New batch of quotes

September 27, 2012 | By | Reply More

I collect my quotes from many sources.  When I have about a dozen favorites, I publish them at this website.  This is where you’ll find hundreds more of my favorites.

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” ~ Buddha

“The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.”
Utah Phillips

And I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”
Thomas Jefferson – May 28 1816 Letter to john Taylor.  http://www.snopes.com/quotes/jefferson/banks.asp

All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law; directors should not be permitted to use stockholders’ money for such purposes; and, moreover, a prohibition of this kind would be, as far as it went, an effective method of stopping the evils aimed at in corrupt practices acts. Not only should both the National and the several State Legislatures forbid any officer of a corporation from using the money of the corporation in or about any election, but they should also forbid such use of money in connection with any legislation save by the employment of counsel in public manner for distinctly legal services.
Theodore Roosevelt

“The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Plato

“Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.”
Bodie Thoene

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

“If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”
-James Madison

You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.
Anne Lamott

“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.”
― Chris Hedges, Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

“Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Unknown, Hanlon’s Razor

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
― Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Libertarianism:  (noun) One who believers that oppression is best handled by the private sector.
Anon

“When the white man came we had the land and they had the Bible. They taught us to pray with our eyes closed and when we opened them, they had the land and we had the Bible.”
Jomo Kenyatta (1889 – 1978), prime minister of Kenya,

“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte

“In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.”
– Oscar Wild

Science is arranging experience in the most economical way.
Ernst Mach

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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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