and communications resources of the corporation and mocks the constitutional intent that all citizens have an equal voice in the political debates surrounding important issues. ¬;To achieve true sustainability, we must reduce our 'garbage index" - that which we permanently throw away into the environment that will not be naturally recycled for reuse - to near zero. Productive activities must be organized as closed systems. Minerals and other non biodegradable resources, once taken from the ground, must become a part of society's permanent capital stock and be recycled in perpetuity. Organic materials may be disposed into the natural ecosystems, but only in ways that assure that they are absorbed back into the natural production system. ¬;To create a world in which life can flourish and prosper we must replace the values and institutions of capitalism with values and institutions that honor life, serve life's needs, and restore money to its proper role as servant. I believe we are in fact being called to take a step to a new level of species consciousness and function. ¬;We are coming to realize that the extravagant promises of the advocates of the global economy are based on a number of myths that have become so deeply embedded in Western industrial culture that we have grown to accept them without examination. * The myth that growth in GNP is a valid measure of human well-being and progress. * The myth that free unregulated markets efficiently allocate a society's resources. * The myth that growth in trade benefits ordinary people. * The myth that economic globalization is inevitable. * The myth that global corporations are benevolent institutions that if freed from governmental interference will provide a clean environment for all and good jobs for the poor. * The myth that absentee investors create local prosperity. ¬;We can also take the radical view that the test of an economy has to do with the extent to which it is providing everybody with a decent means of living. ¬;We politely use the term investor when we speak of the speculators whose gambling destabilizes the global market and then because they are investors we favor them with tax breaks and special protection. ¬;We should be more than sceptical of an economic model that calls on us to give up all loyalty to place and community, says we must give free reign to securities fraud and corporate monopolies and deny workers the right to organize, and tells the poor to run faster and faster after a train they have no chance of catching-so that a few hundred thousand people can become multi-millionaires by destroying nature and depriving others of a decent means of livelihood. David 'Dave' Barry – 1947- :American, musician, writer, novelist, wit, col inc MiamiHerald, won Pulitzer ¬;Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing. ¬;Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath. ¬;Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing in your ear. ¬;I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. ¬;Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and The Force That Pulls Dogs Toward The Groins Of Strangers. ¬;Mother Nature, in her infinite wisdom, has instilled within each of us a powerful biological instinct to reproduce; this is her way of assuring that the human race, come what may, will never have any disposable income. ¬;The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club. ¬;The obvious and fair solution to the housework problem is to let men do the housework for, say, the next six thousand years, to even things up. The trouble is that men, over the years, have developed an inflated notion of the importance of everything they do, so that before long they would turn housework into just as much of a charade as business is now. They would hire secretaries and buy computers and fly off to housework conferences in Bermuda, but they'd never clean anything. ¬;We Americans live in a nation where the medical-care system is second to none in the world, unless you count maybe 25 or 30 little scuzzball countries like Scotland that we could vaporize in seconds if we felt like it. ¬;We must remember that for every instance of the government's demonstrating the intelligence of a yam, there is also an instance of the government's rising to the level of a far more complex vegetable, such as the turnip ¬;You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.


David Director Freidman – 1945- :American, Professor of Law, economist, writer esp anarcho-capitalism ¬;The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. David Herbert Richards Lawrence – 1885-1930:English, poet, play, essay, lit critic, novel inc LChatterley ¬;It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and secondhand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing. ¬;The plainest person can look beautiful, can "be" beautiful. It only needs the fire of sex to rise delicately to change an ugly face to a lovely one. That is really sex appeal: the communicating of a sense of beauty. David Home aka Hume – 1711-1776:Scottish, hist, economist, pol phil esp British Empiricist, writer, essay ¬;Beauty is no quality in things themselves: it exists merely in the mind which contemplates them. ¬;Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers ¬;Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous. ¬;Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue. ¬;It is not reason which is the guide of life, but custom. ¬;It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood. ¬;Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few ¬;The heights of popularity and patriotism are still the beaten road to power and tyranny; flattery to treachery; standing armies to arbitrary government; and the glory of God to the temporal interest of the clergy. ¬;The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster. ¬;To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive. ¬;When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities ¬;Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions. David John Moore Cornwell aka John Le Carre – 1931- :English, spy, writer, novelist inc Tinker Tailor ¬;Against stupidity, the gods themselves fight in vain. ¬;Because we are so unfamiliar with the motivation of the people we are dealing with, we are more afraid of them than we need to be. ¬;Having your book turned into a movie is like seeing your oxen turned into bouillon cubes. ¬;How Bush and his junta succeeded in deflecting America's anger from Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein is one of the great public relations conjuring tricks of history. ¬;In the war on terror we did everything wrong that we could have done. ¬;On one hand we go like hell for every terror cell we can find, we penetrate it, we destroy it. On the other hand, there is a much bigger need for a political solution. ¬;Sometimes we do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions not answers. ¬;There's one thing worse than change and that's the status quo. ¬;We have given away far too many freedoms in order to be free. Now it's time to take some back. ¬;Why is it that so many men of small stature have more courage than men of size? ¬;You can't make war against terror. Terror is a technique of battle. It's a tactic that has been employed since time immemorial. You can conduct clandestine action against terrorists, and that must be done. David Lloyd George, 1stEarl–1863-1945:English born Welsh, lawyer, Lib pol, ChanOfExchequer, UK PM ¬;A politician is a person with whose politics you don't agree; if you agree with him he's a statesman. ¬;Four spectres haunt the Poor — Old Age, Accident, Sickness and Unemployment. We are going to exorcise them. We are going to drive hunger from the hearth. We mean to banish the workhouse from the horizon of every workman in the land. ¬;He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul. ¬;t is not too much to say that when the Great War broke out our Generals had the most important lessons of their art to learn. Before they began they had much to unlearn. Their brains were cluttered with useless lumber, packed in every niche and corner. ¬;Once blood is shed in a national quarrel reason and right are swept aside by the rage of angry men. ¬;Personally I am a sincere advocate of all means which would lead to the settlement of international disputes by methods such as those which civilization has so successfully set up for the adjustment of differences between individuals. ¬;Well, I find that a change of nuisances is as good as a vacation. ¬;Who ordained that the few should have the land of Britain as a prerequisite; who made 10,000 people owners of the soil and the rest of us trespassers in the land of our birth?


¬;You cannot feed the hungry on statistics. David McClureBrinkley–1920-2003:American, journ, NewsAnchor esp NBC incHuntley–Brinkley Report ¬;Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians. ¬;The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. David Michael Letterman – 1947- :American, comedian, prod, TV Host inc NBC & CBS DL Late Show ¬;Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television. ¬;I'm just trying to make a smudge on the collective unconscious. ¬;New York now leads the world's great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn't make a sudden move. ¬;Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving. David PMikkelson–196?- :American, found myth de-bunking website Snopes, found SFValleyFolkloreSoc ¬;Authenticity matters little, though--our willingness to accept legends depends far more upon their expression of concepts we want to believe than upon their plausibility. ¬;Better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few. ¬;The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience. David Paradine Frost – 1939- :English, satirist, journ, writer, broadc, pol interviewer inc FrostOnSunday ¬;Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home. David Sedaris – 1956- :American, wit, radio broadc, essayist inc MeTalkPrettyOneDay, play inc Stitches ¬;I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out. ¬;Writing gives you the illusion of control, and then you realize it's just an illusion, that people are going to bring their own stuff into it. Dean Gooderham Acheson – 1893-1971:American, lawyer, Dem pol, diplomat, strategist, US Sec of State ¬;The future comes one day at a time. Deb Price – 196?- :American, journalist, col inc Detroit News, editor, writer inc And Say Hi To Joyce ¬;An engineering professor is treating her husband, a loan officer, to dinner for finally giving in to her pleas to shave off the scraggly beard he grew on vacation. His favorite restaurant is a casual place where they both feel comfortable in slacks and cotton/polyester-blend golf shirts. But, as always, she wears the gold and pearl pendant he gave her the day her divorce decree was final. They're laughing over their menus because they know he always ends up diving into a giant plate of ribs but she won't be talked into anything more fattening than shrimp. Quiz: How many biblical prohibitions are they violating? Well, wives are supposed to be 'submissive' to their husbands (I Peter 3:1). And all women are forbidden to teach men (I Timothy 2:12), wear gold or pearls (I Timothy 2:9) or dress in clothing that 'pertains to a man' (Deuteronomy 22:5). Shellfish and pork are definitely out (Leviticus 11:7, 10) as are usury (Deuteronomy 23:19), shaving (Leviticus 19:27) and clothes of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19). And since the Bible rarely recognizes divorce, they're committing adultery, which carries the rather harsh penalty of death by stoning (Deuteronomy 22:22). So why are they having such a good time? Probably because they wouldn't think of worrying about rules that seem absurd, anachronistic or - at best - unrealistic. Yet this same modern-day couple could easily be among the millions of Americans who never hesitate to lean on the Bible to justify their own anti-gay attitudes. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis aka Juvenal – 1st-2ndCent AD:Lazio born Roman, poet, orator, satirist incSatires ¬;But who shall guard the guardians? ¬;Censure pardons the raven, but is visited upon the dove. ¬;Dedicate one’s life to truth. ¬;It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty. ¬;Refrain from doing ill; for one all powerful reason, lest our children should copy our misdeeds; we are all too prone to imitate whatever is base and depraved. ¬;The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses! ¬;Who will guard the guards themselves? Dee Ward Hock – 1929- :American, farmer, ent, found & CEO Visa credit card, found Chaordic Alliance ¬;The monetized commercial form of corporation has steadily become an instrument of those with surplus money (capital) and those with surplus power (management) to reward themselves at the expense of the community, the biosphere, and the many without surplus wealth or power, commonly called 'consumers' and 'human resources'... 'human resources' are mined, smelted, shaped into products, worn out, and discarded with


little more consideration on the part of monetary stockholders and management than they might give a load of ore or a pile of lumber. Government is now more an instrument of such corporations than the corporations are instruments of government. ¬;The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out. Every mind is a building filled with archaic furniture. Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it. ¬;Through the years, I have greatly feared and sought to keep at bay the four beasts that inevitably devour their keeper -- Ego, Envy, Avarice, and Ambition. In 1984, I severed all connections with business for a life of isolation and anonymity, convinced I was making a great bargain by trading money for time, position for liberty, and ego for contentment -- that the beasts were securely caged. Demetri Martin – 1973- :American, musician, actor, writer, screen comedian esp stand-up inc Daily Show ¬;I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert. Democritus – c.460-c.370 BC – Thracian Greek, phil inc atomic theory, math, aka father modern science ¬;Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. ¬;Word is a shadow of a deed. Demosthenes – 384-322 BC:Athenian Greek, speechwriter, orator, lawyer, politician esp anti Phillip II ¬;He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach. ¬;Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. ¬;The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. Deng Xiaoping – 1904-1997:Sichuan Chinese, econ, reforming politician, dip, paramount leader of China ¬;It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. DenisCharlesPratt aka QuentinCrisp–1908-1999:English, writer incNakedCivilServant, actor,illust,model ¬;Fashion is for people who don't know who they are. ¬;I now know that if you describe things as better as they are, you are considered to be romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you are called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you are called a satirist. ¬;I started to shed the monstrous aesthetic affectation of my youth so as to make room for the monstrous philistine postures of middle age, but it was some years before I was bold enough to decline an invitation to "Hamlet" on the grounds that I knew who won. ¬;In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis. ¬;It would be impossible to get through the kind of life that I have known without accumulating a vast unused stockpile of rage. Retaliation, though, was a luxury I could never afford. On the physical level I was too feeble. On any other I was not rich enough. I never dared to be rude to anyone. I never knew that I might not need him later. Long after fantasies of sexual excess had ceased to torment me, my imagination was inflamed by lurid day-dreams of having my revenge on the world. ¬;Keeping up with the Joneses was a full-time job with my mother and father. It was not until many years later when I lived alone that I realized how much cheaper it was to drag the Joneses down to my level. ¬;Men get laid, but women get screwed. ¬;The English think incompetence is the same thing as sincerity. ¬;The rest of the world in which I lived was still stumbling about in search of a weapon with which to exterminate this monster [homosexuality] whose shape and size were not yet known or even guessed at. It was thought to be Greek in origin, smaller than socialism but more deadly, especially to children. ¬;The trouble with children is that they are not returnable. ¬;The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. ¬;The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. ¬;To my disappointment I now realized that to know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody. ¬;Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. ¬;When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, "Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?" Denis Diderot – 1713-1784:French, writer, novel inc JacquesLeFataliste-Maître, phil, editor Encyclopédie ¬;A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone. ¬;From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step. ¬;Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.


¬;There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it. Denis J Halliday – 195?- :Irish, United Nations Administrator inc in Iraq, Patron Gandhi Foundation ¬;American foreign policy is not understood by the vast majority of American people. And that this is due to a media that in this country is suppressed by Washington and by the owners of this media, who often tend to be corporate entities close to the (White House) and very often are arms manufacturers with a vested interest in chaos (in) the Middle East. And as a result Americans do not actually get both sides of the story. ¬;Much of the big media outlets in North America are owned by arms manufacturers, like Westinghouse, or G.E.. That’s unacceptable. So we’re not getting editorial policy, we’re not getting a vision of truth. People just don’t know what is going on anymore, and that’s really dangerous stuff. ¬;My innate sense of justice was and still is outraged by the violence that UN sanctions have brought upon, and continues to bring upon, the lives of children, families – the extended families, the loved ones of Iraq. There is no justification for killing the young people of Iraq, not the aged, not the sick, not the rich, not the poor. Some will tell you that the leadership is punishing the Iraqi people. That is not my perception, or experience from living in Baghdad. And were that to be the case – how can that possibly justify further punishment, in fact collective punishment, by the United Nations? I don’t think so. And international law has no provision for the disproportionate and murderous consequences of the ongoing UN embargo – for well over 12 long years. Diane Frolov – 195?- :American, producer, screenwriter inc Sopranos & Northern Exposure, won Emmy ¬;Men are confused. They're conflicted. They want a woman who's their intellectual equal, but they're afraid of women like that. They want a woman they can dominate, but then they hate her for being weak. It's an ambivalence that goes back to a man's relationship with his mother. Source of his life, center of his universe, object of both his fear and his love. ¬;There is nothing sadder in this world than the waste of human potential. The purpose of evolution is to raise us out of the mud, not have us grovelling in it. Diogenes of Sinope aka Cynic – c.412-323:Sinope(Turkey) Greek, phil esp cynic & self-sufficiency, writer ¬;Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves, whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience. ¬;He has the most who is most content with the least. ¬;I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give. ¬;I know nothing, except the fact of my ignorance. ¬;If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can. [When asked what was the proper time for supper] ¬;Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly. ¬;The mob is the mother of tyrants. ¬;Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music. ¬;When I look upon seamen, men of science and philosophers, man is the wisest of all beings; when I look upon priests and prophets nothing is as contemptible as man. ¬;Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves? Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara–1909-1999:Brazilian, theo, RomanCatholicArchbishop Olina&Recife, writer ¬;When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor are hungry, they call me a communist. Don Herold – 1889-1966:American, humourist, writer inc Happy Hypochondriac, illustrator, cartoonist ¬;Don't ever slam a door, you might want to go back. ¬;I had, out of my sixty teachers, a scant half dozen who couldn't have been supplanted by phonographs ¬;If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. ¬;It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant. ¬;Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people. ¬;The brighter you are, the more you have to learn. ¬;There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe. ¬;There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. ¬;Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it. ¬;Why resist temptation? There will always be more. Donald 'Don' Robert Perry Marquis – 1878-1937:American, poet, writer, play, journalist, humourist, col ¬;A demagogue is a person with whom we disagree as to which gang should mismanage the country. ¬;A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists. ¬;An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it. ¬;Did you ever notice that when a politician does get an idea he usually gets it all wrong. ¬;Don't cuss the climate. It probably doesn't like you any better than you like it. ¬;Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them. ¬;I get up in the morning with an idea for a three-volume novel and by nightfall it's a paragraph in my column


¬;I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race ¬;If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you. ¬;If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading to themselves. ¬;In order to influence a child, one must be careful not to be that child's parent or grandparent. ¬;Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue. ¬;Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. ¬;Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into ¬;The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. ¬;The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race. ¬;What man calls civilization always results in deserts ¬;When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: 'Whose?' Donald Wayne Foster–1950- :American, English Prof, Shakespearean scholar, forensic linguist, FBI cons ¬;No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar. Donald R. Gannon – 192?- :American, psych esp childhood developed learning&human behaviour, writer ¬;Where facts are few, experts are many. Donald John Trump – 1946- :American, ent, international real estate developer, CEO Trump Org, broadc ¬;In an argument, you have to learn to control your emotions. The other person is the revolver, but you are the trigger. The revolver won't hurt you as long as the trigger isn't pulled. ¬;Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game. ¬;Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, Marquis – 1740-1814:French, aristocratic rev, writer, play, novelist ¬;A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others! My manner of thinking stems straight from my considered reflections; it holds with my existence, with the way I am made. ¬;At all times, in every century, every age, there has been such a connection between despotism and religion that it is infinitely apparent and demonstrated a thousand times over, that in destroying one, the other must be undermined, for the simple reason that the first will always put the law into the service of the second. ¬;I think that if there were a God, there would be less evil on this earth. I believe that if evil exists here below, then either it was willed by God or it was beyond His powers to prevent it. Now I cannot bring myself to fear a God who is either spiteful or weak. I defy Him without fear and care not a fig for his thunderbolts. ¬;Is it not a strange blindness on our part to teach publicly the techniques of warfare and to reward with medals those who prove to be the most adroit killers? ¬;Let not your zeal to share your principles entice you beyond your borders. ¬;My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others! My manner of thinking stems straight from my considered reflections; it holds with my existence, with the way I am made. It is not in my power to alter it; and were it, I'd not do so. ¬;Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other. ¬;To kill a man in a paroxysm of passion is understandable, but to have him killed by someone else after calm and serious meditation and on the pretext of duty honourably discharged is incomprehensible. ¬;What is more immoral than war? Doris Egan aka Jane Emerson – 1955- :American, prod inc Dark Angel, screen, writer inc Gate of Ivory ¬;You talk to God, you're religious. God talks to you, you're psychotic. DorisMayLessing neeTayler–1919- :Iranian born Zimbabwean educ British, activist, novel, won Nobel Lit ¬;That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way. Dorothee Solle – 1929-2003:German, Prof of Systematic Theology, writer esp Christofascism, anti-war act ¬;If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive. Dorothy Day – 1897-1980:American, journ, essay, social act, anarchist, found CatholicWorker movement ¬;I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions. Dorothy Fanny Nevill,Lady–1826-1913:English, writer inc UnderFiveReigns, social hostess, horticulturist ¬;The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. Dorothy Parker nee Rothschild – 1893-1967:American, poet, writer, screen, social & lit critic, humourist ¬;Brevity is the soul of lingerie.


¬;Don't put all your eggs in one bastard ¬;I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if i can remember any of the damn things. ¬;I've been too fucking busy. And vice versa. ¬;If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. ¬;One more drink and I'd have been under the host. ¬;She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B. ¬;The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ¬;This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Dorothy Sarnoff – 1914-2008:American, singer inc opera, actress esp musicals inc King&I, self-help guru ¬;Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening. Doug Larson – 1926- :American, journalist, humourist, syndicated col, editor esp GreenBayPress-Gazette ¬;A clean basement, garage and attic are signs of an empty life ¬;A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. ¬;Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. ¬;Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own. ¬;For every little kid who still believes in Santa Claus, there is at least one adult who still believes in professional wrestling ¬;If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. ¬;Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ¬;Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible. ¬;The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others. ¬;The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. ¬;The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools. ¬;To err is human; to admit it, superhuman ¬;Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three - and paradise is when you have none. ¬;What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living. ¬;Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd preferred to talk Douglas MacArthur – 1880-1964:American, Army 5*Gen, Chief of Staff, SCAP Japan, C-in-C UN Korea ¬;Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it. ¬;I believe that the entire effort of modern society should be concentrated on the endeavor to outlaw war as a method of the solution of problems between nations. ¬;In war, as it is waged now, with the enormous losses on both sides, both sides will lose. It is a form of mutual suicide. ¬;It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. Douglas Noel Adams – 1952-2001:English, scriptwriter, writer, novelist inc Hitchhikers, musician, env act ¬;A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that." ¬;Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. ¬;All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others. ¬;And that, apart from a flurry of sensational newspaper reports which exposed him as a fraud, then trumpeted him as the real thing so that they could have another round of exposing him as a fraud again and then trumpeting him as the real thing again, until they got bored and found a nice juicy snooker player to harass instead, was that. ¬;Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things. ¬;He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. ¬;Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ¬;Humans are not proud of their ancestors, and rarely invite them round to dinner. ¬;I don’t like the idea of missionaries. In fact the whole business fills me with fear and alarm. I don’t believe in God, or at least not in the one we’ve invented for ourselves in England to fulfil our peculiarly English needs, and certainly not in the ones they’ve invented in America who supply their servants with toupees, television


stations and, most importantly, toll-free telephone numbers. I wish that people who did believe in such things would keep them to themselves and not export them to the developing world. ¬;I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day. ¬;If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. ¬;In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri. ¬;Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? ¬;It was to make the mistake of anthropomorphizing animals, and projecting our own feelings and perceptions on to them, where they were inappropriate and didn't fit. We simply had no idea what it was like being an extremely large lizard, and neither for that matter did the lizard, because it was not self-conscious about being an extremely large lizard, it just got on with the business of being one. To react with revulsion to its behavior was to make the mistake of applying criteria that are only appropriate to the business of being human. ¬;It was his subconscious which told him this - that infuriating part of a person's brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing. ¬;Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable, let's prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all. ¬;Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws. ¬;So you can imagine what happens when a mainland species gets introduced to an island. It would be like introducing Al Capone, Genghis Khan and Rupert Murdoch into the Isle of Wight - the locals wouldn't stand a chance. ¬;The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be. ¬;The gorillas are not yet sufficiently advanced in evolutionary terms to have discovered the benefits of passports, currency declaration forms, and official bribery, and tend to wander backwards and forwards across the border as and when their beastly, primitive whim takes them. ¬;The great thing about being the only species that makes a distinction between right and wrong is that we can make up the rules for ourselves as we go along. ¬;The problem had been with cars. The disadvantages involved in pulling lots of black sticky slime from out of the ground where it had been safely hidden out of harm's way, turning it into tar to cover the land with smoke to fill the air with and pouring the rest into the sea, all seemed to outweigh the advantages of being able to get more quickly from one place to another – particularly when the place you arrived at had probably become, as a result of this, very similar to the place you had left, i.e. covered with tar, full of smoke and short of fish. ¬;There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. ¬;Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. ¬;We are not an endangered species ourselves yet, but this is not for lack of trying. ¬;We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. ¬;We don't have to save the world. The world is big enough to look after itself. What we have to be concerned about is whether or not the world we live in will be capable of sustaining us in it. ¬;You live and learn. At any rate, you live. Drew Allison Carey – 1958- :American, actor, photographer, game-show host inc WhoseLineIsIt...?, wit ¬;I shall smite you! Once I learn how to haggle with the gods. ¬;Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried slamming a revolving door. ¬;You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither. Dudley Field Malone – 1882-1950:American, Dem pol, actor, lawyer inc Monkey Trial, suffragist activist ¬;I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. Dwight David'Ike'Eisenhower–1890-1969:American, 5*Gen, SupCommanderNATO, Rep pol, 34thUSPres ¬;A people that values its privileges above its principles soon looses both. ¬;A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done. ¬;All of us have heard this term "preventive war" since the earliest days of Hitler. I recall that is about the first time I heard it. In this day and time, if we believe for one second that nuclear fission and fusion, that type of weapon, would be used in such a war — what is a preventive war? I would say a preventive war, if the words mean anything, is to wage some sort of quick police action in order that you might avoid a terrific cataclysm of destruction later. A preventive war, to my mind, is an impossibility today. How could you have one if one of its features would be several cities lying in ruins, several cities where many, many thousands of people would be


dead and injured and mangled, the transportation systems destroyed, sanitation implements and systems all gone? That isn't preventive war; that is war. I don't believe there is such a thing; and, frankly, I wouldn't even listen to anyone seriously that came in and talked about such a thing.... It seems to me that when, by definition, a term is just ridiculous in itself, there is no use in going any further. There are all sorts of reasons, moral and political and everything else, against this theory, but it is so completely unthinkable in today's conditions that I thought it is no use to go any further. ¬;An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. ¬;Character in many ways is everything in leadership. It is made up of many things, but I would say character is really integrity. When you delegate something to a subordinate, for example, it is absolutely your responsibility, and he must understand this. You as a leader must take complete responsibility for what the subordinate does. I once said, as a sort of wisecrack, that leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well. ¬;Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book ¬;Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. ... Is there no other way the world may live? ¬;Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield. ¬;Here in America we are descended in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. ¬;How far can you go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without? ¬;I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. ¬;I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. ¬;I never saw a pessimistic general win a battle. ¬;If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power. ¬;In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. ¬;In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. ¬;I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone. ¬;May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. ¬;Neither a wise man or a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. ¬;No people on earth can be held, as a people, to be an enemy, for all humanity shares the common hunger for peace and fellowship and justice. ... No nation's security and well-being can be lastingly achieved in isolation but only in effective cooperation with fellow-nations. ¬;One circumstance that helped our character development: we were needed. I often think today of what an impact could be made if children believed they were contributing to a family's essential survival and happiness. In the transformation from a rural to an urban society, children are — though they might not agree — robbed of the opportunity to do genuinely responsible work. ¬;Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together ¬;People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the grey areas.... The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters. ¬;Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing. ¬;Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter


group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt...a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid. ¬;The final battle against intolerance is to be fought, not in the chambers of any legislature, but in the hearts of men. ¬;There is no glory in battle worth the blood it costs. ¬;This world of ours...must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. ¬;Together we must learn how to compose difference, not with arms, but with intellect and decent purpose. ¬;Un-American activity cannot be prevented or routed out by employing un-American methods; to preserve freedom we must use the tools that freedom provides ¬;We are so proud of our guarantees of freedom in thought and speech and worship, that, unconsciously, we are guilty of one of the greatest errors that ignorance can make – we assume our standard of values is shared by all other humans in the world. ¬;We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. ¬;We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. ¬;What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. ¬;When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing. ¬;Without exhaustive debate, even heated debate, of ideas and programs, free government would weaken and wither. But if we allow ourselves to be persuaded that every individual or party that takes issue with our own convictions is necessarily wicked or treasonous, then, indeed, we are approaching the end of freedom's road. ¬;You can't have this kind of war. There just aren't enough bulldozers to scrape the bodies off the streets. DwightWhitneyMorrow–1873-1931:American, lawyer, banker, dip inc Amb toMexico, Rep pol, NJ USSen ¬;Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. ¬;The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit

E E. Joseph Cossman – 192?-2002 :American, writer inc self-help, ent, marketer, found FutureMillionaires ¬;Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard ¬;Drive-in banks were established so most of the cars today could see their real owners. ¬;If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today ¬;Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ¬;Middle age is where your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. ¬;Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. ¬;Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves ¬;The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once Earl Warren – 1891-1974:American, lawyer, Rep pol, California Gov, 14th US Supreme Court Chief Just ¬;All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring or permitting discrimination in public education must yield. ¬;Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for. ¬;I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' ¬;I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures. ¬;I hate banks. They do nothing positive for anybody except take care of themselves. They're first in with their fees and first out when there's trouble. ¬;In civilized life, law floats in a sea of ethics. ¬;It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive. ¬;Legislators represent people, not trees or acres. Legislators are elected by voters, not farms or cities or economic interests. ¬;Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves. ¬;Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.


¬;The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. ¬;This concept of "national defense" cannot be deemed an end in itself, justifying any exercise of legislative power designed to promote such a goal. Implicit in the term "national defense" is the notion of defending those values and ideals which set this Nation apart. For almost two centuries, our country has taken singular pride in the democratic ideals enshrined in its Constitution, and the most cherished of those ideals have found expression in the First Amendment. It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties — the freedom of association — which make the defense of our nation worthwhile. ¬;We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. ¬;You sit up there, and you see the whole gamut of human nature. Even if the case being argued involves only a little fellow and $50, it involves justice. That's what is important. Earl Wilson – 1907-1987:American, writer, journ inc NewYork Post, gossip col inc ItHappenedLastNight ¬;An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen. ¬;An exhaustive study of police records shows that no woman has ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes. ¬;Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money. ¬;Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty ¬;Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don't ¬;If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. ¬;Nonchalance is the ability to remain down to earth when everything else is up in the air ¬;One way to get high blood-pressure is to go mountain climbing over molehills ¬;Saying 'Gesundheit' doesn't really help the common cold - but its about as good as anything the doctors have come up with ¬;Somebody figured it out -- we have 35 million laws trying to enforce Ten Commandments ¬;To sell something, tell a woman it's a bargain; tell a man it's deductible. ¬;Women's liberation will not be achieved until a woman can become paunchy and bald and still think that she's attractive to the opposite sex. Eckhart von Hochheim aka MeisterEckhart–1260-1328:German, phil, Dominican monk, writer, educator ¬;If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice. ¬;In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity. Ed Greenwood – 1959- :Canadian, editor, novel esp fantasy, game desg inc ForgottenRealmsCampaignSet ¬;Throughout life, one does not miss any chance to hold onto the things that are really precious, if one is truly wise. Edgar John Bergren aka Bergen – 1903-1978:American, actor, radio broadc, vaudeville esp ventriloquism ¬;Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? Edgar Poe aka E Allan Poe – 1809-1849:American, editor, poet, lit critic, short-story writer esp mystery ¬;Coincidences, in general, are great stumbling-blocks in the way of that class of thinkers who have been educated to know nothing of the theory of probabilities. ¬;I have great faith in fools; self-confidence, my friends call it. ¬;In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed. ¬;The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led. ¬;Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Watson Howe – 1853-1937:American, novel, journ, newspaper&mag editor, found Howe'sMonthly ¬;Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies. ¬;Even if a farmer intends to loaf, he gets up in time to get an early start ¬;Many people would be more truthful were it not for their uncontrollable desire to talk. ¬;Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. Edith Nesbit, aka Edith Bland – 1858-1924:English, poet, novel esp children, pol act, found Fabian Soc ¬;It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing. Edith Louisa Sitwell, Dame – 1887-1964:English, historian, writer, social critic, poet esp symbolist ¬;Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd. ¬;Good taste is the worst vice ever invented. ¬;I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish ¬;I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. ¬;I wouldn't dream of following a fashion... how could one be a different person every three months?


¬;The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth. ¬;The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation... they do not want to attract attention. ¬;Why not be oneself? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance. If one is a greyhound, why try to look like a Pekingese? Edith Newbold Jones aka Edith Wharton – 1862-1937:American, novel&short-story, inter desg, Pulitzer ¬;Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive. ¬;How much longer are we going to think it necessary to be ''American'' before (or in contradistinction to) being cultivated, being enlightened, being humane, and having the same intellectual discipline as other civilized countries? ¬;In spite of illness, in spite even of the arch-enemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. ¬;It was the old New York way of taking life "without effusion of blood": the way of people who dreaded scandal more than disease, who placed decency above courage, and who considered that nothing was more illbred than "scenes," except the behaviour of those who gave rise to them. ¬;The worst of doing one's duty was that it apparently unfitted one for doing anything else. ¬;There are lots of ways of being miserable, but there's only one way of being comfortable, and that is to stop running round after happiness. If you make up your mind not to be happy there's no reason why you shouldn't have a fairly good time. ¬;There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ¬;True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision. Edmund Burke–1729-1797:Irish, philosopher, writer, orator, Whig pol, MP, found modern Conservatism ¬;A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. ¬;Applaud us when we run, console us when we fall, cheer us when we recover. ¬;Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. ¬;Because half-a-dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that of course they are many in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little shrivelled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome insects of the hour. ¬;By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation ¬;Corrupt influence, which is itself the perennial spring of all prodigality, and of all disorder; which loads us, more than millions of debt; which takes away vigor from our arms, wisdom from our councils, and every shadow of authority and credit from the most venerable parts of our constitution. ¬;Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver. ¬;Good order is the foundation of all good things. ¬;Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. Men have a right that these wants should be provided for by this wisdom. ¬;If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. ¬;It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare. ¬;It is an advantage to all narrow wisdom and narrow morals that their maxims have a plausible air; and, on a cursory view, appear equal to first principles. They are light and portable. They are as current as copper coin; and about as valuable. They serve equally the first capacities and the lowest; and they are, at least, as useful to the worst men as to the best. Of this stamp is the cant of not man, but measures; a sort of charm by which many people get loose from every honourable engagement. ¬;It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do. ¬;It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. ¬;Laws, like houses, lean on one another. ¬;Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites, -— in proportion as their love to justice is above their rapacity, -— in proportion as their soundness and sobriety of understanding is above their vanity and presumption, —- in proportion as they are more disposed to listen to the counsels of the wise and good, in preference to the flattery of knaves. Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters. ¬;Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy... Economy is a distributive virtue, and consists not in saving but selection. Parsimony requires no providence, no


sagacity, no powers of combination, no comparison, no judgment. ¬;Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair. ¬;No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. ¬;No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. ¬;Our patience will achieve more than our force. ¬;Parliament is not a congress of ambassadors from different and hostile interests; which interests each must maintain, as an agent and advocate, against other agents and advocates; but parliament is a deliberative assembly of one nation, with one interest, that of the whole; where, not local purposes, not local prejudices ought to guide, but the general good, resulting from the general reason of the whole. You choose a member indeed; but when you have chosen him, he is not a member of Bristol, but he is a member of parliament. ¬;People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be dangerous. ¬;The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity ¬;The method of teaching which approaches most nearly to the method of investigation is incomparably the best. ¬;The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion ¬;The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny. ¬;The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again: and a nation is not governed, which is perpetually to be conquered. ¬;There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs. ¬;Those who have been once intoxicated with power, and have derived any kind of emolument from it, even though but for one year, never can willingly abandon it. They may be distressed in the midst of all their power; but they will never look to anything but power for their relief ¬;Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none. ¬;Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations — wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco. ¬;We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature, and the means perhaps of its conservation. ¬;We must not always judge of the generality of the opinion by the noise of the acclamation ¬;When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. ¬;Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. ¬;Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. ¬;You can never plan the future by the past. ¬;Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion. Edmund Kealoha 'Ed'Parker–1931-1990:American, martial arts expert, GrandMaster USKenpo, teacher ¬;The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more. Eduardo Hughes Galeano – 1940- :Uruguayan, journ, editor, col, novel, writer inc OpenVeins of LatinAm ¬;Because of forced globalization, there’s a clear trend these days towards uniformity. This trend comes largely from the ever-greater concentration of power in the hands of large media groups. ¬;Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that, one magical day, good luck will suddenly rain down on them - will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn't rain down, yesterday, today, tomorrow or ever. Good luck doesn't even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard the nobodies summon it, even if their left hand is tickling, or if they begin the new day on their right foot, or start the new year with a change of brooms. The nobodies: nobody's children, owners of nothing. The nobodies: the no-ones, the nobodied, running like rabbits, dying through life, screwed every which way. Who are not, but could be. Who don't speak languages, but dialects. Who don't have religions, but superstitions. Who don't create art, but handicrafts. Who don't have culture, but folklore. Who are not human beings, but human resources. Who do not have faces, but arms. Who do not have names, but numbers. Who do not appear in the history of the world, but in the crime reports of the local paper. The nobodies, who are not worth the bullet that kills them. ¬;From the point of view by a worm, a plate of spaghetti looks like a wild orgy. ¬;People were in prison so that prices could be free ¬;The big bankers of the world, who practise the terrorism of money, are more powerful than kings and field marshals, even more than the Pope of Rome himself. They never dirty their hands. They kill no-one: they limit themselves to applauding the show. Their officials, international technocrats, rule our countries: they are neither


presidents nor ministers, they have not been elected, but they decide the level of salaries and public expenditure, investments and divestments, prices, taxes, interest rates, subsidies, when the sun rises and how frequently it rains. However, they don't concern themselves with the prisons or torture chambers or concentration camps or extermination centers, although these house the inevitable consequences of their acts. The technocrats claim the privilege of irresponsibility: 'We're neutral' they say. Edward Albert CG.A Patrick David aka KingEdwardVIII aka Duke of Windsor–1894-1972:English, king ¬;The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children. Edward Alexander Crowley aka AleisterCrowley–1875-1947:English, occultist, writer, poet, spy, yogi, phil ¬;I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning. ¬;The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become "one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions": a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness. ¬;To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. Edward Estlin 'e. e.' Cummings – 1894-1962:American, painter, essay, play inc Santa Claus, novelist, poet ¬;It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ¬;Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. ¬;The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ¬;To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. Edward Everett–1794-1865:American, Greek Prof, Pres Harvard, Mass Gov, Mass USSen, US SecOfState ¬;Make it your habit not to be critical about small things Edward GeorgeEarleLyttonBulwer aka Bulwer-Lytton, 1stBaron–1803-1873:English, poet, play, novel, pol ¬;Every man who observes vigilantly, and resolves steadfastly, grows unconsciously into genius. ¬;Happy is the man who hath never known what it is to taste of fame—to have it is a purgatory, to want it is a hell. ¬;Rank is a great beautifier. ¬;The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ¬;The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self. ¬;There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes. Edward Gibbon – 1737-1794:English, writer, historian inc Decline&FallOfRomanEmpire, Whig pol, MP ¬;All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance. ¬;As long as mankind shall bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst for military glory will remain the vice of the most exalted characters. ¬;Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: The first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself ¬;Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity ¬;History is indeed little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind ¬;My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India ¬;Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery. ¬;The Christian church (is) a phenomenon of general history, not a special case admitting supernatural explanations and disallowing criticism of its adherents ¬;The policy of the emperors and the senate, as far as it concerned religion, was happily seconded by the reflections of the enlightened, and by the habits of the superstitious, part of their subjects. The various modes of worship, which prevailed in the Roman world, were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. And thus toleration produced not only mutual indulgence, but even religious concord. ¬;Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. Edward Hamilton Waldo aka Theodore Sturgeon – 1918-1985:American, novel esp SF & mystery, screen ¬;Ninety percent of everything is crud. ¬;Nothing is always absolutely so. Edward Hesketh Gibbons Pearson – 1887-1964:English, actor, theatre dir, essayist, writer esp biography ¬;Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for


the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. Edward Israel Iskowitz aka Eddie Cantor – 1892-1964:American, singer, song, actor, comedian, writer ¬;Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. Edward John 'Eddie' Izzard – 1962- :Yemen born British, actor, comedian inc stand-up inc Live At Amb ¬;Cats have a scam going – you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that’s the deal. ¬;I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup. ¬;She said, "Spell 'ant' ", and I wrote out the entire alphabet. She said, "That doesn't spell 'ant' ", and I said, "It's in there somewhere! There's the A, there's the N, there's the T – the rest are silent!" ¬;The Crusades were, "We kill you in the name of Jesus!" "Wait, we have Jesus, too! He's a prophet in our religion! We kill you in the name of Jesus!" "Do you? … Well, we kill you for your dark skin, for Jesus was a white man from Oxford!" "No, he wasn't! He was from Judea! Dark-skinned man, such as we!" "… Really? Look, we've come all this way. Would you mind awfully if we hacked you to bits? Just for the press back home." ¬;The National Rifle Association says, 'Gun's don't kill people. People do'. But I think the gun helps. Edward L. Flom – 1930- :American, businessman, CEO Florida Steel Corp, Board Outback Steakhouse ¬;One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others. Edward Morgan 'EM' Forster – 1879-1970:English, writer, lit critic, novel, inc Passage to India, librettist ¬;A humanist has four leading characteristics — curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race ¬;If human nature does alter it will be because individuals manage to look at themselves in a new way. Here and there people — a very few people, but a few novelists are among them — are trying to do this ¬;Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards. ¬;Naked I came into this world, naked I shall go out of it. And a very good thing too, for it reminds me that I am naked under my shirt, whatever its colour ¬;Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. ¬;Tolerance, good temper and sympathy are no longer enough in a world where ignorance rules, and Science, which ought to have ruled, plays the pimp. Tolerance, good temper and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long ¬;Two Cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. Two cheers are quite enough: there is no occasion to give three ¬;We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship Edward P Tryon – 193?- :American, physicist esp cosmology & theoretical quark models, Physics Prof ¬;In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time. Edward Paul 'Ed' Abbey – 1927-1989:American, essay, writer, novelist inc Monkey Wrench Gang, env act ¬;A knowledge of the true age of the earth and of the fossil record makes it impossible for any balanced intellect to believe in the literal truth of every part of the Bible in the way that fundamentalists do. And if some of the Bible is manifestly wrong, why should any of the rest of it be accepted automatically? ¬;Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State ¬;Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others. ¬;Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion ¬;Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell ¬;In the Soviet Union, government controls industry. In the United States, industry controls government. That is the principal structural difference between the two great oligarchies of our time ¬;No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets. ¬;One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork ¬;Our "neoconservatives" are neither new nor conservative, but old as Babylon and evil as Hell. ¬;Reason has seldom failed us because it has seldom been tried ¬;Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top ¬;The most common form of terrorism in the U.S.A. is that carried on by bulldozers and chain saws ¬;The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy.


