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Rand's Quotations

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from, obviously and properly enough, Rand Lindsly rand@skydiver.eng.sun.com Take me back to loQtus! The quotations "I'd take a Bromo, but I can't stand the noise" -- W.C. Fields (1880-1946) "He who has never envied the vegetable has missed the human drama." -- E.M. Cioran ... read more

John Cleese Quotes

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"Creativity is not a talent. It is a way of operating." "Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake." "He who laughs most, learns best." ... read more

Theodore Roosevelt Quote

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"Get action; do things; be sane; don't fritter away your time; create; act; take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action." -- Theodore Roosevelt... read more

Rudolf Steiner Quote

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Does this remind you of anything happening RIGHT NOW? Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a literary critic and published philosophical ... read more

Laurence J. Peter Quote

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"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." -- Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle... read more

Those Who Tell The Stories Rule Society

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"Those who tell the stories rule society" -- Plato Or, maybe it was... "Those who tell stories rule the world." -- Native American Proverb It might more accurately be stated, Those whose stories are heard/read rule the world. Some of us are fairly invisible out here. :) ... read more

Carl Jung Quote

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"...it is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer but man himself who is man's greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes." -- Carl ... read more

Buckminster Fuller Quote

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"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -- Buckminster Fuller... read more

Stalin Quote

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"It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes." -- Josef Stalin ... read more

Various Political Quotes

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"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." -- Justice Louis Brandeis "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own ... read more

Harry Truman Quote

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"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -- H... read more

George Washington Quote

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"If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter." -- George Washington... read more

Thomas Sowell Quote

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"Racism is not dead, but it is on life support -- kept alive by politicians, race hustlers and people who get a sense of superiority by denouncing others as 'racists.'" - Thomas Sowell ... read more

Nietzsche Quote

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"If you are too weak to give yourselves your own law, then a tyrant shall lay his yoke upon you and say 'Obey! Clench your teeth and obey!' And all good and evil shall be drowned in obedience to him." -- Friedrich Nietzsche... read more

20 Profound Quotes By Carl Jung That Will Help You To Better Understand Yourself

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"One of the things I love about Carl Jung is the fact that he was a deep philosophical thinker whoexamined all aspects of the self when writingabout the human experience. Asyou will see in the quotes below, Jung was clear on the notion that we are spiritual..." Read the rest of the articl... read more

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

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"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." "There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety." -- Thomas Jefferson ... read more

Leonardo DA Vinci Quote

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"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." -- Leonardo Da Vinci ... read more

Edgar Allan Poe Quote

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"Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear." -- Edgar Allan Poe... read more

Gandhi Quotes

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" "Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the state has become lawless or corrupt, and a citizen who barters with such a state shares in its corruption and lawlessness." "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the cou... read more

Van Morrison Quote

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Remember, those who are shutting down our economy haven't missed a paycheck since lockdown began. We are not in this together. -- Van Morrison... read more

Bob Marley Quote

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"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." -- Bob Marley... read more

Allan Stevo Quote

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"Beware of information obedient to the status quo. When information is obedient to a status quo, it deserves a special level of skepticism to avoid the bias known as confirmation bias, an easy bias to fall into." Read the rest of the article at looking-for-warriors-face-masks-giving-in-p... read more

Laurie Halse Anderson Quote

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"Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance." -- Laurie Halse Anderson... read more

Solzhenitsyn Quotes

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"The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles." "Violence does not always and necessarily lunge straight for your throat; more often than not it demands of its subjects onl... read more

Aldous Huxley Quotes

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"There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears so to speak. Producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from ... read more

Christian Josi (PJ Media Columnist) Quote

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"Polling: The gateway political drug to misinformation, mistakes and malfeasance." -- Christian Josi This was actually just a headline, but I thought it was great all by itself. Read the rest of the article at pjmedia.com ... 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 cal... 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 Read the rest of the article at arikoinuma.com 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." "All the lies we deal with can be disheartening until you realize life itself began with a lie or, if you prefer, a bit of creative fiction. A story. And, we all love a good story! Make yourself the hero." "I've d... read more

Lee Child Quote

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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." "If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to ... 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.... 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 rep... 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, someone in an a... 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

Humorous Quotes

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Somethin' to think about Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a 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 ignoran ... 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

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 b... read more

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech." "When the people find that they can vote themselves money... 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 ... 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... 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 explanat... 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?" Read the rest of the article at 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

Chris Hedges Quote

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"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, and our banks destroy the economy" -- Chris Hedges Don't forget judges, CEOs and regulato... read more

On The Subject Of Tyrants

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"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." -- Plato NEW! Random samples of dialogue from my novels!... 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 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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"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding." -- Justice Louis Brandeis "I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own ... read more

Quote Of The Day (6/21/2010)

( culture / quotes / economy )
"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

Mark Twain Quotes

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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." "It's easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled!" "A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." &... 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

Andy Rooney Quotes (Supposedly)

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Andy Rooney on Monica. Can you believe it? Monica turned 28 this week. It seems like only yesterday that she was crawling round the White House on her hands and knees. ... on Vegetarians. Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning "lousy hunter". ... on Prisoners. Did you know th... read more


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