Title Body Author Subject
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
Quote 37

Colonize: To exterminate the indigenous population with a combination of prayers and smallpox and then plunder the natural resources.

Unknown Definitions, Environment, Politics
Quote 41

"We can always hire another miner, we gott'a buy another mule."

--Coal company foreman explaining why the coal companies always more concerned about the welfare of their mules than their miners. (This also explains why Capitalism is more profitable than slavery. Slaves were even more expensive than mules.)

Unknown Capitalism
Quote 113

"Socialism doesn't mean taking wealth from those who work hard and give it to those who don't. You're thinking of Capitalism."

Unknown Capitalism
Quote 39

"May the good lord take a like'n to ya."

                  --Old Southern blessing

Unknown Blessing
Quote 206

"He was a man of many ideals and no principals."
                    -- An Historian's description of Woodrow Wilson.

Unknown America, Hubris, Politics
Quote 45

"What the Iron Maiden was to stupid tyrants, the committee is to the wise; less messy, considerably more efficient, and, best of all, you had to force people to climb inside the Iron Maiden."

Unknown America, Advice, Hubris
Quote 201

"No snake is more venomous than privilege once challenged."

Unknown Advice, Politics, Power
Quote 17

"The absent are always wrong."

Unknown Advice, Politics
Quote 65

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment."

Unknown Advice, Intelligence
Quote 203

"May you live in interesting times."

"May you come to the attention of someone in authority."

"May you find what you are looking for."

                                -- Traditional Chinese curse

Unknown Advice, Curse
Quote 99

"Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe,"

Unknown Advice
Quote 95

"Handle every Stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, Pee on it and walk away."

Unknown Advice
Quote 9 "You cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot." Unknown Advice
Quote 67

"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."

Unknown Advice
Quote 63 "Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none." Unknown Advice