Timeless Quotes

 

>>>”Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” (Adolf Hitler)<<<

>>>”Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?” (Josef Stalin)<<<

Don’t assume that when someone quotes guys like Stalin and Hitler, that they are agreeing with them. Sometimes it should be self-evident that the purpose in quoting them is to make a point in opposition to their ideologies. Like, duh!!!

2 Cents Worth

“We enter into a covenant that we shall build a society in which all South Africans, both black and white, will be able to walk tall, without any fear in their hearts, assured of their inalienable right to human dignity- a rainbow nation at peace with itself and the world.”
(Nelson Mandela: Inaugural Address, May 10, 1994)

In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. (Mark Twain)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Ed Burke)

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress. (Frederick Douglas)

“In political speculations ‘the tyranny of the majority’ is now generally included among the evils against which society requires to be on its guard. Society practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself. Protection, therefore, against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough; there needs protection also against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling; against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them.” (John Stuart Mill)

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!” (Barry Goldwater)

“The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State.” (Dr. Joseph Goebbels)

“Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don’t let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?” (Josef Stalin)

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self-evident.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)

If you will not fight for your rights when you can easily win without bloodshed — if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly — then you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small 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)

“Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise.” (Adolf Hitler)

“All the reasons which make the initiation of physical force an evil, make the retaliatory use of physical force a moral imperative.” (Ayn Rand)

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! (Benjamin Franklin)

“Civility in the face of evil is no virtue; rage in the face of nihilism is no vice.” (Lindsay Perigo)

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds” (Samuel Adams)

Definition of Political Correctness: A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical socialist minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous SABC and other non-enquiring media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. (Unknown)

‘To know the truth when it is not fashionable is hard. To tell the truth when it is illegal is even harder.’ (Anonymous)

‘The enemy of subversive thought is not suppression, but publication: truth has no need to fear the light of day; fallacies wither under it. The unpopular views of today are the commonplaces of tomorrow, and in any case the wise man wants to hear both sides of every question.’ (Sir Stanley Unwin)

Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie
But rather mourn the apathetic throng
The cowed and the meek
Who see the world’s great anguish and its wrong
And dare not speak. (Ralph Chaplin)

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