Sagacious words

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~ Khalil Gibran

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Respect commands itself and can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.  Eldridge Cleaver

If you seek vengeance, prepare two graves ~ Chinese proverb

War is terrorism- with a bigger budget.

Jean Giradoux - French dramatist
As soon as war is declared it will be impossible to hold the poets back. Rhyme is still the most effective drum.

Noam Chomsky
Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.

 James Bovard
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

Martin Luther King
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
There is no subjugation so perfect as that which keeps the appearance of freedom, for in that way one captures volition itself. - Emile.

 Benito Mussolini
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.

The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to it utterly and can never again escape from it.

 Anatole France 1844 - 1924
You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.

Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.

Anacharsis, Scythian philosopher, 600 B.C.
Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful easily break through them.

 Isaac Asimov
Violence is the first refuge of the incompetent.

Franklin Roosevelt
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power.


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