Thursday, November 13, 2008

Quotes For Thought: Read Carefully at Your Own Risk!

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.
Dante Alighieri

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
Isaac Asimov

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Russell Baker

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
Napoleon Bonaparte

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Daniel J. Boorstin

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
Louis D. Brandeis

When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
Paddy Chayefsky

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Winston Churchill

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
Clarence Darrow

A billion here and a billion there, and soon you're talking about real money. (make a trillion here and there).
Everett Dirksen

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance.
William O. Douglas

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
T. S. Eliot

Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Milton Friedman

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.
R. Buckminster Fuller

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
R. Buckminster Fuller

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. (make that a half billion)
John W. Gardner

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich

If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.
Emma Goldman

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution... revolution is but thought carried into action.
Emma Goldman

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.
Dick Gregory

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater

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