Title Body Author Subject
Quote 104

"No free man shall ever be de|barred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain their right to keep and bear arms is as a last resort to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

[ This includes any U.S. government that would try to impose such an abomination as the U.S.A. Patriot Act upon the people!  C.M.M. ]

Thomas Jefferson America, Politics, Justice, Democracy
Quote 93

"There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government."

Thomas Jefferson America, Politics, Justice
Quote 103

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state."

Thomas Jefferson America, Politics
Quote 51

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also...It is absurd to say that our country can issue 30 million dollars in bonds and not 30 million dollars in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people."

Thomas Edison Capitalism, Economy
Quote 182

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."

Thomas Brackett Reed Insults
Quote 46

"We didn't intend the Empire. It just became a bad habit."

                   --'Making Money'

Terry Patchett Hubris, Politics, Power
Quote 82

“With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”

Steven Weinberg Religion
Quote 168

"I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here."

Stephen Bishop Insults
Quote 111

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

Samuel Langhorne Clemens Politics
Quote 31

"Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."

Samuel Johnson Other
Quote 171

"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others."

Samuel Johnson Insults
Quote 79

"War is, at first, like a young girl with whom every man desires to flirt. And at the last, it is an old woman. All who meet her feel grieved and hurt."

Samuel ha-Nagid Poet War
Quote 155

"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."

Samuel Adams Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 152

"This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed … were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees."

                  --SS commandant at Auschwitz

Rudolf Hoess Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 181

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt."

Robert Redford Insults
Quote 132

"We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans.We couldn't do it, but God did."

                      --GOP Rep. Richard Baker, 9/8/05

Richard Baker Katrina, Hubris, Politics
Quote 25

"Authority is the mask for violence."


Ralph Steadman Power
Quote 26

"America is the place where absolutely everything that is going wrong in the world is being nurtured."

Ralph Steadman America
Quote 30

"Only the dead have seen an end to war."

Plato War
Quote 52

"Conservatism is the domination of society by an aristocracy ... [it] is incompatible with democracy, prosperity and civilization in general. It is a destructive system of inequality and prejudice that is founded on deception and has no place in the modern world."

Phil Agre Politics
Quote 58

"... the school of whatever is not nailed down is mine and whatever I can pry loose is not nailed down."

                      --Day of the Dandilion

Peter Pringle Other
Quote 85

"You see, the rich are different from you and me: they have more influence. It’s partly a matter of campaign contributions, but it’s also a matter of social pressure, since politicians spend a lot of time hanging out with the wealthy.

So when the rich face the prospect of paying an extra 3 or 4 percent of their income in taxes, politicians feel their pain - feel it much more acutely, it’s clear, than they feel the pain of families who are losing their jobs, their houses, and their hopes. And when the tax fight is over, one way or another, you can be sure that the people currently defending the incomes of the elite will go back to demanding cuts in Social Security and aid to the unemployed.

America must make hard choices, they’ll say; we all have to be willing to make sacrifices.

But when they say “we,” they mean “you.”

Sacrifice is for the little people."

Paul Krugman Wealth
Quote 172

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up."

Paul Keating Insults
Quote 98

"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us.  But we shall not fight our battle alone.  There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations.  The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone.  

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  

Forbid it almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

Patrick Henry Justice, Politics, America
Quote 176

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."

Oscar Wilde Insults