"A war is not won if the defeated enemy has not been turned into a friend." -Erric Hoffer
"It is horrifying to think that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." - Ansel Adams
"The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." - George Orwell
"Justice will only exist where those not affected by injustice are filled with the same amount of indignation as those offended." - Plato
The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.
"What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook." - Henry David Thoreau
"Those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserve neither." - Benjamin Franklin
"Corporations have neither bodies to kick, nor souls to damn." - Andrew Jackson
Only as a band of armed poets are we to overcome every day fascism.
It is only after you have lost everything when you are free to do anything.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Your life is ending one minute at a time. If you were to die tomorrow, what would you do today?
It is never to late to become what you never were.
Until our most fantastic demands are met, fantasy will always be at war with reality.
The revolution will come when hackers meet political activists...
The planet is not dying, it is being killed. And those killing it have names and addresses.
Res publica non dominetur.
"From each according to their ability, to each according to their need." - Karl Marx
The future will only contain what we put into it now.
Commute, work, commute, sleep...
In a society that abolishes adventure, the only adventure is in abolishing society.
Run, comrade, the old world is behind you!
Nature created neither servants nor masters. I want neither to rule or be ruled.
By stopping our machines together we will demonstrate their weakness.
You will end up dying of comfort.
Poetry is in the streets.
I take my desires for reality because I believe in the reality of my desires.
Practice wishful thinking.
Be realistic, demand the impossible.
All power to the imagination!
Alcohol kills. Take LSD
Rape your Alma Mater
We refuse the role assigned to us: we will not be trained as police dogs
Can you believe that some people are still Christians?
Going through the motions kills the emotions
Constraints imposed on pleasure excite the pleasure of living without constraints
The economy is wounded - I hope it dies!
How sad to love money
No freedom for the enemies of freedom
To hell with boundaries
Seekers are offered clues all the time from the world of spirit. Ordinary people call these clues coincidences.
It is my job to corrupt young people with the contageous, infectious idea of individual freedom.
Do or Do Not, There is no try
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and the human stupidity, and im not to sure about the former" - Albert Einstein
"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing" - Maurice Maeterlinck
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
"Democracy is the only that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be." - Sydney J. Harris
"An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry." - T.S. Eliot
"Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?" - Robert Orben
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.
"The problem with political jokes is they get elected." - Henry Cate, VII
"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." - Oscar Ameringer
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right." - H.L. Mencken
"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant." - Charles de Gaulle
"I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them." - Adlai Stevenson
"We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate." - Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard
"When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale." - John Gardner
During a campaign the air is full of speeches - and vice versa.
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - Winston Churchill
"Leet words can be expressed in hundreds of ways." - Microsoft
"Buddha says, "Know your forms of linux: Mandrake, SUSE, Linspire, Xandros, Lycoris, MEPIS, Fedora Core, and Ubuntu""
The big thieves hang the little ones. - Czech Proverb
That government that governs best governs least
"A tyrant is always stirring up some war in order that the people may require a leader." - Plato
In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear.
"Perceptive abilities are not requisite to using the internet."-Rijnzael
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Be nice to nerds, you will probably end up working for them - Bill Gatesvicarious
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
No one gossips about other peoples secret virtues.
Happiness isn't something you experience; its something you remember.
An expert is a person who avoids small error as he sweeps on to the grand fallacy.
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." -Albert Einstein
Information wants to be free.
The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else.
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
For God hates utterly The bray of bragging tongues.
The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
The less their ability, the more their conceit.
Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment.
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Martyrdom... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
"Of all the things Ive lost, I miss my mind the most." -Ozzy Osbourne
Nerds don't just happen to dress informally. They do it too consistently. Consciously or not, they dress informally as a prophylactic measure against stupidity.
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
The big lie of computer security is that security improves by imposing complex passwords on users. In real life, people write down anything they can't remember. Security is increased by designing for the way humans actually behave. -Jakob Nielsen
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Change is the constant, the signal for rebirth, the egg of the phoenix.
Things do not change; we change.
Nothing endures but change.
Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Lets love turbulence and use it for change.
"The only truly secure is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards." -Gene Spafford
This isn't good or bad. Its just the way of things. Nothing stays the same.
"Being able to break security doesnt make you a hacker anymore than being able to hotwire cars makes you an automotive engineer." -Eric Raymond
For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
"Social engineering bypasses all technologies, including firewalls." -Kevin Mitnick
I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
I dont make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Theres no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you.
"If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology." -Bruce Schneier
"Every , no matter how secure and well-designed, will be broken by some idiot user." -James Gaskin
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
Two hashes were walking down the street and one was a salted.agentsteal
"Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example." - Mark Twain
If you give someone $ and never see them again, it was probably worth it.
People are most vulnerable when they feel safe.
Never test the water with both feet.
If car technology had advanced as quickly as computer technology, a Dodge Viper would cost $., get a million miles per gallon, and explode twice every year.
Quis Custodiet ipsos custodesyourmysin
"Authority is an illusion."
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The best way to get back on your feet is to miss a car payment.
