"...dumber than taking a five year-old to a strip club (and forgetting to instruct him not to tell Mom)."
"Often wrong, but never in doubt."
"If I wanted to listen to an asshole I'd fart"
"Mutton dressed up like Lamb."
"...I think of him kindly, when I think of him at all."
"... 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
"When the Catholic Church decided that adultery was impossible to stop, it made divorce impossible to obtain"
|Unknown||History, Politics, Religion|
"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."
"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."
"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")
Colonize: To exterminate the indigenous population with a combination of prayers and smallpox and then plunder the natural resources.
|Unknown||Definitions, Environment, Politics|
"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.)
"Socialism doesn't mean taking wealth from those who work hard and give it to those who don't. You're thinking of Capitalism."
"May the good lord take a like'n to ya."
--Old Southern blessing
"He was a man of many ideals and no principals."
|Unknown||America, Hubris, Politics|
"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|
"No snake is more venomous than privilege once challenged."
|Unknown||Advice, Politics, Power|
"The absent are always wrong."
"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment."
"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
"Measure with a micrometer, mark with chalk, cut with an axe,"
"Handle every Stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, Pee on it and walk away."
|Quote 9||"You cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot."||Unknown||Advice|
"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."
|Quote 63||"Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none."||Unknown||Advice|
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