Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Herds

"True, it is evil that a single man should crush the herd, but see not there the worse form of slavery, which is when the herd crushes out the man."
--Antoine De Saintexupery (1900-1944)
Source: Citadelle, 1948

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sails

"If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends." --John Enoch Powell

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remember

"The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ignorance

"Ignorance of the law excuses no man from practicing it."
--Addison Mizner

Friday, May 27, 2011

Influence

“If you get to thinking that you are a person of some influence,
try ordering someone else’s dog around.”
--Will Rogers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Comprehend

"If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag, sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of July speakers -- normally good Americans, but Americans who fail to comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free, Americans who have been lulled away into a false security."
--Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994)
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Source: his book, An Enemy Hath Done This, 2002

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Superficial

"Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides."
-- Thomas Paine Common Sense, January 1776

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Never III

"Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience."
--Author Unknown

Monday, May 23, 2011

Herd

"One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the bark".
--Chinese Proverb

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Delusion

"The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are there." --Yasutani Roshix

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Anyone II

"I don't rent space to anyone in my head."
--Anonymous man on "Candid Camera", answering Allen Funt's question about why he had not gotten upset

Friday, May 20, 2011

Foolish

"Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish."
--Neil A. McDonald
Source: Politics: A Study of Control Behavior, 1965

Thursday, May 19, 2011

CONgress

"When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous."
--Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Militias

"I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials."
--George Mason

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dickensian

"John Vrieze, attorney for Northern Humboldt, argued that the education code also allows schools to prohibit dress that could cause a disruption in school. Because Espinosa's sweatshirt caused students to laugh, it did cause a disruption, Vrieze said."
--Eureka Times-Standard, May 17, 2011

"True. Schools are meant to be places of Dickensian misery."
--TLC

Monday, May 16, 2011

CNN

"To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well." --Albert Camus

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Oops

It's never encouraging when you ask your parents to tell you about when you were born and they simply reply, "Mistakes were made...." --Brad Simanek http://www.slightlyamusing.com

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Resentment

"Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head."
--Ann Landers

Friday, May 13, 2011

Americanism

"If fascism came to America it would be on a program of Americanism."
--Huey Long

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Worst

"The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when the fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression." --H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic Source: Minority Report

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Approval

"Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner."
--Lao-tzu

Monday, May 09, 2011

Appraisals

"Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved."
--Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Prosperous

"Seeing a prosperous season approach, men neglect hatred. In times of ruin, they nurture it to profusion."
--Thirukkural

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Team

Today our company had a motivational speaker give us some advice on working together. He said, "There is no 'I' in 'team.'" I said, "There isn't one in 'phlegm,' either." They told me that I wouldn't have to go to the afternoon session. Am I management material or what?
--Robert Dabritz

Friday, May 06, 2011

Now

"Take care of your health now, or products of the public school system will be taking care of you in a nursing home".
--TLC

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Sanctity

"Let no man think we can deny civil liberty to others and retain it for ourselves. When zealous agents of the Government arrest suspected "radicals" without warrant, hold them without prompt trial, deny them access to counsel and admission of bail....we have shorn the Bill of Rights of its sanctity..."
--Robert M. Lafollette, Sr.(1855-1925) U.S. Senator
Source: The Progressive, March 1920

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Anonimity

"Anonymous pamphlets, leaflets, brochures and even books have played an important role in the progress of mankind. Persecuted groups and sects from time to time throughout history have been able to criticize the oppressive practices and laws either anonymously or not at all... It is plain that anonymity has sometimes been assumed for the most constructive purposes."
--Justice Hugo L. Black (1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice
Source: Tally v. California, 1960

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Paranoid II

"A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on."
--William S. Burroughs

Monday, May 02, 2011

Anything II

"Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?"
--Adam Weishaupt, Founder of the Illuminati

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Power V

No power but Congress can declare war, but what is the value of this constitutional provision, if the President of his own authority may make such military movements as must bring on war?" --Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator 1846