July Quotes

July 5, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More

Another edition of “Quotes,” consisting of quotes I’ve gathered and enjoyed:

The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
– H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

Every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies . . . a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16 1953. http://i.imgur.com/ZC6zn.jpg

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
– Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
– Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869)

If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.
– J. K. Rowling

Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
– G. K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936)

Is there life before death?
– Graffito, in Belfast

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
– Paul Dirac (1902 – 1984)

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
– Soren Kierkegaard (1813 – 1855)

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
– John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006)


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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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  1. grumpypilgrim says:

    I heard one by Bill Moyers recently, to the effect that, “News is what people don’t want you to know; everything else is propaganda.” He was discussing the way journalism has tended to become merely a mouthpiece for powerful (corporate) interests, rather than a vehicle for actual investigation.

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