Quotes

Title Body Author Subject
Quote 217

"May the Devil cut the toes, off our fucking foes, so that we may know them by their limping."

        -- Old Irish toast.

Unknown Toast, Prayer
Quote 216

"Malevolence, tempered with incompetence."

          -- Description of Trumps Cabinet and Administration

Unknown Politics
Quote 118

"The mendacity of the press can be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But other, like the Times, Speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary."

Zola Press
Quote 92

"Unless justice be done to others it will not be done to us."

Woodrow Wilson Justice
Quote 184

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about."

Winston Churchill Insults
Quote 163

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

Winston Churchill Insults
Quote 165

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

                   --(about Ernest Hemingway).

William Faulkner Insults
Quote 141

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”

Will Durant Politics
Quote 154

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”

Will Durant Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 215

"The next Monday the class discussed socialism and capitalism. John proposed that only bees, termites and ants were true socialists and that, fundamentally, capitalists get it wrong because the one true fact about wealth was that it was finite like the material universe; and therefore the accrual of wealth did double duty as an engine of poverty."

Walter Mosley America, Capitalism, Definitions, Economy, Politics, Wealth
Quote 162

"He had delusions of adequacy."

Walter Kerr Insults
Quote 196 “I never had the ambition to be something. I had the ambition to do something.” Walter Cronkite Leadership
Quote 195 "Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles." Walter Cronkite Leadership
Quote 194 “The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow." Walter Cronkite Leadership
Quote 193

“In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.”

Walter Cronkite Leadership
Quote 76

"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
Quote 64

“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
Quote 114

"You have to distinguish between two things |the economy and the stock market. The economy is the sum of all the goods and services that are produced in this country every day. There are telephones, cars, chickens and airplanes. That's the economy, and it's just as strong or weak today as it was a week ago."

"The Stock Exchange is something very different. There is no economy and no production of goods and services. There are only fantasies in which people from one hour to the next decide that this or that company is worth so many billions, more or less. It doesn't have a thing to do with reality or with the economy."

"It only means that a bunch of heavy speculators are now moving their shareholdings from companies here to German or Chinese ones. So it's the financial gnomes that some tough reporter should identify and expose as traitors. They're the ones who are systematically and perhaps deliberately damaging the economy in order to satisfy the profit interests of their clients."

                               --The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Unknown Wealth
Quote 54

"May your stream be strong and dribble free."

               --Old Welsh Blessing

Unknown Toast, Blessing
Quote 187

"God gives us miseries, the Devil gives us drink."

Unknown Toast
Quote 18

"To a gentleman and a scholar... and if the truth be known, sir, a great judge of Irish Whiskey."

Unknown Toast
Quote 102

"Experience hath shown, that even under the best forms [of government] those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."

Unknown Politics, Power, America, Justice
Quote 44

"May I remind you of the famous dictum of General Tacticus: 'Those who desire war, prepare for war'?"

Unknown Politics, Power
Quote 22

"When we can't defend our beliefs with words, we resort to violence."

Unknown Politics, Power
Quote 191

"Show me a man who is trying to save the world and I'll show you a man who has no problems of his own or is willfully ignoring them."

Unknown Politics, Hubris