Yet more quotes

October 9, 2011 | By | Reply More

I collect quotes from many sources and occasional post them at this site. I think of them novels wrapped up in sentences. Here’s my latest batch of favorite quotes:

“The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.”
Doug Larson

“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Remembering that you are going to di3e is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
Steve Jobs 1987

“Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter because nobody listens.”
Nick Diamos

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”
― Malcolm X

“Do not think of knocking out another person’s brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago.”
Horace Mann (1796 – 1859)

“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.”
H. L. Mencken

“I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world.”
Walt Whitman

“The day will come when our Republic will be an impossibility because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few. When that day comes, we must rely upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country to readjust the laws of the nation.”
– James Madison

“I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.”
Shelley Winters (1922 – 2006)

“In wartime truth is so precious that she should be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”
Winston Churchill

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.”
Richard Bach

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.”
Joan D. Vinge, Catspaw

When someone asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government he and the other founders had birthed on this country, he famously replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

“We do not inherit this earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”
Native American proverb

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)

“The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.”
Joan Baez

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.”
Carl Sagan

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

“No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.”
Michael Pritchard

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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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