Wednesday, July 31, 2013


"Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me  that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly."
--Arnold Edinborough


If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a "liberal". If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a "conservative". If you want government to intervene everywhere, you're a "moderate". If you don't want government to intervene anywhere, you're an "extremist".
--Joseph Sobran

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


"... ours is a sick profession marked by incompetence, lack of training, misconduct and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice, and bad ethics can be observed in court houses all over this country every day ... these incompetents have a seeming unawareness of the fundamental ethics of the profession. ... the harsh truth is that ... we may well be on our way to a society, overrun by hordes of lawyers, hungry as locusts, and brigades of judges in numbers never before contemplated."
--Justice Warren E. Burger
Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Order II

Order derived through submission and maintained by terror is not much of a safe guaranty; yet that is the only "order" that governments have ever maintained.  True social harmony grows naturally out of solidarity of interests.  In a society where those who always work never have anything, while those who never work enjoy everything, solidarity of interests is non-existent; hence social harmony is but a myth.... Thus the entire arsenal of governments - laws, police, soldiers, the courts, legislatures, prisons - is strenuously engaged in "harmonizing" the most antagonistic elements in society.
--Emma Goldman, "Anarchism"


"An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support."
--John Buchan

Friday, July 26, 2013


 "Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy."
--Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


"There's a reason dogs are man's best friend. Other animal species would probably like us more if we weren't so insistent on eating them."
--Anthony Myers

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Confident II

"My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything - even if you have no clue what you're doing."
--Jessica Alba

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Seize II

"The world can therefore seize the opportunity [Persian Gulf crisis] to fulfill the long-held promise of a New World Order where diverse nations are drawn together in common cause to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind."
--George Herbert Walker Bush

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


"Transylvania is in my blood.  The genealogy shows I am descended from Vlad the Impaler, so I do have a bit of a stake in the country."
--Prince Charles
Grandfather Of Vlad's Latest-In-The-Bloodline

Source, Including Genealogy Chart: Telegraph UK

Monday, July 22, 2013


"Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort."
--Charles Dickens

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Keep II

"Tell the American people never to lose their guns. As long as they keep their guns in their hands, whatever happened here [China] will never happen there."
--Donald S. MacAlvaney
American writer, editor of The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor
Source: quoting a female student from Beijing Red China repeating her parents last words to her, Toward A New World Order, 44 (2nd ed. 1992).

Friday, July 19, 2013

Monument III

"The marble keeps merely a cold and sad memory of a man who would else be forgotten. No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one."
--Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
American Novelist, Short-story Writer


"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol-lowering drugs for the rest of their lives."
--Dean Ornish, MD

Thursday, July 18, 2013


"The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits."
--Leo Tolstoy, "What I Believe"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


"We've been asleep for about 50 years. Ever since the end of World War II we just steadily handed our future and our bank accounts and now our children, handed them all over to the federal government..."
--Michael Moriarty (1941)
American-Canadian stage and screen actor, jazz musician


"Men had better be without education than be educated by their rulers; for their education is but the mere breaking in of the steer to the yoke; the mere discipline of the hunting dog, which, by dint of severity, is made to forego the strongest impulse of his nature, and instead of devouring his prey, to hasten with it to the feet of his master."
--Thomas Hodgskin
Source: Mechanics' Magazine , 11 October 1823,
Ref: Class and Conflict in Nineteenth-century England, 1815-1850, by Patricia Hollis

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Control IV

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses."
--Malcolm X

Trick II

"[Y]ou will understand the game behind the curtain too well not to perceive the old trick of turning every contingency into a resource for accumulating force in the government."
--James Madison (1751-1836),
Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
Source: letter to Thomas Jefferson, March 14, 1794

Saturday, July 13, 2013


1 in 4: Proportion of kids in single-parent households in the U.S., the highest of 27 industrialized nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's new report.

--Time Magazine, issue of May 16, 2011, page 9

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Law II

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime."
--Max Stirner, "The Ego and His Own"

Own II

"If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
--Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


"The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist."
--Marshall McLuhan


"All inquires carry with them some element of risk. There is no guarantee that the universe will  conform to our predispositions."
--Carl Sagan

Sunday, July 07, 2013


"Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you insane. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad."
--George Orwell (1903-1950) [Eric Arthur Blair] English novelist


"Governments, whatever their pretensions otherwise, try to preserve themselves by holding the individual down ... Government itself, indeed, may be reasonably defined as a conspiracy against him. Its one permanent aim, whatever its form, is to hobble him sufficiently to maintain itself."
--H. L. Mencken

Friday, July 05, 2013


"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
--A. A. Milne

Thursday, July 04, 2013


"Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life."
--General Douglas MacArthur
Speech to the Michigan legislature, in Lansing, Michigan, May 15, 1952


"Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil, and the love of possession is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not. They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse."
--Sitting Bull

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


"The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it."
--Axel Munthe

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up."
--Anne Lamott