“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” Robert A. Heinlein
“Revolution is an idea that has found bayonets!” – Blanqui
“History is a pack of lies agreed upon” – Voltaire
“History is written by the victors” – Napoleon
“Mankind cannot bear much reality” – TS Eliot
“Wonderful theory. Wrong species.” – EO Wilson, the world’s foremost expert on ants, on communism
“Real liberty is not found in the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. If we incline too much to democracy, we shall soon shoot into a monarchy, or some other form of dictatorship.” – Alexander Hamilton
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Democracy is the most vile form of government.” – James Madison
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln.
“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it; and this I know, my lords, that where laws end, tyranny begins.” – William Pitt the Elder.
“Order comes first, for without order, there is no true freedom.” – Patrick Buchanan
“Whatever else may be thought about Hitler’s exploits, they are among the most remarkable in the whole history of the world.” – Sir Winston Churchill
“A government that uses terror as a state policy will not last long” – Adolf Hitler
“When freedom is short of weapons, we should compensate with will power” – Adolf Hitler
“We need free men who feel and know that God is in themselves” – Adolf Hitler
“If politics is history in the making, then our teaching of history stands condemned by the way we have conducted our politics” – Adolf Hitler
“Because man makes laws, he subsequently comes to think that he exists for the sake of these laws” – Adolf Hitler
“When we win a battle, my generals take credit; When we lose a battle, they blame me” – Adolf Hitler
“In war, there is no substitute for victory” – General MacArthur
“War is a continuation of politics through other means” – General von Clausewitz
“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse…A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” – John Stuart Mill
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war)” – Pvblivs Flavivs Vegetivs Renatvs
“You can get more of what you want with a kind word and a gun than you can with just a kind word” – Al Capone
“My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” – Carl Schurz
“There is some kind of a stupid providence that protects beggars, thieves and the USA” – Bismarck
“Every man dies….not every man really lives” – Braveheart
“It started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better, but apart from that it was excellent.” – Rowan Atkinson as Captain Blackadder
If anything is good…it’s made of chocolate!
You don’t marry someone you can live with…you marry someone you can’t live without…
If you can’t convince someone…confuse him!
If it’s complicated, don’t explain!
I’m afraid I like quotes a little too much. 😛