Thoughtful Quotes page 56

No one is a virgin, life screws us all
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain
If you cannot fly,run; if you cannot run,walk; if you cannot walk, crawl. But keep moving. Keep moving.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Never underestamate the power of stupid people in large groups
Jessica Parcells
I may disagree strongly with all that you have said sir, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
George Orwell
The Soul selects her own Society. Then shuts the Door.
We are sunk in a barbarism all the deeper because it is tolerated by moral lethargy and covered with a veneer of scientific conveniences.
Winston Churchill
The man who, in a fit of melancholy, kills himself today, would have wished to live had he waited a week.
Voltaire
"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. [...]

If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth; to lie outright; to pervert; to vilify; to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell the country for his daily bread. You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press. We are the tools and vassals of the rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes".

John Swinton, Chief of Staff at the New York Times (toast at the New York Press Club, 1953)
A true leader is easy to find - because even when they follow, they lead.
Katie Santo
You can rest when you're dead.
The more we laugh, the less we cry. The more we live, the less we die.
Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil set off a Tornado in Texas?
Lorenz, presenting the "butterfly effect" (New York Academy of Sciences, 1972)
Hierarchy is the company that has its face to the CEO and its ass to the customer.
Jonas Ridderstråle and Kjell Nordström, "Funky Business"
I always knew that I would look back on my tears and laugh, but I never thought that I would look back on my laughter and cry.
My notion of democracy is that under it the weakest shall have the same opportunities as the strongest...no country in the world today show any but patronizing regard for the weak. Western democracy, as it functions today, is diluted fascism. True democracy cannot be worked by twenty men sitting at the center. It has to be worked from below, by the people of every village.
Gandhi
It's weird. Day by day nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.
Calvin and Hobbes
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy

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