Sunday, February 28, 2010

If II

"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow the teachings of the new, he would be insane."
--Robert Green Ingersoll

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Priorities

"Sure, being ripped apart by lions is a terrifying thing, but nothing compares to that paralyzing fear when you can't find the remote."
--Tom Sims

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fight

"My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years."
--Margaret Anderson

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Obligation

"If you are living out of a sense of obligation you are a slave."
--Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Approved

"I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it."
[About a politician who had recently died]
--Mark Twain

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two II

"There are only two kinds of people in the world - there are those who wake up in the morning and say, 'Good morning, Lord,' and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, 'Good Lord, it's morning'."
--Author Unknown

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Liberty IX

"[L]iberty is not a set of laws or a system of government; it is not a nation or a species of patriotism. Liberty is a state of mind before it is anything else. You can have a nation of wealth and power, but without this state of mind--this psychological 'America'--you are living in a deadening consciousness; with this state of mind, you can be in a darkened cell waiting for your torturer to arrive and yet inhabit a chainless space as wide as the sky".
--Naomi Wolf, "Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries", page 5

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Asbestos

"There's an association called Attorneys for Asbestos Injury. Hey, at least they're honest about it."
--The Covert Comic

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Enjoyment"

"There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it."
--Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ashamed

"Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity."
--Horace Mann, address at Antioch College, 1859

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Plant

"If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today."
--Joyce Chapman (American Author)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Afraid

"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."
--Grace Hansen

Monday, February 15, 2010

Time II

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."
--Michael Altshuler

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Impotence

"Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand"
--Karl Marx

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Life

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."
--John W. Gardner

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sixth Amendment (As Revised)

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to BE CONVICTED by A MILITARY TRIBUNAL WHEREVER THE HELL THE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SET IT UP AT, and to be KEPT IN THE DARK AS TO THE BOGUS CHARGES THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE UP, to be confronted with ONLY THE PEOPLE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS SUCCESSFULLY INTIMIDATED, THREATENED, AND/OR BRIBED TO LIE THROUGH THEIR TEETH; to have compulsory process for obtaining ONLY witnesses APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT, and to have the assistance of A GOVERNMENT FLUNKY WHO FREQUENTLY WETS THEIR PANTS DUE TO FEAR OF THE GOVERNMENT for his SHOW TRIAL AND SPEEDY CONVICTION.

TLC

Liberty V

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
--Thomas Paine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

If

"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
--Anatole France

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First-Rate

"Trying to be a first-rate reporter on the average American newspaper is like trying to play Bach's 'St. Matthew's Passion' on a ukulele."
--Bagdikian's Observation

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dissidents

"Even the smallest spark of freedom could set [an] entire world ablaze. That's why dissidents were held in isolation, dissident books were confiscated, and every typewriter had to be registered with the authorities. The regime knew the volatile potential of free thought and speech, so they spared no effort at extinguishing the spark....Dissidents understood the power of freedom because it had already transformed our lives."
--Natan Sharansky, "The Case For Democracy"

Monday, February 08, 2010

Average

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain."
--Colin Wilson

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Conventional

"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."
--John Kenneth Galbraith

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Doctors II

"Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing."
--Voltaire

Friday, February 05, 2010

Belief

"I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary things of life that could close it, but the strange things, the extraordinary things, the things that make one doubt if they be mad or sane." --Bram Stoker (1847-1912) English novelist

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Accomplish

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
--C. Malesherbes

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Until

"Until people are killed for lack of space, I'll keep putting the animals first. Until people are tortured and murdered on the scale animals are, I'll keep putting animals first. Until people make me smile the way animals do, I'll keep putting animals first."
--Animal Outreach.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Haiti

"This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti,"
--Alain Joyandet, French Minister In Charge Of Humanitarian Relief
Source: Telegraph UK (what, you thought a major US paper printed that???)

Monday, February 01, 2010

Bigotry

"Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost." --Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) English Sportsman, Writer