Thoughtful Quotes page 18

Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rear view mirror.
Herb Brody
A Puritan is someone who is deathly afraid that someone, somewhere, is having fun.
A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.
Woody Allen, on the KKK
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken
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 self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages.
Adam Smith
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
Edward Abbey
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality
Dante (Ehrm, like Sweden...)
The difference between a politician and a snail is that a snail leaves its slime behind.
Gerrold's Pronouncement
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
Herbert Hoover
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Bill Vaughan
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Karl Marx
If Karl, instead of writing a lot about capital, had made a lot of it would have been much better.
Karl Marx's mother
Use it up ... Wear it out.
Make it do ... Or do without.
US World War II Message
The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
Buckminster Fuller
Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
Groucho Marx
We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D Eisenhower
Gentlemen! You can't fight in here; this is the war room!
President Mercan Muffly, from Dr. Strangelove

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