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Nid Body Author Subject
60

"Authority is the mask for violence."


Ralph Steadman Power
61

"America is the place where absolutely everything that is going wrong in the world is being nurtured."


Ralph Steadman America
62

"We knew we were absolutely right about what was good for Germany and our opposition was therefore wrong, so why would we have tolerated any opposition that could have only done harm to Germany?"

Göring's before the Nuremberg court.


Hermann Göring Power
63

"Only the dead have seen an end to war."


Plato War
64

"There is an evil which ought to be guarded against in the indefinite accumulation of property from the capacity of holding it in perpetuity by ... corporations. The power of all corporations ought to be limited in this respect. The growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses."


James Madison Politics
91

“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft, where we are hard, cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.”


Unknown Wealth
92

“I’ve begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons. First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention, I can see the sun. It’s there for me every day. And the things it brings me are quite apparent all the time: heat, light, food, and a lovely day. There’s no mystery, no one asks for money, I don’t have to dress up, and there’s no boring pageantry. And interestingly enough, I have found that the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers I formerly offered to ‘God’ are all answered at about the same 50% rate.”


George Carlin Religion
93

“If your kid needs a role model and you ain’t it, you’re both fucked.”


George Carlin Other
94

“Most people with low selfesteem have earned it.”


George Carlin Other
95

“The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep ‘em showin’ up at those jobs.”


George Carlin Wealth
96

"If you're walking on eggs, don't hop."


Unknown Other
97

"When they give birth to a son, they put honey on his mouth and place glue in his palms so that when he grows up, he will speak sweet words and grasp coins in his hand as if they were glued there ... They are good at trading, love profit, and go abroad at the age of twenty. They are everywhere profit is to be found."


Description of inhabitants of Samarkand from Chinese Chronicles


Unknown Wealth
98

"… the notion that profit making is the essence of democracy, the notion that economics is divorced from ethics, the notion that the only obligation of citizenship is consumerism, the notion that the welfare state is a pathology, that any form of dependency basically is disreputable and needs to be attacked, I mean, this is a vicious set of assumptions"


Henry Giroux Wealth
99

"It's never too late to have a happy childhood."


Unknown Other
100

"Religion does have at least one useful purpose, it keeps the poor from murdering the rich."


Napoleon Bonaparte Religion

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