¬;The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other—instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals ¬;To make the distinction unmistakably clear: Civilization is the vital force in human history; culture is that inert mass of institutions and organizations which accumulate around and tend to drag down the advance of life; Civilization is Giordano Bruno facing death by fire; culture is the Cardinal Bellarmino, after ten years of inquisition, sending Bruno to the stake in the Campo di Fiori; Civilization is Sartre; culture Cocteau; Civilization is mutual aid and self-defense; culture is the judge, the lawbook and the forces of Law & Ordure (sic); Civilization is uprising, insurrection, revolution; culture is the war of state against state, or of machines against people, as in Hungary and Vietnam; Civilization is tolerance, detachment and humor, or passion, anger, revenge; culture is the entrance examination, the gas chamber, the doctoral dissertation and the electric chair; Civilization is the Ukrainian peasant Nestor Makhno fighting the Germans, then the Reds, then the Whites, then the Reds again; culture is Stalin and the Fatherland; Civilization is Jesus turning water into wine; culture is Christ walking on the waves; Civilization is a youth with a Molotov cocktail in his hand; culture is the Soviet tank or the L.A. cop that guns him down; Civilization is the wild river; culture, 592,000 tons of cement; Civilization flows; culture thickens and coagulates, like tired, sick, stifled blood. ¬;Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and aesthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one Edward S. Herman – 1925- :American, econ, media analyst, col, writer inc RealTerrorNetwork, Fin Prof ¬;Among Latin American elites, a peasant asking for a higher wage or a priest helping organize a peasant cooperative is a communist. And someone going so far as to suggest land reform or a more equitable tax system is a communist fanatic. There is no word or act suggesting the desirability of elite generosity toward the poor, or the need for education, organization or material advance for the majority, that has not been branded communistic in Latin America in recent decades. ... Since communism is the enemy and peasants trying to improve themselves, priests with the slightest humanistic proclivity, and naturally anyone seriously challenging the status quo, are communists, they are also, by definition, enemies. ¬;The establishment can't admit it is human rights violations that make... countries attractive to business – so history has to be fudged, including denial of our support of regimes of terror and the practices that provide favorable climates of investment, and our destabilization of democracies that don't meet standard of service to the transnational corporation.. Edward Verrall 'E. V.' Lucas – 1868-1938:English, journ col inc Punch, essay, writer esp travel & cricket ¬;I am a believer in punctuality though it makes me very lonely. ¬;I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. Edward Wallis Hoch–1849-1925:American, printer, pub esp MarionCountyRecord, Rep pol, Kansas Gov ¬;There is so much good in the worst of us, And so much bad in the best of us, That it hardly behoves any of us, To talk about the rest of us. Edwin Eugene 'Buzz'Aldrin–1930- :American, AFpilot, eng esp mechanical, NASA astro, 2ndManOnMoon ¬;I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. Edwin Percy Whipple – 1819-1886:American, essayist inc Character & Characteristic Men, literary critic ¬;An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. Edwin 'Way' AlfredTeale–1899-1980:American, photographer, naturalist, writer inc AmSeasons, Pulitzer ¬;Any fine morning, a power saw can fell a tree that took a thousand years to grow. Egbert 'Edward' Roscoe Murrow – 1908-1965:American, journ, radio/TV news broadc incCBS, DirUSIA ¬;A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. ¬;All I can hope to teach my son is to tell the truth and fear no man. ¬;Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. ¬;Do not be deluded into believing that the titular heads of the networks control what appears on their networks. They all have better taste. All are responsible to stockholders, and in my experience all are honorable men. But they must schedule what they can sell in the public market. ¬;During the daily peak viewing periods, television in the main insulates us from the realities of the world in which we live. If this state of affairs continues, we may alter an advertising slogan to read: LOOK NOW, PAY LATER. For surely we shall pay for using this most powerful instrument of communication to insulate the citizenry from the hard and demanding realities which must be faced if we are to survive. I mean the word survive literally. ¬;Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices — just recognize them ¬;Except for those who think in terms of pious platitudes or dogma or narrow prejudice (and those thoughts we aren’t interested in), people don’t speak their beliefs easily, or publicly. ¬;I am frightened by the imbalance, the constant striving to reach the largest possible audience for everything; by the absence of a sustained study of the state of the nation.


¬;I have no feud, either with my employers, any sponsors, or with the professional critics of radio and television. But I am seized with an abiding fear regarding what these two instruments are doing to our society, our culture and our heritage. ¬;I have no technical advice or counsel to offer those of you who labor in this vineyard that produces words and pictures. You will forgive me for not telling you that instruments with which you work are miraculous, that your responsibility is unprecedented or that your aspirations are frequently frustrated. It is not necessary to remind you that the fact that your voice is amplified to the degree where it reaches from one end of the country to the other does not confer upon you greater wisdom or understanding than you possessed when your voice reached only from one end of the bar to the other. ¬;I pray you to believe what I have said about Buchenwald. I have reported what I saw and heard, but only part of it. For most of it I have no words. If I've offended you by this rather mild account of Buchenwald, I'm not in the least sorry. ¬; is to be regarded as a commodity, only acceptable when saleable, then I don't care what you call it — I say it isn't news. ¬;If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different," or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. ¬;If we confuse dissent with disloyalty — if we deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric or unorthodox — if we deny the essence of racial equality, then hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa who are shopping about for a new allegiance will conclude that we are concerned to defend a myth and our present privileged status. Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the. . . confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought ¬;If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable. ¬;Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information. ¬;Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit. ¬;No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices. ¬;One of the basic troubles with radio and television news is that both instruments have grown up as an incompatible combination of show business, advertising and news. Each of the three is a rather bizarre and demanding profession. And when you get all three under one roof, the dust never settles. The top management of the networks with a few notable exceptions, has been trained in advertising, research, sales or show business. But by the nature of the corporate structure, they also make the final and crucial decisions having to do with news and public affairs. Frequently they have neither the time nor the competence to do this. ¬;Our history will be what we make it. And if there are any historians about fifty or a hundred years from now, and there should be preserved the kine-scopes for one week of all three networks, they will there find recorded in black and white, or color, evidence of decadence, escapism and insulation from the realities of the world in which we live. ¬;The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. ¬;The politician is … trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him ¬;The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. ¬;The sponsor of an hour's television program is not buying merely the six minutes devoted to commercial message. He is determining, within broad limits, the sum total of the impact of the entire hour. If he always, invariably, reaches for the largest possible audience, then this process of insulation, of escape from reality, will continue to be massively financed, and its apologist will continue to make winsome speeches about giving the public what it wants, or "letting the public decide." ¬;There is a mental fear, which provokes others of us to see the images of witches in a neighbor's yard and stampedes us to burn down this house. And there is a creeping fear of doubt, doubt of what we have been taught, of the validity of so many things we had long since taken for granted to be durable and unchanging. It has become more difficult than ever to distinguish black from white, good from evil, right from wrong. ¬;This instrument [television] can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire, but it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. ¬;To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. ¬;We hardly need to be reminded that we are living in an age of confusion — a lot of us have traded in our beliefs for bitterness and cynicism or for a heavy package of despair, or even a quivering portion of hysteria. Opinions can be picked up cheap in the market place while such commodities as courage and fortitude and faith are in alarmingly short supply.


¬;We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ¬;When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. Eike von Repkow – c.1180-c.1235:Saxony-Anhalt German, adm, scholar, writer Sachsenspiegel legal code ¬;First come first served (literally, He who comes to the mill first shall grind first Ekaterina Fyodorovna Kolyschkine aka Catherine Doherty–1896-1985:Russian born Canadian, lecturer ¬;With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing. Elaine Gill – 194?- :American, writer, editor inc MountainMovingDay:PoemsByWomen, feminist act ¬;If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women's names. Elbert Green Hubbard–1856-1915:American, artist, pub, essay inc MessageGarcia, phil, Arts&Crafts act ¬;A pessimist is a man who has been compelled to live with an optimist. ¬;Academic education is the act of memorizing things read in books, and things told by college professors who got their education mostly by memorizing things read in books. ¬;Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. ¬;Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth. ¬;Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. ¬;I am not sure just what the unpardonable sin is, but I believe it is a disposition to evade the payment of small bills. ¬;If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. ¬;Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. ¬;One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. ¬;Orthodoxy: That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one. ¬;Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes. ¬;Perfume; Any smell that is used to drown a worse one ¬;The great Big Black Things that have loomed against the horizon of my life, threatening to devour me, simply loomed and nothing more. The things that have really made me miss my train have always been sweet, soft, pretty, pleasant things of which I was not in the least afraid. ¬;The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ¬;The newspapers print what the people want, and thus does the savage still swing his club and flourish his spear. ¬;To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. ¬;Woman's inaptitude for reasoning has not prevented her from arriving at truth; nor has man's ability to reason prevented him from floundering in absurdity. Eleanor Alice Burford Hibbert aka Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy etc – 1906-1993:English, novel inc romantic ¬;Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience. Eleanor Rosalynn Smith Carter – 1927- :American, care&mental health act, writer, dip, US First Lady ¬;A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. Eleanore Marie Sarton aka May Sarton – 1912-1995:American, poet, novelist, writer, lesbian activist ¬;The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind. ¬;Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross–1926-2004:Swiss born American, psych, writer inc Death&Dying, hospice care act ¬;In Switzerland I was educated in line with the basic premise: work work work. You are only a valuable human being if you work. This is utterly wrong. Half working, half dancing - that is the right mixture. I myself have danced and played too little. ¬;Our concern must be to live while we're alive... to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are. ¬;People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets


in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within ¬;There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor aka Queen Elizabeth II – 1926- :English, Queen of UK & elsewhere ¬;It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime. ¬;It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained. ¬;We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory. ¬;They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt. Elizabeth Aston – 196?- :English, writer, novel esp writing in Jane Austen style inc Mr Darcy's Daughters ¬;Anyone who goes through life trusting people without making sure they are worthy of trust is a fool. Yet there are people who may be trusted, men as well as women. There are as many differences in their natures as there are flowers in these meadows. Elizabeth Cady Stanton – 1815-1902:American, women's rights act, writer inc Dec of Rights&Sentiments ¬;Self-development is a higher duty than self-sacrifice. ¬;The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. ¬;With age come the inner, the higher life. Who would be forever young, to dwell always in externals? Elizabeth deBeauchampGoudge–1900-1984:English, novel&short-story esp children incLittleWhiteHorse ¬;Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing. Elizabeth Rosemond 'Liz' Taylor, Dame – 1932- :English & American, actress, fundraiser, won 3 Oscars ¬;It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. ¬;Success is a great deodorant. ¬;The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues. Elizabeth Tudor aka Queen ElizabethI – 1533-1603:English, Queen England&Ireland, 1stCof Eng SupGov ¬;Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states. ¬;The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower. ¬;Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst. Ella Jane Fitzgerald – 1917-1996:American, singer esp jazz, musician esp piano, actress, won14Grammys ¬;It isn't where you came from; it's where you're going that counts. Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow – 1873-1945:American, novel inc ThisOurLife, poet, lit critic, Pulitzer ¬;The only difference between a rut and a grave... is in their dimensions. Ellen Goodman – 1941- :American, journalist inc Newsweek, writer, editor inc BostonGlobe, col, Pulitzer ¬;I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another. ¬;Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it. ¬;The central struggle of parenthood is to let our hopes for our children outweigh our fears. ¬;You can teach someone who cares to write columns, but you can’t teach someone who writes columns to care. Ellen Lee DeGeneres – 1958- :American, comedienne esp standup, actress, TV host, won 12 Emmys ¬;I get a lot of people quoting the Bible, specifically to me, which I don't know why, but a lot of people quote the Bible to me. And a lot of people evidently are praying for me and I thank you for that. Extra prayers for me. Thank you. I would like those people to start praying for the animals, because I think the animals need all the prayers that they can get, and I think God would agree. I would like to quote something, I actually like some of the things in the Bible myself . I would like to quote 'Thou shall not kill' and it doesn't say in fine print 'except for the animals', it just says 'Thou shall not kill'. And how about 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you'? How about that? ¬;I'm a godmother, that's a great thing to be, a godmother. She calls me god for short, that's cute, I taught her that. ¬;In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. ¬;Now we have hands-free phones, so you can focus on the thing you're really supposed to be doing ... chances are, if you need both of your hands to do something, your brain should be in on it too. ¬;The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.


¬;We're told to go on living our lives as usual, because to do otherwise is to let the terrorists win, and really, what would upset the Taliban more than a gay woman wearing a suit in front of a room full of Jews? Elmer G Leterman – 1897-1982 :American, insurance broker, founded Leterman-Gortz, writer inc selling ¬;A man may fall many times but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him. ¬;Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger ¬;Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. Elvis Aaron Presley – 1935-1977:American, singer inc 104 USTop40Hits, musician, actor, won 3 Grammys ¬;I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. ¬;Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do 'em all together, I guess. ¬;The image is one thing and the human being is another, it's very hard to live up to an image. ¬;Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you. ¬;The truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time but it ain't goin' away. Elwyn Brooks 'E B' White – 1899-1985:American, journalist, col, writer esp children inc Stuart Little ¬;I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. ¬;If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ¬;People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust. ¬;Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society -- things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed. Emerson W. Pugh – 195?- :American, writer esp technology esp IBM inc IBM's 360 & early 370 systems ¬;If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it. Emile Auguste 'Alain' Chartier – 1868-1951:French, phil, journ, lecturer, essay inc Dreamer, pacifist act ¬;There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them. Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog aka Andre Maurois – 1885-1967:French, writer, novel inc children, essay ¬;A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. ¬;Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment. ¬;In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. Emilie Rose Macaulay, Dame – 1881-1958:English, civil servant, writer esp biography & travel, novelist ¬;It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson – 1830-1886:American, poet esp slant rhyme-mainly published posthumously ¬;Forever is composed of nows. ¬;They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse. Emma Alice Margaret Tennant aka MargotAsquith,Countess–1864-1945:Scottish, writer esp bio, socialite ¬;The ingrained idea that, because there is no king and they despise titles, the Americans are a free people is pathetically untrue...There is a perpetual interference with personal liberty over there that would not be tolerated in England for a week. Emo Phillips – 1956- :American, comedian esp surreal inc stand up, actor inc Weird Al, voice artist, prod ¬;At my lemonade stand I used to give the first glass away free and charge five dollars for the second glass. The refill contained the antidote. ¬;I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this. ¬;My girlfriend always giggles during sex — no matter what she's reading. ¬;My schoolmates would make love to anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself. ¬;Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. ¬;When I was a kid I prayed every night for a bike until I figured out that that's not the way that God works, so I stole a bike and then asked him for forgiveness. Enoch Arnold Bennett – 1867-1931:English, journalist, editor, literary critic, novelist inc Clayhanger ¬;Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own. ¬;The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is. Epictetus–c.55-c.135:Phrygia(Turkey) Greek, slave&freedman, teacher, phil esp Stoic/fatalist-own school ¬;If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. ¬;If you would cure anger, do not feed it. Say to yourself: 'I used to be angry every day; then every other day; now only every third or fourth day.' When you reach thirty days offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the gods. ¬;Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.


¬;No man is free who is not master of himself. ¬;Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. ¬;There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. ¬;To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete. ¬;We have two ears and one mouth so we may listen more and talk the less. ¬;What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows. Epicurus – 341-270 BC:Samos born Athenian Greek, phil esp atomist & happiness-own school, writer ¬;Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. ¬;Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. ¬;I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know. ¬;If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another. ¬;If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. ¬;It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself. ¬;Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little. ¬;The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd. Eric Alterman – 1960- :American, journ, col, Prof of Engl & Prof of Journ, pol blogger inc Altercation ¬;Americans continue to suffer from a notoriously short attention span. They get mad as hell with reasonable frequency, but quickly return to their families and sitcoms. Meanwhile, the corporate lobbies stay right where they are, outlasting all the populist hysteria. ¬;Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda. ¬;History is replete with examples of empires mounting impressive military campaigns on the cusp of their impending economic collapse. ¬;We sometimes find ourselves at a loss as to whether we should be more appalled at the Bush Administration's ideological obsession, its incompetence, its arrogance, its anti-intellectualism, or its dishonesty, ... In New Orleans, we see all of these forces at work in a manner that the mainstream media finally finds itself unable to ignore. Eric Arthur Blair aka George Orwell–1903-1950:Indian born British, journ, novel inc 1984, poet, lit critic ¬;A society becomes totalitarian when its structures become flagrantly artificial; that is, when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds in clinging to power by force or fraud. ¬;Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. ¬;All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. ¬;All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting. ¬;Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. ¬;Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. ¬;Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac. ¬;Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, without ever bothering to examine the evidence. ¬;For, when you are approaching poverty, you make one discovery which outweighs some of the others. You discover boredom and mean complications and the beginnings of hunger, but you also discover the great redeeming feature of poverty: the fact that it annihilates the future. Within certain limits, it is actually true that the less money you have, the less you worry. ¬;Freedom is the right to say two plus two make four. If granted, all else follows. ¬;From the totalitarian point of view, history is something to be created rather than learned. ¬;History is written by the winners. ¬;I always disagree, however, when people end up saying that we can only combat Communism, Fascism or what not if we develop an equal fanaticism. It appears to me that one defeats the fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's intelligence. ¬;If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ¬;If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking


for them. ¬;If you turn the other cheek, you will get a harder blow on it than you got on the first one. This does not always happen, but it is to be expected, and you ought not to complain if it does happen. ¬;In a Society in which there is no law, and in theory no compulsion, the only arbiter of behaviour is public opinion. But public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law. When human beings are governed by "thou shalt not", the individual can practise a certain amount of eccentricity: when they are supposedly governed by "love" or "reason", he is under continuous pressure to make him behave and think in exactly the same way as everyone else. ¬;In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. ¬;In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible...Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. ¬;In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance. In a world where people's needs are met, and they have the resources to educate themselves, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away.... War is a purely internal affair. It is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact. ¬;Nationalism is power-hunger tempered by self-deception. ¬;Nearly all creators of Utopia have resembled the man who has toothache, and therefore thinks happiness consists in not having toothache. They wanted to produce a perfect society by an endless continuation of something that had only been valuable because it was temporary. The wider course would be to say that there are certain lines along which humanity must move, the grand strategy is mapped out, but detailed prophecy is not our business. Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals his own emptiness ¬;No doubt alcohol, tobacco, and so forth, are things that a saint must avoid, but sainthood is a thing that human beings must avoid. ¬;On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time. ¬;One cannot really be a Catholic and grown up. ¬;One defeats the fanatic precisely by not becoming a fanatic oneself, but on the contrary by using one's intelligence. ¬;Orthodoxy means not thinking - not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness. ¬;Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood. ¬;Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ¬;Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. ¬;Scientific education for the masses will do little good, and probably a lot of harm, if it simply boils down to more physics, more chemistry, more biology, etc to the detriment of literature and history. Its probable effect on the average human being would be to narrow the range of his thoughts and make him more than ever contemptuous of such knowledge as he did not possess. ¬;Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting ¬;The enemies of intellectual liberty always try to present their case as a plea for discipline versus individualism. The issue truth-versus-untruth is as far as possible kept in the background. Although the point of emphasis may vary, the writer who refuses to sell his opinions is always branded as a mere egoist. He is accused, that is, either of wanting to shut himself up in an ivory tower, or of making an exhibitionist display of his own personality, or of resisting the inevitable current of history in an attempt to cling to unjustified privileges ¬;The fat Russian agent was cornering all the foreign refugees in turn and explaining plausibly that this whole affair was an Anarchist plot. I watched him with some interest, for it was the first time that I had seen a person whose profession was telling lies — unless one counts journalists. ¬;The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. ¬;The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. ¬;The people will believe what the media tells them they believe. ¬;The point is that we are all capable of believing things which we know to be untrue, and then, when we are


finally proved wrong, impudently twisting the facts so as to show that we were right. Intellectually, it is possible to carry on this process for an indefinite time: the only check on it is that sooner or later a false belief bumps up against solid reality, usually on a battlefield. ¬;The whole idea of revenge and punishment is a childish day-dream. Properly speaking, there is no such thing as revenge. Revenge is an act which you want to commit when you are powerless and because you are powerless: as soon as the sense of impotence is removed, the desire evaporates also. ¬;They can make you say anything - ANYTHING - but they can't make you believe it. ¬;This business of making people conscious of what is happening outside their own small circle is one of the major problems of our time, and a new literary technique will have to be evolved to meet it. Considering that the people of this country are not having a very comfortable time, you can't perhaps, blame them for being somewhat callous about suffering elsewhere, but the remarkable thing is the extent to which they manage to be unaware of it. Tales of starvation, ruined cities, concentration camps, mass deportations, homeless refugees, persecuted Jews — all this is received with a sort of incurious surprise, as though such things had never been heard of but at the same time were not particularly interesting. The now-familiar photographs of skeleton-like children make very little impression. As time goes on and the horrors pile up, the mind seems to secrete a sort of self-protecting ignorance which needs a harder and harder shock to pierce it, just as the body will become immunised to a drug and require bigger and bigger doses. ¬;To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. ¬;To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle. ¬;War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it. ¬;War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. ¬;We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. It is not merely that at present the rule of naked force obtains almost everywhere. Probably that has always been the case. Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bullyworship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger ... have turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter. ¬;Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. ¬;Words falls upon the facts like soft snow, blurring the outline and covering up all the details. Eric Hoffer–1902-1983:American, longshoreman, psych, phil, pol scientist, writer inc Ordeal of Change ¬;A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past. ¬;Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power. ¬;All leaders strive to turn their followers into children. ¬;However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable. ¬;In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. ¬;It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living. ¬;It is easier to love humanity as a whole that to love one's neighbor. ¬;It is thus with most of us; we are what other people say we are. We know ourselves chiefly by hearsay. ¬;It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable. ¬;Naivete in grown-ups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity ¬;Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity ¬;No one is truly literate who cannot read his own heart. ¬;One might equate growing up with a mistrust of words. A mature person trusts his eyes more than his ears. Irrationality often manifests itself in upholding the word against the evidence of the eyes. Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard. ¬;Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay. ¬;Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. ¬;Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness


of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both. ¬;People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a "have" type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a "have not" type of self. ¬;People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. ¬;Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many. ¬;Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves. ¬;Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. ¬;The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. ¬;The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ¬;The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action. ¬;The most gifted members of the human species are at their creative best when they cannot have their way, and must compensate for what they miss by realizing and cultivating their capacities and talents. ¬;The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not. ¬;The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility. ¬;The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbors as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant of others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves. ¬;The uncompromising attitude is more indicative of an inner uncertainty than a deep conviction. The implacable stand is directed more against the doubt within than the assailant without. ¬;The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way. ¬;There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet. ¬;They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor. ¬;To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes - we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world. ¬;To know a person's religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance. ¬;To most of us nothing is so invisible as an unpleasant truth. Though it is held before our eyes, pushed under our noses, rammed down our throats- we know it not. ¬;We are more ready to try the untried when what we do is inconsequential. Hence the fact that many inventions had their birth as toys. ¬;We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. ¬;We can remember minutely and precisely only the things which never really happened to us. ¬;We feel free when we escape -- even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire. ¬;We find it hard to apply the knowledge of ourselves to our judgment of others. The fact that we are never of one kind, that we never love without reservations and never hate with all our being cannot prevent us from seeing others as wholly black or white. ¬;We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind. ¬;We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. ¬;We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us. ¬;We usually see only the things we are looking for — so much so that we sometimes see them where they are not. ¬;When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. ¬;Woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. ¬;You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.


Erica Jong nee Mann–1942- :American, writer inc WhatDoWomenWant, novelist inc FearOfFlying, poet ¬;Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. ¬;Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. ¬;If you don't risk anything you risk even more. ¬;Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ¬;The trick is not how much pain you feel - but how much joy you feel. Any idiot can feel pain. Life is full of excuses to feel pain, excuses not to live, excuses, excuses, excuses. ¬;You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy. Erich Paul Remark aka Erich Maria Remarque – 1898-1970:German, journ, writer, novel inc All Quiet.. ¬;A hospital alone shows what war is. ¬;The death of one is a tragedy, but death of a million is just a statistic. Erich Wolf Segal – 1937-2010 :American, novelist inc Love Story, writer, screenwriter, Greek&Latin Prof ¬;True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. Erma Louise Bombeck nee Fiste–1927-1996:American, wit, col, writer inc AtWit'sEnd, TV journ, lecturer ¬;Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. ¬;Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely ¬;In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV ¬;Insanity is hereditary. You can catch it from your kids. ¬;It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. ¬;My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first one being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint. ¬;Seize the moment. Think of all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart ¬;The grass is always greener over the septic tank ¬;When humor goes, there goes civilization ¬;When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out. Ernest Edward 'Ernie' Kovacs – 1919-1962:American, comedian esp ad lib, technical innovator, actor ¬;Television – a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done. ErnestJohnPickstoneBenn,2ndBaronet–1875-1954:British, pub, writer inc ConfessionsOfCapitalist, pol act ¬;Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. Ernest Miller Hemingway – 1899-1961:American, novelist, poet, writer, journ, won Pulitzer & Nobel Lit ¬;Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. ¬;Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. ¬;I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. ¬;Never confuse movement with action. ¬;No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. ¬;The 1st panacea of a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the 2nd is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; a permanent ruin. ¬;They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. ¬;When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. Ernest Rutherford,1stBaron–1871-1937:NewZealandbornBritish, chem, physic, PhysicsProf, Nobel Chem ¬;Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking. ErnstFriedrich'Fritz'Schumacher–1911-1977:German bornBritish, econ, stat, writer inc SmallIsBeautiful ¬;Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. ¬;Education can help us only if it produces “whole men”. The truly educated man is not a man who knows a bit of everything, not even the man who knows all the details of all subjects (if such a thing were possible): the “whole man” in fact, may have little detailed knowledge of facts and theories, he may treasure the Encyclopædia Britannica because “she knows and he needn’t”, but he will be truly in touch with the centre. He will not be in doubt about his basic convictions, about his view on the meaning and purpose of his life. He may not be able to explain these matters in words, but the conduct of his life will show a certain sureness of touch which stems from this inner clarity ¬;From a Buddhist point of view, this is standing the truth on its head by considering goods as more important than people and consumption as more important than creative activity. It means shifting the emphasis from the worker to the product of work, that is, from the human to the sub-human, surrender to the forces of evil ¬;Perhaps we cannot raise the winds. But each of us can put up the sail, so that when the wind comes we can


catch it ¬;To organize work in such a manner that it becomes meaningless, boring, stultifying, or nerve-racking for the worker would be little short of criminal; it would indicate a greater concern with goods than with people, an evil lack of compassion and a soul-destroying degree of attachment to the most primitive side of this worldly existence ¬;We must do what we conceive to be the right thing and not bother our heads or burden our souls with whether we are going to be successful. Because, if we don’t do the right thing, we’ll be doing the wrong thing, and we’ll just be part of the disease and not a part of the cure. Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich–1909-2001:Austrian born British, art historian & critic, writer, History Prof ¬;Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly can make us see a thread which is not there. Erving Goffman – 1922-1982:Canadian, writer, sociologist esp deference & demeanor, Pres Am Soc Assoc ¬;Concern about public life has heated up far beyond our capacity to throw light upon it Esther 'Etty' Hillesum – 1914-1943:Dutch, writer esp posthumous Diaries & Letters, Jewish mystic ¬;Even if there is only one decent German, they (the Germans) would deserve to be protected from the barbarian rabble and for that one German's sake one should not pour out one's hatred for the entire people. ¬;One must also accept that one has 'uncreative' moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass. ¬;We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies. Ethel Barrett – 1914- :American, writer inc There I Stood, storyteller, speaker esp religion, won Grammy ¬;We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do. Ethel Watts Mumford – 1876-1940:American, novelist, writer, poet, play esp farce, theatrical prod, illust ¬;Knowledge is power, if you know it about the right person. Étienne de Grellet du Mabillier aka Stephen Grellet–1773-1855:French, missionary, educ/hosp/prison act ¬;I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht–1898-1956:German, poet, play esp epic styles, theatre dir esp BerlinerE ¬;Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. ¬;First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics. ¬;For art to be 'unpolitical' means only to ally itself with the 'ruling' group. ¬;For once you must try not to shirk the facts: Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts. ¬;Let nothing be called natural, In an age of bloody confusion, Ordered disorder, planned caprice, And dehumanized humanity, lest all things, Be held unalterable! ¬;So it happens, for instance, that a man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time that he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll hand him over cold-bloodedly to the police. ¬;The headlong stream is termed violent, But the river bed hemming it in is, Termed violent by no one. ¬;You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured. Eugen Ionescu aka Eugene Ionesco – 1909-1994:Romanian & French, play, novelist, poet, lit critic, essay ¬;Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. Eugene Devlan aka GeneFowler–1890-1960:American, journ, syndication manager, writer esp bio, screen ¬;An editor should have a pimp for his brother, so he'd have someone to look up to. ¬;For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. ¬;It is easier to believe than to doubt. ¬;Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. ¬;The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from. ¬;What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins ¬;Whatever one believes to be true either is true or becomes true in one's mind. Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin – 1848-1903:French, stockbroker, painter esp Post-Impressionism, engraver ¬;A time will come when people will think I am a myth, or rather something the newspapers have made up. ¬;Copying nature — what is that supposed to mean? Follow the masters! But why should one follow them? The only reason they are masters is that they didn't follow anybody! ¬;I shut my eyes in order to see. ¬;In Europe men and women have intercourse because they love each other. In the South Seas they love each other because they have had intercourse. Who is right? ¬;No one wants my painting because it is different from other people's — peculiar, crazy public that demands the greatest possible degree of originality on the painter's part and yet won't accept him unless his work resembles that of the others!


