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Useful quotes

Discussion in 'Survival Reading Room' started by bagpiper, May 31, 2014.

  1. bagpiper

    bagpiper Heretic

    Often times, we are looking for just the right quote. They are innumerable of course, but rarely in one place. It struck me as this being a different kind of resource, those wishing to add famous quotes from the founders or other personages, should do so. Let me know if this is a valid thread, of any use, or , mods, just delete it.
    "When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you … you may know that your society is doomed."
    --Ayn Rand

    "The socialist ideal eventually goes viral, and the majority learns to game the system. Everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else. In the terminal phase, the failure of the system is disguised under a mountain of lies, hollow promises, and debts. When the stream of other people's money runs out, the system collapses."
    --Kevin Brekke

    "There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws."
    --Ayn Rand

    "We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission."
    --Ayn Rand

    "Gold is the money of kings, silver is the money of gentlemen, barter is the money of peasants and debt is the money of slaves."

    "You can't solve current problems with current thinking, current problems are the result of current thinking."
    --Albert Einstein

    “When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.”
    --Edmund Burke

    “The disposition to admire, and almost to worship, the rich and the powerful, and to despise, or, at least, to neglect persons of poor and mean condition is the great and most universal cause of the corruption of our moral condition.”
    --Adam Smith

    "Doubt and fear are a hunger on the soul. To give in to them, will cause your soul to be eaten."

    "The few who understand the system, will either be so interested from its profits or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class." -Rothschild Brothers of London, 1863

    "Give me control of a nation's money and I care not who makes its laws." -Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild

    "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs." -Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President.

    "If Congress has the right [it doesn't] to issue paper money [currency], it was given to them to be used by...[the government] and not to be delegated to individuals or corporations." -President Andrew Jackson, who Vetoed the Bank Bill of 1836.

    "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." -James Madison

    "Should government refrain from regulation (taxation), the worthlessness of the money becomes apparent and the FRAUD can no longer be concealed." British Lord John Maynard Keynes (the father of 'Keynesian Economics' which our nation now endures) in his book "THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE PEACE" (1920).

    "But if in the pursuit of the means we should unfortunately stumble again on unfunded paper money or any similar species of fraud, we shall assuredly give a fatal stab to our national credit in its infancy. Paper money will invariably operate in the body of politics as spirit liquors on the human body. They prey on the vitals and ultimately destroy them. Paper money has had the effect in your state that it will ever have, to ruin commerce, oppress the honest, and open the door to every species of fraud and injustice." -George Washington in a letter to Jabez Bowen, Rhode Island, Jan. 9, 1787

    "To expose a 15 Trillion dollar ripoff of the American people by the stockholders of the 1000 largest corporations over the last 100 years will be a tall order of business." -Buckminster Fuller, the creator of Spaceship Earth

    "Every Congressman, every Senator knows precisely what causes inflation...but can't, [won't] support the drastic reforms to stop it [repeal of the Federal Reserve Act] because it could cost him his job." -Robert A. Heinlein, Expanded Universe

    "It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." -Henry Ford

    “Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.”
    -– Thomas Paine

    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good, will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
    -- C.S. Lewis

    "Things become traditions because, well, they seem to work. Traditions are overturned and forgotten by the young because their parents forget to teach them a simple thing; Why. In one generation, the Why is lost, traditions fold into history, and cultures follow."

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
    – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    Destroy the family, you destroy the country.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    He who now talks about the “freedom of the press” goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
    — Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    "Silence in the face of evil is evil itself,
    God will not hold us guiltless.
    Not to speak is to speak,
    Not to act is to act!!"
    -- Dietrich Bonheoffer

    "Not to vote for the lesser of two evils,
    is to vote for the truly evil."
    --Piper Michael

    "The opportunity to secure ourselves
    against defeat lies in our own hands,
    but the opportunity of defeating the
    enemy is provided by the enemy himself."
    --Sun Tzu

    "Do not mistake the PC version of self esteem for the discarded and old fashioned self respect, because the former always stems from the latter."

    "Do not confuse "duty" with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfil obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible."
    --Robert A. Heinlein

    "A form of government that is not the result of a long sequence of shared experiences, efforts, and endeavours can never take root."
    --Napoleon Bonaparte

    "Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well."
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
    -- John Galt's Oath... Ayn Rand

    "There are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views"
    --Albert Einstein

    "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
    - Tom Reece

    "Alone we can do so little, together, we can do so much."
    --Helen Keller

    “I sincerely believe, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.”-Thomas Jefferson 1816

    “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.”
    -? Lord John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton

    “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.- Theodore Roosevelt 1913

    Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.” – Woodrow Wilson, 1913

    The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings… Our way of life is under attack. Those who make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe… no war ever posed a greater threat to our security.For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence- John F Kennedy 1961

    “There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” – Daniel K. Inouye,1986

    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

    "All it takes for evil to succeed, is for good men to do nothing."
    -Edmund Burke

    "Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience.”
    -- John Locke

    "I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office."
    -- Andrew Jackson

    “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
    --Friedrich Nietzsche

    "The further backward you can look, the farther forward you will see".
    --Winston Churchill

    "The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses…This little coterie…runs our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen…seizes…our executive officers… legislative bodies… schools… courts… newspapers and every agency created for the public protection."
    –John F. Hylan, Mayor of New York, 1918-1925

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government—lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
    -- Patrick Henry

    “Man’s mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him, survival is not. His body is given to him, its sustenance is not. His mind is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he must act, and before he can act he must know the nature and purpose of his action. He cannot obtain his food without a knowledge of food and of the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch-or build a cyclotron-without a knowledge of his aim and of the means to achieve it. To remain alive, he must think." John Galt (Ayn Rand)

    "I am not your subject, I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America. I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public."

    "...a free government exalts an armed people, but oligarchies and tyrants mistrust the people and therefore deprive them of their arms.’"
    - Aristotle, POLITICS 218 (J. Sinclair trans., 1962)]:

    "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? After all, you knew ahead of time that those bluecaps were out at night for no good purpose. And you could be sure ahead of time that you'd be cracking the skull of a cutthroat. Or what about the Black Maria sitting out there on the street with one lonely chauffeur - what if it had been driven off or its tires spiked. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!"
    -- Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956

    "Once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome."
    — Robert A. Heinlein (To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

    "There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal."
    --F.A. Hayek

    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition."
    --Rudyard Kipling

    Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood’s school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.
    – Plato (429-347 BC)

    "If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will knock down everything that stands in its way."
    –Émile Zola

    "Nations are not ruined by one act of violence, but gradually and in an almost imperceptible manner by the depreciation of their circulating currency, through excessive quantity."
    -Nicholas Copernicus, 1525

    "The refusal of King George III to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators was probably the prime cause of the revolution."
    -Benjamin Franklin

    "Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave." ?– Frederick Douglass

    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." --Arthur Schopenhauer (1788- 1860)

    “Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked.”
    --Proverbs 25:26

    “Do not be afraid of them, remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.” Nehemiah 4:14

    “A righteous man who falters before the wicked is like a murky spring and a polluted well.” Proverbs 25:26

    “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
    – Robert A. Heinlein
  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    That one is certainly true. You can see the effects of this today. All the single parent families. Plus we have latchkey kids, I really don't like this term, it is sad.
    john316 likes this.
  3. 007

    007 Monkey+

    Some times we must do more than our best. Sometimes we must do that which is required-Sir Winston Churchill
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