Thoughtful Quotes page 19

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C Clarke
There are no scientific tests for race... blood is blood, and bone is bone. Race is a con game. Don't play.
Will Shetterly

WARNING. Beware of weird cults which:

  • Uses promises of money, a job, and other favors to recruit people;
  • Indoctrinates beginners in an armed camp until they're thoroughly brainwashed;
  • Employs terror, assassination, murder, and threats thereof;
  • Is particularly interested in the young, and those who follow orders without question;
  • Holds against their will members who wish to leave;
  • Goes by many names, e.g., The Service, military, Armed Forces, ROTC, JROTC, recruiters, Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Green Berets.
Bumpersticker by War Resisters League
Rosa had her breasts cut off. Then they cut into her chest and took out her heart. The men had their arms broken, their testicles cut off, and their eyes poked out. They were killed by slitting their throats, and pulling the tongue out through the slit.
From a survivors account of a contra attack, Jonathan Steele and Tony Jenkins, 1984.
The fact is that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation becomes almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
Oscar Wilde, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism" (1895)
What is the market? It is the law of the jungle. And what is civilization? It is the struggle against nature.
Edouard Balladur, the Prime Minister of France
If you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill about the British fighter-pilots, 1940
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
Winston Churchill about the Battle of Egypt, 1942
Sir, your remarks are repugnant to me, and I disagree with your viewpoints. But I will defend to the death your right to express them.
Voltaire (attributed, not true)
I have a dream... that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr., address at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963
Lady justice has been raped
Truth assassin
Rolls of red tape seal your lips
Now you're done in
Their money tips her scales again
Make your deal
Just what is truth? I cannot tell
Cannot feel
Metallica, "...And justice for all"
Politics is like a sock -- stinking and hollow.
Lincoln's Gettysburg address has 226 words, The Ten commandments has 296 words. The US dept. of agriculture's order setting the price of cabbage has 15,269 words
Intelligence Advisor, 1993
Most ideologies enables its adherents to defend violence and suffering as necessary but temporary evils that would prepare the way for lasting improvements in the condition of the subject peoples.
Michael Adas, "Machines as the Measure of Men"
[Prime Minister Joseph] Chamberlain loves the working man -- he loves to see him work.
Winston Churchill
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
Edmund Burke
The greatest threats towards future: Indifference, intolerance and ignorance.
The Truth
High hopes give you a chance to be disappointed
Odrian Moonshine

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