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More quotes I’ve recently added to my growing collection …

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951)

[I]f by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.”
John F. Kennedy, 1960

“When a social movement adopts the compromises of legislators, it has forgotten its role, which is to push and challenge the politicians, not to fall meekly behind them. . . The mantra ‘the best we can get’ is a recipe for corruption. We are not politicians, but citizens. We have no office to hold on to, only our consciences.”
Howard Zinn

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
Dean Acheson

The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900), Ecce Homo, Foreword

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H.G. Wells

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughn

Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
Mark Twain

What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm.
Henry David Thoreau

Sanity is a cozy lie.
Susan Sontag

All reformers, however strict their social conscience, live in houses just as big as they can pay for.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Society attacks early when the individual is helpless.
B. F. Skinner

To be free it is not enough to beat the system, one must beat the system every day.

A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what’s going on.
William Burroughs

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus



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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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