Eugene Hoffman Nickerson – 1918-2002:American, lawyer, Federal District Court Judge, Dem politician ¬;Congress may not enact discriminatory legislation because it desires to insulate heterosexual service members from statements that might excite their prejudices. Eugene Joseph 'Gene' McCarthy–1916-2005:American, poet, Econ Prof, Dem pol, Minnesota US Senator ¬;Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. ¬;In politics one may remain aloof and become irrelevant or get involved and get corrupted. ¬;It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember. ¬;One thing about a pig, he thinks he's warm if his nose is warm. I saw a bunch of pigs one time that had frozen together in a rosette, each one's nose tucked under the rump of the one in front. We have a lot of pigs in politics. ¬;The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty. ¬;The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative. ¬;The two-party system has given this country the war of Lyndon Johnson, the Watergate of Nixon, and the incompetence of Carter. Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life-rafts. ¬;We do not need presidents who are bigger than the country, but rather ones who speak for it and support it. Eugene Luther Gore Vidal–1925- :American, novelist inc MyraBreckinridge, play, essayist, screen, pol act ¬;For certain people after fifty, litigation takes the place of sex. ¬;Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. ¬;I'm a born-again atheist. ¬;I can understand companionship. I can understand bought sex in the afternoon. I cannot understand the love affair. ¬;Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn. ¬;The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent. ¬;There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. ¬;To hear two American men congratulating each other on being heterosexual is one of the most chilling experiences - and unique to the United States. You don't hear two Italians sitting around complimenting each other because they actually like to go to bed with women. The American is hysterical about his manhood. ¬;Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. ¬;Trust a nitwit society like this one to think that there are only two categories - fag and straight. Euripides – c. 480-c. 406 BC:Salamis born Athenian Greek, play - 95 plays esp tragedy inc Bacchae ¬;Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances. ¬;In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side. ¬;Leave no stone unturned. ¬;Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far. ¬;Slow but sure moves the might of the gods. ¬;Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish. ¬;The wisest men follow their own direction. ¬;Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. Evan Esar - 1899-1995:American, wit, writer inc Easr'sComicDictionary & 20,000 Quips&Quotes, editor ¬;A signature always reveals a man's character... and sometimes even his name. ¬;Admiration -- Our feeling of delight that another person resembles us. ¬;All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow. ¬;America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. ¬;Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. ¬;Character is what you have left when you've lost everything you can lose. ¬;Conscience is what makes a boy tell his mother before his sister does. ¬;Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures. ¬;Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. ¬;Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it. ¬;It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway. ¬;Many a girl who receives advances from a young man has a father who has more need for them. ¬;Men still die with their boots on, but usually one boot is on the accelerator. ¬;Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them.


¬;Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabulary. ¬;Somebody is always doing something that somebody else said couldn't be done. ¬;Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either. ¬;Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions. ¬;The quizzical expression of the monkey at the zoo comes from his wondering whether he is his brother's keeper, or his keeper's brother ¬;The word impossible is peculiar because if you examine it closely, you'll find that most of it is possible. ¬;There's one point a husband and wife always agree upon; he thinks nothing is too good for her, and so does she. ¬;Think twice before you speak, and then you may be able to say something more insulting than if you spoke right out at once. ¬;Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage. Evan Harold Davis – 1962- :English, econ, journ, presenter inc BBC, TV editor, writer incPublicSpending ¬;Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in. Evelyn Underhill aka John Cordelier – 1875-1941:English, novelist, poet, Anglo-Catholic mystic, lecturer ¬;Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. Ezra Weston LoomisPound–1885-1972:American, lit critic, poet esp modernist & aestheticism inc Cantos ¬;Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing. The rest is mere sheep-herding.

F Farrah Gray–1984- :American, writer inc GetRealGetRich, col, social entrepreneur, motivational speaker ¬;In life we don’t get what we want, we get in life what we are. If we want more we have to be able to be more, in order to be more you have to face rejection. Felix Frankfurter – 1882-1965:Austrian born American, lawyer, Law Prof, Zionist act, US Sup CourtJust ¬;A phrase begins life as a literary expression; its felicity leads to its lazy repetition; and repetition soon establishes it as a legal formula, indiscriminatingly used to express different and sometimes contradictory ideas. ¬;Convictions following the admission into evidence of confessions which are involuntary, i.e., the product of coercion, either physical or psychological, cannot stand. This is so not because such confessions are unlikely to be true but because the methods used to extract them offend an underlying principle in the enforcement of our criminal law: that ours is an accusatorial and not an inquisitorial system—a system in which the State must establish guilt by evidence independently and freely secured and may not by coercion prove its charges against an accused out of his own mouth. ¬;Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of (achieving) a free society. ¬;Judicial judgment must take deep account...of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today. ¬;The State insists that, by thus quarantining the general reading public against books not too rugged for grown men and women in order to shield juvenile innocence, it is exercising its power to promote the general welfare. Surely this is to burn the house to roast the pig...The incidence of this enactment is to reduce the adult population of Michigan to reading only what is fit for children. ¬;Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late. Filippo Bruno aka Giordano Bruno – 1548-1600:Campania Italian, Dom friar, phil, math, astronomer ¬;It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people. ¬;Scholars at Oxford are...a constellation of the most pedantic, obstinate ignorance and presumption, mixed with a kind of rustic incivility, which would try the patience of Job ¬;The fools of the world have been those who have established religions, ceremonies, laws, faith, rule of life. ¬;To a body of infinite size there can be ascribed neither centre nor boundary... Thus the Earth no more than any other world is at the centre. Florence Scovel Shinn – 1871-1940:American, writer esp metaphysics, illustrator, NewThought teacher ¬;The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. Florynce Rae Kennedy – 1916-2000:American, lawyer, civil rights act, writer, actor, found Feminist Party ¬;Don't agonize. Organize. ¬;If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament. ¬;There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.


Floyd Dell – 1887-1969:American, novel, essay, journ, editor, lit critic, poet, play inc LittleAccident, actor ¬;Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything. ¬;In a word, the home is a little dull. When you have got a woman in a box, and you pay rent on the box, her relationship to you insensibly changes character. It loses the fine excitement of democracy. It ceases to be companionship, for companionship is only possible in a democracy. It is no longer a sharing of life together—it is a breaking of life apart. Half a life—cooking, clothes, and children; half a life—business, politics, and baseball. It doesn’t make much difference which is the poorer half. Either half, when it comes to life, is very near to none at all. ¬;There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough - the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not. Frances Ann 'Fran' Lebowitz – 1959- :American, col esp sardonic, essay inc Metropolitan Life, soc critic ¬;All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable. ¬;Any child who cannot do long division by himself does not deserve to smoke. ¬;Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is merely a good excuse not to play football. ¬;Children ask better questions than do adults. "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" and "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your manuscript?" "Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer? ¬;Do not elicit your child's political opinions. He doesn't know any more than you do. ¬;Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable expectations and eventual disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around the room with royal-blue chickens. ¬;Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a Lesbian. ¬;Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine. ¬;I doubt there’s ever been a true thing said on Fox. Maybe the weather report, maybe not. ¬;I've done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. ¬;I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood? ¬;I never took hallucinogenic drugs because I never wanted my consciousness expanded one unnecessary iota. ¬;If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract, teach him to deduct. ¬;If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture, you would pretty much be left with "Let's Make a Deal." ¬;If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others, they would no longer be fantasies. ¬;Most of my news, I get from the radio news stations. One of the stations' advertising lines is "Give us 22 minutes, we’ll give you the world." In 22 minutes, they just have time for the headlines, so they can only really tell you what happened — which, by the way, is the news. They tell you how many people were killed in Iraq today, but they don’t then bring on some Republican senator to explain to you how that’s good. Or, on the contrary, they don’t bring in a bunch of Democrats to tell you why it’s bad. They just tell you what happened. That’s the news. I am capable of analyzing my own news. What makes these people qualified to analyze my news for me? No matter what side they’re on, I never agree with them. ¬;Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs ¬;Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met. ¬;Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. ¬;Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable. ¬;Take away a man’s actual sense of manhood — which is conventionally based on the ability to work, to earn money, to be self-sufficient, to provide for children — and you’ve got to give them something else. And they did. This hideous religion that’s all over the country — these huge church-malls — that’s what substitutes for these lost towns. But that’s not a town. That’s a cult. A town is diverse, in a real way, not in this fake way we have now. A community is a butcher and a doctor, a minister, a town troublemaker. A "community" is not a bunch of people united by some grievance. That’s just self-righteousness — incredibly dangerous and antidemocratic. People have become so rigid; their opinions seem to them like themselves. When that happens (and it has happened) people can’t change their minds. If you are identified by your opinions — if that is the very basis of yourself — how can you change your mind?


¬;The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. ¬;The terrible state of public education has paid huge dividends in ignorance. Huge. We now have a country that can be told blatant lies — easily checkable, blatant lies — and I’m not talking about the covert workings of the CIA. When we have a terrorist attack, on September 11, 2001 with 19 men — 15 of them are Saudis — and five minutes later the whole country thinks they’re from Iraq — how can you have faith in the public? This is an easily checkable fact. The whole country is like the O.J. Simpson jurors. ¬;Women who insist on having the same options as men would do well to consider the option of being the strong, silent type. ¬;Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success. Francis Albert 'Frank' Sinatra – 1915-1998:American, actor, prod, dir, singer, won 1 Oscar & 11 Grammy ¬;I can honestly say to you, slaves of the press, that if I had as many love affairs as you have given me credit for, I would now be speaking to you from a jar at the Harvard Medical School. ¬;Luck is only important insofar as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it. ¬;When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out. Francis Bacon 1st Viscount – 1561-1626:English, phil, scientist, lawyer, writer, pol, English Lord Chan ¬;A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ¬;If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. ¬;Knowledge itself is power. ¬;Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. ¬;The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath laboured more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicties of Solomon. ¬;They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. Francis C 'Frank' Dane – possibly 195?- :American, lecturer, Psych Prof & Prof of Ethics & Public Policy ¬;A conservative is a fellow who thinks a rich man should have a square deal ¬;Blessed is he who talks in circles, for he shall become a big wheel ¬;Even if you understood women--you'd never believe it ¬;Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. ¬;Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage today and it will set the pace tomorrow ¬;Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins ¬;Morality – A set of rules laid out by professionals to show the way they would like to act if it was profitable ¬;Never vote for the best candidate, vote for the one who will do the least harm ¬;Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does ¬;Some have greatness thrust upon them, but not lately ¬;The news of any politician's death should be listed under ''Public Improvements ¬;The United Nations is an uplifting experiment, dedicated to raising the standards of living in Africa, the consciences of democracies, and the price of prostitutes in New York Francis Ford Coppola – 1939- :American, film dir inc ApocalypseNow, prod, screen, mag pub, vintner ¬;You don’t have to specialize - do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form. Francis 'Frank' Darwin – 1848-1925–English, botanist esp phototropism, writer inc Power of Movement ¬;In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs. Francis 'Frank' WilliamLeahy–1908-1973:American, college am football coach&manager esp NotreDame ¬;Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. Francis George Steiner – 1929- :French born American, lit critic, writer, phil, polymath, Engl&Poet Prof ¬;Almost overwhelmingly, European culture, at the close of this millennium, is that of the museum. Who among us believes that we shall witness a new Dante, a Shakespeare of the 21st Century, a Mozart to come? ¬;Chess may be the deepest, least exhaustible of pastimes, but it is nothing more. As for a chess genius, he is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise. ¬;It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past.


¬;More and more lower-middle-income families either live their lives in debt or leave the city altogether. The boom is strictly at the penthouse level. ¬;The variables are surprisingly few. … One can whip or be whipped; one can eat excrement or quaff urine; mouth and private part can be meet in this or that commerce. After which there is the gray of morning and the sour knowledge that things have remained fairly generally the same since man first met goat and woman. ¬;There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. ¬;To many men... the miasma of peace seems more suffocating than the bracing air of war. ¬;To shoot a man because one disagrees with his interpretation of Darwin or Hegel is a sinister tribute to the supremacy of ideas in human affairs -- but a tribute nevertheless ¬;We know that a man can read Goethe or Rilke in the evening, that he can play Bach and Schubert, and go to his day's work at Auschwitz in the morning. Francis Jeffrey, Lord – 1773-1850:Scottish, journ, literary critic, editor, Whig politician, lawyer, judge ¬;Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence. ¬;There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious as of the extent and strength of his prejudices. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald – 1896-1940:American, short-story writer, poet, novelist inc Great Gatsby ¬;Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. ¬;At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide. ¬;The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. François-Anatole Thibault aka Anatole France – 1844-1924:French, poet, novelist, journ, won Nobel Lit ¬;All religions breed crime. ¬;An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. ¬;If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ¬;Ignorance is a necessary condition of human happiness, and it must be owned that in most cases we fulfill it well. We know almost nothing about ourselves; absolutely nothing about our neighbors. Ignorance constitutes our peace of mind; self- deception our felicity. ¬;It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot. ¬;It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. ¬;Nine tenths of education is encouragement. ¬;Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. ¬;The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever. ¬;To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture. ¬;When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince – 1613-1680:French, pol, soldier, writer esp maxims & autobio ¬;Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. ¬;Everyone blames his memory; no one blames his judgment ¬;Everyone speaks well of his heart; no one dares speak well of his mind ¬;Few are agreeable in conversation, because each thinks more of what he intends to say than of what others are saying, and listens no more when he himself has a chance to speak. ¬;Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. ¬;Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ¬;He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. ¬;Hope is the last thing that dies in man; and though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it is of this good use to us, that while we are travelling through life it conducts us in an easier and more pleasant way to our journey's end. ¬;How can we expect others to keep our secrets if we cannot keep them ourselves? ¬;If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ¬;It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself ¬;It is easier to know men than to know a man ¬;It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible. ¬;Jealousy lives upon suspicion; and it turns into a fury or ends as soon as it passes from suspicion to certainty ¬;Mediocre minds usually dismiss anything which reaches beyond their own understanding ¬;Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range. ¬;Most people judge men only by their fashion or their fortune ¬;No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong. ¬;Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. ¬;Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend, while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his


action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal, while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation. ¬;One must listen if one wishes to be listened to ¬;Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence. ¬;Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. ¬;Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side ¬;Sincerity is an openness of heart; we find it in very few people; what we usually see is only an artful dissimulation to win the confidence of others ¬;Small minds are much distressed by little things. Great minds see them all but are not upset by them. ¬;The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. ¬;The defects of the understanding, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old. ¬;The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. ¬;The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it. ¬;The passions are the only advocates which always persuade. They are a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without ¬;The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy. ¬;There are few people who are more often wrong than those who cannot suffer being wrong ¬;There are foolish people who recognize their foolishness and use it skillfully ¬;To be deceived by our enemies or betrayed by our friends in insupportable; yet by ourselves we are often content to be so treated. ¬;To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established. ¬;We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others. ¬;We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire. ¬;We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. ¬;We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. ¬;We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. ¬;We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity. ¬;We often forgive those who bore us, but we cannot forgive those whom we bore. ¬;We promise according to our hopes; we fulfill according to our fears ¬;We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us. ¬;We should not be upset that others hide the truth from us, when we hide it so often from ourselves ¬;We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood our motives. ¬;What we term virtues are often but a mass of various actions and divers interests, which fortune or our own industry manage to arrange; and it is not always from valour or from chastity that men are brave, and women chaste ¬;What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. ¬;When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. ¬;Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person? François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon – 1651-1715:French, RomanCatholic theo, Abbot, poet, tutor ¬;It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others. François-Marie Arouet aka Voltaire – 1694-1778:French, novel, essay play, poet, wit, phil, civil liberty act ¬;Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices. ¬;As long as there are fools and rascals, there will be religions. ¬;But that a camel-merchant should stir up insurrection in his village; that in league with some miserable followers he persuades them that he talks with the angel Gabriel; that he boasts of having been carried to heaven, where he received in part this unintelligible book, each page of which makes common sense shudder; that, to pay homage to this book, he delivers his country to iron and flame; that he cuts the throats of fathers and kidnaps daughters; that he gives to the defeated the choice of his religion or death: this is assuredly nothing any man can excuse, at least if he was not born a Turk, or if superstition has not extinguished all natural light in him. ¬;Common sense is not so common. ¬;Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. ¬;Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. ¬;Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do. ¬;Every sensible man, every honorable man, must hold the Christian sect in horror. ¬;Formerly there were those who said: You believe things that are incomprehensible, inconsistent, impossible because we have commanded you to believe them; go then and do what is unjust because we command it. 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people show admirable reasoning. Truly, whoever is able to make you absurd is able to make you unjust. If the God-given understanding of your mind does not resist a demand to believe what is impossible, then you will not resist a demand to do wrong to that God-given sense of justice in your heart. As soon as one faculty of your soul has been dominated, other faculties will follow as well. And from this derives all those crimes of religion which have overrun the world. ¬;God created sex. Priests created marriage. ¬;History is a pack of lies we play on the dead. ¬;I believe that there never was a creator of a philosophical system who did not confess at the end of his life that he had wasted his time. It must be admitted that the inventors of the mechanical arts have been much more useful to men that the inventors of syllogisms. He who imagined a ship towers considerably above him who imagined innate ideas. ¬;If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him. ¬;If God has made us in his image, we have returned him the favor. ¬;In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. ¬;It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge ¬;It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one. ¬;It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. ¬;It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. ¬;It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ¬;Love truth, and pardon error. ¬;Man is free at the instant he wants to be. ¬;May we not return to those scoundrels of old, the illustrious founders of superstition and fanaticism, who first took the knife from the altar to make victims of those who refused to be their disciples? ¬;Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours. ¬;Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. ¬;Prejudice is opinion without judgement. ¬;Since the whole affair had become one of religion, the vanquished were of course exterminated. ¬;So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men. ¬;Such then is the human condition, that to wish greatness for one's country is to wish harm to one's neighbors. ¬;The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture for wild beasts to fight in. ¬;The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. ¬;The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. ¬;There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts. ¬;There is a wide difference between speaking to deceive, and being silent to be impenetrable. ¬;Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too. ¬;To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. ¬;Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. ¬;We all look for happiness, but without knowing where to find it: like drunkards who look for their house, knowing dimly that they have one. ¬;We're neither pure; nor wise; nor good; we do the best we know. François-René, Vicomte deChateaubriand–1768-1848:French, novel esp Romantic, pol, dip, MinOfForAff ¬;Aristocracy has three successive ages, — the age of superiorities, the age of privileges, and the age of vanities; having passed out of the first, it degenerates in the second, and dies away in the third. ¬;In living literature no person is a competent judge but of works written in his own language. ¬;You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light. Frank Hall Crane – 1873-1948:American, stage & film actor, screen inc Stolen Voice, dir inc Miss Crusoe ¬;Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soulpower to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different. ¬;You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. Frank Lincoln Wright aka Frank Lloyd Wright – 1867-1959:American, architect esp Prairie, Interior Des ¬;A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines. ¬;An expert is a man who has stopped thinking—he knows!


¬;Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master’s work of art. Individuality is sacred. ¬;The truth is more important than the facts FrankMcKinney'Kin'Hubbard–1868-1930:American, journ, wit, cartoonist espAbeMartin-BrownCounty ¬;A good listener is usually thinking about something else. ¬;Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense. ¬;Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. ¬;Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn't start a conversation. ¬;Getting talked about is one of the penalties for being pretty, while being above suspicion is about the only compensation for being homely. ¬;Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people ¬;If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public. ¬;It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about. ¬;It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed. ¬;It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it ¬;It's no disgrace to be poor, but it might as well be. ¬;Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. ¬;Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. ¬;Some fellows get credit for being conservative when they are only stupid. ¬;Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt. ¬;The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you. ¬;The hardest thing is to take less when you can get more. ¬;The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. ¬;There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? ¬;Universal peace sounds ridiculous to the head of an average family. ¬;We'd all like to vote for the best man but he's never a candidate. ¬;When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. Frank Scully–1892-1964:American, journ, col esp VarietyMag, writer inc flying saucers incArmourBright ¬;Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? Frank Tibolt – 1897-1989:American, co manager, writer esp motivational inc TouchOfGreatness, trainer ¬;We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. Frank Vincent Zappa – 1940-1993:American, musician esp elec guitar, composer, prod, dir, won Grammy ¬;Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. ¬;Drop out of school before your mind rots from our mediocre educational system. ¬;Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world, there is no straight world. There's a world, you see, which has people in it who believe in a variety of different things. Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence. ¬;I'll give you a simple formula for straightening out the problems of the United States. First, you tax the churches. You take the tax off of capital gains and the tax off of savings. You decriminalize all drugs and tax them same way as you do alcohol. You decriminalize prostitution. You make gambling legal. That will put the budget back on the road to recovery, and you'll have plenty of tax revenue coming in for all of your social programs, and to run the army. ¬;I'm interested in the capitalistic way of life, and the reason I like it better than anything else I've seen so far is because competition produces results. Every socialistic type of government where the State theoretically owns everything, and everybody does their little part to help the State, inevitably produces bad art, it produces social inertia, it produces really unhappy people, and it is more repressive than any other kind of government. ¬;If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to a library. ¬;In the fight between you and the world, back the world. ¬;My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can. ¬;Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. ¬;The function of government ought to be: make sure you have good water to drink, somebody picking up the garbage, good roads to drive on, enough electricity to turn your light bulbs and your record player on, and whatever smaller amounts of regulatory assistance is necessary to make this society work. ¬;The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced. ¬;There is more stupidity then hydrogen in the universe and it has a longer shelf life. ¬;Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.


Franklin Delano Roosevelt – 1882-1945:American, lawyer, Dem pol, New York Sen, NY Gov, 32nd US Pres ¬;A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted – in the air. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward. A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards. A liberal is a man who uses his legs and his hands at the behest of his head. ¬;Be sincere; be brief; be seated. ¬;Do we really have to assume that nations can find no better methods of realising their destinies than those which were used by the Huns and Vandals fifteen hundred years ago. ¬;Freedom to learn is the first necessity of guaranteeing that man himself shall be self-reliant enough to be free. Such things did not need as much emphasis a generation ago, but when the clock of civilization can be turned back by burning libraries, by exiling scientists, artists, musicians, writers and teachers; by disbursing universities, and by censoring news and literature and art; an added burden, an added burden is placed on those countries where the courts of free thought and free learning still burn bright. If the fires of freedom and civil liberties burn low in other lands they must be made brighter in our own. If in other lands the press and books and literature of all kinds are censored, we must redouble our efforts here to keep them free. If in other lands the eternal truths of the past are threatened by intolerance we must provide a safe place for their perpetuation. ¬;Governments can err, presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that Divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted on different scales. Better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. ¬;Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ¬;I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen two hundred limping exhausted men come out of line-the survivors of a regiment of one thousand that went forward forty-eight hours before. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. ¬;I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. ¬;If you treat people right they will treat you right - ninety percent of the time. ¬;In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way. ¬;In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression – everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way – everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want – everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear – everywhere in the world. ¬;In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ¬;It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. In its service new mercenaries sought to regiment the people, their labor, and their property... The hours men and women worked, the wages they received, the conditions of their labor — these had passed beyond the control of the people, and were imposed by this new industrial dictatorship. The savings of the average family, the capital of the small-businessmen, the investments set aside for old age — other people's money — these were tools which the new economic royalty used to dig itself in. Those who tilled the soil no longer reaped the rewards which were their right. The small measure of their gains was decreed by men in distant cities. Throughout the nation, opportunity was limited by monopoly. Individual initiative was crushed in the cogs of a great machine. The field open for free business was more and more restricted. Private enterprise, indeed, became too private. It became privileged enterprise, not free enterprise. For too many of us the political equality we once had won was meaningless in the face of economic inequality. A small group had concentrated into their own hands an almost complete control over other people's property, other people's money, other people's labor — other people's lives. For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness...These economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain of is that we seek to take away their power. Our allegiance to American institutions requires the overthrow of this kind of power. In vain they seek to hide behind the flag and the Constitution. In their blindness they forget what the flag and the Constitution stand for. Now, as always, they stand for democracy, not tyranny; for freedom, not subjection; and against a dictatorship by mob rule and the over-privileged alike. ¬;Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing that we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyses needed efforts to convert retreat into advance ¬;Many causes produce war. There are ancient hatreds, turbulent frontiers, the "legacy of old forgotten, far-off things, and battles long ago." There are new-born fanaticisms. Convictions on the part of certain peoples that they have become the unique depositories of ultimate truth and right. ¬;Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.


¬;More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars. ¬;No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country ¬;Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth. ¬;The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. ¬;The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic State itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group or by any other controlling private power. The second truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if its business system does not provide employment and produce and distribute goods in such a way as to sustain an acceptable standard of living. Both lessons hit home. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing. ¬;The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. ¬;The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith. ¬;The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson — and I am not wholly excepting the Administration of W. W. The country is going through a repetition of Jackson's fight with the Bank of the United States — only on a far bigger and broader basis. ¬;The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little ¬;The truth is found when men are free to pursue it. ¬;There are as many opinions as there are experts. ¬;There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. ¬;Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them. ¬;True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. ¬;We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. ¬;We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies. In spite of our efforts and in spite of our talk, we have not weeded out the over privileged and we have not effectively lifted up the underprivileged. Both of these manifestations of injustice have retarded happiness. No wise man has any intention of destroying what is known as the profit motive; because by the profit motive we mean the right by work to earn a decent livelihood for ourselves and for our families. We have, however, a clear mandate from the people, that Americans must forswear that conception of the acquisition of wealth which, through excessive profits, creates undue private power over private affairs and, to our misfortune, over public affairs as well. In building toward this end we do not destroy ambition, nor do we seek to divide our wealth into equal shares on stated occasions. We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him and his a proper security, a reasonable leisure, and a decent living throughout life, is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power. ¬;We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics. ¬;We have faith that future generations will know that here, in the middle of the twentieth century, there came a time when men of good will found a way to unite, and produce, and fight to destroy the forces of ignorance, and intolerance, and slavery, and war. ¬;We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization. ¬;When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin 'Frank' Patrick Herbert – 1920-1986:American, journ, short-story writer, novel esp SF inc Dune ¬;A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. ¬;All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted. ¬;Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. ¬;Bureaucracy destroys initiative. ¬;Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic. ¬;Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.


¬;If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual. ¬;Humans live best when each has his place, when each knows where he belongs in the scheme of things. Destroy the place and destroy the person. ¬;I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ¬;It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future. ¬;Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos. ¬;The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand. ¬;The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action. ¬;Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? Franklin 'Frank' Tyger – 194?- :American, journ esp NJ Trenton Times, political cartoonist, columnist ¬;A driving ambition is of little use if you're on the wrong road ¬;Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. ¬;Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried ¬;Fear fades when facts are faced ¬;If a person gives you his time, he can give you no more precious gift ¬;If you cannot lift the load off another's back, do not walk away. Try to lighten it. ¬;If you want happiness, provide it to others ¬;Keeping your fears to yourself is a form of courage ¬;Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly ¬;Listening to both sides of a story will convince you that there is more to a story than both sides. ¬;On the highway of life, we most often recognize happiness out of the rear view mirror ¬;Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble ¬;Reputations are made by searching for things that can't be done and doing them ¬;Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening ¬;The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself. ¬;The biggest bore is the person who is bored by everyone and everything ¬;The ultimate test of whether you posses a sense of humor is your reaction when someone tells you you don't. ¬;There is no evidence that the tongue is connected to the brain ¬;There's more to be feared from closed minds than from closed doors ¬;To laugh with others is one of life's great pleasures. To be laughed at by others is one of life's great hurts. ¬;When you like your work every day is a holiday ¬;Wise men argue causes, and fools decide them. ¬;You can't be envious and happy at the same time Franklin Leopold Adams aka F Pierce Adams – 1881-1960:American, journalist, col, radio panellist, trans ¬;An extravagance is anything you buy that is of no earthly use to your wife. ¬;Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. ¬;I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. ¬;Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them. ¬;To err is human; to forgive, infrequent. Franklin P Jones – 1908-1980:American, journ esp Philadelphia Record, PR agency director, columnist ¬;A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they're loaded or not. ¬;All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day. ¬;Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business. ¬;Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next ¬;Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. ¬;Forgive your enemies--if you can't get back at them any other way. ¬;Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger. ¬;It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. ¬;Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. ¬;Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. ¬;Nothing makes it easier to resist temptation than a proper bringing-up, a sound set of values - and witnesses. ¬;Originality is the art of concealing your source.


¬;Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ¬;The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis ¬;The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one ¬;The most efficient labor-saving device is still money. ¬;The only problem with having nothing to do is you can't stop and rest. ¬;The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. ¬;The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back. ¬;What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don't want to discourage it completely. ¬;You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance Franz Kafka – 1883-1924:Austro-Hungarian Czech, insurance mgr, novel & short-story inc The Trial ¬;A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. ¬;Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within. ¬;Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. ¬;Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. ¬;There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise, it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return. ¬;You are free, and that is why you are lost. ¬;Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Freddie 'Fred' Dalton Thompson – 1942- :American, actor, lawyer, lobbyist, Rep pol, Tennessee US Sen ¬;After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. ¬;Some of our folks went to Washington to drain the swamp and made partnership with the alligators instead. ¬;Standing up here 10 in a row, you know, like a bunch of seals waiting for somebody to throw you the next fish, is not necessarily the best way to impart your information to the American people. I'm not above acting like a seal every once in a while and waiting for the next fish, I just don't want to do it all the time. ¬;Where I stand doesn't depend on where I'm standing. Frederic Harrison – 1831-1923:English, historian, lawyer, writer, lit critic, Jurisprudence & Int Law Prof ¬;Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling — it never forgives the preaching of a new gospel. Frederic Ogden Nash – 1902-1971:American, poet esp humorous verse, lyricist, writer, lecturer ¬;Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. ¬;I often wonder which is mine: tolerance, or a rubber spine? ¬;People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it. ¬;People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. FrederickAugustusWashingtonBailey aka FrederickDouglass–1818-1895:American, slave, writer, abol act ¬;I make no pretension to patriotism. So long as my voice can be heard on this or the other side of the Atlantic, I will hold up America to the lightning scorn of moral indignation. In doing this, I shall feel myself discharging the duty of a true patriot; for he is a lover of his country who rebukes and does not excuse its sins. It is righteousness that exalteth a nation while sin is a reproach to any people. ¬;I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. ¬;I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong ¬;If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get. If we ever get free from all the oppressions and wrongs heaped upon us, we must pay for their removal. We must do this by labor, by suffering, by sacrifice, and, if needs be, by our lives, and the lives of others. ¬;In regard to the colored people, there is always more that is benevolent, I perceive, than just, manifested towards us. What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us... I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us! If the apples will not remain on the tree of their own strength, if they are worm-eaten at the


core, if they are early ripe and disposed to fall, let them fall! ... And if the negro cannot stand on his own legs, let him fall also. All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone! ... your interference is doing him positive injury. ¬;No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. ¬;We deem it a settled point that the destiny of the colored man is bound up with that of the white people of this country. ¬;What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices, more shocking and bloody, than are the people of these United States, at this very hour. ¬;Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. ¬;You profess to believe "that, of one blood, God made all nations of men to dwell on the face of all the earth," and hath commanded all men, everywhere to love one another; yet you notoriously hate, (and glory in your hatred), all men whose skins are not colored like your own. You declare, before the world, and are understood by the world to declare, that you "hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; and that, among these are, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;" and yet, you hold securely, in a bondage which, according to your own Thomas Jefferson, "is worse than ages of that which your fathers rose in rebellion to oppose," a seventh part of the inhabitants of your country. Frederick Grant Banting – 1891-1941:Canadian, physician, medical sci, disc insulin, won Nobel Medicine ¬;No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit. FrederickHohenzollern II of Prussia akaFrederickTheGreat–1712-1786:Prussian German, King&Elector ¬;All Religions are equal and good, if only the people that practice them are honest people; and if Turks and heathens came and wanted to live here in this country, we would build them mosques and churches. ¬;I think it better to keep a profound silence with regard to the Christian fables, which are canonized by their antiquity and the credulity of absurd and insipid people ¬;If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks. ¬;The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices. Frederick Langbridge–1849-1923:English, Anglican clergyman, poet inc ClusterOfQuietThoughts, writer ¬;Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars. Frederick Lewis Collins – 1882-1950:American, col, publisher inc McClurePublications, novelist, writer ¬;There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.' Frederick Locker aka Frederick Locker-Lampson – 1821-1895:English, civil servant, poet, book collector ¬;The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful Frederick Mann – 195?- :American, marketer, writer incEconomicRapeAmerica, found FreeWorldOrder ¬;Government is a Mafia-like protection racket. The so-called "state" has its origin in a gang of looters.... When the politicians and bureaucrats want your money they don't immediately point their guns at you. They send you words by paper or phone. In general, they only come after you with guns if you repeatedly don't give them money. ¬;Much of "modern" human culture is based on deception. Some preachers use deception to obtain tithes from their prey - in return for promises of "paradise". Most politicians use deception to obtain "taxes" from their prey - in return for promises of "welfare", etc. These modern predators live by consuming the values produced by his or their victims, giving little more than promises in return. ¬;The last resort of the monsters who masquerade as "government" is terror and violence. They have to threaten, terrorize, punish and kill to retain their coercive power. That's why it's appropriate to call them "territorial gangsters" or "territorial criminals". Frederick Phillips Brooks – 1931- :American, software engineer inc dev OS/360, comp researcher, writer ¬;Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later. ¬;How does a project get to be a year behind schedule? One day at a time.


FrederickWilliamRobertson akaRobertsonOfBrighton–1816-1853:English, Anglicanpriest, theo, preacher ¬;The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his own opinions, but to kindle minds. Friedrich Engels – 1820-1895:Prussian German, social sci, pol theorist, phil, writer inc Comn Manifesto ¬;Terror is for the most part useless cruelties committed by frightened people to reassure themselves. ¬;The state is nothing but an instrument of oppression of one class by another--no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy. Friedrich 'Fritz' Salomon Perls – 1893-1970:German born American, psych, psychotherapist esp Gestalt ¬;I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller – 1892-1984:German, theo, Lutheran pastor, poet, anti-war act ¬;First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me. Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Freiherr von Humboldt – 1769-1859:German, explorer, naturalist ¬;I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche–1844-1900:Prussian born German, classic philologist, phil esp existentialism ¬;A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything ¬;A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. ¬;Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one, and if you gaze for long into an abyss the abyss gazes also into you. ¬;But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! ¬;Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession… ¬;Faith: not 'wanting' to know what is true. ¬;I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time. ¬;Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule. ¬;I repeat that sin, man's self-violation par excellence, was invented purely in order to make science, culture, and every elevation and ennobling of man impossible; the priest rules by the invention of sin. ¬;In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad ¬;In the mountains of truth you will never climb in vain: either you will get up higher today or you will exercise your strength so as to be able to get up higher tomorrow. ¬;Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves. ¬;Joyous distrust is a sign of health. Everything absolute belongs to pathology. ¬;Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play. ¬;Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual. ¬;Necessity is not an established fact but an interpretation. ¬;No one is such a liar as the indignant man. ¬;Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment. ¬;One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed. ¬;Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. ¬;The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. ¬;The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad. ¬;The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it you will be lonely often and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ¬;The 'Law', the 'Will of God', the 'Sacred Book', 'Inspiration' are all merely words for the conditions under which the priest comes to power and by which he maintains his power. ¬;The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends. ¬;The most common lie is that which one lies to himself; lying to others is relatively an exception. ¬;The state lies in all languages; whatever it says, it lies - and whatever it has, it has stolen. ¬;The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ¬;The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night. ¬;There are no facts, only interpretations. ¬;To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.


¬;We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. ¬;We believe that we know something about the things themselves when we speak of trees, colors, snow, and flowers; and yet we possess nothing but metaphors for things — metaphors which correspond in no way to the original entities. ¬;We find nothing easier than being wise, patient, superior. We drip with the oil of forbearance and sympathy, we are absurdly just, we forgive everything. For that very reason we ought to discipline ourselves a little; for that very reason we ought to cultivate a little emotion, a little emotional vice, from time to time. It may be hard for us; and among ourselves we may perhaps laugh at the appearance we thus present. But what of that! We no longer have any other mode of self-overcoming available to us: this is our asceticism, our penance ¬;What doesn't kill us makes us stronger ¬;What is originality? To see something that has no name as yet and hence cannot be mentioned although it stares us all in the face. The way men usually are, it takes a name to make something visible for them. Fritz Kunkel – 1889-1956:German born American, psychotherapist, psych esp We-psychology, physician ¬;To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky – 1821-1881:Russian, essayist, philosopher, novelist esp existentialism ¬;A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying-to others and to yourself. ¬;I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy without losing the power of living on earth. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind. And it is just this faith of mine that they laugh at. ¬;I think the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. ¬;Inventors and geniuses have almost always been looked on as no better than fools at the beginning of their career, and very frequently at the end of it also. ¬;It wasn't the New World that mattered ... Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all. ¬;Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. ¬;Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill-fated creature is born. ¬;Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. ¬;Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him. ¬;People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that's a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel ¬;The best definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful. ¬;The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons. ¬;The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half. ¬;When… in the course of all these thousands of years has man ever acted in accordance with his own interests?

