"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We seek not your counsel or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; may your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!" --Samuel Adams
“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”
Sir Winston Churchill
Build a man a fire and he'l be warm for a day...Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
For all their power and vitality, markets are only tools. They make a good servant but a bad master and a worse religion. They can be used to accomplish many important tasks, but they can't do everything, and it's a dangerous delusion to begin to believe that they can, especially when they threaten to replace ethics or politics. -- Paul Hawken, "Natural Capitalism".
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson
As I walk along, within the flock, behind a tree, beside a rock, one set of eyes, and then another, staring hungry at my brother. Through sun and storm, in day and night, to our left and to our right, and all the hoof beats raise the din, those staring eyes are fixed on him. I see the ambush set to fall, but I'm ignored when out I call. My brother walks along and sees, those staring eyes are fixed, on me!
"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth."
-- Thomas Jefferson, "Notes on Virginia"
So long as I confine my thoughts to my own ideas divested of words, I do not see how I can be easily mistaken. - George Berkley
His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge.
"If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed.
If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed." —Mark Twain
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go
Back to their quiet graves below. -Theodosia Garrison
Fundamentalism is Mental Abortion
Don't invest time. Spend it.
Why are all crows named caw?
"I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly." - Winston Churchill
"Do or do not, there is no 'try'." -Yoda
"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research." – Unknown
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic
"You are a den of vipers! I intend to rout you out, and by the Eternal God I will rout you out. If the people only understood the rank injustice of our money and banking system, there would be a revolution before morning." - President General Andrew Jackson
LIFE - The world's most widespread terminal illness.... You can't cure it.. Enjoy it
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King
"I'm impatient with stupidity. My people have learned to live without it." -- Klaatu in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'
Never underestimate the power of a horde of idiots
"In the quietest water swims the ugliest fish." (Helen Alfredsson, referring to Tiger Woods).
If anyone can show me and prove to me that I am wrong in thought or deed I will gladly change. I seek the truth which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm. -- Marcus Aurelias
"the ways of mother nature" are anything but peaceful and harmonious, they are "red of tooth and claw", the rule is survival of the fittest and eat or be eaten. Where is the harmony between the wolf and the sheep, the bear and the salmon? There is none. The "ways of mother nature" are brutal, bloody, violent and savage.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. –Buddha
"Your blood or ours, we have come to water the tree of liberty"
Adam Kokesh, at the Ron Paul Rally for the Republic
“Our enemies may be irrational, even outright insane, driven by nationalism, religion,
ethnicity or ideology. They do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or
the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the
firepower of our tanks, planes and helicopter gunships.” — President Ronald Reagan
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but about how to dance in the rain"...William One Sac.
"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." - Thomas Jefferson
"When you hear hoof-beats think horses... not land crabs wearing tap shoes." – unknown
“It's all fun-and-games until the flying monkeys show up.
Remember... when the balloon goes up, it's the lawyers and politicians first.” – unknown
"What is the meaning of life? Simply to exist, it is in the capacity in which you choose to exist that defines the true meaning" – Me
"The Earth is a farm. We are someone else's property." - Charles Hoy Fort (1874 - 1932)
"He who calls himself a master is still the student. He who claims he has found the way is surely lost. He who says he has the answers is asking the wrong questions. He who claims to be a wise man is surely a fool." – Unknown
Remember youth as you pass by, as you was once, so once was I, as I am now, you soon will be, prepare to die and follow me. -nameless grave
"I'm not superstitious, I'm only a little bit stitious." - Michael Scott
Sometimes your joy can be the source of a smile, but sometimes a smile can be the source of your joy. --- Thich Nhat Hanh
Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is evil. The other dog is good. The evil dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, i reflect for a moment and reply, The one I feed the most.
Remember if you talk to God, you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic.
“Look down at me and you see a fool;
look up at me and you see a god;
look straight at me and you see yourself” - Charles Milles Manson
“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act”
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. "
"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."
"No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms."
"My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference." - President Harry S. Truman
"The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" ~ Patrick Henry
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."
"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny."
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.-George S Patton
186,000 miles per second. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the Law.
"What we believe, shapes what we see"
The first beliefs you should challenge are your own.
Fear is the expression of a system falling apart.
George, tell it like you done before.
You look over there. OK? I'll tell ya.
So you can almost see it. OK?
- Where? - Over there.
- OK? Over there. - OK.
Guys like us, they got no family.
They ain't got nobody who gives a hoot in hell about 'em.
But not us, George. That's it, George. But not us.
Tell about us now.
- Not us. - Because...
- Cos I got you. - And I got you, George.
That's what gives a hoot in hell about us.
George, but tell now how it's gonna be.
We're gonna get a little place.
OK. Yeah. We're gonna get a little place and we're gonna...
- We're gonna... - ..have...
We're gonna have a cow, and some pigs, and we're gonna have maybe a chicken.
- Down in the flat, we'lI have a... - Field of alfalfa for the rabbits.
- For the rabbits... - And I get to tend the rabbits.
“The budget should be balanced.
The treasury should be refilled.
Public debt should be reduced.
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled.
Assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt.
Instead of living on public assistance, people must learn to work.”
~Cicer o in 55 BC
PJ O'Rourke: "Giving money and power to a politician is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager.".
Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Character is higher than intellect... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think."
Will Rogers: "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice Doggie,' until you can find a rock."
Will Rogers: "I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat."
Will Rogers: "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
George Orwell: "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." -Winston Churchill
"Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves. Heres Tom with the weather."
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
— Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 [London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899]).
"Keep an open mind – but not so open that your brain falls out." - Richard Feyman
Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")