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"Of course the people don't want war," Mr. Goering told a psychologist, midway through his war|crimes trial at Nuremberg. "But, after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship."

Hermann Göring Politics, Democracy

"If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, then we must leave them with something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning."

Lyndon Johnson upon signing the Wilderness Act of 1964

N/A Politics

"The motherfucker's have fucked all the mothers."

Unknown lament of the times.

N/A Other

Two Wolves:

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, "My son, the battle is between two "wolves" inside us all.

One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self|pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

N/A Advice, Hubris

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor:

She said, "If you were my husband I'd give you poison."

He said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

N/A Insults

A member of Parliament to Disraeli:

"Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease."

"That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

N/A Insults

"I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend.... if you have one."

George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill

"Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one."

Winston Churchill, in response.

N/A Insults

George Bernard Shaw was being his usual male chauvinist piggish self in pronouncing on the superior intellect men had as compared to women, and he turned to his wife for support.

Her reply? "Of course, dear. You married me, and I, you."

N/A Insults

Evil is no faceless stranger, living in a distant neighborhood. Evil has a wholesome, hometown face, with merry eyes and an open smile. Evil walks among us, wearing a mask which looks like all our faces.

The Book of Counted Sorrows

N/A Advice

"Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

George W to Brown 9/2/05

Bush's Politics, America, Hubris

"I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."

9/1/05*|George W

Bush's Katrina, Hubris, Politics