G Gadadhar Chattopadhyay aka Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Sri – 1836-1886:Indian, Hindu priest, mystic ¬;As long as I live, so long do I learn. ¬;Common men talk bagfuls of religion but do not practise even a grain of it. The wise man speaks a little, even though his whole life is religion expressed in action. ¬;Do yourself what you wish others to do. ¬;God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole. ¬;I had to practise each religion for a time — Hinduism, Islam, Christianity. Furthermore, I followed the paths of the Śāktas, Vaishnavas, and Vedāntists. I realized that there is only one God toward whom all are travelling; but the paths are different. ¬;If there are errors in other religions, that is none of our business. ¬;One cannot attain divine knowledge till one gets rid of pride. Water does not stay on the top of a mound; but into low land it flows in torrents from all sides. ¬;One cannot be spiritual as long as one has shame, hatred, or fear. ¬;One should not think, 'My religion alone is the right path and other religions are false.' God can be realized by


means of all paths. It is enough to have sincere yearning for God. Infinite are the paths and infinite the opinions. ¬;The waves belong to the Ganges, not the Ganges to the waves. A man cannot realize God unless he gets rid of all such egotistic ideas as 'I am such an important man' or 'I am so and so'. Level the mound of 'I' to the ground by dissolving it with tears of devotion. ¬;Truth is one; only It is called by different names. All people are seeking the same Truth; the variance is due to climate, temperament, and name. A lake has many ghats. From one ghat the Hindus take water in jars and call it 'jal'. From another ghat the Mussalmāns take water in leather bags and call it 'pāni'. From a third the Christians take the same thing and call it 'water'. Suppose someone says that the thing is not 'jal' but 'pāni', or that it is not 'pāni' but 'water', or that it is not 'water' but 'jal', It would indeed be ridiculous. But this very thing is at the root of the friction among sects, their misunderstandings and quarrels. This is why people injure and kill one another, and shed blood, in the name of religion. But this is not good. Everyone is going toward God. They will all realize Him if they have sincerity and longing of heart. ¬;You must know that there are different tastes. There are also different powers of digestion. God has made different religions and creeds to suit different aspirants. By no means all are fit for the Knowledge of Brahman. Therefore the worship of God with form has been provided. The mother brings home a fish for her children. She curries part of the fish, part she fries, and with another part she makes pilau. By no means all can digest the pilau. So she makes fish soup for those who have weak stomachs. Further, some want pickled or fried fish. There are different temperaments. There are differences in the capacity to comprehend. Gail Sheehy – 1937- :American, lecturer, col inc Vanity Fair, writer esp bio & Life Cycle inc Passages ¬;Changes are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation. ¬;Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. Gaius Julius Caesar–100-44 BC:Roman, army officer, Gen, writer, pol, Consul, Roman Dictator Perpetuo ¬;All bad precedents begin with justifiable measures. ¬;Men willingly believe what they wish. ¬;We have not to fear anything, except fear itself. Gaius Petronius Arbiter – 27-66:Roman, novel inc possibly Satyricon, RomanConsul, Senator, fashionista ¬;One good turn deserves another. ¬;The world wants to be deceived, so let it be deceived. ¬;What power has law where only money rules. Gaius PliniusCaecilius Secundus akaPliny-Younger–61-c.112:Roman, lawyer, magistrate, pol, Gov, writer ¬;An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit. ¬;However often you may have done them a favour, if you once refuse they forget everything except your refusal. ¬;Objects which are usually the motives of our travels by land and sea are often overlooked and neglected if they lie under our eye...We put off from time to time going and seeing what we know we have an opportunity of seeing when we please. Gaius Plinius Secundus aka Pliny-Elder – 23-79:Roman, naturalist, natural phil, writer, navy&army Gen ¬;Fortune favours the brave ¬;From the end spring new beginnings. ¬;Indeed, what is there that does not appear marvellous when it comes to our knowledge for the first time? How many things, too, are looked upon as quite impossible until they have been actually effected? ¬;No mortal man, moreover is wise at all moments. ¬;The best plan is to profit by the folly of others. ¬;This only is certain, that there is nothing certain; and nothing more miserable and yet more arrogant than man. ¬;To conclude, all other living creatures live orderly and well, after their own kind: we see them flock and gather together, and ready to make head and stand against all others of a contrary kind: the lions as fell and savage as they be, fight not with one another: serpents sting not serpents, nor bite one another with their venomous teeth: nay the very monsters and huge fishes of the sea, war not amongst themselves in their own kind: but believe me, man at man's hand receiveth most harm and mischief. ¬;With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man. Gaius Sallustius Crispus aka Sallust – 86-34 BC:Roman, hist esp Historiae, Praetor, Sen, AfricaNova Gov ¬;Few men desire liberty: The majority are satisfied with a just master. ¬;He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing. ¬;It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will. ¬;Necessity makes even the timid brave. ¬;Small communities grow great through harmony, great ones fall to pieces through discord. ¬;The higher your station, the less your liberty.


¬;The renown which riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession. Galileo Galilei – 1564-1642:Florentine Italian, physicist, math, astronomer, phil, aka Father of Science ¬;All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. ¬;And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the will of others? ¬;I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. ¬;I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. ¬;Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgement upon anything new. ¬;We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. Gary Edward 'Garrison' Keillor – 1942- :American, writer, humorist, col, musician, satirist, radio broadc ¬;It's better to be burnished with use than rusty with principle. ¬;Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. ¬;They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. Gary Zukav–193?- :American, soldier, writer inc SeatOfSoul, motivational speaker, found GenesisFound ¬;Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science. Gene R. La Rocque – 1918- :American, naval officer, Rear Admiral, found CenterForDefenseInfo, broadc ¬;I hate it when they say, ‘He gave his life for his country.’ They don’t die for the honor and glory of their country. We kill them. ¬;War has become a spectator sport for Americans. Gene Zimmer – 196?- :American, ChurchOfScientology executive, trainer, writer inc RealityBelief&Mind ¬;A capable government, with decency, understanding and an ability to communicate honesty (which doesn't exist anywhere on Earth now), would discuss problems with its neighbors, with a desire to isolate true sources of their conflicts. Then they would address the actual sources and resolve the true underlying causes of their conflicts. Obviously, this is an oversimplification, but the point is that attacking of the negative or suppressing the undesirable is the common modern (and historical) approach to handling international, national, social and individual problems. The aim is almost never to create a desirable condition, but to eradicate an unwanted one. It is assumed that removing the negative somehow brings about the positive. But this isn't so. The positive must be created. This one-sided approach of attacking the negative has its flaws, and a general unworkability. Destroying and creating are two entirely different things, in theory, in practice, and in results achieved. Removing immorality doesn't result in morality. Suppressing crime doesn't create a safe society. Removing illness does not necessarily bring about health. Penalizing lack of responsibility doesn't bring about responsibility. All good things must be created as a positive, and not only attacked as a negative. ¬;As an historical example, take the Spanish Inquisition. The Priests and Church wanted "holiness" and "Godliness" to reign throughout the land. Instead of creating it through communication and understanding, they instead concentrated upon the deviations from "holiness", and attacked heresy through extensive arrests, tribunals, court trials, torture and even public murder (burning at the stake, etc.). Of course, it's quite impossible to educate sane and observant people into a crazy belief system, and the only available avenue is oppression and force. There are many similar examples throughout history. Nazi Germany, following popular genetic theories, attempted to perfect Man and bring about the "Ubermensch" (Nietzche's "superman") by sterilizing people with low IQs, and eradicating "poor human stock". Again, they didn't try to locate the positive of what makes Man great, and build upon it, but instead tried to destroy what they imagined inhibited man's greatness. They basically assumed that if all the bad human traits were removed, then only the good traits would be left. What they completely missed is that the good always must be actively created. They basically had a noble idea with a brutally evil means toward reaching their conceived end. ¬;Drug advertisements make up the majority of the advertising in all "official" medical journals. The doctors take courses about what drugs to give for what diseases. The drug companies have worked closely with major medical schools for decades to establish the drug approach to modern western medicine. So, the doctor, whether caring, intelligent, honest or not, is basically "educated" (indoctrinated) within a very limited approach to the subject of health. Alternative subjects, such as chiropractic, homoeopathy, acupuncture, and osteopathy, which have been around much longer than modern drug medicine, are routinely ignored and ridiculed by many doctors, even though most of them know next to nothing about these subjects. It is even popular to ridicule these subjects. I am sure many of them make wise cracks about these subjects at their conventions and social


functions. Condescension by people who think they know better, when they actually don't, is a common albeit somewhat pitiful practice. ¬;Governments largely do not concern themselves with creating or building an honest, productive workable society, but instead they concern themselves with attacking crime, handling dissidents, catching tax evaders, or inhibiting disorder. This is their usual solution to bringing about peace and order (both dumb goals in themselves but typical for the modern social planners). It generally involves stopping bad things from occurring instead of encouraging good things to exist. This mindset falsely imagines that if one were to take away all the bad, then good would naturally be left. This isn't the way it is and it never will be that way. The only good and decent things that exist anywhere exist only because somebody at some time actively created these things. ¬;Modern behavior modification techniques exhibit this. The theories and methods aim primarily to spot, name and eradicate unwanted behaviors. Again, any actual sources to the undesirable behavior are largely ignored or invented, and the symptoms (behaviors) are addressed with an aim to get rid of them. Ritalin is given to suppress the hyperactive child's unwanted behaviors, instead of attempting to locate underlying physical or emotional sources that, if corrected, could often handle the unwanted behaviors by allowing the natural health and natural desirable behaviors to surface. Factually, many hyperactive symptoms have disappeared in children when their diet or environment has been altered, thereby removing sugar, allergens or chemical toxins. But to the psychologists, psychiatrists and teachers (who have been educated into these crazy psychiatric notions), it's all "brain illnesses". The drugs act further to harm the child's mind and body. Most psychiatrists dismiss nutritional approaches as "unscientific" and "absurd". This is true stupidity and extreme one-sidedness parading itself as "educated", "intelligent" and "professional". While they may be "educated", they are, in fact total idiots. They are truly stupid people. Allowing them to exist as "professionals" is a burden we all must bear, because the only true thing they excel at is harming people, their minds and society. Their "intelligence" is a complete farce. That many of us have been suckered into accepting their ideas, and also hold the same beliefs and attitudes makes this no less true. ¬;Modern medicine is not the result of a hundred years of objective, unbiased research representing Man's honest and legitimate desire to discover "truth" and to "help" solve human suffering. Modern medicine is the result of certain huge financial interests that first, aligned themselves with the subject of western medicine, second, refused to support, actively inhibited and even destroyed alternative medical approaches (due to no profit potential and the threat of real competition), and third, completely oversaw, managed and directed the evolution of modern western medicine in theory and practice. Many people find this difficult to believe, and even completely ridiculous. This shows, not that what I state here is wrong, but that the majority of the public are completely "sold" on the idea of modern medicine as being valid, professional, scientific and all-inclusive. These people are "modern believers". We all suffer from this to some extent, and none are immune. ¬;Modern western almost completely drug oriented. The drug companies are the largest supporters of the major medical schools - through their extensive grants and yearly donations. The main direction of western medicine is drug oriented, not because there is anything inherently superior to it, but because a huge amount of money pours into it and supports it year after year. No drug company will finance studies and research that fail to strongly encourage drug "solutions", or that encourage alternative solutions to health problems that they do not profit by. Individual people, groups, and especially commercial business ventures do not pay money to support their competition or adversaries. Imagine if two new board games hit the market (like Monopoly or Clue), and one group spent nothing on advertising while the second group spent millions over a ten year period on promoting its product. Which group would have the more successful, played, and profitable game? Obviously, the game that had the huge amount of money spent to promote it. Which game might actually be "better" would be meaningless, because the money invested in advertising primarily determines which game achieves greater popularity. This is exactly the situation with modern medicine, and many other things. Using various medical journals, media outlets, and the FDA, the modern medical establishment actively attacks, derides and even attempts to eradicate alternative methods (especially if these alternative methods ARE effective and would pose a real competitive threat). Medicine is big business, the only goal is profits, and to hell with whether it works or not. It's primarily a matter of balance sheets for their respective accounting departments. ¬;Mommy yells at little Billy for touching things in the store, yet fails to sensibly communicate to him why he should not touch things that are not his own. The husband yells at and beats his wife when caught cheating with a neighbor instead of discussing the problems they each have, how to handle these, and both working towards and becoming people capable of creating a worthwhile relationship and family. ¬;One major problem in the world today, and this applies especially to "educated" people, is that they are not really very smart. Actually "smart" is not the right word. What I am trying to say is that they are not very perceptive and suffer from a marked inability to look and see things as they actually are. The reason for this is that they are the most familiar with the ideas and notions of the times, having been thoroughly "educated" into these notions and ideas. This "education" generally acts to create a set of cultural or "professional" blinders which prevents the "educated" person from viewing or understanding anything outside of the current


"professional" framework which they have been indoctrinated into. It's not that they lack and need more knowledge, but that the knowledge which they do have, in itself, acts to prevent them from being able to view and understand anything outside their often limited framework of beliefs and attitudes - a framework which they assume to be be all-inclusive and often quite perfect. The rest of the culture goes along with everything they promote as "facts" and "truth" because these viewpoints and attitudes tend to be everywhere - newspapers, magazines, TV, schools and colleges. ¬;The point is that modern medicine, as it is officially accepted and practiced today, is far from a complete and valid system of health, in theory and in practice. Doctors are promoted and treated as "professionals", "authorities" and "scientific experts". This is largely a false picture, but has been thoroughly accepted by the majority of the public as being true. Medical doctors enjoy large salaries because they are the primary sales arm for the extremely profitable drug companies. Make no mistake about it, without the drug companies the medical doctors would not enjoy anywhere near the financial benefits they currently do. This situation of very incomplete and limited approaches also exists in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, and education. There are reasons why many modern fields of study are often incomplete, biased, limited, harmful or unworkable (meaning not getting useful effective results), even while the members are viewed at the same time as "professionals" and "authorities" has mainly to do with profit, power, and elitism (the condition where a certain select few think they know what is best for everyone else due to their selfassumed superior intelligence and ability). ¬;Their entire approach isn't to "create health", but to "destroy disease". There is a large philosophical difference involved here. This philosophical gulf results in drastic practical differences in applications. For example, osteopathy views "health" as something to create through proper diet, nutrition, exercise, and living. It attempts to locate the underlying causes which manifest as the "disease" (physical symptoms). Osteopathy might encourage a patient to locate and remove pesticides, food additives, and other chemical poisons from the body's environment and intake, but this is done from a viewpoint of "handling" negative causes and not simply "attacking" negative symptoms. It's a major difference in approach and effect. ¬;This is a common practice today, where one group attacks another by calling them various things that are known to have unique associated connotations by the majority of the public. "Oh, he's a socialist", "they're atheists", "it's just a cult", and "she's a right-wing extremist" are all examples of where reason, proof and sane arguments are discarded in favor of simple name-calling with the hope that the listener blindly accepts the overgeneralized label along with all its unspoken negative connotations. These planned attacks aim at a preconscious and emotional appeal level. The goal is never to honestly appeal to reason or to discover truth, but to change attitudes and opinions in one's favor. ¬;With governments there is also another problem. They often do not want anyone knowing what their true motives are and so are incapable of entering into honest discussions about actual causes. The US government talks endlessly about "spreading democracy", when in fact, the only thing spreading are the major corporations which control the US government. It is impossible for them to enter into honest discussions, because they promote the notion of "democracy" as a cover for their true underlying motives. These true motives are the consolidation and expansion of control by the top major financial powers on the planet. Geoffrey Chaucer – 1343-1400:English, poet, phil, bureaucrat, courtier, dip, writer inc CanterburyTales ¬;There's never a new fashion but it's old. Geoffrey Leo Simon Davson aka Anthony Glyn, 2ndBaronet – 1922-1998:British, ent, novelist, writer ¬;The French are perhaps the only nation to identify sex with l'amour, to see it as an act of love. To the Italians it is more of an art, and in this they are following the traditions of their Roman ancestors. To the Germans and Austrians it is an act of aggression and domination, as Freud discovered in his rather specialized studies. To the Americans sex is a physical need or perhaps a status symbol or even a science (one thinks of college girls working out their orgasm averages). To the Moslem it is pride of possession; his women are beautiful chattel, like his carpets or his furniture. To the modern international man, sex is a form of scalp hunting or collector's instinct; playboys collect movie stars as well as Monets, and there is no reason to think that the Don Juan myth is peculiarly Spanish. But the British see sex as none of these things. They see it, of course and typically, as a sport. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg–1742-1799:Hessen German, sci esp physics, Physics Prof, aphorist, satirist ¬;A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents. ¬;Don't judge a man by his opinions, but what his opinions have made of him. ¬;Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. ¬;First there is a time when we believe everything, then for a little while we believe with discrimination, then we believe nothing whatever, and then we believe everything again - and, moreover, give reasons why we believe. ¬;I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. ¬;Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.


¬;Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. ¬;The human tendency to regard little things as important has produced very many great things. ¬;The worst thing you can possibly do is worrying and thinking about what you could have done. ¬;There are people who think that everything one does with a serious face is sensible. ¬;To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation. ¬;When a book and a head collide and there is a hollow sound, is it always from the book? ¬;With most men, unbelief in one thing springs from blind belief in another. Georg Henrik Tikkanen–1924-1984:Finnish, journ, col, artist, cartoonist, writer, novel, newspaper art dir ¬;Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us. ¬;Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. George Bernard Shaw – 1856-1950:Irish, lit critic, journ, play, pol activist, won Oscar & Nobel Literature ¬;A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. ¬;A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic. ¬;A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education. ¬;A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ¬;A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ¬;An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable. ¬;Alcohol is a very necessary article... It makes life bearable to millions of people who could not endure their existence if they were quite sober. It enables Parliament to do things at eleven at night that no sane person would do at eleven in the morning. ¬;All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. ¬;All great truths begin as blasphemies. ¬;Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them. ¬;Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends. ¬;Beware of the man whose God is in the skies. ¬;Christianity might be a good thing if anyone ever tried it. ¬;Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. ¬;Cruelty must be whitewashed by a moral excuse, and pretense of reluctance ¬;Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. ¬;Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. ¬;Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. ¬;Do you know what a pessimist is? A man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it. ¬;England and America are two countries separated by a common language. ¬;Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week. ¬;Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature. ¬;Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing. ¬;He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. ¬;Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. ¬;History, sir, will tell lies, as usual. ¬;I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. ¬;I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going. ¬;If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. ¬;If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad. ¬;If parents would only realize how they bore their children. ¬;If we have come to think that the nursery and the kitchen are the natural sphere of a woman, we have done exactly as English children come to think that a cage is the natural sphere of a parrot because they have never seen one anywhere else ¬;If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. ¬;If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.


¬;It is my considered opinion, unshaken at 85, that records of fact are not history. They are only annals, which cannot become historical until the artist-poet-philosopher rescues them from the unintelligible chaos of their actual occurrence and arranges them in works of art. ¬;It took me twenty years of studied self-restraint, aided by the natural decay of my faculties, to make myself dull enough to be accepted as a serious person by the British public. ¬;Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ¬;Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. ¬;Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ¬;Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman. ¬;Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. ¬;Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid...There is no harm in a well-fed lion. It has no ideals, no sect, no party. ¬;Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. ¬;My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity. ¬;Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. ¬;No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. ¬;One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. ¬;Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children. ¬;Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy. ¬;Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. ¬;People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. ¬;Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. ¬;Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad. ¬;Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people. ¬;The Churches must learn humility as well as teach it. ¬;The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. ¬;The golden rule is that there are no golden rules. ¬;The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. ¬;The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. ¬;The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it. ¬;The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ¬;The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted. ¬;The world is populated in the main by people who should not exist. ¬;There are scores of thousands of human insects who are ready at a moment's notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject. ¬;There may be some doubt as to who are the best people to have charge of children, but there can be no doubt that parents are the worst. ¬;This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ¬;To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it. ¬;Virtue is insufficient temptation. ¬;We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession. ¬;We must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy. ¬;What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child. ¬;When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity. ¬;When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. ¬;Why should we take advice on sex from the Pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! ¬;While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?


¬;You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. ¬;You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?" ¬;Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George CatlettMarshall–1880-1959:American, army officer, Gen, Sec of Defence&State, won Nobel Peace ¬;I was very careful to send Mr. Roosevelt every few days a statement of our casualties. I tried to keep before him all the time the casualty results because you get hardened to these things and you have to be very careful to keep them always in the forefront of your mind. ¬;If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known ¬;The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it ¬;We have walked blindly, ignoring the lessons of the past, with, in our century, the tragic consequences of two world wars and the Korean struggle as a result. ¬;When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective. George Cholmondeley, 2ndEarl Newborough – 1666-1733:English, army officer, Gen, pol, Privy Councillor ¬;Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment. George David Aiken – 1892-1984:American, Rep pol, Vermont Gov, Vermont US Sen, anti monopoly act ¬;If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon. ¬;People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way. ¬;True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them. George DenisPatrickCarlin–1937-2008:American, comedian esp standup, actor, writer, soc act, 5Grammy ¬;After every horror, we're told, "Now the healing can begin." No. There is no healing. just a short pause before the next horror. ¬;Another thing I'm getting tired of is when after six policemen stick a floor lamp up some black guy's ass, the police department announces they're going to have "sensitivity training". If you need special training to be told not to jam a large, cumbersome object up someone else's asshole, maybe you're too fucked up to be on the police force in the first place. ¬;But you know, the longer you listen to this abortion debate, the more you hear this phrase "sanctity of life." You've heard that, "sanctity of life." You believe in it? Personally, I think it's a bunch of shit. Well, I mean, life is sacred? Who said so? God? Hey, if you read history, you realize that God is one of the leading causes of death— has been for thousands of years. Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Christians, all taking turns killing each other because God told them it was a good idea. The sword of God, the blood of the lamb, vengeance is mine, millions of dead motherfuckers, all because they gave the wrong answer to the God question: "Do you believe in God?" "No." Boom! Dead. "Do you believe in God?" "Yes..." "Do you believe in my God?" "No." Boom! Dead. "My god has a bigger dick than your god!" ¬;Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you ¬;Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity. ¬;Fussy eater" is a euphemism for "big pain in the ass". ¬;Have you ever noticed, in traffic, anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac! ¬;Here's another one of these civic customs: swearing on the Bible. Do you understand that shit? They tell you to raise your right hand, place your left hand on the Bible. Does this stuff really matter? Which hand? Does God really give a fuck about details like this? Suppose you put right hand on the Bible, you raise your left hand. Would that count? Or would God say: "Sorry, wrong hand! Try again!" Why does one hand have to be raised? What is the magic in this gesture? This seems like some sort of a primitive voodoo mojo stick. Why not put your left hand on the Bible, let your right hand hang down by your side? That's more natural. Or put it in your pocket. That's what your mother used to say. "Don't put your hands in your pockets!" Does she know something we don't know? Is this hand shit really important? Let's get back to the Bible: America's favorite national theatrical prop. Suppose the Bible they hand you to swear on is upside-down. Or backward. Or both! And you swear to tell the truth on an upside-down backward Bible. Would that count? Suppose the Bible they hand you is an old Bible and half the pages are missing. Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible, in an American court! Or Braille Bible, and you're not blind! Suppose they hand you an upside-down backward Chinese Braille Bible and half the pages missing! At what point does all of this stuff just break down and become just a lot of stupid shit that somebody made up? They fucking made it up, folks! It's make-believe! ¬;Here's another question I have. How come when it's us, it's an abortion, and when it's a chicken, it's an omelette? Are we so much better than chickens all of a sudden? When did this happen; that we passed chickens in goodness? Name six ways we're better than chickens. brief pause See, nobody can do it! You know why?


'Cause chickens are decent people. You don't see chickens hanging around in drug gangs, do you? No. You don't see a chicken strapping some guy into a chair and hooking up his nuts to a car battery, do you? pause When's the last chicken you heard about came home from work and beat the shit out of his hen, huh? Doesn't happen... 'cause chickens are decent people. ¬;Here's some bumper stickers I'd like to see: * We are the proud parents of a child whose self esteem is sufficient that he doesn't need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car. * We are the proud parents of a child who has resisted his teachers' attempts to break his spirit and bend him to the will of his corporate masters. * We have a daughter in public school who hasn't been knocked up yet. * We have a son in public school who hasn't shot any of his classmates yet. But he does sell drugs to your honor student. Plus he knocked up your daughter. ¬;I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it. ¬;I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. ¬;I love and treasure individuals as I meet them, I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to. ¬;I really haven't seen this many people in one place since they took the group photographs of all the criminals and lawbreakers in the Ronald Reagan Administration. ¬;I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately. ¬;I don't understand why prostitution is illegal. Selling is legal. Fucking is legal. Why isn't selling fucking legal? You know, why should it be illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away? I can't follow the logic on that one at all! Of all the things you can do, giving someone an orgasm is hardly the worst thing in the world. In the army they give you a medal for spraying napalm on people! In civilian life you go to jail for giving someone an orgasm! ¬;I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood. ¬;I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. ¬;If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. ¬;If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten ¬;Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. ¬;It's a great country, but it's a strange culture. ... This has got to be the only country in the world that could ever come up with a disease like bulimia; gotta be the only country in the world where some people have no food at all, and other people eat a nourishing meal and puke it up intentionally. This is a country where tobacco kills four hundred thousand people a year, so they ban artificial sweeteners! Because a rat died! You know what I mean? This is a place where gun store owners are given a list of stolen credit cards, but not a list of criminals and maniacs! And now, they're thinking about banning toy guns - and they're gonna keep the fucking real ones! ¬;It's a shame everything has to have a label. ¬;Let me get a sip of water figure this stuff is safe to drink? [audience yells "No"] Doesn't matter, I drink it anyway. You know why? 'Cause I'm an American and I expect a little cancer in my food and water. ¬;Millions of dead motherfuckers, all because they gave the wrong answer to the god question: "Do you believe in God?" "No." Boom! Dead. "Do you believe in God?" "Yes..." "Do you believe in my God?" "No." Boom! Dead. ¬;Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. ¬;One thing leads to another ¬;Only a nation of unenlightened half-wits could have taken this beautiful place and turned it into what it is today — a shopping mall. ¬;Religion is just mind control. ¬;Remember, inside every silver lining there's a dark cloud. ¬;Reminds me of something my grandfather would say. He'd say, "I'm goin' upstairs to fuck your grandmother." He was an honest man, and he wasn't going to bullshit a four-year-old. ¬;So I say live and let live. That's my motto. Live and let live. Anyone who can't go along with that, take him outside and shoot the motherfucker. It's a simple philosophy, but it's always worked in our family. ¬;Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. ¬;Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full. I see the glass as too big


¬;Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government does not give a fuck about them! The government doesn't care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply does not give a fuck about you! It's interested in its own power. That's the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible. ¬;The Baby Boomers: whiny, narcissistic, self-indulgent people with a simple philosophy: "Gimme that! It's mine!" These people were given everything, everything was handed to them, and they took it all, sold it all; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, and they stayed loaded for twenty years and had a free ride. But now they're staring down the barrel of middle-age burnout, and they don't like it. They don't like it, so they've become selfrighteous, and they wanna make things hard for young people. They tell em abstain from sex, say no to drugs. As for rock 'n' roll, they sold that for television commercials a long time ago so they can buy pasta machines and StairMasters and soybean futures. You know something? They're cold, bloodless people. It's in their slogans, it's in their rhetoric: "No pain, no gain," "Just do it," "Life is short, play hard," "Shit happens, deal with it," "Get a life." These people went from "Do your own thing" to "Just say no!" They went from "Love is all you need" to "Whoever winds up with the most toys, wins", and they went from cocaine to Rogaine. ¬;The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live. ¬;The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. ¬;There are 200 countries in the world now. Do these people honestly think that God is sitting around picking out his favorites? Why would he do that? Why would God have a favorite country? And why would it be America out of all the countries? Because you have the most money? Because he likes our National Anthem? Maybe it's because he heard we have 18 delicious flavors of Classic Rice-A-Roni! It's delusional thinking! And America is not alone with this sort of delusions. Military cemeteries around the world are packed with brainwashed dead soldiers who were convinced God was on their side. America prays for God to destroy our enemies. Our enemies pray for God to destroy us. Somebody's gonna be disappointed. Somebody's wasting their fucking time. Could it be everyone? ¬;There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you've got... because the owners of this country don’t want that. I'm talking about the real owners now... the real owners. The big wealthy business interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget the politicians. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it. And now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your fuckin' retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later 'cause they own this fuckin' place. It’s a big club and you ain't in it. You and I are not in the big club. By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with their media telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted, folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good, honest, hard-working people: white collar, blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good, honest, hard-working people continue — these are people of modest means — continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you at all! At all! At all! And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their assholes every day, because the owners of this country know the truth. It’s called the American Dream, 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it. ¬;They (the Reagan Administration) want to put street criminals in jail to make life safer for the business criminals. They're against street crime, providing that street isn't Wall Street. ¬;'Things have to get better, they can't get any worse'. This is an example of truly faulty logic. Just because


things can't get any worse, is no reason to believe they have to get better. They might just stay the same. And, by the way, who says things can't get any worse? For many people, things get worse and worse and worse. ¬;You have to be realistic about terrorism. Certain groups of people, certain groups, Muslim fundamentalists, Christian fundamentalists, Jewish fundamentalists, and just plain guys from Montana, are going to continue to make life in this country very interesting for a long, long time. ¬;When fascism comes to America, it will not be in brown and black shirts. It will not be with jack-boots. It will be Nike sneakers and Smiley shirts … Germany lost the Second World War. Fascism won it. Believe me, my friend. ¬;When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat. ¬;Where do people think these politicians come from? They don't fall out of the sky; they don't pass through a membrane from a separate reality. They come from American homes, American families, American schools, American churches, and American businesses. And they're elected by American voters. This is what our system produces, folks. This is the best we can do. Let's face it, we have very little to work with. Garbage in, garbage out. Ignorant citizens elect ignorant leaders, it's as simple as that. And term limits don't help. All you do is get a new bunch of ignorant leaders. So maybe it's not the politicians who suck; maybe it's something else. Like the public. That would be a nice realistic campaign slogan for somebody: "The public sucks. Elect me." Put the blame where it belongs: on the people. Because if everything is really the fault of politicians, where are all the bright, honest, intelligent Americans who are ready to step in and replace them? Where are these people hiding? The truth is, we don't have people like that. Everyone's at the mall, scratching his balls and buying sneakers with lights in them. And complaining about the politicians. ¬;Why, why, why, why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't wanna fuck in the first place? Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the foetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked. Conservatives don't give a shit about you until you reach 'military age'. Then they think you are just fine. Just what they've been looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers. Prolife... pro-life... These people aren't pro-life, they're killing doctors! What kind of pro-life is that? What, they'll do anything they can to save a foetus but if it grows up to be a doctor they just might have to kill it? They're not pro-life. You know what they are? They're anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don't like them. They don't like women. They believe a woman's primary role is to function as a brood mare for the state. Prolife... You don't see many of these white anti-abortion women volunteering to have any black foetuses transplanted into their uteruses, do you? No, you don't see them adopting a whole lot of crack babies, do you? No, that might be something Christ would do. George Dennison Prentice – 1802-1870:American, lawyer, journ, found LouisvilleJournal, pro-bigotry act ¬;What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. George Edward Moore – 1873-1958:English, phil esp analytical phil, Prof of Mental Philosophy & Logic ¬;A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ¬;A very slight change of our habits is sufficient to destroy our sense of our daily reality, and the reality of the world around us. ¬;Genius and stupidity never stray from their respective paths; talent wanders to and fro, following every light. ¬;It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people. ¬;It may be thought that my contention is unimportant, but that is no ground for thinking that I am not in the right. What I am concerned with is knowledge only - that we should think correctly and so far arrive at some truth, however unimportant: I do not say that such knowledge will make us more useful members of society. If any one does not care for knowledge for its own sake, then I have nothing to say to him; only it should not be though that a lack of interest in what I have to say is any ground for holding it untrue ¬;Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality? ¬;The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be that dogma draws a circle round the mind. ¬;The wrong way always seems the more reasonable. ¬;Theology is the finding of bad reasons for things we are going to believe anyway. ¬;There is nothing so consoling as to find one's neighbor's troubles are at least as great as one's own. George Frederick Will – 1941- :American, journ, col, editor, writer, ABC news analyst, won Pulitzer Prize ¬;Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings ¬;The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. ¬;This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. ¬;We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is


necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge, but on the disposition to crave knowledge. George Frost Kennan–1904-2005:American, hist, dip, pol sci, US Govn advisor, aka father of containment ¬;A democracy is peace-loving. It does not like to go to war. It is slow to rise to provocation. When it has once been provoked to the point where it must grasp the sword, it does not easily forgive its adversary for having produced this situation. The fact of the provocation then becomes itself the issue. Democracy fights in anger — it fights for the very reason that it was forced to go to war. It fights to punish the power that was rash enough and hostile enough to provoke it — to teach that power a lesson it will not forget, to prevent the thing from happening again. Such a war must be carried to the bitter end. This is true enough, and, if nations could afford to operate in the moral climate of individual ethics, it would be understandable and acceptable. But I sometimes wonder whether in this respect a democracy is not uncomfortably similar to one of those prehistoric monsters with a body as long as this room and a brain the size of a pin: he lies there in his comfortable primeval mud and pays little attention to his environment; he is slow to wrath — in fact, you practically have to whack his tail off to make him aware that his interests are being disturbed; but, once he grasps this, he lays about him with such blind determination that he not only destroys his adversary but largely wrecks his native habitat. You wonder whether it would not have been wiser for him to have taken a little more interest in what was going on at an earlier date and to have seen whether he could have prevented some of these situations from arising instead of proceeding from an undiscriminating indifference to a holy wrath equally undiscriminating. ¬;Anyone who has ever studied the history of American diplomacy, especially military diplomacy, knows that you might start in a war with certain things on your mind as a purpose of what you are doing, but in the end, you found yourself fighting for entirely different things that you had never thought of before ... In other words, war has a momentum of its own and it carries you away from all thoughtful intentions when you get into it. Today, if we went into Iraq, like the president would like us to do, you know where you begin. You never know where you are going to end. ¬;For the love of God, for the love of your children and of the civilization to which you belong, cease this madness. You are mortal men. You are capable of error. You have no right to hold in your hands — there is no one wise enough and strong enough to hold in his hands — destructive power sufficient to put an end to civilized life on a great portion of our planet. ¬;Here, for the first time, I felt an unshakable conviction that no momentary military advantage — even if such could have been calculated to exist — could have justified this stupendous, careless destruction of civilian life and of material values, built up laboriously by human hands over the course of centuries for purposes having nothing to do with war. Least of all could it have been justified by the screaming non sequitur: "They did it to us." And it suddenly appeared to me that in these ruins there was an unanswerable symbolism which we in the West could not afford to ignore. If the Western world was really going to make a pretense of a higher moral departure point — of greater sympathy and understanding for the human being as God made him, as expressed not only in himself but in the things he had wrought and cared about — then it had to learn to fight its wars morally as well as militarily, or not fight them at all; for moral principles were a part of its strength. Shorn of this strength, it was no longer itself; its victories were not real victories; and the best it would accomplish in the long run would be to pull down the temple over its own head. The military would stamp this as naïve; they would say that war is war, that when you're in it you fight with every means you have, or go down in defeat. But if that is the case, then there rests upon Western civilization, bitter as this may be, the obligation to be militarily stronger than its adversaries by a margin sufficient to enable it to dispense with those means which can stave off defeat only at the cost of undermining victory. ¬;Reading, in contrast to sitting before the screen, is not a purely passive exercise. The child, particularly one who reads a book dealing with real life, has nothing before it but the hieroglyphics of the printed page. Imagination must do the rest; and imagination is called upon to do it. Not so the television screen. Here everything is spelled out for the viewer, visually, in motion, and in all three dimensions. No effort of imagination is called upon for its enjoyment. ¬;The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian. ¬;The very concept of history implies the scholar and the reader. Without a generation of civilized people to study history, to preserve its records, to absorb its lessons and relate them to its own problems, history, too, would lose its meaning. ¬;There are certain sad appreciations we have to come to about human nature on the basis of these recent wars. One of them is that suffering does not always make men better. Another is that people are not always more reasonable than governments; that public opinion, or what passes for public opinion, is not invariably a moderating force in the jungle of politics. It may be true, and I suspect it is, that the mass of people everywhere are normally peace-loving and would accept many restraints and sacrifices in preference to the monstrous calamities of war. But I also suspect that what purports to be public opinion in most countries that consider themselves to have popular government is often not really the consensus of the feelings of the mass of the people at all, but rather the expression of the interests of special highly vocal minorities — politicians,


commentators, and publicity-seekers of all sorts: people who live by their ability to draw attention to themselves and die, like fish out of water, if they are compelled to remain silent. These people take refuge in the pat and chauvinistic slogans because they are incapable of understanding any others, because these slogans are safer from the standpoint of short-term gain, because the truth is sometimes a poor competitor in the market place of ideas — complicated, unsatisfying, full of dilemma, always vulnerable to misinterpretation and abuse. The counsels of impatience and hatred can always be supported by the crudest and cheapest symbols; for the counsels of moderation, the reasons are often intricate, rather than emotional, and difficult to explain. And so the chauvinists of all times and places go their appointed way: plucking the easy fruits, reaping the little triumphs of the day at the expense of someone else tomorrow, deluging in noise and filth anyone who gets in their way, dancing their reckless dance on the prospects for human progress, drawing the shadow of a great doubt over the validity of democratic institutions. And until people learn to spot the fanning of mass emotions and the sowing of bitterness, suspicion, and intolerance as crimes in themselves — as perhaps the greatest disservice that can be done to the cause of popular government — this sort of thing will continue to occur. ¬;Were the Soviet Union to sink tomorrow under the waters of the ocean, the American military-industrial establishment would have to go on, substantially unchanged, until some other adversary could be invented. Anything else would be an unacceptable shock to the American economy. George Gordon Battle Liddy – 1930-:American, lawyer, politician, FBI agent esp at Watergate, radio host ¬;Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime. George Herbert – 1593-1633:Welsh, Anglican priest, MP, poet esp hymns, Cambridge Univ official orator ¬;Every mile is two in winter. ¬;Hope is the poor man's bread. ¬;You must lose a fly to catch a trout. George Herman 'Babe' Ruth–1895-1948:American, MajorLeagueBaseball player esp NYYankees, broadc ¬;It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up George Hornidge Porter,Baron – 1920-2002:English, chemist, Chem Prof, DirRoyalInst, won Nobel Chem ¬;I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy.... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. George Iles – 1852-1942:Canadian, hist, writer esp bio & science inc Little Masterpieces Science, editor ¬;A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time. ¬;Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom. ¬;Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student. George Jean Nathan – 1882-1958:American, editor, founded American Spectator, columnist, drama critic ¬;Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles. George Lester Jackson – 1941-1971:American, writer inc Soledad Brothers, convict, Black Panther act ¬;Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. George Macaulay Trevelyan – 1876-1962:English, hist, writer, Prof of ModernHist, Master TrinityCollege ¬;Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ¬;Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. ¬;Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization. ¬;Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading. George Matthew Adams – 1878-1962:American, col, essay, found GMAdamsNewspaperSyndicateService ¬;There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. George McDonald – 1824-1905:Scottish, poet, novelist esp fantasy & fairy tales, writer esp Christian, theo ¬;The best thing you can do for your fellow, next to rousing his conscience, is — not to give him things to think about, but to wake things up that are in him; or say, to make him think things for himself. ¬;Work is not always required... there is such a thing as sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected. George Mikes–1912-1987:Hungarian born British, humourist, journ, novel, writer inc HowToBe AnAlien ¬;Continental people have sex life; the English have hot-water bottles. ¬;On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners ¬;Rio is not a sexy town; it is a copulating town . . . Going to bed with women is almost a national hobby with Brazilians; it is rather like cricket in England. ¬;The trouble with tea is that originally it was quite a good drink. So a group of the most eminent British scientists put their heads together, and made complicated biological experiments to find a way of spoiling it. To the eternal glory of British science their labour bore fruit George Norman Douglas – 1868-1952:Austrian born British, novelist, writer inc Fountains in the Sand ¬;Education is a state-controlled manufactory of echoes.


