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The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border.

--Pablo Casals, (1876-1973)

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

--Oliver Wendell Holmes

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

--Hannah Arendt

I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood. 

--Clarence Darrow, (1857-1938)

Just as appetite comes by eating so work brings inspiration. 

--Igor Stravinsky, (1882-1971)

The people never give up their liberties, but under some delusion.

--Edmund Burke, (1729-1797)

No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction. 

--Samuel Butler, (1835-1902)

Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

--Mark Twain

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.

--Otto von Bismarck

The truth is the truth, whether it is told by Agamemnon or the man who keeps his pigs.

--Antonio Machado

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

--Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.

--Albert Einstein

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.

- -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832)

The best form of government is that which is most likely to prevent the greatest sum of evil.

--James Monroe

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.

--Oscar Ameringer

Questions show the mind's range, and answers its subtlety.

--Joseph Joubert, (1754-1824)

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. 

--Greek proverb

An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind. 

--Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.

-Voltaire (1694-1778)

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy.

--John C. Sawhill (1936-2000)

Shadow owes its birth to light.

--John Gay, (1685-1732)

Without valleys there would be no peaks.

--Johnny Carson, (1925-2005)

The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.

--John Adams

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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