Thursday, April 30, 2009

Banking III

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."
--Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rulers

"The fox that sleeps in the morning has not his tongue feathered."
--French Proverb

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Divisions

"The human race divides itself politically
into those who want to be controlled,
and those who have no such desire."
--Robert A. Heinlein(1907-1988) American writer

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Reality II

"Reality is nothing but a collective hunch."
--Jane Wagner, Lily Tomlin in "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"

Frustrated

"To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility
is more attractive than freedom from restraint.
They are eager to barter their independence
for relief from the burdens of willing,
deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure.
They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives
to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility."
-- Eric Hoffer
(1902-1983) American author, philosopher, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Friday, April 24, 2009

Start II

"Start every day off with a smile and get it over with." --W. C. Fields

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Milk

"Parties who want milk should not seat themselves
on a stool in the middle of a field
in hope that the cow will back up to them."
--Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Enlightened

"The threat of people acting in their own enlightened and rational self-interest strikes bureaucrats, politicians and social workers as ominous and dangerous."
--W. G. Hill

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Synopsis

"Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again."
--Rick Polito, Marin Independent Journal's TV listing for "The Wizard of Oz"

Sunday, April 19, 2009

"Extradordinary Rendition"

"Fascism is capitalism plus murder."
--Upton Sinclair

Saturday, April 18, 2009

War

"The bad thing of war is,
that it makes more evil people
than it can take away."
--Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) German philosopher

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cages

"He who is conceived in a cage yearns for the cage."
--Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933~) Russian Poet

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Opportunity II

"We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity."
--Walter E. Cole, Korean War Hero

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thoughts

"One has to multiply thoughts to the point
where there aren't enough policemen to control them."
--Stanislaw Jerszy Lec (1909-1966) Polish writer

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dare II

"To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily.
To not dare is to lose oneself."
-- Soren Kierkegaard
(1813-1855) Danish philosopher

Monday, April 13, 2009

Principles

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."
--Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

If III

"If they have wings they should fly if they have legs they should run if they have fins they should swim "
--Golden Retriever Rescue Foundation

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Embark

"The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark."
--Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Difference

"What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?"
--Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Forecasting

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

Monday, April 06, 2009

Banks

"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
--John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) FBI director

Banks

"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
--John Edgar Hoover (1895-1972) FBI director

Right II

"Animals should have the right to run if they have legs, to swim if they have fins, to fly if they have wings"
--Gretchen Wyler

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Plumbing

"The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."
--John W. Gardner

Friday, April 03, 2009

Seize

"Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart."
--Erma Bombeck

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Create

"I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's."
--William Blake

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Restriction

"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."
--Justice William O.Douglas