¬;How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality. George Orson Welles – 1915-1985:American, writer, screen, actor, dir inc Citizen Kane, prod, magician ¬;Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch. ¬;I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time. ¬;I try to be a Christian...I don't pray really, because I don't want to bore God. ¬;In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed - they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love and five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock! ¬;It's about two percent movie-making and ninety-eight percent hustling. It's no way to spend a life. ¬;Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason. ¬;My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. ¬;Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. ¬;Only in a police state is the job of a policeman easy. ¬;The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left. George Price – 1901-1995:American, writer, graphic artist, cartoonist esp New Yorker mag, humourist ¬;Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer? George Robert Gissing – 1857-1903:English, tutor, short story writer, novel esp realism inc New Grub St ¬;It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. George Robert Stephanopoulos – 1961- :American, pol organiser, TV journalist, Pres Clinton Comm Dir ¬;The President has kept all the promises he intended to keep. George Saunders – 1958- :American, short story writer, essay, col, journalist, CreativeWriting Professor ¬;The traveller must, of course, always be cautious of the overly broad generalisation. But I am an American, and a paucity of data does not stop me from making sweeping, vague, conceptual statements and, if necessary, following these statements up with troops. George Smith Patton – 1885-1945:American, army officer, US 4* General, armoured war activist ¬;A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. ¬;Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. ¬;Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. ¬;Fatigue makes cowards of us all. ¬;If a man does his best, what more is there to ask for? ¬;Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ¬;Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. ¬;The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. ¬;There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent. ¬;When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions. George Walker Bush – 1946- :American, oil entrepreneur & executive, Rep pol, Gov of Texas, 43rdUS Pres ¬;I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace. ¬;If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator. ¬;If we don’t stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions, we’re going to have a serious problem coming down the road. ¬;Our enemies are innovative and resourceful...They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. ¬;The role of the military is to fight and win war and, therefore, prevent war from happening in the first place. ¬;Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is. George Walton Lucas – 1944- :American, film prod, dir inc Star Wars series, screen, found Lucasfilm ¬;Look at this. It's worthless - ten dollars from a vendor in the street. But I take it, I bury it in the sand for a thousand years, it becomes priceless. ¬;So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause. ¬;The hero is going down the road and meets this poor and insignificant person. The goal or lesson is for the hero to learn to respect everybody and to pay attention to the poorest person because that's where the key to his success will be. ¬;Train yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose. ¬;You sort of see these recurring themes where a democracy turns itself into a dictatorship, and it always seems to happen kind of in the same way, with the same kinds of issues, and threats from the outside, needing more


control. A democratic body, a senate, not being able to function properly because everybody's squabbling, there's corruption. ¬;You’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view. George Washington – 1732-1799:American, farmer, Gen, C-in-C Continental Army, pol, 1st US President ¬;As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality. ¬;Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. ¬;Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action. ¬;I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned ¬;I hold before you my hand with each finger standing erect and alone, and as long as they are held thus, not one of the tasks that the hand may preform can be accomplished. I cannot lift. I cannot grasp. I cannot hold. I cannot even make an intelligible sign until my fingers organize and work together. In this we should also learn a lesson. ¬;I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. ¬;Of all the anomalies which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing , and ought most to be deprecated. ¬;Undertake not what you cannot perform, but be careful to keep your promise George Washington Carver – c.1864-1943:American, sci, inv, botanist, agricultural educ inc sustainability ¬;How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong -- because someday you will have been all of these. ¬;When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world. Georges Benjamin Clemenceau – 1841-1929:French, journalist, physician, pub, Radical pol, twice PM ¬;It is far easier to make war than peace. ¬;War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military. Georges Bernanos – 1888-1948:French, insurance salesman, farmer, writer inc pol, novelist, pol & soc act ¬;The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. Georges Duhamel – 1884-1966:French, physician, writer, novel, editor, Chair & Pres Académie Française ¬;I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. Georges Henri Rouault – 1871-1958:French, printmaker esp lithography, painter inc Expressionist ¬;Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts. Gerald White Johnson – 1890-1980:American, journalist, editor, essayist, historian, writer esp bio, novel ¬;Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened, but of what men believe happened. Germaine Greer – 1939- :Australian, journ, writer inc Female Eunuch, Engl Lit Prof, womens rights act ¬;As Angelo discovered in Measure for Measure, nothing corrupts like virtue. ¬;Compulsory motherhood is not ennobling, although the friends of the foetus are at pains to point out that most women denied abortions end up loving their issue just the same. Whether they love them just the same as they would have if they had wanted them is of course unverifiable; most women are not so perverse and unjust as to punish their children for the crimes of society (their fathers), but the oppression of their circumstances is real notwithstanding. For the oppressors themselves to take credit for the women's magnanimity is sickeningly smug. The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. ¬;Consensus politics means that you cannot afford to give the many-headed beast, the public, anything to vote against, for voting against is what gargantuan pseudodemocracy has to come down to. ¬;If the next time our governments propose to make war on a helpless civilian population we were to uncover our grief and guilt instead of our anger, how much difference might we make? ¬;In the nuclear family the child is confronted by only two adults contrasted by sex. The tendency towards polarization is unavoidable. The duplication of effort in the nuclear family is directly connected to the family's role as the principal unit of consumption in consumer society. Each household is destined to acquire a complete set of all the consumer durables considered necessary for the good life and per caput consumption is therefore maintained at its highest level. In sex, as in consumption, the nuclear family emphasizes possession and exclusivity at the expense of the kinds of emotional relationships that work for co-operation and solidarity. ¬;Men have still not realized that letting women do so much of the work for so little reward makes a man in the house an expensive luxury rather than a necessity. ¬;Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.


¬;The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people’s reproductive behaviour, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us, who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them, who have not. ¬;The few men who do a hand's turn around the house expect gratitude and recognition, so sure are they that, though it is their dirt, it is not their job. ¬;The most powerful entities on earth are not governments but the multi-national corporations that see women as their territory, indoctrinating them with their versions of beauty, health and hygiene, medicating them and cultivating their dependency in order to medicate them some more. ¬;The pain of sexual frustration, of repressed tenderness, of denied curiosity, of isolation in the ego, of greed, suppressed rebellion, of hatred poisoning all love and generosity, permeates our sexuality. What we love we destroy. ¬;We can put women on Prozac and they will think they are happy, even though they are not. Disturbed animals in the zoo are given Prozac too, which rather suggests that misery is a response to unbearable circumstances rather than constitutional. ¬;Women have been charged with deviousness and duplicity since the dawn of civilization so they have never been able to pretend that their masks were anything but masks. It is a slender case but perhaps it does mean that women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism. ¬;Women have somehow been separated from their libido, from their faculty of desire, from their sexuality. They've become suspicious about it. Like beasts, for example, who are castrated in farming in order to serve their master's ulterior motives — to be fattened or made docile — women have been cut off from their capacity for action. It's a process that sacrifices vigour for delicacy and succulence, and one that's got to be changed. ¬;Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living. Gerrit Gerritszoon aka Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus – 1466-1536:Dutch, Catholic priest, phil, theo ¬;A constant element of enjoyment must be mingled with our studies, so that we think of learning as a game rather than a form of drudgery, for no activity can be continued for long if it does not to some extent afford pleasure to the participant. ¬;Education is of far greater importance than heredity in forming character. ¬;I am a citizen of the world, known to all and to all a stranger. ¬;I have no patience with those who say that sexual excitement is shameful and that venereal stimuli have their origin not in nature, but in sin. Nothing is so far from the truth. As if marriage, whose function cannot be fulfilled without these incitements, did not rise above blame. In other living creatures, where do these incitements come from? From nature or from sin? From nature, of course. It must borne in mind that in the apetites of the body there is very little difference between man and other living creatures. Finally, we defile by our imagination what of its own nature is fair and holy. If we were willing to evaluate things not according to the opinion of the crowd, but according to nature itself, how is it less repulsive to eat, chew, digest, evacuate, and sleep after the fashion of dumb animals, than to enjoy lawful and permitted carnal relations? ¬;If there is truth in the popular legend, that Antichrist will be born from a monk and a nun (which is the story these people keep putting about), how many thousands of Antichrists the world must have already! ¬;In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. ¬;It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. ¬;The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. ¬;The rules of grammar are crabbed things to many persons... it is important early to instil a taste for the best things into the minds of children, and I cannot see that anything is learned with greater success than what is learned by playing, and this is, in truth, a very harmless kind of fraud, to trick a person into his own profit. ¬;War is the blackest villainy of which human nature is capable. ¬;You must acquire the best knowledge first, and without delay; it is the height of madness to learn what you will later have to unlearn. GerrySpence–1929- :American, trial lawyer esp individuals, lecturer, media cons, foundTrialLawyersColl ¬;I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. Gertrude Stein – 1874-1946:American, poet inc Tender Buttons, writer, playwright, art collector, socialite ¬;Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. ¬;I do want to get rich, but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich ¬;It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true ¬;It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.


¬;Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone. ¬;We know that we can do what men can do, but we still don't know that men can do what women can do. That's absolutely crucial. We can't go on doing two jobs. Gibran Khalil Gibran bin Mikhā'īl bin Sa'ad – 1883-1931:Lebanese born American, artist, writer, poet ¬;God made Truth with many doors to welcome every believer who knocks on them. ¬;I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. ¬;It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. ¬;Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be. ¬;Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' ¬;The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. ¬;The teacher, if indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own mind. ¬;Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream. ¬;Your thought advocates fame and show. Mine counsels me and implores me to cast aside notoriety and treat it like a grain of sand cast upon the shore of eternity. Gilbert Keith Chesterton – 1874-1936:English, journalist, phil, poet, writer inc relg, novelist esp paradox ¬;A change of opinions is almost unknown in an elderly military man ¬;A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it. ¬;A man who says that no patriot should attack the war until it is saying no good son should warn his mother of a cliff until she has fallen. ¬;All men can be criminals, if tempted; all men can be heroes, if inspired. ¬;Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it. ¬;Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions. ¬;He may be mad, but there's method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It's what drives men mad, being methodical. ¬;I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. ¬;I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid. ¬;I still believe in liberalism today as much as I ever did, but, oh, there was a happy time when I believed in liberals. ¬;I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees. ¬;It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. ¬;It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong. ¬;It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem. ¬;Journalism consists largely in saying "Lord Jones died" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive. ¬;Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable. ¬;Moderate strength is shown in violence, supreme strength is shown in levity ¬;My country, right or wrong' is a thing that no patriot would think of saying, except in a desperate case. It is like saying, 'My mother, drunk or sober'. ¬;The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people. ¬;The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost. ¬;The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types -- the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution. ¬;There are two ways of dealing with nonsense in this world. One way is to put nonsense in the right place; as when people put nonsense into nursery rhymes. The other is to put nonsense in the wrong place; as when they put it into educational addresses, psychological criticisms, and complaints against nursery rhymes or other normal amusements of mankind. ¬;There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every


man feel great. ¬;There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. ¬;Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. ¬;To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. ¬;Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. ¬;We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbour. ¬;What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism. ¬;When a politician is in opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it. ¬;Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. Gilda Susan Radner – 1946-1989:American, actress inc Saturday Night Live, comedienne, won Emmy ¬;I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. ¬;I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. ¬;While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness. Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone aka Saint Francis of Assisi –1181-1226:Italian, soldier, poet, monk ¬;Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor vexation. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is peace and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor doubt. Giovanni Maria Ciocchi delMonte aka PopeJulius III – 1487-1555:Roman, Palestrina Cardinal, dip, Pope ¬;Do you know, my son, with what little understanding the world is ruled? Glen David Brin – 1950- :American, sci, cons inc NASA, novelist esp SF inc Uplift, won Hugo & Nebula ¬;Ancestors...who had lived in dark ignorance...and seemed to have spent most of their time making up weird, ornate explanations of the world to fill the yawning gap of their ignorance. Back then, one could believe in anything at all. Simple, deliciously elegant explanations of human behavior. It apparently never mattered whether they were true or not, as long as they were incanted right. Party lines and wonderful conspiracy theories abounded. You could even believe in your own sainthood if you wanted. Nobody was there to show you, with clear experimental proof, that was no easy answer, no magic bullet, no philosopher's stone. Only simple, boring sanity. How narrow the Golden Age looked in retrospect. ¬;Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on. ¬;I hate the whole ubermensch, superman temptation that pervades science fiction. I believe no protagonist should be so competent, so awe-inspiring, that a committee of 20 really hard-working, intelligent people couldn't do the same thing. ¬;I've long felt that the best minds of the right had useful things to contribute to a national conversation — even if their overall habit of resistance to change proved wrong-headed, more often than right. At least, some of them had the beneficial knack of targeting and criticizing the worst liberal mistakes, and often forcing needful redrafting. That is, some did, way back in when decent republicans and democrats shared one aim — to negotiate better solutions for the republic. Alas, today's Republican Establishment seems not only incapable but uninterested in negotiation or deliberation. It isn't just the dogmatism, or lockstep partisanship, or Koolaid fantasies spun-up by the Murdoch-Limbaugh hate machine. Heck, even though "culture war" is verifiably the worst direct treason against the United States of America since Fort Sumter, that isn't what boggles most. It's the stupidity. The vast and nearly uniform dumbitudinousness of ignoring what has happened to conservatism, a transformation of nearly all of the salient traits of Barry Goldwater from: * prudence to recklessness * accountability to secrecy * fiscal discretion to spendthrift profligacy * consistency to hypocrisy * civility to nastiness * international restraint to recklessness... ¬;It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. ¬;Learn to control ego. Humans hold their dogmas and biases too tightly, and we only think that our opponents are dogmatic! But we all need criticism. Criticism is the only known antidote to error. ¬;Step back for a minute and note an important piece of psychohistory — that every generation of Americans


faced adversaries who called us "decadent cowards and pleasure-seeking sybarites, - wimps - devoid of any of the virtues of manhood." Elsewhere, I mark out this pattern, showing how every hostile nation, leader or meme had to invest in this story, for a simple reason. Because Americans were clearly happier, richer, smarter, more successful and far more free than anyone else. Hence, either those darned Yanks must know a better way of living - unthinkable!... or else they must have traded something for all those surface satisfactions. Something precious. Like their cojones. Or their souls. A devil's bargain. And hence — our adversaries told themselves — those pathetic American will fold up, like pansies, as soon as you give them a good push. It is the one uniform trait shown by every vicious, obstinate and troglodytic enemy of the American Experiment. A wish fantasy that convinced Hitler and Stalin and the others that urbanized, comfortable New Yorkers and Californians and all the rest cannot possibly have any guts, not like real men. A delusion shared by the King George, the plantation-owners, the Nazis, Soviets and so on, down to Saddam and Osama bin Laden. A delusion that our ancestors disproved time and again, decisively — though not without a lot of pain. There was one exception to the rule that all our foes have committed the Decadence Assumption. Ho Chi Minh never underestimated America. His avowed hero was George Washington and he remained in awe of the U.S., all his life. He remains the only enemy leader who ever defeated us at war, and then only because our hubris (not decadence) got the better of us. ¬;The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal. ¬;This is not about classic left-vs-right anymore. As if that metaphor ever held cogent meaning. Not when every measure of national health that conservatives ought to care about — from budget balancing to small business startups, to military readiness, to States' Rights, to the economy, to individual liberty, to control over immigration at our borders — does vastly and demonstrably better under democrats. With nearly 100% perfection. Fact avoidance is even worse when you encompass ALL of history. Ask today's conservatives which force destroyed more freedom and nearly every competitive market, across 5,000 years. Which foe of liberty and enterprise did Adam Smith despise? Hint: it wasn't "socialism" or "government bureaucrats." No. Given their lack of any other tangible accomplishments across the last fifteen years, one must to conclude that the core agenda of Rush Limbaugh, Rupert Murdoch and their petroprince backers really is quite simple. To find out just how far they can push "culture war" toward a repeat of 1861. Glenda May Jackson – 1936- :English, actress inc Women in Love, Labour politician, MP, won 2 Oscars ¬;The most important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life. Glenn Doman – 193?- :American, physician, physical therapist, founded Institue For...Human Potential ¬;The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold. Gloria Anne Borger – 1952- :American, journ, col inc USNews&World Report, TV news broadc inc CNN ¬;For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news. Gloria Marie Steinem – 1934- :American, journalist, editor, writer, publisher, feminist leader & activist ¬;A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. ¬;Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage. ¬;I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. ¬;If men menstruated, they would brag about how much and for how long. ¬;In depression you care about nothing. In sadness you care about everything. ¬;Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. ¬;Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. ¬;The moment we find the reason behind an emotion...the wall we have built is breached, and the positive memories it has kept from us return too. That's why it pays to ask those painful questions. The answers can set you free. Gloria Pitzer – 1930- :American, journ, col, writer esp cookery inc Better Cookery, aka Recipe Detective ¬;About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. ¬;In parts of the world, people still pray in the streets. In this country they're called pedestrians. ¬;Marriages may be made in heaven, but a lot of the details have to be worked out here on earth. Gloria May Josephine Swanson – 1899-1983:American, actress inc Sunset Boulevard, broadc, fashionista ¬;Never say never, for if you live long enough, chances are you will not be able to abide by its restrictions. Never is a long, undependable time, and life is too full of rich possibilities to have restrictions placed upon it. Godfrey Harold Hardy – 1877-1947:English, mathematician esp number theory & math analysis, writer ¬;It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. ¬;Young men should prove theorems, old men should write books


Gordon Arthur Kelly aka Art Linkletter – 1912- :Canadian born American, wit, broadc, TV host, writer ¬;Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant. ¬;Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. Gordon Matthew Sumner aka Sting–1951- :English, actor, singer esp Police, musician, song, 16 Grammys ¬;A lot of people approach risk as if it's the enemy when it's really fortune's accomplice. ¬;I‘ve lived in Europe for about 15 years, I live in Italy. So I feel very European. I think it‘s an inevitable thing that our future in the British Isles will be with Europe. We'll be part of Europe, we‘ll be better for it Gordon Rupert Dickson – 1923-2001:Canadian born American, novel esp SF&Fantasy, 3 Hugos&Nebula ¬;Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it. Grace Murray Hopper–1906-1992:American, comp scientist inc dev COBOL, naval officer, Rear Admiral ¬;A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. ¬;The most damaging phrase in the language is: "It's always been done that way." Granville Hicks–1901-1982:American, lit critic, editor, English Prof, writer inc Marxist then anti-Marxist ¬;A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. Grenville Kleiser – 1868-1935:Canadian born American, teacher, writer esp motivational & oratory ¬;There are fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is surely yours is the present, hence this is the time to speak the word of appreciation and sympathy, to do the generous deed, to forgive the fault of a thoughtless friend, to sacrifice self a little more for others. Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed, and to use your God-given abilities for the enrichment of someone less fortunate. Today you can make your life - significant and worthwhile. The present is yours to do with as you will. Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti – 1719-1789:Italian born English, writer, lit critic, teacher, RoyalAcadSec ¬;I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. Gustave Flaubert – 1821-1880:French, novelist esp realist &f ormalist schools inc Madame Bovary, play ¬;Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this. ¬;The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. ¬;To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.

H H Jackson Brown–196?- :American, advertising creative dir, writer esp motivational inc Life'sInstruction ¬;Strive for excellence, not perfection. H. W. Long – 188?-19?? :American, physician esp sex research, writer inc SaneSexLife & SaneSexLiving ¬;The act of coitus should be considered as composed of four parts, or acts, of one common play, or drama. These four parts are: first, the preparation for the act; second, the union of the organs; third, the motion of the organs; fourth, the orgasm . . . Regarding the first part of the act, let it be said that here, above all situations in the world, "haste makes waste." Put that down as the most fundamental fact in this whole affair. Right here is where ninety-nine one-hundredths of all the troubles of married life begins! Hannah Arendt – 1906-1975:German, political theorist, philosopher, researcher, columnist, writer ¬;The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution. Hannah TatumWhitallSmith–1832-1911:American, writer esp relg, orator, Holiness&HigherLifeMove act ¬;Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee. ¬;The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. Harlan Jay Ellison–1934- :American, writer, essay, novel esp SF, screen, lit&cultural critic, 8Hugo &3Neb ¬;Christmas is an awfulness that compares favorably with the great London plague and fire of 1665-66. No one escapes the feelings of mortal dejection, inadequacy, frustration, loneliness, guilt and pity. No one escapes feeling used by society, by religion, by friends and relatives, by the utterly artifical responsibilities of extending false greetings, sending banal cards, reciprocating unsolicited gifts, going to dull parties, putting up with acquaintances and family one avoids all the rest of the short, of being brutalized by a 'holiday' that has lost virtually all of its original meanings and has become a merchandising ploy for color tv set manufacturers and ravagers of the woodlands. ¬;Everybody has opinions: I have them, you have them. And we are all told from the moment we open our eyes,


that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Well, that’s horsepuckey, of course. We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it’s nothing. It’s just bibble-babble. It’s like a fart in a wind tunnel, folks. ¬;I think love and sex are separate and only vaguely similar. Like the word bear and the word bare. You can get in trouble mistaking one for the other. ¬;The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity. Harold Bloom – 1930- :American, lit & cultural critic, writer inc Anxiety of Influence, Prof of Humanities ¬;I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike , and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two , are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats. And that being the case, any human being, male or female, of whatever status, who has a voice of her or his own, is not going to be liked. ¬;The aristocrats in many civilizations are the fossils of the early conquering hordes. Their position at society's apex is the residue of robbery. In England, the titled classes, the folks who hold their noses in the air, are the descendants of Saxon, Viking and Norman soldiers who pillaged, slaughtered and raped in successive waves from roughly AD 470 to 1066. In Japan, the aristocracy, which has sat securely in place for nearly 1800 years is the remnant of a population of nomadic Mongoloid horsemen who came across the sea from Korea in the first century AD brutalizing the local population into submission with long iron swords. ¬;We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own. Harold Rosenberg – 1906-1978:American, writer inc TraditionOfNew, art critic, phil, SocialThought Prof ¬;In the United States, revolts tends to be directed against specific situations, rarely against the social structure as a whole. ¬;No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating. Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe – 1811-1896:American, writer, novel esp hist inc Uncle Tom's, abol act ¬;Is what you hear at church religion? Is that which can bend, turn, and descend and ascend, to fit every crooked phrase of selfish, worldly society religion? Is that religion which is scrupulous, less generous, less just, less considerate for man, than even my own ungodly, worldly, blinded nature? No! When I look for religion, I must look for something above me, and not something beneath. ¬;The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ¬;To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. ¬;When you get into a tight place and it seems that you can't go on, hold on--for that's just the place and the time that the tide will turn. ¬;Women are the real architects of society. Harriet Martineau – 1802-1876:English, phil, writer, essay, journ, sociologist, abolitionist & feminist act ¬;Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare. Harry Charles Bauer – 1902-1978:American, librarian esp Washington Univ, Library Science Professor ¬;Hard work never kills anybody who supervises it. Harry Emerson Fosdick–1878-1969:American, theo, Baptist Minister & Presbyterian Pastor, relg broadc ¬;God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done. ¬;The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Herschel Goldhirsch aka Harry Lewis Golden – 1902-1981:Ukrainian born American, journ, pub, writer ¬;The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry S Truman – 1884-1972:American, farmer, soldier, ent, Dem pol, Missouri US Sen, 33rdUS President ¬;A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. ¬;All my life, whenever it comes time to make a decision, I make it and forget about it. ¬;All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. ¬;Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything. ¬;I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery at Tombstone, Arizona. It says: 'Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.' I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have - When he gives everything that is in him to do the job he has before him. That is all you can ask of him and that is what I have tried to do. ¬;I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. ¬;I've said many a time that I think the Un-American Activities Committee in the House of Representatives was the most un-American thing in America!


¬;I learned that a leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do, and like it. ¬;I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. ¬;If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. ¬;Intense feeling often obscures the truth ¬;It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ¬;It's an old political trick: "If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em." But this time it won't work. ¬;It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. ¬;It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. ¬;Liberty does not make all men perfect nor all society secure. But it has provided more solid progress and happiness and decency for more people than any other philosophy of government in history ¬;Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ¬;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. ¬;Secrecy and a free, democratic government don't mix. ¬;The responsibility of the great states is to serve, and not to dominate, the world. ¬;Those who do not read and understand history are doomed to repeat it. ¬;We need not fear the expression of ideas—we do need to fear their suppression. ¬;Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. ¬;You can not stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it. HarryJuliusShearer–1943- :American, actor, vocal artist inc Simpsons, comedian, musician, radio broadc ¬;If absolute power corrupts absolutely, does absolute powerlessness make you pure? Harry Sinclair Lewis – 1885-1951:American, journ, short story writer, novel, play, won Nobel Literature ¬;A village in a country which is taking pains to become altogether standardized and pure, which aspires to succeed Victorian England as the chief mediocrity of the world, is no longer merely provincial, no longer downy and restful in its leaf-shadowed ignorance. It is a force seeking to conquer the earth... Sure of itself, it bullies other civilizations, as a travelling salesman in a brown derby conquers the wisdom of China and tacks advertisements of cigarettes over arches for centuries dedicate to the sayings of Confucius. Such a society functions admirably in the production of cheap automobiles, dollar watches, and safety razors. But it is not satisfied until the entire world also admits that the end and joyous purpose of living is to ride in flivvers, to make advertising-pictures of dollar watches, and in the twilight to sit talking not of love and courage but of the convenience of safety razors. ¬;Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. ¬;All of them perceived that American Democracy did not imply any equality of wealth, but did demand a wholesome sameness of thought, dress, painting, morals, and vocabulary ¬;Every compulsion is put upon writers to become safe, polite, obedient, and sterile. ¬;Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which is so easy to come by. To be 'intellectual' or 'artistic' or, in their own word, to be 'highbrow,' is to be priggish and of dubious virtue. ¬;Fine, large, meaningless, general terms like romance and business can always be related. They take the place of thinking, and are highly useful to optimists and lecturers. ¬;He had, in fact, got everything from the church and Sunday School, except, perhaps, any longing whatever for decency and kindness and reason. ¬;He was permitted, without restriction, to speak of himself as immoral, agnostic and socialistic, so long as it was universally known that he remained pure, Presbyterian, and Republican. ¬;I must say I'm not very fond of oratory that's so full of energy it hasn't any room for facts. ¬;I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. We're tired of drudging and sleeping and dying. We're tired of seeing just a few people able to be individualists. We're tired of always deferring hope till the next generation. We're tired of hearing politicians and priests and cautious reformers... coax us, 'Be calm! Be patient! Wait! We have the plans for a Utopia already made; just wiser than you.' For ten thousand years they've said that. ¬;I went to a denominational college and learned that since dictating the Bible, and hiring a perfect race of ministers to explain it, God has never done much but creep around and try to catch us disobeying it. ¬;It is not a snobbish rich-man's college, devoted to leisurely nonsense. It is the property of the people of the state, and what they want — or what they are told they want — is a mill to turn out men and women who will lead moral lives, play bridge, drive good cars, be enterprising in business, and occasionally mention books, though they are not expected to have time to read them. It is a Ford Motor Factory, and if its products rattle a little, they are beautifully standardized, with perfectly interchangeable parts.


¬;People will buy anything that is one to a customer. ¬;The men leaned back on their heels, put their hands in their trouser-pockets, and proclaimed their views with the booming profundity of a prosperous male repeating a thoroughly hackneyed statement about a matter of which he knows nothing whatever. ¬;This age, which should adjudge happiness to be as valuable as soap or munitions, would never come so long as the workers accepted the testimony of paid spokesmen... to the effect that they were contented and happy, rather than the evidence of their own wincing nerves to the effect that they live in a polite version of hell. ¬;The theory that India and Africa have woes because they are not Christianized, but that Christianized Bangor and Des Moines have woes because the devil, a being obviously more potent than omnipotent God, sneaks around counteracting the work of Baptist preachers. ¬;With... small-town life... there are hundreds of thousands... who are not content. The more intelligent young people... flee to the cities... and... stay there, seldom returning even for holidays. The reason... is an unimaginatively standardized background, a sluggishness of speech and manners, a rigid ruling of the spirit by the desire to appear respectable. It is contentment... the contentment of the quiet dead, who are scornful of the living for their restless walking. It is the prohibition of happiness. It is the slavery self-sought and self-defended. It is dullness made God. A savorless people, gulping tasteless food and sitting afterward, coatless and thoughtless, in rocking-chairs prickly with inane decorations, listening to mechanical music, saying mechanical things about the excellence of Ford automobiles, and viewing themselves as the greatest race in the world. Harry Weinberger – 1888-1944:American, lawyer, writer inc First Casualties In War, civil liberty activist ¬;The American people should never again allow the destruction or limitation of crops or animals; never again allow the United States to adopt an economy of scarcity. A democracy should allow no poverty, no hunger, no involuntary unemployment, for every one in a democracy has an unalienable right to work for a living. Economic liberty or proper distribution of wealth and the proper forms of taxation has nothing to do with the question of liberty. It has only to do with economics. But only a free people with liberty of speech under a democratic form of government, can change economic conditions by ballots instead of bullets, in order to bring about the happiness of the people, one of the purposes of government as stated in the Declaration of Independence. ¬;The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong. If the Government or magistrates think an individual is right, no one will interfere with him; but when agitators talk against the things considered holy, or when radicals criticize, or satirize political gods, or question the justice of our laws and institutions, or pacifists talk against war, how the old inquisition awakens, and ostracism, the excommunication of the church, the prison, the wheel, the torture-chamber, the mob, are called upon to suppress the free expression of thought. ¬;We can care for the unemployed, we can feed the hungry and provide shelter for the homeless without regimenting the nation in business, without goose-steeping every little industry, without leaving loose a bureaucratic flock of nosey incompetents running around clothed in brief authority, and with all the thunder of the majesty of the United States government behind them, giving petty orders with the little man and the little business cracked down upon while prices keep soaring for the necessities of life and business and individuals carry additional taxes and unemployment continues to grow with the number of those needing relief mounting. Harvey LeRoy 'Lee' Atwater – 1951-1991:American, pol consultant, Rep political strategist, Pres adviser ¬;My illness helped me to see that what was missing in society is what was missing in me: a little heart, a lot of brotherhood. The '80s were about acquiring — acquiring wealth, power, prestige. I know. I acquired more wealth, power, and prestige than most. But you can acquire all you want and still feel empty. What power wouldn't I trade for a little more time with my family? What price wouldn't I pay for an evening with friends? It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime. I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul. Hector Berlioz – 1803-1869:French, musician, composer esp Romantic inc Symphonie Fantastique ¬;Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down. Hector Hugh Munro aka Saki – 1870-1916:Burmese born British, journalist, play, short story writer ¬;He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. ¬;People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes. ¬;The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened. ¬;We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart. ¬;Whenever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then. ¬;You can't expect the fatted calf to share the enthusiasm of the angels over the prodigal's return.


Heinz'Henry'AlfredKissinger–1923- :German born American, Govn Prof, dip, USSecOfState, NobelPeace ¬;A conventional army loses if it does not win. the guerilla army wins if it does not lose. ¬;A crisis does not always appear to a policymaker as a series of dramatic events. Usually it imposes itself as an exhausting agenda of petty chores demanding both concentration and endurance. ¬;Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem. ¬;Every civilization that has ever existed has ultimately collapsed. ¬;History knows no resting places and no plateaus. ¬;I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850. ¬;It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true. ¬;Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. ¬;Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy. ¬;The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. ¬;There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. ¬;The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer. ¬;The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault. ¬;The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes. ¬;The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been. ¬;University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. ¬;What political leaders decide, intelligence services tend to seek to justify. Helen Adams Keller – 1880-1968:American, writer, lecturer, human rights act, 1st deaf & blind get US BA ¬;College isn't the place to go for ideas. ¬;Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content ¬;Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. ¬;Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible. ¬;I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ¬;I am only one, still I am one. I can not do everything, still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do ¬;I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. ¬;I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. ¬;Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. ¬;Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. ¬;No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. ¬;One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. ¬;People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. ¬;Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. ¬;Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world. ¬;The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it. ¬;The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. ¬;There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. ¬;When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Hayes Brown–1900-1993:American, actress incSinMadelonClaudet, won Oscar&Grammy&Emmy ¬;From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot in front of the other. But when books are opened you discover you have wings. ¬;My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that 'achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.' HelenPrejean–1939- :American, RomanCatholic nun, writer incDeadManWalking, death penalty abol act ¬;Once you inject fear into a society of people, they become more and more afraid because they don’t cross over the neighbourhoods and the only information they get about other people is through the media. Helen Rowland–1875-1950:American, journ, humourist, radio broadc, writer inc ReflectionsBachelorGirl ¬;A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.


