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To quote H.L. Mencken over and over and over and over and ...

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 20:04

 

“Conscience -- the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.”

“Self-respect--the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious.”

“We must respect the other fellow's religion but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.”

“The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.”

“Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.”

“Equality before the law is probably forever unattainable. It is a noble ideal, but it can never be realized, for what men value in this world is not rights but privileges.”

“The plain fact is that education is itself a form of propaganda - a deliberate scheme to outfit the pupil, not with the capacity to weigh ideas, but with a simple appetite for gulping ideas ready-made. The aim is to make 'good' citizens, which is to say, docile and uninquisitive citizens.”

“The older I get the more I admire and crave competence, just simple competence, in any field from adultery to zoology.”

“No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not.”

“It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.”

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.”

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

“The kind of man who demands that government enforce his ideas is always the kind whose ideas are idiotic.”

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

“When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.”

“The average man does not want to be free, he simply wants to be safe.”

“It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.”

“The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.”

“The essence of science is that it is always willing to abandon a given idea for a better one; the essence of theology is that it holds its truths to be eternal and immutable.”

“Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

“The objection to Puritans is not that they try to make us think as they do, but that they try to make us do as they think.”

“The great artists of the world are never Puritans, and seldom even ordinarily respectable.”

“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.”

“Government today is growing too strong to be safe. There are no longer any citizens in the world there are only subjects. They work day in and day out for their masters they are bound to die for their masters at call. Out of this working and dying they tend to get less and less.”

“Genius: the ability to prolong one's childhood.”

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”

“Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- teach.”

“Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.”

“For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.”

“Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.”

“You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.”

 

To quote Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent for Time Magazine

Submitted by Roanman on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 18:24

 

This is old news about now, but we think it needs to stay out there as long as possible, as it speaks volumes of the quality of individual holding important positions within the mainstream media.

 

 

 

 

 

"Takes out" of course being a euphemism for murders.

 

To quote Joseph Stalin over and over and ...

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 07/28/2013 - 11:12

 

Wherein, Mr. Stalin perfectly makes the case for gun control.

 

“In the Soviet army it takes more courage to retreat than advance.”

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”

“Those who cast their vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.”

“The only real power comes out of a long rifle.”

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?”

“When there's a person, there's a problem. When there's no person, there's no problem.

Or

“Death is the solution to all problems. No man - no problem.”

 “The Pope! How many divisions has he got?”

“Quantity has a quality all its own.”

 

To quote William Shakespeare over and over and over and .....

Submitted by Roanman on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 08:15

 

 

“Though this be madness, yet there is method in't.”

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

“Love me or hate me, both are in my favor…If you love me, I'll always be in your heart…If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind.”

“This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.”

“I would challenge you to a battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed!”

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it;"

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.”

“We know what we are, but not what we may be.”

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.”

“If you love and get hurt, love more. If you love more and hurt more, love even more."

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

“Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more, Men were deceivers ever, One foot in sea and one on shore, To one thing constant never.”

“Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak.”

“In time we hate that which we often fear.”

If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?  And if you wrong us, do we not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you in that.”

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”

“Brevity is the soul of wit.”

“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.”

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”

 

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