Thoughts


From James Russell Lowell

Once to every man and nation Comes the moment to decide, In
the strife of truth and falsehood, For the good or evil side;
Some great cause, Gods new Messiah, Offerring each the bloom
or blight, And the choice goes by forever Twixt that darkness
and that light. Though the cause of evil prosper, Yet it is
truth alone is strong; Though her portion be the scaffold,
And upon the throne be wrong: Yet that scaffold sways the
future, And behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the
shadow Keeping watch above his own.

2009-01-19 at 17:14:01

From Leon Trotsky

A slave-owner, who through cunning and violence, shackles a slave in
chains, and a slave who through cunning and violence breaks the chains
- let not the contemptible eunuchs tell us that they are equals before
a court of morality!

2009-01-18 at 22:17:57

From Ayn Rand

Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights;
it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally
disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights,
a government is man's deadliest enemy. It is not as protection against
Private actions, but against Governmental actions that the Bill of Rights
was written.

2009-01-17 at 08:26:21

From Sun TZU

There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.

2009-01-07 at 00:40:44

From Thomas Paine's Rights of Man

A Constitution is not the act of a government, but of a people
constituting a government; and government without a constitution
is power without a Right. All power exercised over a nation,
must have some beginning. It must be either delegated, or assumed.
There are not other sources. All delegated power is trust, and
all assumed power is usurpation. Time does not alter the nature
and quality of either.

2009-01-06 at 18:55:37

One Peaceful World Dedication

Having come from, being within and going towards infinity,
May our endless dream be eternally realized upon this earth,
May our unconditional dedication perpetually serve for the
creation of life and peace,
May our heartfelt thankfulness be devoted universally upon
everyone, everything and every being. ---Michio Kushi

2009-01-04 at 12:14:15

From Lyndon B. Johnson

The Guns and the Bombs, the Rockets and the Warships, are ALL Symbols of Human Failure!

2008-12-27 at 15:36:25

From Henry David Thoreau

If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears
a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however
measured, or far away.

2008-12-26 at 13:43:45

From H.L. Mencken

The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always only a False-Face for the Urge to Rule It.

2008-12-20 at 21:24:50

From Justice Louis Brandeis

In a government of law, the existence of the government will
be imperiled if it fails to observe the law Scrupulously.
Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.
For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by example.
Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for the law: it invites every man to
become a law unto himself: It Invites Anarchy.

2008-12-07 at 06:45:44

From Ed Abbey

A Patriot Must Always be Ready to Defend His Country Against His Government!

2008-11-25 at 12:45:06

From Leo Tolstoy

The Greater the State, the more Wrong and Cruel its Patriotism, and the Greater is the Sum of Suffering upon which Its Power is Founded.

2008-11-08 at 12:25:11

From Oscar Wilde

In America the Young are always ready to give those who are older than themselves the Full Benefits of their Inexperience

2008-11-07 at 16:43:17

From Maya Angelou

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, But people will not forget how You Made Them Feel.

2008-11-02 at 21:47:34

From a sane Senator John McCain

War is Wretched Beyond Description, and only a Fool or a Fraud could sentimentalize Its Cruel Reality.

2008-11-01 at 12:11:30

As You Traverse This Life Please Try To Remember That There Are No Absolute Mistakes; There Are Only Errors In Your Perceived Judgement As To The Likely Outcomes Of Your Actions!!!