¬;It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him. ¬;Oh yes, there is a vast difference between the savage and the civilized man, but it is never apparent to their wives until after breakfast ¬;Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time ¬;What a man calls his "conscience" is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love ¬;When a girl marries, she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one. ¬;Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her—when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her? Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf vonMoltke–1800-1891:Prussian German, army officer, Gen, ChiefGenStaff ¬;First weigh the considerations, then take the risks. ¬;No plan of operations extends with any certainty beyond the first contact with the main hostile force Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse – 1869-1954:French, painter inc Fauvist inc Woman With A Hat, printmaker ¬;Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. Henri Estienne aka Henricus Stephanus – c.1528-1598:French, pub, printer, trans incThesaurus Linguae ¬;If youth only knew: if age only could. Henri-Frédéric Amiel – 1821-1881:Swiss, philosopher, Prof of Moral Phil, poet, writer inc Journal Intime ¬;Learn to ... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. ¬;Liberty, equality - bad principles! The only true principle for humanity is justice; and justice to the feeble is protection and kindness. ¬;The great artist is the simplifier ¬;The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching. ¬;The man who has no refuge in himself, who lives, so to speak, in his front rooms, in the outer whirlwind of things and opinions, is not properly a personality at all. He floats with the current, who does not guide himself according to higher principles, who has no ideal, no convictions--such a man is a mere article of furniture--a thing moved, instead of a living and moving being--an echo, not a voice. The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings, as the barometer is the obedient servant of the air at rest, and the weathercock the humble servant of the air in motion. ¬;The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides ¬;What we call little things are merely the causes of great things; they are the beginning, the embryo, and it is the point of departure which, generally speaking, decides the whole future of an existence. One single black speck may be the beginning of gangrene, of a storm, of a revolution. Henrik JohanIbsen – 1828-1926:Norwegian, playwright inc founding Modernism, theatre director, poet ¬;A minority may be right, and the majority is always in the wrong. ¬;Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build, too. ¬;Forget that foreign word "ideals." We have that good old native word: "lies." ¬;He who possesses liberty otherwise than as an aspiration possesses it soulless, dead. One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands still in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by so doing that he has just lost it. Now this very contentedness in the possession of a dead liberty is characteristic of the so-called State, and, as I have said, it is not a good characteristic. ¬;Helmer: First and foremost, you are a wife and mother. Nora: That I don't believe any more. I believe that first and foremost I am an individual, just as you are. ¬;Marriage (is) based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there's no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it's an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin. ¬;The majority never has right on its side. ¬;The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — these are the pillars of society. ¬;You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Henry Bessemer–1813-1898:English, manufacturer, engineer, inventor inc Bessemer steel making process ¬;I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right. Henry Brooks Adams – 1838-1918:American, journ, hist, novel inc Democracy, writer, Medieval Hist Prof ¬;No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous. ¬;Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.


¬;There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence. Henry Charles Bukowski – 1920-1994:German born American, post office clerk, poet, columnist, novelist ¬;The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. Henry Charles Link – 1889-1952:American, psych esp Employment Psych, Dir New York Psych Service ¬;Psychologically I should say that a person becomes an adult at the point when he produces more than he consumes or earns more than he spends. This may be a the age of eighteen, twenty-five, or thirty-five. Some people remain unproductive and dependent children forever and therefore intellectually and emotionally immature. ¬;While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Henry David Thoreau – 1817-1862:American, poet, surveyor, hist, writer, phil, transcendentalist, abol act ¬;A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a grain of wisdom. ¬;A very few, as heroes, patriots, martyrs, reformers in the great sense, and men, serve the State with their consciences also, and so necessarily resist it for the most part; and they are commonly treated by it as enemies. ¬;A wise man will not leave the right to the mercy of chance, nor wish it to prevail through the power of the majority. There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote. ¬;Any fool can make a rule. And any fool will mind it. ¬;Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ¬;But government in which the majority rule in all cases can not be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. ¬;Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. ¬;Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. ¬;Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live. ¬;Do we call this the land of the free? What is it to be free from King George and continue the slaves of King Prejudice? What is it to be born free and not to live free? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast? We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. ¬;Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it. ¬;Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new ¬;For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snowstorms and rainstorms, and did my duty faithfully, though I never received one cent for it. ¬;How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book. ¬;However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are the richest. ¬;I'd rather sit alone on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ¬;I find it so difficult to dispose of the few facts which to me are significant, that I hesitate to burden my attention with those which are insignificant, which only a divine mind could illustrate. Such is, for the most part, the news in newspapers and conversation. It is important to preserve the mind's chastity in this respect. ¬;I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another. ¬;I hear many condemn these men because they were so few. When were the good and the brave ever in a majority? ¬;I quarrel not with far-off foes, but with those who, near at home, co-operate with, and do the bidding of those far away, and without whom the latter would be harmless. ¬;I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases. ¬;I trust that some may be as near and dear to Buddha, or Christ, or Swedenborg, who are without the pale of their churches. It is necessary not to be Christian to appreciate the beauty and significance of the life of Christ. I know that some will have hard thoughts of me, when they hear their Christ named beside my Buddha, yet I am sure that I am willing they should love their Christ more than my Buddha, for the love is the main thing, and I like him too. ¬;I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. ¬;I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. ¬;If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but


if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. ¬;If you are describing any occurrence... make two or more distinct reports at different times... We discriminate at first only a few features, and we need to reconsider our experience from many points of view and in various moods in order to perceive the whole. ¬;If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. ¬;If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see. ¬;In the long run you only hit what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. ¬;It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes. ¬;It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around. ¬;It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. ¬;It is never too late to give up your prejudices. ¬;It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants. What are you industrious about? ¬;It is remarkable that among all the preachers there are so few moral teachers. The prophets are employed in excusing the ways of men. ¬;It is remarkable that, notwithstanding the universal favor with which the New Testament is outwardly received, and even the bigotry with which it is defended, there is no hospitality shown to, there is no appreciation of, the order of truth with which it deals. ¬;It takes two to speak the truth--one to speak and the other to hear. ¬;Let everyone mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. ¬;Many go fishing without knowing it is fish they are after. ¬;Men and boys are learning all kinds of trades but how to make men of themselves. They learn to make houses; but they are not so well housed, they are not so contented in their houses, as the woodchucks in their holes. What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on? — If you cannot tolerate the planet that it is on? Grade the ground first. If a man believes and expects great things of himself, it makes no odds where you put him, or what you show him ... he will be surrounded by grandeur. He is in the condition of a healthy and hungry man, who says to himself, — How sweet this crust is! ¬;Men have become the tools of their tools. ¬;Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul. ¬;Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now. ¬;Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived. ¬;Nothing is so much to be feared as fear. Atheism may comparatively be popular with God himself. ¬;Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. ¬;Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. ¬;Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate. ¬;Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. ¬;Say what you have to say, not what you ought. any truth is better than make-Believe! ¬;Shall a man go and hang himself because he belongs to the race of pygmies, and not be the biggest pygmy that he can? Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made. Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. ¬;Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ¬;That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. ¬;That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess. ¬;The community has no bribe that will tempt a wise man. You may raise money enough to tunnel a mountain, but you cannot raise money enough to hire a man who is minding his own business. An efficient and valuable man does what he can, whether the community pay him for it or not. The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder, and are forever expecting to be put into office. One would suppose that they were rarely disappointed. ¬;The fate of the country does not depend on how you vote at the polls — the worst man is as strong as the best at that game; it does not depend on what kind of paper you drop into the ballot-box once a year, but on what kind of man you drop from your chamber into the street every morning. ¬;The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate


handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly. ¬;The greater part of what my neighbors call good I believe in my soul to be bad, and if I repent of any thing, it is very likely to be my good behavior. What demon possessed me that I behaved so well? ¬;The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. I am surprised, as well as delighted, when this happens, it is such a rare use he would make of me, as if he were acquainted with the tool. ¬;The Indian...stands free and unconstrained in Nature, is her inhabitant and not her guest, and wears her easily and gracefully. But the civilized man has the habits of the house. His house is a prison. ¬;The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free ¬;The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. ¬;The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. ¬;There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root ¬;There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness. ¬;There is no remedy for love but to love more. ¬;There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. ¬;To speak impartially, the best men that I know are not serene, a world in themselves. For the most part, they dwell in forms, and flatter and study effect only more finely than the rest. We select granite for the underpinning of our houses and barns; we build fences of stone; but we do not ourselves rest on an underpinning of granitic truth, the lowest primitive rock. Our sills are rotten. ¬;To speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining it. After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest. But a government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it. Can there not be a government in which majorities do not virtually decide right and wrong, but conscience? — in which majorities decide only those questions to which the rule of expediency is applicable? Must the citizen ever for a moment, or in the least degree, resign his conscience to the legislator? Why has every man a conscience, then? I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right. It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience. Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice. ¬;Voting for the right is doing nothing for it. ¬;What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. ¬;What men call good fellowship is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter which lie close together to keep each other warm. ¬;What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can. ¬;When our life ceases to be inward and private, conversation degenerates into mere gossip. We rarely meet a man who can tell us any news which he has not read in a newspaper, or been told by his neighbor; and, for the most part, the only difference between us and our fellow is, that he has seen the newspaper, or been out to tea, and we have not. In proportion as our inward life fails, we go more constantly and desperately to the post-office. ¬;Who looks in the sun will see no light else; but also he will see no shadow. Our life revolves unceasingly, but the centre is ever the same, and the wise will regard only the seasons of the soul. ¬;Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. ¬;With respect to a true culture and manhood, we are essentially provincial still, not metropolitan, — mere Jonathans. We are provincial, because we do not find at home our standards, — because we do not worship truth, but the reflection of truth, — because we are warped and narrowed by an exclusive devotion to trade and commerce and manufactures and agriculture and the like, which are but means, and not the end. ¬;You can hardly convince a man of an error in a lifetime, but must content yourself with the reflection that the progress of science is slow. If he is not convinced, his grandchildren may be. ¬;You can not perceive beauty but with a serene mind. Henry Fielding – 1707-1754:English, lawyer, found Bow Street Runners, writer, play, novel inc Tom Jones ¬;A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. ¬;I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more. ¬;In reality, the world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.


Henry Ford – 1863-1947:American, eng, businessman, inventor inc 161 US patents, founded Ford Motor ¬;All Fords are exactly alike, but no two men are just alike. Every new life is a new thing under the sun; there has never been anything just like it before, never will be again. A young man ought to get that idea about himself; he should look for the single spark of individuality that makes him different from other folks, and develop that for all he is worth. Society and schools may try to iron it out of him; their tendency is to put it all in the same mold, but I say don't let that spark be lost; it is your only real claim to importance. ¬;An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. ¬;History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we made today. ¬;I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done. ¬;If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right. ¬;It is well enough that the people of this nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. ¬;Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. ¬;There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible. ¬;Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. ¬;You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Franklin Winkler – 1945- :American, actor inc Fonzie-HappyDays, dir inc Memories Of Me, prod ¬;Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry George – 1839-1897:American, political econ, pol, writer inc Progress & Poverty, journalist, pub ¬;It is too narrow an understanding of production which confines it merely to the making of things. Production includes not merely the making of things, but the bringing of them to the consumer. The merchant or storekeeper is thus as truly a producer as is the manufacturer, or farmer, and his stock or capital is as much devoted to production as is theirs. ¬;It is true that wealth has been greatly increased, and that the average of comfort, leisure, and refinement has been raised; but these gains are not general. In them the lowest class do not share. I do not mean that the condition of the lowest class has nowhere nor in anything been improved; but that there is nowhere any improvement which can be credited to increased productive power. I mean that the tendency of what we call material progress is in nowise to improve the condition of the lowest class in the essentials of healthy, happy human life. Nay, more, that it is still further to depress the condition of the lowest class. The new forces, elevating in their nature though they be, do not act upon the social fabric from underneath, as was for a long time hoped and believed, but strike it at a point intermediate between top and bottom. It is as though an immense wedge were being forced, not underneath society, but through society. Those who are above the point of separation are elevated, but those who are below are crushed down. ¬;Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied. ¬;More is given to us than to any people at any time before; and, therefore, more is required of us. We have made, and still are making, enormous advances on material lines. It is necessary that we commensurately advance on moral lines. Civilization, as it progresses, requires a higher conscience, a keener sense of justice, a warmer brotherhood, a wider, loftier, truer public spirit. Falling these, civilization must pass into destruction. It cannot be maintained on the ethics of savagery. ¬;Social reform is not to be secured by noise and shouting; by complaints and denunciation; by the formation of parties, or the making of revolutions; but by the awakening of thought and the progress of ideas. Until there be correct thought, there cannot be right action; and when there is correct thought, right action will follow. ¬;The great work of the present for every man, and every organization of men, who would improve social conditions, is the work of education — the propagation of ideas. It is only as it aids this that anything else can avail. ¬;Those who are most to be considered, those for whose help the struggle must be made, if labor is to be enfranchised, and social justice won, are those least able to help or struggle for themselves, those who have no advantage of property or skill or intelligence, — the men and women who are at the very bottom of the social scale. In securing the equal rights of these we shall secure the equal rights of all. ¬;To prevent government from becoming corrupt and tyrannous, its organization and methods should be as simple as possible, its functions be restricted to those necessary to the common welfare, and in all its parts it should be kept as close to the people and as directly within their control as may be. ¬;We have made, and still are making, enormous advances on material lines. It is necessary that we commensurately advance on moral lines. Civilization, as it progresses, requires a higher conscience, a keener sense of justice, a warmer brotherhood, a wider, loftier, truer public spirit. ¬;What is the use of objecting to the word when we have the thing? The man who gives me employment, which I must have or suffer, that man is my master, let me call him what I will.


Henry Graham Greene – 1904-1991:English, short story writer, novelist inc Brighton Rock, play, lit critic ¬;We’d forgive most things if we knew the facts. Henry 'Harry' Southworth Allen – 1939- :American, culture critic, journalist, novelist, won Pulitzer Prize ¬;It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it. HenryHavelockEllis–1859-1939:English, teacher, sexologist, physician, writer inc SexualInversion, soc act ¬;It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution. ¬;The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago, had they happened to be within reach of predatory human hands. ¬;There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it. ¬;What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Henry James – 1843-1916:American born British, writer inc travel & bio, novelist, literary critic, play ¬;Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself. ¬;Live all you can - it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had? HenryJohnKaiser–1882-1967:American, industrialist, found KaiserShipyard, aka father US shipbuilding ¬;Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. ¬;When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. Henry Lewis Stimson – 1867-1950:American, lawyer, diplomat, Rep pol, US Sec of State & 2x Sec of War ¬;The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust. Henry Louis 'HL'Mencken–1880-1956:American, journ inc BaltimoreSun, essay, writer, satirist, soc critic ¬;A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know. ¬;A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. ¬;A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. ¬;A man full of faith is simply one who has lost (or never had) the capacity for clear and realistic thought. He is not a mere ass; he is actually ill. Worse, he is incurable, for disappointment, being essentially an objective phenomenon, cannot permanently affect his subjective infirmity. His faith takes on the virulence of a chronic infection. What he usually says, in substance, is this: "Let us trust in God, who has always fooled us in the past.” ¬;A man may be a fool and not know it — but not if he is married. ¬;A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. ¬;A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker. ¬;A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents. ¬;All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him. If it be aristocratic in organization, then it seeks to protect the man who is superior only in law against the man who is superior in fact; if it be democratic, then it seeks to protect the man who is inferior in every way against both. One of its primary functions is to regiment men by force, to make them as much alike as possible and as dependent upon one another as possible, to search out and combat originality among them. All it can see in an original idea is potential change, and hence an invasion of its prerogatives. The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are. ¬;All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose. They never defend anyone or anything if they can help it; if the job is forced on them, they tackle it by denouncing someone or something else. ¬;An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup. ¬;And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps. ¬;Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. ¬;As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. ¬;Conscience is a mother-in-law whose visit never ends. ¬;Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.


¬;Creator — A comedian whose audience is afraid to laugh. ¬;Criticism is prejudice made plausible. ¬;Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. ¬;Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. ¬;Democracy: The worship of jackals by jackasses. ¬;Don't overestimate the decency of the human race. ¬;Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges. ¬;Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ¬;Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. ¬;For every human problem, there is a neat, simple solution; and it is always wrong. ¬;Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good. ¬;God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters. ¬;Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient. ¬;I believe in only one thing and that thing is human liberty. If ever a man is to achieve anything like dignity, it can happen only if superior men are given absolute freedom to think what they want to think and say what they want to say. I am against any man and any organization which seeks to limit or deny that freedom. . . [and] the superior man can be sure of freedom only if it is given to all men. ¬;I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind — that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overborne by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking. ¬;I detest converts almost as much as I do missionaries. ¬;Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time. ¬;In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. ¬;In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. ¬;It is a fine thing to face machine guns for immortality and a medal, but isn't it a fine thing too, to face calumny, injustice and loneliness for the truth which makes men free? ¬;It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. ¬;It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. ¬;It is often argued that religion is valuable because it makes men good, but even if this were true it would not be a proof that religion is true. That would be an extension of pragmatism beyond endurance. Santa Claus makes children good in precisely the same way, and yet no one would argue seriously that the fact proves his existence. The defense of religion is full of such logical imbecilities. ¬;It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. ¬;It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, hereticburning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism. ¬;Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists. ¬;Men become civilized, not in proportion to their willingness to believe, but in proportion to their readiness to doubt ¬;Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always sceptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure." ¬;My guess is that well over eighty per cent of the human race goes through life without ever having a single original thought. That is to say, they never think anything that has not been thought before, and by thousands. A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. The pressure of ideas would simply drive it frantic. The normal human society is very little troubled by them. Whenever a new one appears the average man displays signs of dismay and resentment, The only way he can take in such a new idea is by translating it crudely into terms of more familiar ideas. That translation is one of the chief functions of politicians, not to mention journalists. They devote themselves largely to debasing the ideas launched by their betters.


¬;Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. ¬;Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. ¬;Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true. ¬;Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. ¬;Suicide is belated acquiescence in the opinion of one's wife's relatives. ¬;Sunday: A day given over by Americans to wishing they were dead and in heaven, and that their neighbors were dead and in hell. ¬;The believing mind is externally impervious to evidence. The most that can be accomplished with it is to induce it to substitute one delusion for another. It rejects all overt evidence as wicked... ¬;The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots. ¬;The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. ¬;The fact is that the average man's love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. He is not actually happy when free; he is uncomfortable, a bit alarmed, and intolerably lonely. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty — and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies. ¬;The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake. ¬;The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. ¬;The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. ¬;The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable. ¬;The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. ¬;The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety. ¬;The only way to success in American public life lies in flattering and kowtowing to the mob. ¬;The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda -- a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens. ¬;The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians ¬;The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. ¬;The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ¬;The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth-that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. ¬;Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. ¬;There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong. ¬;To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true! ¬;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. ¬;Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. ¬;War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands. ¬;We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. ¬;When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. ¬;When fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. ¬;Why assume so glibly that the God who presumably created the universe is still running it? It is certainly


perfectly conceivable that He may have finished it and then turned it over to lesser gods to operate. In the same way many human institutions are turned over to grossly inferior men. This is true, for example, of most universities, and of all great newspapers. Henry Maximilian 'Max' Beerbohm – 1872-1956:English, essay, satirist, caricaturist, wit, writer, broadc ¬;A crowd, proportionately to its size, magnifies all that in its units pertains to the emotions, and diminishes all that in them pertains to thought. ¬;All fantasy should have a solid base in reality. ¬;I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable. ¬;Men of genius are not quick judges of character. Deep thinking and high imagining blunt that trivial instinct by which you and I size people up. ¬;Only the insane take themselves quite seriously. ¬;You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a whole flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men. If man were not a gregarious animal, the world might have achieved, by this time, some real progress towards civilization. Segregate him, and he is no fool. But let him loose among his fellows, and he is lost —- he becomes a unit in unreason. Henry Peter Brougham, 1stBaron – 1778-1868:Scottish, lawyer, writer, found EdinburghReview, Whig pol ¬;Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. ¬;Try to know everything of something and something of everything. ¬;War is a crime which involves all other crimes. Henry Stanley Haskins – 1875-1957:American, teacher, short story writer mag pub inc in The Smart Set ¬;Deceiving someone for his own good is a responsibility that should be shouldered only by the Gods ¬;Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity. ¬;Some people are like wheelbarrows; useful only when pushed, and very easily upset. ¬;The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn. ¬;The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing. Henry Valentine Miller – 1891-1980:American, proof reader, painter, novel inc Tropic of Cancer, lit critic ¬;Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood. ¬;Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. ¬;I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. ¬;In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. ¬;Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such. ¬;Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off! ¬;One has to be a lowbrow, a bit of a murderer, to be a politician, ready and willing to see people sacrificed, slaughtered, for the sake of an idea, whether a good one or a bad one. ¬;One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. ¬;The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ¬;There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy. ¬;To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. ¬;To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in. ¬;What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it? ¬;When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. Henry Van Dyke – 1852-1933:American, writer inc relg, Engl Lit Prof, poet, essay, dip, pro slavery act ¬;Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life. ¬;Self is the only prison that can bind the soul. ¬;Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. ¬;Time is: Too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear. ¬;Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – 1807-1882:American, poet esp lyric, translator, Modern Languages Prof ¬;Age is opportunity no less than youth itself. ¬;All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius. ¬;Give what you have. To some it may be better than you dare think. ¬;If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. ¬;It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. ¬;Let us, then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labour and to wait. ¬;Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear. ¬;Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. ¬;Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. ¬;Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. ¬;We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. Henry Ward Beecher – 1813-1887:American, Congregationalist Minister, orator, novel, abol & social act ¬;Advertisements in a newspaper are more full of knowledge in respect to what is going on in a community than the editorial columns are. ¬;Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. ¬;It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible. ¬;Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years. ¬;The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is: that one often comes from a strong will and the other from a strong wont. ¬;The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. ¬;The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection. ¬;Young love is a flame; very pretty often very hot and fierce but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals deep burning unquenchable. Henry Wheeler Shaw aka Josh Billings – 1818-1885:American, journ, lecturer, wit, writer inc Everybody ¬;About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. ¬;As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. ¬;Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to. ¬;Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt of, not swallowed. ¬;Genius ain’t nothing more than elegant common sense ¬;It is not only the most difficult thing to know oneself, but the most inconvenient one, too. ¬;Man is my brother, and I am nearer related to him through his vices than I am through his virtue. ¬;Man was created a little lower than the angels and has been getting a little lower ever since. ¬;The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. ¬;There may come a time when the lion and the lamb will lie down together, but I am still betting on the lion. Henry Zuckerman aka Buck Henry–1930- :American, writer, wit, actor, dir, screen incGetSmart, TV host ¬;We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. Heraclitus – c.535-c.475 BC:Ephesus(Turkey) Greek, phil esp change & flux, aka Weeping Philosopher ¬;Nothing endures but change. ¬;Much learning does not teach understanding. ¬;The road up and the road down is one and the same. ¬;You can not step twice into the same river HerbertClarkHoover–1874-1964:American, mining eng, writer, HeadUSReliefAdmin,Rep pol, 31stUSPres ¬;About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. ¬;Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the National Debt. ¬;It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow...that are the aftermath of war. ¬;Older men declare war, but it is the youth that must fight and die. ¬;The American people from bitter experience have a rightful fear that great business units might be used to dominate our industrial life and by illegal and unethical practices destroy equality of opportunity.. ¬;The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. He cannot, like the


architects, cover his failures with trees and vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his sort-comings by blaming his opponents and hope the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny he did it. If his works do not work, he is damned. ¬;When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. Herbert Eugene Caen – 1916-1997:American, col inc San Francisco Chronicle, journ, won Pulitzer Prize ¬;The trouble with born-again Christians is that they are an even bigger pain the second time around. Herbert George Wells – 1866-1946:English, journ, teacher, artist, hist, short story writer, writer, novelist ¬;A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be...surer of the noose than a private homicide. ¬;Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. ¬;Advertising is legalized lying. ¬;Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community ¬;Crude classifications and false generalisations are the curse of all organised human life ¬;Cynicism is humour in ill health ¬;Every one of these hundreds of millions of human beings is in some form seeking happiness...Not one is altogether noble nor altogether trustworthy nor altogether consistent; and not one is altogether vile...Not a single one but has at some time wept. ¬;How far can we anticipate the habitations and ways, the usages and adventures, the mighty employments, the ever increasing knowledge and power of the days to come? No more than a child with its scribbling paper and its box of bricks can picture or model the undertakings of its adult years. Our battle is with cruelties and frustrations, stupid, heavy and hateful things from which we shall escape at last, less like victors conquering a world than like sleepers awaking from a nightmare in the dawn.... A time will come when men will sit with history before them or with some old newspaper before them and ask incredulously,"Was there ever such a world?" ¬;Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. ¬;In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it. ¬;It is a law of Nature we overlook, that intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble. An animal perfectly in harmony with its environment is a perfect mechanism. Nature never appeals to intelligence until habit and instinct are useless. There is no intelligence where there is no change and no need of change. Only those animals partake of intelligence that have to meet a huge variety of needs and dangers. ¬;It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not pay with their own. ¬;Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. ¬;New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled, the humiliating question arises, 'Why then are you not taking part in them?' ¬;The Buddha Is Nearer to Us You see clearly a man, simple, devout, lonely, battling for light, a vivid human personality, not a myth. Beneath a mass of miraculous fable I feel that there also was a man. He too, gave a message to mankind universal in its character. Many of our best modern ideas are in closest harmony with it. All the miseries and discontents of life are due, he taught, to selfishness. Selfishness takes three forms --one, the desire to satisfy the senses; second, the craving for immortality; and the third the desire for prosperity and worldliness. Before a man can become serene he must cease to live for his senses or himself. Then he merges into a greater being. Buddha in a different language called men to self-forgetfulness five hundred years before Christ. In some ways he was near to us and our needs. Buddha was more lucid upon our individual importance in service than Christ, and less ambiguous upon the question of personal immortality ¬;The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. ¬;The forceps of our minds are clumsy forceps, and crush the truth a little in taking hold of it. ¬;The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn ¬;The professional military mind is by necessity an inferior and unimaginative mind; no man of high intellectual quality would willingly imprison his gifts in such a calling. ¬;The true objection to slavery is not that it is unjust to the inferior but that it corrupts the superior. There is only one sane and logical thing to be done with a really inferior race, and that is to exterminate it. Now there are various ways of exterminating a race, and most of them are cruel. You may end it with fire and sword after the old Hebrew fashion; you may enslave it and work it to death, as the Spaniards did the Caribs; you may set it boundaries and then poison it slowly with deleterious commodities, as the Americans do with most of their Indians; you may incite it to wear clothing to which it is not accustomed and to live under new and strange conditions that will expose it to infectious diseases to which you yourselves are immune, as the missionaries do the Polynesians; you may resort to honest simple murder, as we English did with the Tasmanians; or you can maintain such conditions as conduce to “race suicide,” as the British administration does in Fiji. ¬;There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection


Herbert Marshall McLuhan – 1911-1980:Canadian, phil, media theorist, educ, lit critic, English Lit Prof ¬;A moral point of view too often serves as a substitute for understanding in technological matters. ¬;All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values ¬;All the new media are art forms which have the power of imposing, like poetry, their own assumptions. The new media are not ways of relating us the "real" world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will. ¬;American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age. ¬;Any technology tends to create a new human environment... Technological environments are not merely passive containers of people but are active processes that reshape people and other technologies alike. ¬;As we transfer our whole being to the data bank, privacy will become a ghost or echo of its former self and what remains of community will disappear. ¬;Disarmament is illogical and futile, unless one is prepared to regard the available means of production and social organization as affording unique social ends. To divert electrical energy and circuitry into atomic bombs shows the same imaginative power as wiring the dining-room chairs to enable one to electrocute the sitter in the event that he might prove hostile. It is part of the age-old habit of using new means for old purposes instead of discovering what are the new goals contained in the new means. ¬;It's misleading to suppose there's any basic difference between education & entertainment. This distinction merely relieves people of the responsibility of looking into the matter. ¬;Marx shared with economists then and since the inability to make his concepts include innovational processes. It is one thing to spot a new product but quite another to observe the invisible new environments generated by the action of the product on a variety of pre-existing social grounds. ¬;Moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity. ¬;New technological environments are commonly cast in the molds of the preceding technology out of the sheer unawareness of their designers. ¬;Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity. ¬;Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication. ¬;Spaceship earth is still operated by railway conductors, just as NASA is managed by men with Newtonian goals. ¬;The American bureaucracy ... was set up for very slow speeds of the printed word and railways. At electric speeds, nothing in the USA makes sense. ¬;There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. ¬;There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening. ¬;Violence, whether spiritual or physical, is a quest for identity and the meaningful. The less identity, the more violence. ¬;We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us. ¬;We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror. ¬;When war and market merge, all money transactions begin to drip blood. Herbert Rappaport aka Gerbert MoritsevichRappaport – 1908-1983:Austrian born Russian, screen, dir ¬;I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. Herbert Sebastian Agar – 1897-1980:American, journ, editor inc LouisvilleCourier-Journal, won Pulitzer ¬;The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. Herbert Spencer – 1820-1903:English, eng, phil esp evolution, pol theorist, sociologist, polymath, editor ¬;A clever theft was praiseworthy amongst the Spartans; and it is equally so amongst Christians, provided it be on a sufficiently large scale. ¬;Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious nature — this is alike the aim of parent and teacher. ¬;Equity knows no difference of sex. In its vocabulary the word man must be understood in a generic, and not in a specific sense. ¬;Every man is free to do that which he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man ¬;Every pleasure raises the tide of life; every pain lowers the tide of life ¬;If a single cell, under appropriate conditions, becomes a man in the space of a few years, there can surely be no difficulty in understanding how, under appropriate conditions, a cell may, in the course of untold millions of years, give origin to the human race. ¬;Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries, or distinctions of race. ¬;No one can be perfectly free till all are free; no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral; no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy. ¬;Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.


¬;Progress, therefore, is not an accident, but a necessity ¬;The fact disclosed by a survey of the past that majorities have usually been wrong, must not blind us to the complementary fact that majorities have usually not been entirely wrong. ¬;The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. ¬;The universal basis of co-operation is the proportioning of benefits received to services rendered. ¬;Those who cavalierly reject the Theory of Evolution, as not adequately supported by facts, seem quite to forget that their own theory is supported by no facts at all. Like the majority of men who are born to a given belief, they demand the most rigorous proof of any adverse belief, but assume that their own needs none. ¬;We have unmistakable proof that throughout all past time, there has been a ceaseless devouring of the weak by the strong Herm Albright – 1876-1944:American, journalist inc Saturday Evening Post, humourist ¬;A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ¬;Always remember that you are unique -- just like everyone else. ¬;We don't always get what we deserve in life -- for which we should be eternally grateful. Herman Melvill aka Melville – 1819-1891:American, sailor, teacher, essayist, poet, short story & novelist ¬;A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. ¬;It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ¬;Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed. Hermann Hesse–1877-1962:German born Swiss, poet, painter, essay, novel inc Siddhartha, won Nobel Lit ¬;Every politician in the world is all for revolution, reason, and disarmament--but only in enemy countries, not in his own. ¬;If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us. ¬;People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest. Hermann Wilhelm Göring – 1893-1946:German, pilot, Commander Luftwaffe, Nazi pol, Deputy Fuhrer ¬;The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. Herodotus – c.484-c.425 BC:Halicarnassus(Bodrum) Greek, hist, writer esp Histories, aka Father of Hist ¬;Force has no place where there is need of skill. ¬;Haste in every business brings failures. ¬;If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. ¬;Men trust their ears less than their eyes. ¬;Very few things happen at the right time and the rest do not happen at all. The conscientious historian will correct these defects. Hesiod – 2nd half 8th Cent BC:Boeotia Greek, oral poet, writer inc astronomy & farming, aka the 1st econ ¬;It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy. ¬;Man's chiefest treasure is a sparing tongue. ¬;Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor. Heywood Campbell Broun–1888-1939:American, journ, editor, sports writer, found Am Newspaper Guild ¬;Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else. Hideaki Anno – 1960- :Japanese, animator, film director, creator of the anime character Misato Katsuragi ¬;Miracles don't just happen, people make them happen Hilary Hinton 'Zig' Ziglar–1926- :American, salesman, writer inc SeeYouAtTheTop, motivational speaker ¬;Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. ¬;Failure has been correctly identified as the line of least persistence. ¬;If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. ¬;It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. ¬;Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker. ¬;Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. ¬;Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves. ¬;People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily. ¬;Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. ¬;Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands. ¬;Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying,


not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. ¬;The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity. ¬;The world's most deadly disease is "hardening of the attitudes." ¬;You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. ¬;You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. ¬;You might occasionally feel that some people are standing in the way and slowing your progress, but in reality the biggest person standing in your way is you. Others can stop you temporarily — you are the only one who can do it permanently. ¬;Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton–1947- :American, lawyer, Dem pol, US 1stLady, NY USSen, US SecOfState N.B. Most of Hilary Clinton quotes are taken directly from her book 'Living History' ¬;Despite the right-wing mantra denouncing 'liberal media bias', the reality was that the loudest and most effective voices in the media were anything but liberal. Instead, public discourse was increasingly dominated by reactionary pundits and TV and radio personalities. ¬;I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say, "We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" ¬;I believe that on the eve of a new millennium, it is time to break our silence. It is time for us to say here in Beijing, and the world to hear, that it is no longer acceptable to discuss women's rights as separate from human rights...For too long, the history of women has been a history of silence. Even today, there are those who are trying to silence our words. The voices of this conference and of the women at Huairou must be heard loud and clear: It is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food, or drowned, or suffocated, or their spines broken, simply because they are born girls. It is a violation of human rights when women and girls are sold into the slavery of prostitution. It is a violation of human rights when women are doused with gasoline, set on fire and burned to death because their marriage dowries are deemed too small. It is a violation of human rights when individual women are raped in their own communities and when thousands of women are subjected to rape as a tactic or prize of war. It is a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages fourteen to forty-four is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes by their own relatives. It is a violation of human rights when young girls are brutalized by the painful and degrading practice of genital mutilation. It is a violation of human rights when women are denied the right to plan their own families, and that includes being forced to have abortions or being sterilized against their will. ¬;I do believe there was, and still is, an interlocking network of groups and individuals who want to turn the clock back on many of the advances our country has made, from civil rights and women's rights to consumer and environmental regulation, and they use all the tools at their disposal – money, power, influence, media and politics – to achieve their ends. In recent years they have also mastered the politics of personal destruction. Fuelled by extremists who have been fighting progressive politicians and ideas for decades, they are funded by corporations, foundations and individuals. ¬;I wonder if it's possible to be a Republican and a Christian at the same time ¬;It saddens me that a historic event like this is being misconstrued by a small but vocal group of critics trying to spread the notion that the UN gathering is really the work of radicals and atheists bent on destroying our families. ¬;One thing we know for sure is that change is certain. Progress is not. Progress depends on the choices we make today for tomorrow and on whether we meet our challenges and protect our values. ¬;The lost opportunities of the years since September 11 are the stuff of tragedy. Remember the people rallying in sympathy on the streets of Teheran, the famous headline — "we are all Americans now." Five years later much of the world wonders what America is now. As we face this landscape of failure and disorder, nothing is more urgent than for us to begin again to rebuild a bipartisan consensus to ensure our interests, increase our security and advance our values. It could well start with what our founders had in mind when they pledged "a decent respect for the opinions of mankind" in the Declaration of Independence. I think it's fair to say we are now all internationalists and we are all realists. This Administration's choices were false choices. Internationalism versus unilateralism. Realism versus idealism. Is there really any argument that America must remain a pre-eminent leader for peace and freedom, and yet we must be more willing to work in concert with other nations and international institutions to reach common goals? The American character is both idealistic and realistic: why can't our government reflect both? ¬;There isn't any perfect human institution. There is no perfect market except in the abstract theories of economists. There is no perfect government except in the dreams of political leaders. And there is no perfect society. We have to work with human beings as we find them. ¬;We need a new politics of meaning, We need a new ethos of individual responsibility and caring. We need a


new definition of civil society which answers the unanswerable questions posed by both the market forces and the governmental ones, as to how we can have a society that fills us up again and makes us feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Hippocrates of Kos – c.460-c.370 BC:Kos Greek, writer, physician, aka the father of Western Medicine ¬;Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity. ¬;Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. ¬;There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance. Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux – 1882-1944:French, diplomat, essay, novelist, play inc Madwoman of Chaillot ¬;Only the mediocre are always at their best. ¬;The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made. HiramUlysses S Grant–1822-1995:American, army officer, UnionGen, farmer, writer, Rep pol, 18thUSPres ¬;As the United States is the freest of all nations, so, too, its people sympathize with all people struggling for liberty and self-government; but while so sympathizing it is due to our honor that we should abstain from enforcing our views upon unwilling nations and from taking an interested part, without invitation, in the quarrels between different nations or between governments and their subjects. Our course should always be in conformity with strict justice and law, international and local. ¬;I rise only to say that I do not intend to say anything. ¬;It is preposterous to suppose that the people of one generation can lay down the best and only rules of government for all who are to come after them, and under unforeseen contingencies. ¬;Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and the State forever separate. ¬;Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. ¬;Wars produce many stories of fiction, some of which are told until they are believed to be true. H.Norman Schwarzkopf–1934- :American, army officer, 4*Gen C-in-C USCentralArea inc Kuwait&Iraq ¬;Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good. ¬;It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. ¬;Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. ¬;There's more than one way to look at a problem, and they all may be right ¬;You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. Holly Lisle–1960- :American, writer inc Mugging the Muse, novel esp SF fantasy paranormal & suspense ¬;Actions have consequences...first rule of life. And the second rule is this - you are the only one responsible for your own actions. ¬;I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill. ¬;You must learn to face the fact, always, that you choose to do what you do, and that everything you do affects not only you but others. Homer – around 8th Century BC:Greek, origins very unclear, epic poet inc (allegedly) Odyssey & Illiad ¬;Do thou restrain the haughty spirit in thy breast, for better far is gentle courtesy. ¬;Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. ¬;I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another. ¬;You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind. Homer Hadley Hickam – 1943- :American, army officer, NASA engineer, writer inc Rocket Boys, novelist ¬;A rocket won't fly unless somebody lights the fuse. ¬;It is better to confess ignorance than provide it. Honore de Balzac – 1799-1850:French, ent, play, novel esp realism & naturalism inc Comédie Humaine ¬;Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other. Horatio 'Horace' Walpole, 4thEarl – 1717-1797:English, writer, novelist, art historian, antiquarian, pol ¬;In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind; but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them. ¬;The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. ¬;The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. Howard Hathaway Aiken – 1900-1973:American, physic, math, comp pioneer for IBM inc Harvard Series ¬;Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats. Howard Mumford Jones – 1892-1980:American, writer, literary critic, Professor of English, won Pulitzer ¬;Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to. ¬;While it is true that we in this nation remain free to be idiotic, it does not necessarily follow, that we must be idiotic, in order to be free!


