More Quotes . . .

June 30, 2011 | By | Reply More

Here’s another batch of quotes I’ve collected over the past few months:

We’ve already had campaign financial reform. It granted corporate personhood and unlimited anonymous campaign contributions.
– Anon at Reddit.com

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.
– Emma Goldman

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
– Chinese Proverb

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce (1842 – 1914), The Devil’s Dictionary

Our foreign policy is not something simply concocted by people in Washington, D.C., and then imposed on us. Our foreign policy may be concocted in Washington, D.C., but it reflects the perceptions of our political elite about what we the people want. And what we want, by and large, is to sustain the flow of very cheap consumer goods. We want to be able to pump gas into our cars regardless of how big they happen to be, in order to be able to drive wherever we want to be able to drive. And we want to be able to do these things without having to think about whether or not the books balance at the end of the month or the end of the fiscal year. And therefore, we want an unending line of credit.
Andrew Bacevich

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
— Albert Einstein

They only call it “class war” when we fight back.
– anon

I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.
– Oscar Levant (1906 – 1972)

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.
– Woodrow Wilson (1856 – 1924)

Virtue is its own punishment.
– Aneurin Bevan (1897 – 1960)

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.
– Henry Ford (1863 – 1947)

Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.
– Laurence J. Peter (1919 – 1988)

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
– Sophocles (496 BC – 406 BC)

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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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