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"Meanness don't happen overnight"

Unknown

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"America is Rome reincarnate. Like the Roman empire, the American empire is vastly powerful and unfathomably corrupt. Like Rome, America imposes her civilisation upon an ungrateful world. Like Rome, America needs bread, circuses and philosopher-statesmen to forestall and yet to hasten her demise."

Lou Marinoff

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Among the progress of the human mind that is most important for human happiness, we must count the entire destruction of the prejudices that have established inequality between the sexes, fatal even to the sex it favors. One would look in vain for reasons to justify it, by differences in physical constitution, intelligence, moral sensibility. This inequality has no other source but the abuse of power, and men have tried in vain to excuse it by sophisms."

Marquis de Condorcet

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride. 'What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor.'"

Augustine

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"An ideology is a complex of ideas or notions which represents itself to the thinker as an absolute truth for the interpretation of the world and his situation within it; it leads the thinker to accomplish an act of self-deception for the purpose of justification, obfuscation and evasion in some sense or other to his advantage."

Karl Jaspers

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Anarchy stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion, the liberation of the human body from the dominion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraints of government."

Emma Goldman

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"And for mathematical science, he that doubts their certainty hath need of a dose of hellebore."

Joseph Glanvill

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"And life is given to none freehold, but it is leasehold for all."

Lucretius

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"And once, in spite of the men who gripped him by each shoulder, he stepped slightly aside to avoid a puddle on the path. It is curious, but till that moment I had never realized what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man. When I saw the prisoner step aside to avoid the puddle, I saw the mystery, the unspeakable wrongness, of cutting a life short when it is in full tide. This man was not dying, he was alive, just as we were alive."

George Orwell

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Any lore that widens people's horizons and presents food for thought is the beginning of philosophy."

Chief Reuben O. Ogunyemi

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Anyone who has had a glimpse of the range and subtlety of the thought of Plato or of a Hegel will long ago have despaired of becoming a philosopher."

Michael Oakeshott

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are, nor appear to be; or they are, and do not appear to be; or they are not, and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man’s task."

Epictetus

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Architecture in general is frozen music."

Friedrich Schelling

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths."

Bertrand Russell

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive."

Friedrich Nietzsche

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane."

Theodore Adorno

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"Art is ruled uniquely by the imagination."

Benedetto Croce

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other."

Pythagoras

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Miscellany

"A bad cause will ever be supported by bad means and bad men."

Thomas Paine

Submitted by: gtgillis /  2004-11-03   Category: Freedom

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