Howard Phillips Lovecraft – 1890-1937:American, novelist esp horror fantasy, ghost writer, poet ¬;The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. Howard Scott – 1890-1970:American, eng, founded Technocracy for sci analysis of prod, soc change act ¬;Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. Howard Tayler – 197?- :American, graphic artist, cartoonist - webcomic Schlock Mercenary, humourist ¬;A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. ¬;When the messenger arrives and says 'Don't shoot the messenger,' it's a good idea to be prepared to shoot the messenger, just in case. Howard W Newton – 1903-1951:American, advertising executive, Vice Pres Dancer Fitzgerald Sample ¬;Advertising is one of the few callings in which it is advisable to pay attention to someone else’s business. ¬;Little words hurt big ideas. ¬;People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it. ¬;Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. ¬;The thoughtless are rarely wordless. ¬;When a man blames others for his failures, it's a good idea to credit others with his successes Howard Zinn – 1922- :American, hist, Pol Sci Prof, play, writer inc People's History of US, civil rights act ¬;A critically important rhetorical device for the rule of the few is to speak to the many of "our" liberty, "our" property, "our" country. ¬;All wars are wars among thieves who are too cowardly to fight and who therefore induce the young manhood of the whole world to do the fighting for them. ¬;Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane. ¬;Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the middle classes. ¬;Historically, the most terrible things--war, genocide and slavery--have resulted from obedience, not disobedience. ¬;How can you make a war on terror if war itself is terrorism? ¬;I am not an absolute pacifist, because I can't rule out the possibility that under some, carefully defined circumstances, some degree of violence may be justified, if it is focused directly at a great evil. Slave revolts are justified, and if John Brown had really succeeded in arousing such revolts throughout the South, it would have been much preferable to losing 600,000 lives in the Civil War, where the makers of the war — unlike slave rebels — would not have as their first priority the plight of the black slaves, as shown by the betrayal of black interests after the war. Again, the Zapatista uprising seems justified to me, but some armed struggles that start for a good cause get out of hand and the ensuring violence becomes indiscriminate. Each situation has to be evaluated separately, for all are different. In general, I believe in non-violent direct action, which involve organizing large numbers of people, whereas too often violent uprisings are the product of a small group. If enough people are organized, violence can be minimized in bringing about social change. ¬;If patriotism were defined, not as blind obedience to government, nor as submissive worship to flags and anthems, but rather as love of one's country, one's fellow citizens (all over the world), as loyalty to the principles of justice and democracy, then patriotism would require us to disobey our government, when it violated those principles. ¬;If those in charge of our society — politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television — can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves. ¬;It is possible, reading standard histories, to forget half the population of the country. The explorers were men, the landholders and merchants men, the political leaders men, the military figures men. The very invisibility of women, the overlooking of women, is a sign of their submerged status. ¬;It is very important for the Establishment to maintain the historic pretension that the common enemy is not at home, and that disasters of economics or war are unfortunate errors of tragic accidents only, to be corrected by the members of the same club that brought the disasters. ¬;One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Patriotism becomes the order of the day, and those who question the war are seen as traitors, to be silenced and imprisoned. ¬;One percent of the nation owns a third of the wealth. The rest of the wealth is distributed in such a way as to turn those in the 99 percent against one another: small property owners against the property-less, black against white, native-born against foreign-born, intellectuals and professionals against the uneducated and the unskilled. These groups have resented one another and warred against one another with such vehemence and violence as to obscure their common position as sharers of leftovers in a very wealthy country. ¬;Scholars, who pride themselves on speaking their minds, often engage in a form of self-censorship which is called "realism." To be "realistic" in dealing with a problem is to work only among the alternatives which the most powerful in society put forth. It is as if we are all confined to a, b, c, or d in the multiple choice test, when we know there is another possible answer. American society, although it has more freedom of expression than


most societies in the world, thus sets limits beyond which respectable people are not supposed to think or speak. ¬;The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent. ¬;(The) state often uses deception. Not so much of the foreign enemy (which, after all, has little faith in its adversaries), but of its own citizens who have been taught to trust their leaders.... I want my readers to think twice about our traditional heroes, to re-examine what we cherish and what we ignore (human consequences). I want them to think about how easily we accept conquest and murder. Consider how much attention is given in historical writing to wars and battles and consider how little attention is given to antiwar movements and to those who struggled against the idiocy of war. ¬;The term 'just war' contains an internal contradiction. War is inherently unjust, and the great challenge of our time is how to deal with evil, tyranny, and oppression without killing huge numbers of people. ¬;There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable. ¬;There is the past and its continuing horrors: violence, war, prejudices against those who are different, outrageous monopolization of the good earth's wealth by a few, political power in the hands of liars and murderers, the building of prisons instead of schools, the poisoning of the press and the entire culture by money. It is easy to become discouraged observing this, especially since this is what the press and television insist that we look at, and nothing more. But there is also the bubbling of change under the surface of obedience: the growing revulsion against endless wars, the insistence of women all over the world that they will no longer tolerate abuse and subordination... There is civil disobedience against the military machine, protest against police brutality directed especially at people of color. ¬;Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens. ¬;While some multimillionaires started in poverty, most did not. A study of the origins of 303 textile, railroad and steel executives of the 1870s showed that 90 percent came from middle- or upper-class families. The Horatio Alger stories of "rags to riches" were true for a few men, but mostly a myth, and a useful myth for control. HubertHoratioHumphrey–1911-1978:American, pharmacist, PolSciProf, Dem pol, MinnUSSen, USVPres ¬;In real life, unlike in Shakespeare, the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are, in very important respects, what they seem to be. ¬;It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. ¬;The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hugh FrancisIvoElliott, 3rdBaronet – 1913-1989:British, writer, Pres Ornithologists' Union, Colonial Adm ¬;Listen. Do not have an opinion while you listen because frankly, your opinion doesn't hold much water outside of Your Universe. Just listen. Listen until their brain has been twisted like a dripping towel and what they have to say is all over the floor. Hugh 'Hef' Marston Hefner – 1926- :American, pub, editor, founder Playboy Mag & Playboy Enterprises ¬;The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex. Hugh Macleod – 1965- :American, lecturer copywriter, cartoonist, photographer, writer inc Ignore ¬;Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human. ¬;Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly. ¬;Good ideas alter the power balance in relationships, that is why good ideas are always initially resisted. Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it. ¬;Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside. ¬;Part of being creative is learning how to protect your freedom. That includes freedom from avarice. ¬;Question how much freedom your path affords you. Be utterly ruthless about it. It's your freedom that will get you to where you want to go. ¬;The bars of West Hollywood and New York are awash with people throwing their lives away in the desperate hope of finding a shortcut, any shortcut. And a lot of them aren't even young anymore; their B-plans having been washed away by Vodka & Tonics years ago. Meanwhile their competition is at home, working their asses off. ¬;The creative person basically has two kinds of jobs: One is the sexy, creative kind. Second is the kind that pays the bills. Sometimes the task in hand covers both bases, but not often. This tense duality will always play center stage. It will never be transcended. ¬;The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur. That means hanging out more with the


creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you're already doing. Thinking more about what their needs are, and responding accordingly. Avoid the dullards; avoid the folk who play it safe. They can't help you any more. Their stability model no longer offers that much stability. They are extinct, they are extinction. ¬;The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does. ¬;There's no correlation between creativity and equipment ownership. None. Zilch. Nada. Actually, as the artist gets more into his thing, and as he gets more successful, his number of tools tends to go down. He knows what works for him. Expending mental energy on stuff wastes time. ¬;You have to find a way of working that makes it dead easy to take full advantage of your inspired moments. They never hit at a convenient time, nor do they last long. Hugh Prather – 1938- :American, writer esp relg & motivational, Methodist Minister, radio broadcaster ¬;True humor is fun - it does not put down, kid, or mock. It makes people feel wonderful, not separate, different, and cut off. True humor has beneath it the understanding that we are all in this together. Hugo LaFayette Black – 1886-1971:American, lawyer, Dem pol, Alabama USSen, US Supreme Court Just ¬;Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people ¬;The word 'security' is a broad, vague generality whose contours should not be invoked to abrogate the fundamental law embodied in the First Amendment. Hunter Stockton Thompson – 1837-2005:American, writer, novel inc Fear & Loathing in LasVegas, journ ¬;A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. ¬;All political power comes from the barrel of either guns, pussy, or opium pipes, and people seem to like it that way. ¬;Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed through a tube. ¬;He was forever yapping about freedom of the press and keeping the paper going, but if he'd had a million dollars and all the freedom in the world he'd still put out a worthless newspaper because he wasn't smart enough to put out a good one. He was just another noisy little punk in the great legion of punks who marched between the banners of bigger and better men. Freedom, Truth, Honour- you could rattle off a hundred such words and behind every one of them would gather a thousand punks, pompous little farts, waving the banner with one hand and reaching under the table with the other. ¬;If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. ¬;In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile. ¬;Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent. ¬;Nixon will be re-elected by a huge majority of Americans who feel he is not only more honest and more trustworthy than George McGovern, but also more likely to end the war in Vietnam. The polls also indicate that Nixon will get a comfortable majority of the Youth Vote. And that he might carry all fifty states... This may be the year when we finally come face to face with ourselves; finally just lay back and say it — that we are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. The tragedy of all this is that George McGovern, for all his mistakes... understands what a fantastic monument to all the best instincts of the human race this country might have been, if we could have kept it out of the hands of greedy little hustlers like Richard Nixon. McGovern made some stupid mistakes, but in context they seem almost frivolous compared to the things Richard Nixon does every day of his life, on purpose... Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President? ¬;No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. ¬;Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. ¬;Paranoia is just another word for ignorance ¬;So much for Objective Journalism. Don't bother to look for it here — not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms. ¬;Some people will say that words like scum and rotten are wrong for Objective Journalism — which is true, but they miss the point. It was the built-in blind spots of the Objective rules and dogma that allowed Nixon to slither into the White House in the first place. He looked so good on paper that you could almost vote for him sight unseen. He seemed so all-American, so much like Horatio Alger, that he was able to slip through the cracks of Objective Journalism. You had to get Subjective to see Nixon clearly, and the shock of recognition was often painful. ¬;The last half of the 20th century will seem like a wild party for rich kids, compared to what's coming now.


The party's over, folks. . . [Censorship of the news] is a given in wartime, along with massive campaigns of deliberately-planted "Dis-information". That is routine behavior in Wartime — for all countries and all combatants — and it makes life difficult for people who value real news. ¬;The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong , but to those who see it coming and jump aside ¬;The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time, in the United States or any other country. Make no mistake about it: We are At War now — with somebody — and we will stay At War with that mysterious Enemy for the rest of our lives. ¬;The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. ¬;The utter collapse of this Profoundly criminal Bush conspiracy will come none too soon for people like me... The massive plundering of the U.S. Treasury and all its resources has been almost on a scale that is criminally insane, and has literally destroyed the lives of millions of American people and American families. Exactly. ¬;There are times, however, and this is one of them, when even being right feels wrong. What do you say, for instance, about a generation that has been taught that rain is poison and sex is death? ¬;There was one exact moment, in fact, when I knew for sure that Al Gore would never be President of the United States, no matter what the experts were saying — and that was when the whole Bush family suddenly appeared on TV and openly scoffed at the idea of Gore winning Florida. It was Nonsense, said the Candidate, utter nonsense. . . Anybody who believed Bush had lost Florida was a Fool. The Media, all of them, were Liars & Dunces or treacherous whores trying to sabotage his victory. . . Here was the whole bloody Family laughing & hooting & sneering at the dumbness of the whole world on National TV. The old man was the real tip-off. The leer on his face was almost frightening. It was like looking into the eyes of a tall hyena with a living sheep in its mouth. The sheep's fate was sealed, and so was Al Gore's. ¬;This blizzard of mind-warping war propaganda out of Washington is building up steam. Monday is Anthrax, Tuesday is Bankruptcy, Friday is Child-Rape, Thursday is Bomb-scares, etc., etc., etc... If we believed all the brutal, frat-boy threats coming out of the White House, we would be dead before Sunday. It is pure and savage terrorism reminiscent of Nazi Germany. ¬;Today, the Panzer-like Bush machine controls all three branches of our federal government, the first time that has happened since Calvin Coolidge was in the White House. And that makes it just about impossible to mount any kind of Congressional investigation of a firmly-entrenched president like George Bush. The time has come to get deeply into football. It is the only thing we have left that ain't fixed. ¬;We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear — fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts, or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer. ¬;We have become a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world, a nation of bullies and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge us. No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way, or we'll kill you. Who does vote for these dishonest shitheads? Who among us can be happy and proud of having all this innocent blood on our hands? Who are these swine? These flag-sucking half-wits who get fleeced and fooled by stupid little rich kids like George Bush? They are the same ones who wanted to have Muhammad Ali locked up for refusing to kill gooks. They speak for all that is cruel and stupid and vicious in the American character. They are the racists and hate mongers among us; they are the Ku Klux Klan. I piss down the throats of these Nazis. And I am too old to worry about whether they like it or not. Fuck them. ¬;What the hell is going on here? How could this once-proud nation have changed so much, so drastically, in only a little more than two years. In what seems like the blink of an eye, this George Bush has brought us from a prosperous nation at peace to a broke nation at war. ¬;When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. ¬;Why are we seeing George Bush on TV every two hours for nine or ten days at a time, like some kind of mutated Mr. Rogers clone? Something is dangerously wrong in any country where a monumentally-failed backwoods politician can scare our national TV networks so totally that they will give him anything he wants. HymanGeorgeRickover–1900-1986:Polish born American, eng, naval officer, 4*Admiral, inv nuclear subs ¬;Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. ¬;Trying to make things work in government is sometimes like trying to sew a button on a custard pie Hypatia – c.370-415:Alexandrian(Egypt) Greek, math, astronomer, phil esp Neoplatonist, own phil school ¬;All formal dogmatic religions are fallacious and must never be accepted by self-respecting persons as final.

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Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky – 1882-1971:Russian born French, conductor, musician esp piano, composer ¬;I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. ¬;The past slips from our grasp. It leaves us only scattered things. The bond that united them eludes us. Our imagination usually fills in the void by making use of preconceived theories...Archaeology, then, does not supply us with certitudes, but rather with vague hypotheses. And in the shade of these hypotheses some artists are content to dream, considering them less as scientific facts than as sources of inspiration. Immanuel Kant – 1724-1804:Prussian German, writer inc Pure Reason, phil esp Transcendental Idealism ¬;A public can only arrive at enlightenment slowly. Through revolution, the abandonment of personal despotism may be engendered and the end of profit-seeking and domineering oppression may occur, but never a true reform of the state of mind. Instead, new prejudices, just like the old ones, will serve as the guiding reins of the great, unthinking mass. All that is required for this enlightenment is freedom; and particularly the least harmful of all that may be called freedom, namely, the freedom for man to make public use of his reason in all matters. But I hear people clamor on all sides: Don't argue! The officer says: Don't argue, drill! The tax collector: Don't argue, pay! The pastor: Don't argue, believe! ¬;Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. ¬;As to moral feeling, this supposed special sense, the appeal to it is indeed superficial when those who cannot think believe that feeling will help them out, even in what concerns general laws: and besides, feelings which naturally differ infinitely in degree cannot furnish a uniform standard of good and evil, nor has any one a right to form judgments for others by his own feelings... ¬;By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man. ¬;Enlightenment is man’s leaving his self-caused immaturity. Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. Such immaturity is self-caused if it is not caused by lack of intelligence, but by lack of determination and courage to use one's intelligence without being guided by another. ¬;Even philosophers will praise war as ennobling mankind, forgetting the Greek who said: 'War is bad in that it begets more evil than it kills.' ¬;From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. ¬;Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. ¬;He who has made great moral progress ceases to pray ¬;He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. ¬;Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer. ¬;If man makes himself a worm he must not complain when he is trodden on. ¬;Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. ¬;In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so. ¬;Ingratitude is the essence of vileness. ¬;It is difficult for the isolated individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost natural for him. He has even become fond of it and for the time being is incapable of employing his own intelligence, because he has never been allowed to make the attempt. Statutes and formulas, these mechanical tools of a serviceable use, or rather misuse, of his natural faculties, are the ankle-chains of a continuous immaturity. Whoever threw it off would make an uncertain jump over the smallest trench because he is not accustomed to such free movement. Therefore there are only a few who have pursued a firm path and have succeeded in escaping from immaturity by their own cultivation of the mind. ¬;Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. ¬;Nothing is divine but what is agreeable to reason. ¬;Only the descent into the hell of self-knowledge can pave the way to godliness. ¬;Ours is an age of criticism, to which everything must be subjected. The sacredness of religion, and the authority of legislation, are by many regarded as grounds for exemption from the examination by this tribunal, But, if they are exempted, and cannot lay claim to sincere respect, which reason accords only to that which has stood the test of a free and public examination. ¬;Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ¬;Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them. ¬;That all our knowledge begins with experience, there is indeed no doubt....but although our knowledge originates WITH experience, it does not all arise OUT OF experience. ¬;The death of dogma is the birth of morality ¬;The possession of power unavoidably spoils the free use of reason


¬;The wish to talk to God is absurd. We cannot talk to one we cannot comprehend ¬;Through laziness and cowardice a large part of mankind, even after nature has freed them from alien guidance, gladly remain immature. It is because of laziness and cowardice that it is so easy for others to usurp the role of guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor! ¬;To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. ... For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination. ¬;Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi – 1917-1984:Indian, Congress pol, Pres Indian National Congress, 4x PM ¬;My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. ¬;You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. IosebB dzeJughashvili akaJosephVissarionovichStalin–1878-1953:GeorgiaRussian, Comn pol, USSR PM ¬;A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron. ¬;Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. ¬;I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will. ¬;Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? ¬;In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than to advance. ¬;The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. ¬;The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party's sharpest and most powerful weapon. Irv 'Kup' Kupcinet – 1912-2003:American, journalist inc ChicagoSun-Times, columnist, talk show host ¬;What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? Isaac Bashevis Singer – 1902-1991:Polish born American, novel, short story writer, won Nobel Literature ¬;Children don't read to find their identity, to free themselves from guilt, to quench the thirst for rebellion or to get rid of alienation. They have no use for psychology... They still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff... When a book is boring, they yawn openly. They don't expect their writer to redeem humanity, but leave to adults such childish illusions. ¬;Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. ¬;If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments ¬;If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet. ¬;Originality is not seen in single words or even sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing. ¬;Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge ¬;People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times. ¬;There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. ¬;We have to believe in free will. We’ve got no choice. ¬;When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer. ¬;When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself. Isaac Newton – 1643-1727:English, math, astronomer, natural phil, physicist, alchemist, writer, Math Prof ¬;A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. ¬;Errors are not in the art but in the artificers. ¬;I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people ¬;I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me. ¬;I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light ¬;If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent. ¬;If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. ¬;Plato is my friend — Aristotle is my friend — but my greatest friend is truth.


¬;To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing. ¬;To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction. ¬;Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. ¬;We build too many walls and not enough bridges. Isaak Yudovich Ozimov aka Isaac Asimov–1920-1992:Russian born American, Biochem Prof, hist, SF nov ¬;A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value. ¬;Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. ¬;Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. ¬;I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time. ¬;I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I'll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be. ¬;I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. ¬;I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. ¬;I use what I call my bathroom metaphor. If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then both have what I call freedom of the bathroom, go to the bathroom any time you want, and stay as long as you want to for whatever you need. And this to my way is ideal. And everyone believes in the freedom of the bathroom. It should be right there in the Constitution. But if you have 20 people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up, you have to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door, aren't you through yet, and so on. And in the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. ¬;If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. ¬;Imagine the people (Christians) who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, the most unimaginative, the most unthinking among us, who would make themselves the guides and leaders of us all; who would force their feeble and childish beliefs on us; who would invade our schools and libraries and homes. I personally resent it bitterly. ¬;Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all. ¬;It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. ¬;It is not only the living who are killed in war. ¬;It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. ¬;It's not so much what you have to learn if you accept weird theories, it's what you have to unlearn. ¬;How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. An artist is emotional, they think, and uses only his intuition; he sees all at once and has no need of reason. A scientist is cold, they think, and uses only his reason; he argues carefully step by step, and needs no imagination. That is all wrong. The true artist is quite rational as well as imaginative and knows what he is doing; if he does not, his art suffers. The true scientist is quite imaginative as well as rational, and sometimes leaps to solutions where reason can follow only slowly; if he does not, his science suffers. ¬;Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well. On the other hand, when they split up knowledge, concentrate on their own field, and scorn and ignore other fields, they grow less wise — even in their own field. ¬;Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. ¬;Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once. ¬;Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. ¬;People are entirely too disbelieving of coincidence. They are far too ready to dismiss it and to build arcane


structures of extremely rickety substance in order to avoid it. I, on the other hand, see coincidence everywhere as an inevitable consequence of the laws of probability, according to which having no unusual coincidence is far more unusual than any coincidence could possibly be. ¬;Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived ¬;Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. ¬;Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know - and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance. ¬;The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' ¬;The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. ¬;The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing. ¬;There's something about a pious man such as he. He will cheerfully cut your throat if it suits him, but he will hesitate to endanger the welfare of your immaterial and problematical soul ¬;Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. ¬;To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult. ¬;To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. ¬;Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Isabel Diana Colegate – 1931- :English, literary agent, novel inc ShootingParty & News from City of Sun ¬;It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them ¬;The English will never turn Communist, they're such snobs. An English Communist could have a duke at gunpoint; if he asked him to stay for the weekend he'd drop the gun and dash off to Moss Bros to hire a dinnerjacket. Isabella Baumfree aka Sojourner Truth–1797-1883:American, slave, writer, speaker, abol & women's act ¬;If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them. ¬;That little man in black over there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. Isabella Mary Beeton, nee Mayson – 1836-1865:English, cook, writer esp Mrs Beeton's Household Mgr ¬;A place for everything and everything in its place. Israel Ehrenberg aka Ashley Montague – 1905-1999:British born American, anthropologist, Prof of Anth ¬;Absolute truth belongs only to one class of humans ... the class of absolute fools. ¬;Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof. ¬;The family unit is the institution for the systematic production of mental illness ¬;The idea is to die young as late as possible ¬;The majority of people believe in incredible things that are absolutely false. The majority of people daily act in a manner prejudicial to their general well-being. ¬;The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality

J Jack William Nicklaus – 1940- :American, professional golfer – 105 wins, int course designer, writer ¬;Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation. Jacob Bronowski – 1908-1974:Polish born British, math, biologist, writer, TV presenter inc AscentOfMan ¬;Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man. ¬;Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created. ¬;Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime. ¬;It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. ¬;No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power. ¬;Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved. ¬;That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer. ¬;You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.


Jacob Cohen aka Rodney Dangerfield – 1921-2004:American, salesman, actor, standup comedian, broadc ¬;I'm at an age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table. ¬;I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice - I don't know if I'm coming or going. ¬;I like to date schoolteachers. If you do something wrong, they make you do it over again. ¬;I live in a tough neighborhood. They got a children's zoo. Last week, four kids escaped. ¬;Men who do things without being told draw the most wages. Jacqueline 'Jackie' Joyner-Kersee–1962- :American, heptathlon & long jump athlete, won 3OlympicGold ¬;It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jacquelyn Mitchard – 1957- :American, journalist, col, essayist, writer, novelist inc Deep End of Ocean ¬;Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture. Jacques Boularan aka Jacques Deval – 1895-1972:French, playwright inc Tovaritch, screen, theatre dir ¬;God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. Jacques Derrida – 1930-2004:Algerian born French, phil-founder of deconstruction, Prof of Humanities ¬;But psychoanalysis has taught that the dead—a dead parent, for example—can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts. Jaleel Ahmad White – 1976- :American, screenwriter, child & adult actor inc Family Matters, voice actor ¬;You should never be afraid to be yourself, under any circumstances. The genre of cool is fleeting. What’s cool today will not be cool a year from now. If you’re yourself, you’ll be at peace with yourself. James Joynes aka James Arthur Baldwin – 1924-1987:American, play, essay, novelist inc AnotherCountry ¬;Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field. ¬;Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or dreamed that one possessed. Yet, it is only when a man is able, without bitterness or self-pity, to surrender a dream he has long cherished or a privilege he has long possessed that he is set free — he has set himself free — for higher dreams, for greater privileges. ¬;Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. ¬;I do not know many Negroes who are eager to be "accepted" by white people, still less to be loved by them; they, the blacks, simply don't wish to be beaten over the head by the whites every instant of our brief passage on this planet. White people will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love themselves and each other, and when they have achieved this — which will not be tomorrow and may very well be never — the Negro problem will no longer exist, for it will no longer be needed. ¬;I have never seen myself as a spokesman. I am a witness. In the church in which I was raised you were supposed to bear witness to the truth. Now, later on, you wonder what in the world the truth is, but you do know what a lie is. ¬;I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. ¬;I love America more than any other country in the world and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. ¬;If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected — those, precisely, who need the law’s protection most! — and listens to their testimony. ¬;If the concept of God has any validity or any use, it can only be to make us larger, freer, and more loving. If God cannot do this, then it is time we got rid of Him. ¬;Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. ¬;It's no credit to this enormously rich country that there are more oppressive, less decent governments elsewhere. We claim superiority of our institutions. We ought to live up to our own standards, not use misery elsewhere as an endless source of self-gratification and justification. Of course, people tell me all the time in the West that they are trying, they are trying hard. Some have tears in their eyes and let me know how awful they feel about the way our poor live, our blacks, or those in dozens of other countries. People can cry much easier than they can change, a rule of psychology people like me picked up as kids on the street. ¬;It is true that two wrongs don't make a right, as we love to point out to the people we have wronged. But one wrong doesn't make a right, either. People who have been wronged will attempt to right the wrong; they would not be people if they didn't. They can rarely afford to be scrupulous about the means they will use. They will use such means as come to hand. Neither, in the main, will they distinguish one oppressor from another, nor see through to the root principle of their oppression. ¬;It will be a great day for America, incidentally, when we begin to eat bread again, instead of the blasphemous


and tasteless foam rubber that we have substituted for it. And I am not being frivolous here, either. Something very sinister happens to the people of a country when they begin to distrust their own reactions as deeply as they do here, and become as joyless as they have become. ¬;Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex: you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did. ¬;Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it's true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. ¬;Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. ¬;People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned. ¬;The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. ¬;Words like "freedom," "justice," "democracy" are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what these are. It takes enormous and, above all, individual effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply. ¬;You don't realize that you're intelligent until it gets you into trouble. James Barrett Reston–1909-1995:Scottish born American, journ esp NewYorkTimes, writer, won Pulitzer ¬;A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck – 1740-1795:Scottish, lawyer, diarist, writer esp Life of Johnson ¬;Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. James Branch Cabell – 1879-1958:American, writer, journalist, short story writer, novelist esp fantasy ¬;The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. James Bryant Conant – 1893-1978:American, chemist, educational administrator, 23rd Pres Harvard Univ ¬;Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. James Danforth 'Dan' Quayle – 1947- :American, lawyer, Rep pol, Indiana US Senator, 44th US Vice-Pres ¬;I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican. ¬;I stand by all the misstatements that I've made. ¬;[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system. ¬;The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century. ¬;Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things. James Douglas 'Jim' Morrison – 1943-1971:American, poet inc Wilderness, writer, song, singer esp Doors ¬;Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. ¬;I like any reaction I can get with my music. Just anything to get people to think. I mean if you can get a whole room full of drunk, stoned people to actually wake up and think, you're doing something. ¬;If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. ¬;Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see. ¬;Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence. ¬;We're like actors, turned loose in this world to wander in search of a phantom, endlessly searching for a half formed shadow of our lost reality. When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder. The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces. James Douglas Muir 'Jay'Leno–1950- :American, comedian esp stand up, TonightShow host, car collector ¬;A new poll shows that Americans now believe that Bill Clinton is more honest than President Bush. […] At least when Clinton screwed the nation, he did it one person at a time. ¬;Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak. ¬;Go through your phone book, call people and ask them to drive you to the airport. The ones who will drive you are your true friends. The rest aren't bad people; they're just acquaintances. ¬;How many watched the President's speech last night? [half-hearted audience applause] How many watched American Idol? [thundering applause] Okay, there you go! You get the government you deserve. ¬;I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good…Maybe you're not the best, so you should work a little harder. ¬;I went into a McDonald's yesterday and said, 'I'd like some fries.' The girl at the counter said, 'Would you like some fries with that?'


¬;If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ¬;In Ohio, some people went to the polls to re-elect disgraced Congressman James Traficant, even though he?s currently in prison. Actually, when you think about it, jail isn't much different from Congress. Both of you serve a term, all expenses are paid by taxpayers, and you?re surrounded by fellow crooks ¬;Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution. ¬;Women will soon be able to make their own sperm using their own bone marrow. Is that unbelievable? How unfair is that for us guys, huh? I mean, all these years, we've been in charge of manufacturing and distribution, you know what I'm saying? We provide free delivery and installation… ¬;You cannot be mad at somebody who makes you laugh - it's as simple as that. JamesEarl'Jimmy'Carter–1924- :American, farmer, Dem pol, Georgia Gov, 39thUS Pres, won NoblePeace ¬;As is the case with a human being, admirable characteristics of a nation are not defined by size and physical prowess. What are some of the other attributes of a superpower? Once again, they might very well mirror those of a person. These would include a demonstrable commitment to truth, justice, peace, freedom, humility, human rights, generosity, and the upholding of other moral values. ¬;Eight years before he became vice president, Richard Cheney spelled out this premise in his "Defense Strategy for the 1990s." Either before or soon after 9/11, he and his close associates chose Iraq as the first major target, apparently to remove a threat to Israel and to have Iraq serve as our permanent military, economic, and political base in the Middle East. ¬;Formerly admired almost universally as the pre-eminent champion of human rights, the United States now has become one of the foremost targets of respected international organizations concerned about these basic principles of democratic life. Some of our actions are similar to those of abusive regimes that we have historically condemned. ¬;Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood. ¬;Instead of entering a millennium of peace, the world is now, in many ways, a more dangerous place. The greater ease of travel and communication has not been matched by equal understanding and mutual respect. There is a plethora of civil wars, unrestrained by rules of the Geneva Convention, within which an overwhelming portion of the casualties are unarmed civilians who have no ability to defend themselves. And recent appalling acts of terrorism have reminded us that no nations, even superpowers, are invulnerable. It is clear that global challenges must be met with an emphasis on peace, in harmony with others, with strong alliances and international consensus. ¬;It is apparent that prisoners of war are among the most vulnerable of people. Not only are they completely under the control of their captors, but in a time of conflict, the hatred and brutality of the battlefield are very likely to be mirrored within military prison walls. ¬;Our goals are the same, to have a just system of economics and politics, to let the people of the world share in growth, in peace, in personal freedom, and in the benefits to be derived from the proper utilization of natural resources. We believe in enhancing human rights. We believe that we should enhance, as independent nations, the freedom of our own people. ¬;The authenticity and universal applicability of these guarantees were never questioned by a democratic poweruntil recently, and by America! Instead of honoring the historic restraints, our political leaders decided to violate them, using the excuse that we are at war against terrorism. It is obvious that the Geneva Conventions were designed specifically to protect prisoners of war, not prisoners of peace... Aside from the humanitarian aspects, it is well known that, under excruciating torture, a prisoner will admit almost any suggested crime. Such confessions are, of course, not admissible in trials in civilized nations. The primary goal of torture or the threat of torture is not to obtain convictions for crimes, but to engender and maintain fear. Some of our leaders have found that it is easy to forgo human rights for those who are considered to be subhuman, or "enemy combatants." ¬;The most serious and universal problem is the growing chasm between the richest and poorest people on earth. Citizens of the ten wealthiest countries are now seventy-five times richer than those who live in the ten poorest ones, and the separation is increasing every year, not only between nations but also within them. ¬;The Republican party is a party with a narrow vision, a party that is afraid of the future ¬;There is a strong religious commitment to the sanctity of human life, but, paradoxically, some of the most fervent protectors of microscopic stem cells are the most ardent proponents of the death penalty. ¬;War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. ¬;We have been reminded that cruel and inhuman acts can be derived from distorted theological beliefs, as suicide bombers take the lives of innocent human beings, draped falsely in the cloak of God's will. With horrible brutality, neighbors have massacred neighbors in Europe, Asia, and Africa. In order for us human beings to commit ourselves personally to the inhumanity of war, we find it necessary first to dehumanize our opponents,


which is in itself a violation of the beliefs of all religions. Once we characterize our adversaries as beyond the scope of God's mercy and grace, their lives lose all value. We deny personal responsibility when we plant landmines and, days or years later, a stranger to us — often a child – is crippled or killed. From a great distance, we launch bombs or missiles with almost total impunity, and never want to know the number or identity of the victims. ¬;We have the heaviest concentration of lawyers on Earth—one for every five-hundred Americans; three times as many as are in England, four times as many as are in West Germany, twenty-one times as many as there are in Japan. We have more litigation, but I am not sure that we have more justice. No resources of talent and training in our own society, even including the medical care, is more wastefully or unfairly distributed than legal skills. Ninety percent of our lawyers serve 10 percent of our people. We are over-lawyered and underrepresented. ¬;We live in a time of transition, an uneasy era which is likely to endure for the rest of this century. During the period we may be tempted to abandon some of the time-honored principles and commitments which have been proven during the difficult times of past generations. We must never yield to this temptation. Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities - not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings. ¬;We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. ¬;We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children. James Francis Byrnes – 1879-1972:American, Dempol, SC US Sen, USSupremeCourtJust, US SecOfState ¬;Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. James Kern Feibleman–1904-1987:American, retailer, novelist & short story, phil, Phil&Humanities Prof ¬;A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. ¬;That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. James Geary – 195?- :American, journ, editor, writer inc World in a Phrase, web blogger on aphorisms ¬;The mind revels in conjecture. Where information is lacking, it will gladly fill in the gaps. James Grover Thurber – 1894-1961:American, cartoonist esp New Yorker, short story writer, humourist ¬;A burden in the bush is worth two on your hands. ¬;All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. ¬;Boys are perhaps beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of eighteen months and ninety years. ¬;Discussion in America means dissent. ¬;Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead ¬;Editing should be, especially in the case of old writers, a counseling rather than a collaborating task. The tendency of the writer-editor to collaborate is natural, but he should say to himself, "How can I help this writer to say it better in his own style?" and avoid "How can I show him how I would write it, if it were my piece?" ¬;Every time is a time for comedy in a world of tension that would languish without it. ¬;He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes. ¬;He who hesitates is sometimes saved. ¬;Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority. ¬;I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm. ¬;I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. ¬;If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. ¬;It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all ¬;It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ¬;Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. ¬;Love is blind, but desire just doesn't give a good goddam ¬;Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with Man is Man. ¬;Nowadays men lead lives of noisy desperation. ¬;Precision of communication is important, more important than ever, in our era of hair trigger balances, when a false or misunderstood word may create as much disaster as a sudden thoughtless act. ¬;Sixty minutes of thinking of any kind is bound to lead to confusion and unhappiness. ¬;Somebody has said that woman's place is in the wrong. That's fine. What the wrong needs is a woman's presence and a woman's touch. She is far better equipped than men to set it right.


