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Christian Josi (Pjmedia Columnist) Quote

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via pjmedia.com Polling: The gateway political drug to misinformation, mistakes and malfeasance -- Christian Josi This was actually a headline, but I thought it was great all by itself.... read more

Adlai Stevenson Quote

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The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live, and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind, are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism. -- Adlai Stevenson Today, it's the cloak of a bad flu bug called Covid-... read more

Arthur C Clarke Quote

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke ... read more

Art Should Comfort The Disturbed And Disturb The Comfortable

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Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. -- Cesar A. Cruz NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

William Arthur Holmes Quotes

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A novel is the fine art of never getting to the point. I swear, half of all action films lately have the same description: In throatiest voice He thought he was retired. Now he has one... last... job to do! I've decided the world in fact DOES owe me a living. But until it pays up, I'll keep wo... read more

Lee Child Quotes

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Don't get it right, get it written! -- Lee Child NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

One Of My Favorite Twain Quotes

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If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. -- Mark Twain NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels! ... read more

Orwell Quotes

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No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force. -- George Orwell NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Bill Hicks Quote

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The problem isn't a lack of money, food, water or land. The problem is that you've given control of these things to a group of greedy psychopaths who care more about maintaining their own power than helping mankind. -- Bill Hicks NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Charles Bukowski Quotes

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'The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.' 'The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your... read more

Tolstoy Quote

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People try to do all sorts of clever and difficult things to improve life instead of doing the simplest, easiest thing -- refusing to participate in activities that make life bad. -- Leo Tolstoy NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Einstein Quotes

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid. Our task as humans must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all humanity and the whole of nature in its beauty. Blind belief... read more

The Purpose Of Communist Propaganda

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The purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat th... read more

Humorous Quotes

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Somethin' to think about Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun. How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on. I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. If ig ... read more

Proverbs

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Proverbs and anything else thought-provoking and/or inspirational The Fence There was a little boy with a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, to hammer a nail in the back fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Th... read more

Humorous Quotes, Page 2

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Some Thoughts On Life Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it.  For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt. Reason to smile:  Every seven minutes of every day, someo ... read more

Humorous Quotes, Page 3

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Somethin' to think about Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun. How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on. I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. If ig ... read more

Being Bamboozled

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This is great. Pretty similar to one by Mark Twain, actually, but I am adding it here, anyway: One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we have been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We are no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboo... read more

Those Who Would Give Up Essential Liberty...

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Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. -- Benjamin Franklin NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Thought For Today

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It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled! -- Mark Twain NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Rumi Quote

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Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form -- Rumi I happen to think there is nothing wrong with grieving. In fact, it is required. But I know what he's saying. -- Ed. NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

All Quotes

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When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that is my religion. -- Abraham Lincoln We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, a... read more

Latest Deep Thought

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One way or another in our own inimitable way, we all do to others what was done to us. -- William Arthur Holmes Wow, that was deep -- William's internal critic NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Quotes On Religion

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When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad; and that is my religion." -- Abraham Lincoln When Gandhi was asked his opinion of Western civilization he said, It would be a good idea. Heaven is by favor. If it were by merit, your dog would go in and you would stay out. -- Ma... read more

Words To Live By

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Stay loose, keep moving, stay true to yourself... always. This is pretty good advice, too, though.... read more

Quote On Tolerance

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Total tolerance is not a virtue, it is a total lack of principles." - Plainsman 2016 And here are a couple more... Never trust a republican with your PUBLIC LAND. Never trust a democrat with your FIREARMS. -- Bernie Kuntz 2016 To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one wit... read more

Lesson On Taxes

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The best way to teach your kids about taxes is by eating 30% of their ice cream. - Bill Murray NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Another Great Quote

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"The bankers own the Earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ... read more

Putting Words In Mark Twain's Mouth

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Nice list: Putting Words in Mark Twain's Mouth I wonder if any of these are on that list NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Forrest Gump Quote

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Just because it made me laugh out loud ... Jenny: Do you ever dream, Forrest, about who you're gonna be? Forrest: Who I'm gonna be? Jenny: Yeah. Forrest: Aren't I going to be me? via Forrest Gump. NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Aesop Quote

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We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office. - Aesop... read more

Quote Of The Day (7/14/2012)

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The War on Terror(TM) is a product. It doesn't exist 'to keep us safe'; on the contrary, it exists to keep us in a state of fear. - Liberty Underground News Service NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels! ... read more

Quote Of The Day (6/25/2012)

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To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. - Voltaire Good quote, but apparently not spoken by Voltaire.See https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid20120826085842AAwFmIv NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels! ... read more

A Few More Good Quotes

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... on the subject of fascist/corporate power (thanks to LUV): Power that controls the economy should be in the hands of elected representatives of the people, not in the hands of an industrial oligarchy. -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas Unless you become more watchful in your St ... read more

Quote Of The Day (6/21/2010)

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Watching Titanic the part where the ship is sinking is like watching the U.S. economy, where the rich conspire to sink as many of the poor as they possibly can. - Bill Holmes (yes, I thought this one up myself!) NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... read more

Quote Of The Day (4/6/2010)

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For life to work well for most people today, the universe has chosen an unlucky few for whom nothing works at all. :) Try and keep that in mind as you go through your day. - Bill Holmes NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels! ... read more

Some Favorite Mark Twain Quotes

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It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled! The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures, but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. If you don't read the newspaper,... read more

51 Years Ago

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"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20." "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2000 will only buy a used one." "If cigarettes keep going up in price... read more