Saturday, May 04, 2002

Famous Wise People Have a Few Words ...

Reading can be quite illuminating ...

When the government fears the people, it is liberty. When the people fear the government, it is tyranny. - Thomas Paine

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done. - Aaron Burr

To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. - Theodore Roosevelt

We can have a democratic society or we can have great concentrated wealth in the hands of a few. We cannot have both. - Louis Brandeis

The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them. - Albert Einstein

...But, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. - Hermann Goering

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. - MLK

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. - George Orwell

Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything. - Joseph Stalin

When the rich make war it's the poor that die. - Jean-Paul Sartre

It is regrettable for the education of the young that war stories are always told by those who survived. - Louis Scutenaire

First learn, then form opinions. - The Talmud

A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world. - Mohammed

Thou Shalt Not Kill. - God

Wouldn’t it be wise to learn from the past and those who lived (and died) in it? I say, "Support Our Troops and Choose Peace".


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