Title Body Author Subject
Quote 147 "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." Mark Twain Insults
Quote 146 "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" Mark Twain Insults
Quote 185

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. "

Mark Twain Hubris, Advice
Quote 11

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

Mark Twain Advice
Quote 38

"Punish the monkey, let the organ|grinder go."

Mark Knoffler Politics
Quote 175

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork."

Mae West Insults
Quote 209

“If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there.”

Lewis Carrol Advice
Quote 120

"Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all."

John Maynard Keynes Capitalism
Quote 169

"He is a self-made man and worships his creator."

John Bright Insults, Religion
Quote 160

"Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war."

John Adams Advice, War
Quote 29

"Debating a conservative TV personality is like wrestling a pig. You'll both end up covered in shit, and the pig doesn't mind. "

Jim Hightower Politics
Quote 149 "...it's as futile as trying to teach table manners to a hog |the effort wears you out and it only annoys the hog." Jim Hightower Politics
Quote 148 "George Bush, a man born on third base who has gone through life thinking he hit a triple." Jim Hightower Politics
Quote 158

"You can no more win a war, than you can win an earthquake."

Jeanette Rankin Advice
Quote 32

"There is an evil which ought to be guarded against in the indefinite accumulation of property from the capacity of holding it in perpetuity by ... corporations. The power of all corporations ought to be limited in this respect. The growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses."

James Madison Politics
Quote 153

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

James Madison Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 189

"The Law is not designed to provide justice for the individual, but rather to preserve the collective and protect the power of certain groups."

James Lee Burke Democracy, Capitalism
Quote 56

“You have forgotten the editors. They draw their salaries for the policy they maintain. Their policy is to print nothing that is a vital menace to the established. The press of the United States? It is a parasitic growth that battens on the capitalist class. Its function is to serve the established by molding public opinion, and right well it serves it.”

                 --From IRON HEEL

Jack London Capitalism
Quote 180

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure."

Jack E. Leonard Insults
Quote 170

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."

Irvin S. Cobb Insults
Quote 157

"If you want to know about governments, all you have to know is two words: Governments lie."

I. F. Stone Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 27

"Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time. Just like that rain forest scare a few years back. Our officials saw there was a problem and they fixed it, didn't they?"

Homer Simpson Politics
Quote 143

"I like to think of myself as a patriot, but even more so as a man.  Where the two disagree, I say the man is right.“

Hermann Hesse Politics
Quote 28

"We knew we were absolutely right about what was good for Germany and our opposition was therefore wrong, so why would we have tolerated any opposition that could have only done harm to Germany?"

             -- Göring before the Nuremberg court.

Hermann Göring Power
Quote 121

"Of course the people don't want war," Mr. Goering told a psychologist, midway through his war|crimes trial at Nuremberg. "But, after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship."

Hermann Göring Politics, Democracy