¬;The dog has seldom been successful in pulling Man up to its level of sagacity, but Man has frequently dragged the dog down to his. ¬;The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature. ¬;There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures ¬;There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. ¬;Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? ¬;You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. ¬;You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward James Harold Wilson, Baron–1916-1995:English, OxfordUnivDon, statistician, econ, Lab pol, MP, 2x PM ¬;A week is a long time in politics. ¬;One man's wage rise is another man's price increase. James Hilton – 1900-1954:English, novel inc Goodbye Mr Chips, screen inc Mrs. Miniver, won Oscar ¬;Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does. James J 'Jim' Horning – 193?- American, comp sci, Xerox Research Fellow, writer esp programming ¬;Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be James MacKintosh – 1765-1832:Scottish, journ, hist, physician, lawyer, judge, phil. Prof of Law, Whig pol ¬;It is right to be contented with what we have, never with what we are. James Madison – 1751-1836:American, phil, pol, aka Father US Constitution, US Sec of State, 4thUS Pres ¬;A people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. ¬;A zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good. So strong is this propensity of mankind to fall into mutual animosities, that where no substantial occasion presents itself, the most frivolous and fanciful distinctions have been sufficient to kindle their unfriendly passions and excite their most violent conflicts. But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property. ¬;Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant. ¬;Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths. ¬;During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution. ¬;I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ¬;If men were angels, no government would be necessary. ¬;If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. ¬;It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. ¬;Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an ailment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency. ¬;No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. ¬;Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended; its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force, of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war, and in the degeneracy of manners and of morals engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. ¬;The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty ¬;The constitution supposes, what the History of all Governments demonstrates, that the Executive is the branch of power most interested in war, and most prone to it. ¬;The problem to be solved is, not what form of government is perfect, but which of the forms is least


imperfect. ¬;The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted. ¬;War is in fact the true nurse of executive aggrandizement ¬;What influence in fact have ecclesiastical establishments had on Civil Society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the Civil authority; in many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny: in no instance have they been seen the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty, may have found an established Clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just Government instituted to secure & perpetuate it needs them not. James Matthew Barrie, 1stBaronet – 1860-1937:Scottish, journalist, play, writer, novelist inc children inc Peter Pan; ¬;His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall. ¬;Life is a long lesson in humility. ¬;Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. ¬;Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade. ¬;The most useless are those who never change through the years. JamesMonroe–1758-1831:American, soldier, lawyer, pol, dip, USFoundingFather, Virginia Gov, 5thUSPres ¬;A little flattery will support a man through great fatigue. ¬;It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin. ¬;The earth was given to mankind to support the greatest number of which it is capable, and no tribe or people have a right to withhold from the wants of others more than is necessary for their own support and comfort. James Russell Lowell – 1819-1891:American, poet esp Romantic, critic, editor, diplomat, Languages Prof ¬;All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. ¬;Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found. ¬;Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. ¬;Folks never understand the folks they hate. ¬;In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak. ¬;Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. ¬;Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character. ¬;There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. ¬;They are slaves who fear to speak, for the fallen and the weak. ¬;Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief. ¬;Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. ¬;Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people. James Samuel Gordon – 195?- :American, psych esp integrative med, found Center Mind-Body Medicine ¬;It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. James William Fulbright – 1905-1995:American, lawyer, Dem pol, Arkansas US Sen, found F.Fellowships ¬;The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust (our own) government statements. ¬;The citizen who criticizes his country is paying it an implied tribute. ¬;We must dare to think about "unthinkable things" because when things become "unthinkable" thinking stops and action becomes mindless. James William 'Jimmy' Buffett – 1946- :American, singer, songwriter inc Margaritaville, film prod, novel ¬;If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. James William Schopf – 1941- :American, Paleobiology Prof, writer, Pres CentreStudyOfEvo&OriginLife ¬;For four-fifths of our history, our planet was populated by pond scum. James Wolcott – 1952- :American, journ, col inc Vanity Fair, soc&cultural critic, writer inc AttackPoodles ¬;Even the most piddling life is of momentous consequence to its owner. ¬;It’s one thing to fight for what you believe in, another thing to fight for what others believe in. ¬;The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself. Jan Amos Komenský–1592-1670:Czech, educ, sci, UnityBrethren Bishop, aka Father of Moden Education ¬;Aristotle compared the mind of man to a blank tablet on which nothing was written, but on which all things could be engraved. There is, however, this difference, that on the tablet the writing is limited by space, while in the case of the mind, you may continually go on writing and engraving without finding any boundary, because, as has already been shown, the mind is without limit.


¬;Education is indeed necessary for all, and this is evident if we consider the different degrees of ability. No one doubts that those who are stupid need instruction, that they may shake off their natural dullness. But in reality those who are clever need it far more, since an active mind, if not occupied with useful things, will busy itself with what is useless, curious, and pernicious ¬;If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of knowledge, a single rule of some mechanical art, a single pleasing story or proverb (the acquisition of which would require no effort), what a vast stock of learning he might lay by. Seneca is therefore right when he says: "Life is long, if we know how to use it." It is consequently of importance that we understand the art of making the very best use of our lives. ¬;Let the main object be … to seek and to find a method of instruction, by which teachers may teach less, but learners learn more. ¬;The proper education of the young does not consist in stuffing their heads with a mass of words, sentences, and ideas dragged together out of various authors, but in opening up their understanding to the outer world, so that a living stream may flow from their own minds, just as leaves, flowers, and fruit spring from the bud on a tree. Jane Austen – 1775-1817:English, novelist inc Pride & Prejudice and Sense & Sensibility, poet ¬;A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can ¬;I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. ¬;One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. ¬;One man's style must not be the rule of another's. ¬;There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves. ¬;There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ¬;You deserve a longer letter than this; but it is my unhappy fate seldom to treat people so well as they deserve. Jane Wagner – 1935- :American, screen, director, producer, collaborator with Lily Tomlin, won 3 Emmys ¬;All my life, I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. ¬;Delusions of grandeur make me feel a lot better about myself. ¬;For fast acting relief, try slowing down. ¬;I swear people don't want sex so much as they want somebody who'll listen to 'em ... the first thing you learn after fellatio is how to listen. ¬;If I had known what it would be like to have it all... I might have been willing to settle for less. ¬;It's my belief we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. ¬;No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up. ¬;Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs ¬;Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. ¬;Remember we're all in this alone. ¬;Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world. ¬;The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. ¬;The best mind-altering drug is truth. ¬;The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. Janeane Garofalo – 1964- :American, actress, comedienne esp stand up, writer, broadcaster, political act ¬;Because we don't have a Fairness Doctrine, and because we have further media consolidation, and because we have a fantastic corporate media, WE DON'T HAVE NEWS! We don't have an informed populous and we don't have a democracy... Everyone in the world knows that America, (in its current state, because of right-wingers) that the right wing arm of this country (that speaks for this country unfortunately) has no credibility when it comes to human rights or independent media. ¬;Conservative talk radio hosts...have conned the American people into thinking there is such a thing as a prolife, pro-war, pro-gun, pro-death penalty Christian. ¬;Many people feel that mass acceptance and smooth socialization are desirable life paths for a young adult... Many people are often wrong... Don't bother being nice. Being popular and well liked is not in your best interest. Let me be more clear; if you behave in a manner pleasing to most, then you are probably doing something wrong. The masses have never been arbiters of the sublime, and they often fail to recognize the truly great individual. Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in. ¬;Nationalism and patriotism in the wrong hands will destroy lives, it really will, because I'll tell you something: it takes a village to ruin a child. I think we've proven that time and time again in this country. ¬;The handful of corporations that own most of the media outlets have an interest in reflecting establishment views. ¬;The majority of Americans, there is no doubt about it, they support a woman's right to choose. They support the separation of church and state. They support environmental protections. They support laws that regulate business, because remember deregulation is essentially lawlessness. And the bankruptcy bill and the energy bill that the Bush administration has pushed are gifts to big business and the majority of Americans, if they were to understand that, if their news media did their job, they wouldn't support it. They just wouldn't. And also they are


just too busy in the course of a day, living their lives, and putting their kids through school, and putting food on the table, to hate gay people and black people and women enough, and to pray for the end of days enough, as the Bush administration would like them to. As you know there's a number of lawsuits filed against No Child Left Behind because the government has required that schools adhere to No Child Left Behind, yet haven't funded it! Of course they haven't! Of course they haven't, because the Bush regime doesn't believe in funding education because if you fund education you will have a more educated populace. If you have a more educated populace, you will have critical thinking. If you have critical thinking, you cannot push this agenda that they have and you won't have as many people that are so willing to serve in the armed forces for Dick Cheney. Y'know, if you have a more educated, knowledgeable, critically-thinking populace, they will be less willing to fight and die for Dick Cheney! You know it really is that simple. And most people join the army, navy, air force, marines, to pay for their education, to better themselves, to see the world. That is fine, but if the young people are joining the armed forces to protect democracy, you gotta stay here! Because we need that here. We are losing democracy all the time under the Bush regime and Theocracy, where it will be fine, but it's just gonna take awhile. ¬;The media is supposed to be custodians of the facts and watchdogs of government. They have, for the most part, neglected to be either of those things. ¬;The reason the corporate media serves the Republican agenda so much is it means they don't have to work hard. They don't have to do anything. They don't have to do investigative journalism. They don't have to get into the dirty waters of speaking truth to power. If the corporate media continues to serve their Republican masters, then their job is easy peasy. It's nuttin'. You go to Matt Drudge. You go get some stuff from Karl Rove. You go to Grover Norquist meetings. You get the talking points. Easy peasy. ¬;There's always [on women's magazines] that great photo of the actress or model lifting up her shirt just to show you the bone structure and the six-pack of her own. It's almost like when horses are auctioned and they show you their teeth. 'Am I good enough?' ¬;To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first. ¬;Unbelievable No stem-cell research. Can't have stem-cell research. Can't have reproductive rights. But by God we can bomb the shite out of anybody in the world! And we can have policies that are put forth by the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank, and CAFTA and NAFTA that will destroy lives. That will destroy the environment. That will harm fetal development. I mean is it not insanity? ¬;You know George W. Bush is a war-time president, he says - proudly. Guess what. War is failure! When you are at war, you have failed! When you have gone to a war of choice and lied about it, you're a double-triple, triple-quadruple failure! Or a warlord. It's called a warlord in other countries. A war time president here. One man's ceiling I guess is another man's floor. George Bush is a warlord. He's a failure! Jascha Heifetz – 1901-1987:Lithuanian born American, teacher, musician esp violin, int performer ¬;No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other. Jason Fried – 196?- :American, web application developer, web consultant, found web dev co 37signals ¬;Projections are bullshit. They're just guesses. Wait until the real thing happens and then when it happens, then you can make the decision. Make decisions when you have a lot of information to make the decision. Not when you have to guess about what the decision is going to be or use data that doesn't exist yet. ¬;You don’t need to win every medal to be successful. Jawaharlal 'Pandit' Nehru–1889-1964:Indian, Congress pol, 1stIndianPM, found Non-Aligned Movement ¬;A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. ¬;A theory must be tempered with reality. ¬;Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends. Life is not all logic, and those ends will have to be varied from time to time to fit in with it, but some end must always be clearly envisaged. ¬;Because we have sought to cover up past evil, though it still persists, we have been powerless to check the new evil of today. Evil unchecked grows, Evil tolerated poisons the whole system. And because we have tolerated our past and present evils, international affairs are poisoned and law and justice have disappeared from them. ¬;Democracy and socialism are means to an end, not the end itself. We talk of the good of society. Is this something apart from, and transcending, the good of the individuals composing it? If the individual is ignored and sacrificed for what is considered the good of the society, is that the right objective to have? It was agreed that the individual should not be sacrificed and indeed that real social progress will come only when opportunity is given to the individual to develop, provided "the individual" is not a selected group but comprises the whole community. The touchstone, therefore, should be how far any political or social theory enables the individual to rise above his petty self and thus think in terms of the good of all. The law of life should not be competition or acquisitiveness but cooperation, the good of each contributing to the good of all. ¬;Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse. So we are forced to accept democracy. It has


good points and also bad. But merely saying that democracy will solve all problems is utterly wrong. Problems are solved by intelligence and hard work. ¬;Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes. ¬;Freedom and power bring responsibility. ¬;History is almost always written by the victors and conquerors and gives their view. Or, at any rate, the victors' version is given prominence and holds the field. ¬;India is supposed to be a religious country above everything else, and Hindu and Moslem and Sikh and others take pride in their faiths and testify to their truth by breaking heads. The spectacle of what is called religion, or at any rate organised religion, in India and elsewhere has filled me with horror, and I have frequently condemned it and wished to make a clean sweep of it. Almost always it seems to stand for blind belief and reaction, dogma and bigotry, superstition and exploitation, and the preservation of vested interests. ¬;Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will. ¬;Most of us seldom take the trouble to think. It is a troublesome and fatiguing process and often leads to uncomfortable conclusions. But crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think. ¬;Organised religion allying itself to theology and often more concerned with its vested interests than with the things of the spirit encourages a temper which is the very opposite of science. It produces narrowness and intolerance, credulity and superstition, emotionalism and irrationalism. It tends to close and limit the mind of man and to produce a temper of a dependent, unfree person. ¬;Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. ¬;Religion is not familiar ground for me, and as I have grown older, I have definitely drifted away from it. I have something else in its place, something older than just intellect and reason, which gives me strength and hope. Apart from this indefinable and indefinite urge, which may have just a tinge of religion in it and yet is wholly different from it, I have grown entirely to rely on the workings of the mind. Perhaps they are weak supports to rely upon, but, search as I will, I can see no better ones. ¬;The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over. And so we have to labour and to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagine that it can live apart. Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster in this One World that can no longer be split into isolated fragments. ¬;The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction. ¬;The world of today has achieved much, but for all its declared love for humanity, it has based itself far more on hatred and violence than on the virtues that make one human. War is the negation of truth and humanity. War may be unavoidable sometimes, but its progeny are terrible to contemplate. Not mere killing, for man must die, but the deliberate and persistent propagation of hatred and falsehood, which gradually become the normal habits of the people. It is dangerous and harmful to be guided in our life's course by hatreds and aversions, for they are wasteful of energy and limit and twist the mind and prevent it from perceiving truth. ¬;Theoretical approaches have their place and are, I suppose, essential but a theory must be tempered with reality. ¬;There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear. ¬;Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. ¬;To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition. But that certainly does not mean asceticism or self-mortification. Nor do I appreciate in the least the idealization of the "simple peasant life." I have almost a horror of it, and instead of submitting to it myself I want to drag out even the peasantry from it, not to urbanization, but to the spread of urban cultural facilities to rural areas. ¬;Ultimately what we really are matters more than what other people think of us. ¬;We have achieved political freedom but our revolution is not yet complete and is still in progress, for political freedom without the assurance of the right to live and to pursue happiness, which economic progress alone can bring, can never satisfy a people. ¬;We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. ¬;We must constantly remind ourselves that whatever our religion or creed, we are all one people. ¬;Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes. ¬;You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall. Jean Baptiste Poquelin aka Molière – 1622-1673:French, actor, play esp comedy farces, theatre director ¬;Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into patients of whom they know nothing. ¬;To create a public scandal is what's wicked; To sin in private is not a sin.


¬;Virtue on earth is persecuted ever; the envious die, but envy never. ¬;Writing is like prostitution. First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends, and then for money. ¬;Yes, if we were prepared to be honest we might rid ourselves of much self deception. Jean Baptiste Rousseau – 1671-1741 :French, play inc Venus et Adonis, epigrammatist , poet esp libellous ¬;Readiness of speech is often inability to hold the tongue. Jean de La Fontaine – 1621-1695:French, estate ranger, poet inc Contes, fabulist inc Fables, translator ¬;Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances. Jean Iris Murdoch, Dame – 1919-1999:Irish born British, philosopher, poet, playwright, writer, novelist ¬;Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Jean Jacques Rousseau – 1712-1778 :Geneva born French, phil, writer, novelist, play, musical theorist ¬;A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue. ¬;As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State "What does it matter to me?" the State may be given up for lost. ¬;Fame is but the breath of people, and that often unwholesome. ¬;From whatever aspect we regard the question, the right of slavery is null and void, not only as being illegitimate, but also because it is absurd and meaningless. The words slave and right contradict each other, and are mutually exclusive. It will always be equally foolish for a man to say to a man or to a people: “I make with you a convention wholly at your expense and wholly to my advantage; I shall keep it as long as I like, and you will keep it as long as I like.” ¬;Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion. ¬;He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance. ¬;He who knows enough of things to value them at their true worth never says too much; for he can also judge of the attention bestowed on him and the interest aroused by what he says. People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. It is plain that an ignorant person thinks everything he does know important, and he tells it to everybody. But a well-educated man is not so ready to display his learning; he would have too much to say, and he sees that there is much more to be said, so he holds his peace. ¬;Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards. ¬;I had been brought up in a church which decides everything and permits no doubts, so that having rejected one article of faith I was forced to reject the rest; as I could not accept absurd decisions, I was deprived of those which were not absurd. When I was told to believe everything, I could believe nothing, and I knew not where to stop. I consulted the philosophers, I searched their books and examined their various theories; I found them all alike proud, assertive, dogmatic, professing, even in their so-called scepticism, to know everything, proving nothing, scoffing at each other. This last trait, which was common to all of them, struck me as the only point in which they were right. Braggarts in attack, they are weaklings in defence. ¬;In reality, the difference is, that the savage lives within himself while social man lives outside himself and can only live in the opinion of others, so that he seems to receive the feeling of his own existence only from the judgement of others concerning him. It is not to my present purpose to insist on the indifference to good and evil which arises from this disposition, in spite of our many fine works on morality, or to show how, everything being reduced to appearances, there is but art and mummery in even honour, friendship, virtue, and often vice itself, of which we at length learn the secret of boasting; to show, in short, how abject we are, and never daring to ask ourselves in the midst of so much philosophy, benevolence, politeness, and of such sublime codes of morality, we have nothing to show for ourselves but a frivolous and deceitful appearance, honour without virtue, reason without wisdom, and pleasure without happiness. ¬;Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong. ¬;It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living. ¬;It violates natural law that a handful of men be glutted with superfluities while the starving multitude lacks necessities ¬;Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself. ¬;Men, be kind to your fellow-men; this is your first duty, kind to every age and station, kind to all that is not foreign to humanity. What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? ¬;Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains. ¬;Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. ¬;Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ¬;Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them. ¬;Society's institutions, like government, schools, the arts, and the media, corrupt naturally good individuals. ¬;Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. ¬;The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.


¬;The first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this imposter; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody. ¬;The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it. ¬;The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure. ¬;The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. ¬;The regulations of justice and peace to which all are obliged to conform...all ran to meet their chains thinking they secured their freedom ¬;The strongest is never strong enough always to be master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty ¬;The very right to vote imposes on me the duty to instruct myself in public affair, however little influence my voice may have in them. ¬;To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts. ¬;True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind; this short life counts for too little in their eyes. ¬;We are born, so to speak, twice over; born into existence, and born into life; born a human being, and born a man. ¬;What good would it be to possess the whole universe if one were its only survivor? Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau – 1889-1963:French, poet, artist, play, novelist, designer, film dir ¬;The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre – 1905-1980:French, existentialist philosopher, play, novel, political act ¬;As if there could be true stories: things happen in one way, and we retell them in the opposite way. ¬;Everything has been figured out except how to live. ¬;Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them. ¬;Hell is other people. ¬;People who live in society have learned how to see themselves in mirrors as they appear to their friends. I have no friends. Is that why my flesh is so naked? ¬;We do not know what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact. ¬;We will freedom for freedom’s sake, in and through particular circumstances. And in thus willing freedom, we discover that it depends entirely upon the freedom of others and that the freedom of others depends upon our own. Obviously, freedom as the definition of a man does not depend upon others, but as soon as there is a commitment, I am obliged to will the liberty of others at the same time as my own. I cannot make liberty my aim unless I make that of others equally my aim. ¬;What then did you expect when you unbound the gag that muted those black mouths? That they would chant your praises? Did you think that when those heads that our fathers had forcibly bowed down to the ground were raised again, you would find adoration in their eyes? ¬;When the rich wage war it's the poor who die. Jean Rostand – 1894-1937:French, philosopher, writer esp science inc eugenism, experimental biologist ¬;Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god. ¬;My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists. ¬;Science had better not free the minds of men too much, before it has tamed their instincts. Jean William Fritz Piaget – 1896-1980:Swiss, psychologist esp children, phil esp Genetic Epistemology ¬;Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society... But for me, education means making creators... You have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists. ¬;The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive, and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered. Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse – 1732-1776:French, socialite inc salon owner, writer inc Lettres ¬;If you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness. Jeanne Phillips – 1944- :American, advice col for 'Dear Abbey' – daughter of founder Pauline, broadc ¬;All the world's a cage. Jeannette Pickering Rankin–1880-1973:American, soc work, Rep pol, Mon USCong, found CivilLb Union ¬;You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.


Jef Mallett – 1962- :American, cartoonist esp Frazz, graphic artist, art dir inc BoothNewspapers, writer ¬;Do what you love, love what you do, leave the world a better place and don't pick your nose. ¬;If time flies when you're having fun, it hits the afterburners when you don't think you're having enough. ¬;Writing well mean never having to say, 'I guess you had to be there.' Jeff Marder – 196?- :American, comedian esp stand up, TV actor inc Marder at Midnight, voice actor ¬;We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. ¬;Why do they call it rush hour and your car just sits there? Jeff Melvoin – 195?- :American, journalist, screen inc Northern Exposure & Remington Steele, producer ¬;George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping? ¬;I'm not judging people, I'm judging their actions. It's the same type of distinction that I try to apply to myself, to judge, but not be judgmental. ¬;The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide. ¬;What is it about possessing things? Why do we feel the need to own what we love, and why do we become jerks when we do? We've all been there-- you want something, to possess it. By possessing something you lose it. ¬;You think Nature is some Disney movie? Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain. Jefferson Davis – 1808-1889:American, army officer, Miss US Sen, 1st& last Pres ConfederateStatesOfAm ¬;Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. Jeffery Amherst,1stBaron–1717-1797:English, soldier, C-in-CBritishArmy, FieldMarshal, GovGenCanada ¬;A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one. Jeffery Marvin 'Jeff' Foxworthy – 1958- :American, actor inc Foxworthy, comedian esp standup, TV host ¬;Men like beer and something naked. ¬;There's a whole segment of the population with a mentality that bases good times on where they can go and what they can buy. ¬;Whatever cleaning goes on on the planet, women do 99% of it. But see, women are not as proud of their 99% as men are of our one! We clean something up, we're gonna talk about it all year long. It might be on the news, you don't know. A woman could be out re-paving the driveway. Men actually have enough gall to walk out onto the porch and go "Hey baby? Man, it's hot as hell out here! Look, don't worry about emptyin' that ashtray in the den, I done got it, all right? Did it for you, sweet pea. I'm gonna take a nap now. Jennifer Louden – 196?- :American, writer, motivational speaker, personal coach, radio broadcaster ¬;I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others. Jeph Paul Jacques – 1980- :American, illust, web cartoonist inc comedic Questionable Content, musician ¬;The quickest way to a man's heart really is through his stomach, because then you don't have to chop through that pesky rib cage. ¬;You can either hold yourself up to the unrealistic standards of others, or ignore them and concentrate on being happy with yourself as you are. Jeremy Bentham – 1748-1832:English, phil esp Utilitarianism, writer, essay, soc&legal&animal rights act ¬;Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they are really only the interrupters of their pleasure....There is no taste which deserves the epithet good, unless it be the taste for such employments which, to the pleasure actually produced by them, conjoin some contingent or future utility: there is no taste which deserves to be characterized as bad, unless it be a taste for some occupation which has mischievous tendency. ¬;Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished. ¬;Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think ¬;Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet. ¬;Submit not to any decree or other act of power, of the justice of which you are not yourself perfectly convinced. ¬;That which has no existence cannot be destroyed — that which cannot be destroyed cannot require anything to preserve it from destruction. Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense — nonsense upon stilts. ¬;The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny. The French have already discovered that the blackness of the


skin is no reason why a human being should be abandoned without redress to the caprice of a tormentor. It may one day come to be recognized that the number of legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate. What else is it that should trace the insuperable line? Is it the faculty of reason, or perhaps the faculty of discourse? But a fullgrown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day or a week or even a month, old. But suppose they were otherwise, what would it avail? The question is not, Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer? ¬;The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation. ¬;To what shall the character of utility be ascribed, if not to that which is a source of pleasure? Jeremy Taylor – 1613-1667:English, Anglican clergyman, writer, Bishop Down&Connor, Univ Vice-Chan ¬;It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not. ¬;To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance. Jerome Allen 'Jerry' Seinfeld – 1954- :American, comedian esp stand up, screen, actor esp Seinfeld, prod ¬;A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. ¬;There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men think, I know what I'm doing. Just show me somebody naked. ¬;There is no such thing as fun for the whole family. ¬;Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. Jerome Clapp Jerome aka JeromeKlapkaJerome – 1859-1927:English, wit, novel inc 3MenInABoat, essay ¬;A boy's love comes from a full heart; a man's is more often the result of a full stomach. Indeed, a man's sluggish current may not be called love, compared with the rushing fountain that wells up when a boy's heart is struck with the heavenly rod. If you would taste love, drink of the pure stream that youth pours out at your feet. Do not wait till it has become a muddy river before you stoop to catch its waves. ¬;Conceit is the finest armor that a man can wear. Upon its smooth, impenetrable surface the puny daggerthrusts of spite and envy glance harmlessly aside. Without that breast-plate the sword of talent cannot force its way through the battle of life, for blows have to be borne as well as dealt. ¬;Foolish people — when I say "foolish people" in this contemptuous way I mean people who entertain different opinions to mine. If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do. ¬;Human thought is not a firework, ever shooting off fresh forms and shapes as it burns; it is a tree, growing very slowly — you can watch it long and see no movement — very silently, unnoticed. ¬;I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. ¬;It always is wretched weather according to us. The weather is like the government — always in the wrong. In summer-time we say it is stifling; in winter that it is killing; in spring and autumn we find fault with it for being neither one thing nor the other and wish it would make up its mind...We shall never be content until each man makes his own weather and keeps it to himself. ¬;It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. ¬;It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs. We cannot work, we cannot think, unless our stomach wills so. It dictates to us our emotions, our passions. ¬;Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life. ¬;That is just the way with Memory; nothing that she brings to us is complete. She is a willful child; all her toys are broken. I remember tumbling into a huge dust-hole when a very small boy, but I have not the faintest recollection of ever getting out again; and if memory were all we had to trust to, I should be compelled to believe I was there still. ¬;The human mind can no more produce an original thought than a tree can bear an original fruit. As well might one cry for an original note in music as expect an original idea from a human brain. One wishes our friends, the critics, would grasp this simple truth, and leave off clamoring for the impossible, and being shocked because they do not get it. ¬;There are various methods by which you may achieve ignominy and shame. By murdering a large and respected family in cold blood and afterward depositing their bodies in the water companies' reservoir, you will gain much unpopularity in the neighborhood of your crime, and even robbing a church will get you cordially disliked, especially by the vicar. But if you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human creature can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby "it." ¬;We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the Universe.


Jerome David 'J D' Salinger – 1919-2010:American, short story writer, novelist inc Catcher in the Rye ¬;The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. Jerome John 'Jerry' Garcia – 1942-1995:American, musician esp guitarist inc Grateful Dead, painter ¬;Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. ¬;I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs. ¬;If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously. Jesse Louis Burns aka Jesse Louis Jackson – 1941- :American, Baptist Min, Dem pol, civil rights&pol act ¬;I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me - toasted and buttered on both sides. ¬;I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted. ¬;If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart. ¬;It is time for us to turn to each other, not on each other. ¬;Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. ¬;Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. ¬;No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. ¬;We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up. ¬;When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through. ¬;When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression. ¬;Your children need your presence more than your presents. Jessica Marie Alba – 1981- :American, TV & film actress inc Dark Angel & Sin City, charity activist ¬;My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing. Jiddu Krishnamurti – 1895-1986:Indian, phil, orator, writer inc Commentaries, guru & 'World' Teacher ¬;From childhood we are trained to have problems. When we are sent to school, we have to learn how to write, how to read, and all the rest of it. How to write becomes a problem to the child. Please follow this carefully. Mathematics becomes a problem, history becomes a problem, as does chemistry. So the child is educated, from childhood, to live with problems—the problem of God, problem of a dozen things. So our brains are conditioned, trained, educated to live with problems. ¬;I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally ¬;In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind. ¬;It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. ¬;It seems to me that the real problem is the mind itself, and not the problem which the mind has created and tries to solve. If the mind is petty, small, narrow, limited, however great and complex the problem may be, the mind approaches that problem in terms of its own pettiness. If I have a little mind and I think of God, the God of my thinking will be a little God, though I may clothe him with grandeur, beauty, wisdom, and all the rest of it. It is the same with the problem of existence, the problem of bread, the problem of love, the problem of sex, the problem of relationship, the problem of death. These are all enormous problems, and we approach them with a small mind; we try to resolve them with a mind that is very limited. Though it has extraordinary capacities and is capable of invention, of subtle, cunning thought, the mind is still petty. It may be able to quote Marx, or the Gita, or some other religious book, but it is still a small mind, and a small mind confronted with a complex problem can only translate that problem in terms of itself, and therefore the problem, the misery increases. So the question is: Can the mind that is small, petty, be transformed into something which is not bound by its own limitations? ¬;Love is the most practical thing in the world. To love, to be kind, not to be greedy, not to be ambitious, not to be influenced by people but to think for yourself — these are all very practical things, and they will bring about a practical, happy society. ¬;So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it. ¬;The first step is to perceive, perceive what you are thinking, perceive your ambition, perceive your anxiety, your loneliness, your despair, this extraordinary sense of sorrow, perceive it, without any condemnation, justification, without wishing it to be different. Just to perceive it, as it is. When you perceive it as it is, then there is a totally different kind of action taking place, and that action is the final action. ¬;Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself. In a school, in an ordinary school where there


are a lot of boys, when one boy is compared with another who is very clever, who is the head of the class, what is actually taking place? You are destroying the boy. That’s what we are doing throughout life. Now, can I live without comparison—without comparison with anybody? This means there is no high, no low—there is not the one who is superior and the other who is inferior. You are actually what you are and to understand what you are, this process of comparison must come to an end. If I am always comparing myself with some saint or some teacher, some businessman, writer, poet, and all the rest, what has happened to me—what have I done? I only compare in order to gain, in order to achieve, in order to become—but when I don’t compare I am beginning to understand what I am. Beginning to understand what I am is far more fascinating, far more interesting; it goes beyond all this stupid comparison. ¬;To understand oneself requires patience, tolerant awareness ¬;What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it. ¬;When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely-- the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it. ¬;When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind. ¬;You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street, when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, 'What did that man pick up?' 'He picked up a piece of the truth,' said the devil. 'That is a very bad business for you, then,' said his friend. 'Oh, not at all,' the devil replied, 'I am going to help him organize it.' Jilly Cooper – 1937- :English, journ, col, writer inc How to Stay Married, novel esp romance inc Rutshire ¬;The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things. Jim Coudal – 197?- :American, graphic artist, art director, advertising executive, media consultant ¬;If it’s a good idea and it gets you excited, try it, and if it bursts into flames, that’s going to be exciting too. People always ask, ‘What is your greatest failure?’ I always have the same answer — We’re working on it right now, it’s gonna be awesome! ¬;The meek shall inherit the earth? Well... I don't think so. If by meek you mean friendly and introverted, okay maybe, but if by meek you mean unwilling to take a chance, then never. If I was a betting man and I had to wager on who I thought would inherit the earth, my money would be on the curious. Jim Sorensen – 196?- :American, graphic artist & illust, corporate trainer, writer, motivational speaker ¬;A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare. Jim Warren – 192?- :American, Professor of Math, columnist, comp scientist, IT privacy legislation act ¬;The first measure of a free society is not that its government performs the will of the majority. We had that in 1930s Germany and in the South until the '60s. The first measure of a free society is that its government protects the just freedoms of its minorities. The majority is quite capable of protecting itself. Jimmy Donal 'Jimbo' Wales – 1966- :American, stockbroker, web ent inc found Bomis, found Wikipedia ¬;Everybody tells jokes, but we still need comedians. ¬;Most people assume the fights are going to be the left versus the right, but it always is the reasonable versus the jerks. Joan Alexandra Rosenberg nee Molinsky akaJoanRivers–1933- :American, comedienne, actress, host, ent ¬;A child of one can be taught not to do certain things such as touch a hot stove, turn on the gas, pull lamps off the tables by their cords, or wake Mommy before noon. ¬;Don't cook. Don't clean. No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the linoleum - "My God, the floor's immaculate. Lie down, you hot bitch." ¬;I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again. ¬;There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl. Joan Carol Dennison Vinge – 1948- :American, dollmaker, novelist esp SF inc Snow Queen, won 2 Hugos ¬;In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death. Joan Elise Blunden aka Joan Lunden – 1950- :American, TV journ inc Good Morning America, TV host ¬;Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life. Joanne 'Jo' Murray aka J. K. Rowling – 1965- :English, teacher, philanth, novel esp children inc Potter ¬;Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.


¬;Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences. ¬;Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. ¬;His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof. ¬;Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them. ¬;If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ¬;Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. ¬;It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. ¬;It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ¬;It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. ¬;It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be. ¬;It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. ¬;Never be ashamed! There's some who'll hold it against you, but they're not worth bothering with. ¬;Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it. ¬;People find it far easier to