Quotes

Title Body Author Subject
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
Quote 84

"Many of us would be in no political party at all if we could get someone elected that way."

                    --Libertarian Party Member

Unknown Politics
Quote 48

“Voting” and “elections” serve the same purpose as the steering wheel on Maggie Simpson’s car seat."

Unknown Politics
Quote 192

"...that historic document had been crafted which guaranteed for all Russians freedom of conscience (Article 13), freedom of expression (Article14), freedom of assembly (Article 15), and freedom to have any of these rights revoked should they be "utilized to the detriment of the socialist revolution" (Article23)!"

                                    -- Referring to the Russian Constitution written by the Party Congress after the Revolution

Unknown Politics
Quote 116

"The essence of Fascism is to make laws against everything and then selectively enforce them against your enemies."

Unknown Politics
Quote 89 "If you got caught humping another woman [if] you're both naked and caught in the act you'd want BP to explain to your wife how it didn't happen." Unknown Other
Quote 80 "It's never too late to have a happy childhood." Unknown Other
Quote 74 "If you're walking on eggs, don't hop." Unknown Other
Quote 36

IRAN ACCUSED OF NOT PROVING IT IS NOT DOING SOMETHING IT HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF DOING.                      

                       --Headline in The Onion

Unknown Other
Quote 35

"In battle, in forest, at the precipice of the mountains, on the dark great sea, in the midst of javelins and arrows, in sleep, in confusion, in the depths of shame, the good deeds a man has done defend him."

             --The Gita

Unknown Other
Quote 34

FREE CAR WITH PURCHASE OF 1,000,000,000 TACOS

                    --Sign in Mexican restaurant

Unknown Other
Quote 91

"...dumber than taking a five year-old to a strip club (and forgetting to instruct him not to tell Mom)."

Unknown Intelligence
Quote 75

"Often wrong, but never in doubt."

Unknown Insults
Quote 40

"If I wanted to listen to an asshole I'd fart"

Unknown Insults
Quote 16

"Mutton dressed up like Lamb."

Unknown Insults
Quote 13

"...I think of him kindly, when I think of him at all."

Unknown Insults
Quote 33

"... he's a very high-minded humanitarian type who's traveled all around the world to look at poor people, and while the two of them are lounging around one of her gorgeous houses he gets wrought up and says, 'Ellen, Ellen, do you know what it is to be truly hungry:' and she says, 'I'm hungry right now!"

                             --Movie - Leave Her To Heaven

Unknown Hubris
Quote 49

"When the Catholic Church decided that adultery was impossible to stop, it made divorce impossible to obtain"

Unknown History, Politics, Religion
Quote 59

"History isn't written to reveal the truth. It is written to flatter power and instruct the masses."

There is what really happened. That is lost forever.

There is what is recorded in contemporary chronicles. That is the reality of those who lived through it.

And, there is the history that is taught in schools. That is the history that is acceptable to those in power."

Unknown History
Quote 53

"Only when the last tree has been cut, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will the white man realize that money cannot be eaten."

Unknown Environment
Quote 207

"In the modern economy, most money takes the form of bank deposits. But how those bank deposits are created is often misunderstood: the principal way [money is created] is through commercial banks making loans. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower's bank account, thereby creating new money."

                              — Bank of England ("Money creation in the modern economy")

Unknown Economy, Politics