"One who annoys you, has conquered you - "
[A]s we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously. ~ ben franklin
Naked people have little or no influence on society. - Mark Twain
Bees may well have honey in their mouths, but never forget that they have a sting in their tail. - Scottish Proverb
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and the human stupidity, and I am not too sure about the former" - Albert Einstein
"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." -Anonymouspacifico
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough." - Albert EinsteinSonic
"The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance." - SocratesSonic
"I'd love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code." - AnonymousRijnzael
yourmysin@localhost:~# man touchyourmysin
Why be normal, when you can be yourself?Jimmy_xor
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies." -- Moshe Dayan
"If we don't speak up, we are cowards and accomplices." -- Judith Hertog
" A real free market does not allow one person to damage another person with impunity." -- Michael Rozeff
"Yes, our regulatory agencies are incompetent. But they are incompetent by design." --writer David Goldstein
"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human." --Aldous Huxley
"The greatest power of the mass media is the power to ignore. The worst thing about this power is that you may not even know you're using it." --Sam Smith
"Only in Washington, perhaps, is honesty considered a major gaffe." -- USA Today editorial, Oct. ,
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won you earn it and win it in every generation." -- Coretta Scott King
"the practice of arbitrary imprisonments have been, in all ages, the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny." --Alexander Hamilton, Federalist #
"In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares." --BBC television special
"There's no point in collecting all that (phone spying) information if you don't analyze it, and when you do it's inevitable that you learn things about at least some innocent people that those people thought were nobody else's business, certainly not the government's." --Eugene Robinson
"You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." --Cesar Chavez,
"If you think you are too small to make an impact, try sleeping in a room with a few mosquitoes. " --West African proverb
"Political freedom is a society's safety valve, allowing the passionately critical a nonviolent way to express their dissatisfaction with the status quo." --David Cole
"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away." -- Elvis Presley
"Domestic spying initiatives never die, they just get new acronyms." -- Blogger Frank Sennet
"The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. . . The nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists." -- Martin Luther King Jr.
"Ye that dare oppose, not only tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" -- Thomas Paine, Common Sense,
"Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed. " -- Chinese proverb
"Don't fully trust anyone until he has stuck with a good cause which he saw was losing." --Morton Blackwell
"The world has never doubted the judgment at Nuremberg. But no one will trust the work of these secret [Bush Administration] tribunals." -- P. Sabin Willett
"I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." -- Harriet Tubman
"If it were really the case that terrorists "hate us for our freedoms," we'd be getting more popular with Al Qaeda every month." -- Julian Sanchez of Reason.com
"It's time for Congress to go cold turkey and stop feeding at the lobbyist-funded trough" -- Sen. Russ Feingold
"We don't need people who can spit back facts. We've got Google." --Professor Roberta Golinkoff
"Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee." -- F. Lee Bailey
"If the flag needs protection at all, it needs protection from members of Congress who value the symbol more than the freedoms that the flag represents." --U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D - NY
"Capitalism has defeated communism. It is now well on its way to defeating democracy." -- David Korten
"The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become instruments of tyranny at home." -- James Madison
" If you don't know what your government is doing, you don't live in a democracy." --Jane Anne Morris
"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic." --Dresden James
"I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell." -- President Harry Truman
"Any nominee for the position of attorney general who has to defend himself from charges of supporting torture is already an unfit candidate. Any senator voting for this man is unfit to represent his or her constituents." --Wendy Miller, in a letter to the NY Times
"No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat of war, internal political instability, or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture." -- U.N. Convention Against Torture
"Never do anything against conscience -- even if the state demands it." -- Albert Einstein
"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without." -- President Dwight Eisenhower
" I think the very concept of an elite commission deciding for the American people who deserves to be heard is profoundly wrong." --former Congressman Newt Gingrich on the "Commission on Presidential Debates"
"The word 'radical' derives from the Latin word for root. Therefore, if you want to get to the root of anything you must be radical. It is no accident that the word has now been totally demonized..." -- Gore Vidal
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." --Abraham Lincoln
"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." -- George Orwell,
" More often than not "fair" and "balanced" may be mutually exclusive " --Neal Gabler, in LA Times op-ed
" If you ask the government for permission to protest it, you deserve to be told no." --Manhattan Libertarian Party Chair, Jim Lesczynski
"First get your facts; then you can distort them at your leisure." Mark Twain
"We do not know what is being done in our name. Worse, we do not ask." -- Ben Ehrenreich, writing on Camp X-Ray (Guantanamo Bay prison)
" Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for the law." -- former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy." -- James Madison, while a U.S. Congressman
"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson. (note the irony)
"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next." --Helen Keller
"Patriotism does not oblige us to acquiesce in the destruction of liberty. Patriotism obliges us to question it, at least. --Wendy Kaminer,
"One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence." --Charles Austin Beard
"No nation can preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. --James Madison, from "Political Observations,"
"Where others feel fear I feel only curiosity." -TheMindRapist
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. - Sir Arthor Conan Doylee
recursion n. See recursion.
Money is what people without talent use to keep score. - Jeremy C. Epworth
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived. - M. Scott Peck
The happiest person is he who thinks the most interesting thoughts. - William Lyon Phelps
If you want to make someone hate you, explain to them, logically and politely, why they are wrong. - Phil Simborg
"I know you are here to kill me. Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man." - Che Guevara
"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time." - Bertrand Russell
"Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading." - G. M. Trevelyan
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