Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Understanding III

"Their understanding Begins to swell and the approaching tide Will shortly fill the reasonable shores That now lie foul and muddy."
--William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English Poet, Playwright, Actor

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Challenge II

"We allow the most atrocious lies uttered by political and moral prostitutes to go unchallenged. These lies are endlessly recycled in the commercial media until they become ingrained in the public conscience as truth. Worse than burying our heads in the sand, we bury them up our collective ass. How do you like the view?"
--Charles Sullivan

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wake

"Ask yourself why totalitarian dictatorships find it necessary to pour money and effort into propaganda for their own helpless, chained, gagged slaves, who have no means of protest or defense. The answer is that even the humblest peasant or the lowest savage would rise in blind rebellion were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible 'noble purpose', but to plain, naked, human evil."
--Ayn Rand

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Function

"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
--Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: US Supreme Court, American Communications Association v. Douds,
339 U.S. 382, 442 (1950)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Aging

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
--Mark Twain

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Unneeded

"I, along with members of my family, have been long-standing opponents of the commercial fur trade. The reason for this is simple - fur is cruel and unnecessary. To kill an animal just for the skin off its back is morally objectionable and to skin an animal alive - as many are - for a product nobody needs is beyond comprehension."
--Sir Paul McCartney

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thought

"Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to think, and this they consider freedom."
--Oswald Spengler (1880-1936)
Source: The Decline of the West, 1926

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chase

"Chase your passion, not your pension."
--Denis Waitley

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sheep II

"I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an army of sheep, if they are led by a lion."
--Alexander the Great

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Forewarned

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country; corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in High Places will follow, and the Money Power of the Country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the People, until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands, and the Republic is destroyed."
--Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 16th US President
(Shortly before his assassination)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Gender

"Briton is recognized as world's first genderless person.
It is not, surprisingly, Tony Blair."
--Wayne Madsen, March 16, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Liz

What has Liz Cheney ever done, besides be the product of her 5-second father dribbling up her mother's leg?

TLC

Answer

"What you are is a question only you can answer."
--Lois McMaster Bujold, The Warrior's Apprentice, 1986

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Impossible II

"It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible."
--Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today

"You pile up enough tomorrows and you'll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering."
--Meredith Willson, The Music Man

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Worthwhile

"Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for."
--Earl Warren

Monday, March 15, 2010

Do

"What you will do matters. All you need is to do it."
--Judy Grahn, Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds, 1984

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Pie

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
--Carl Sagan

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Schools

"Can we truly expect those who aim to exploit us to be trusted to educate us?"
--Eric Schaub Individualist, writer, activist, speaker Source: The Common Man

Friday, March 12, 2010

Indifference II

"Because of indifference, one dies before one actually dies." --Elie Wiesel (1928~) Romanian-born American Novelist

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Meetings

"Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate."
--Dave Barry (1947~) American Humorist, Author

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Hopeless

"There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them."
--Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987) American Diplomat, Dramatist, Journalist, Politician

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Paint

"You have you brush, you have your colours, you paint paradise, then in you go."
--Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) Greek Writer

Monday, March 08, 2010

Moderation

"Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation."
--William Lyon Phelps (1865-1943) American Educator, Critic

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Strongest

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
--Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) 3rd U.S. President (1801-09)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Fear IV

"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed."
--Michael Pritchard

Friday, March 05, 2010

Criticism II

"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."
--Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915, American Author, Publisher)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Property

Slavery: The belief that people can be property
Corporatism: The belief that property can be people.
--Author Unknown

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Happiness II

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."
--Freya Stark, French travel writer

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Nice

"You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion."
--Garrison Keillor

Monday, March 01, 2010

What II

"As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?"
--William Marcy Tweed (1823-1878)
American politician, "Boss Tweed" was convicted for stealing millions of dollars from New York City, died in jail. Tweed was head of Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party political machine that played a major role in the politics of 19th century New York.
Source: Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast, 1870