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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression.... There is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we must be most aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness ~~ William O. Douglas (Associate Justice US Supreme Court)

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter ~~ Martin Luther King

If you do not care about the pain of others then you do not deserve to be called a human being ~~ Saadi (12th century Persian poet)

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant. ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson

As long as you live, keep learning how to live. ~~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. ~~ Aristotle

Every man dies. Not every man lives. ~~ Tim Robbins

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed; second, it is violently opposed; and third, it is accepted as self-evident. ~~ Arthur Schopenhauer 

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. ~~ Tom Robbins

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~~ Jim Elliot

There are 10 types of people in this world......those who understand binary and those who don't. ~~ Anon

I don't think we will survive another thousand years without escaping beyond our fragile planet. ~~ Stephen Hawking

Oscar Wilde:

The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated.

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. 

Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years. 

A little sincerity is a terrible thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. 

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. 

A cynic is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But it is better to be good than to be ugly. 

Work is the curse of the drinking classes. 

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity

Woody Allen:

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. 

Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go, it's a pretty good experience. 

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. 

How can I believe in God when only last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? 

If there is reincarnation, I'd like to come back as Warren Beatty's fingertips. 

The only time my wife and I had a simultaneous orgasm was when the judge signed the divorce papers.' 

The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more.

 Sex between a man and a woman can be wonderful - provided you get between the right man and the right woman. 

I'm short enough and ugly enough to succeed on my own. 

Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right.  

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it

Its not that I'm afraid to die. I Just don't want to be there when it happens. 

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done Just as easily as lying down. 

The difference between sex and death is that with death you can do it alone and no one is going to make fun of you. 

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through  not dying.  

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. 

Ninety four point five per cent of all statistics are made up.

 

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God. ~~ Karl Barth

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~~ Margaret Mead

I never generalise; I merely extrapolate from selected partial data sets. Anon

Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ~~ Helen Keller

Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives. ~~ Sue Murphy

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you. ~~ Rita Mae Brown

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
~~ Jerry Seinfeld

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her. ~~ Ellen DeGeneres

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. ~~ Lily Tomlin

The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little Swiss Army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. 'Come on, buddy, let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got a spoon. Back off. I've got the toe clippers right here.' ~~ Jerry Seinfeld

Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God....I could be eating a slow learner. ~~ Lynda Montgomery

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography. ~~ Paul Rodriguez

If your feet smell and your nose runs, you were built upside down. ~~ Anon

The cure for boredom is curiosity, there is no cure for curiosity - Dorothy
Parker

We are going to deprive you of an enemy ~~ Mikhail Gorbachev

Pas de Lieu Rhône que nous! ~~ Anonymous (English speaking person)

Only the winners decide what were war crimes. ~~ Gary Wills 

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees! ~~ Emiliano Zapata 

Let us consider, my lords, that arbitrary power has seldom or never been introduced into a country at once. It must be introduced by slow degrees, and, as it were, step by step, lest the people should see it approach. The barriers and fences of the people's liberty must be plucked up one by one, and some plausible pretense must be found for removing or hoodwinking, one after another, those sentries who are posted by the constitution of a free country, for warning the people of their danger. When these - preparatory steps are once made, the people may then, indeed, with regret, see slavery and arbitrary power making long strides over their land; but it will be too late to think of preventing or avoiding the impending ruin. ~~ Lord Erskine in 1792 defending Thomas Paine in London 

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. ~~ Jim Horning

Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even. ~~ Horace

If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me. ~~ Bobcat Goldthwait

I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. ~~ Elayne Boosler

I'm half-Italian and half-Polish. So I'm always putting a hit out on myself. ~~ Judy Tenuta

Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup? ~~ John Mendoza

Relationships are hard. It's like a full-time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp. ~~ Bob Ettinger

I don't know what's wrong with my television set. I was getting C-Span and the Home Shopping Network on the same station. I actually bought a congressman. ~~ Bruce Baum

POLITICS The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny. ~~ James Madison, Federalist 47

The price good people pay to their indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.  ~~ Plato

Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people.  ~~ John Adams(August 1765)

Those who control the past, control the future; and those who control the present, control the past. ~~ George Orwell

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. ~~ Thomas Jefferson

They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security. ~~ Benjamin Franklin, 1759

If you make peaceful change impossible..... you make violent revolution inevitable. ~~ John F Kennedy

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
~~ E E Cummings

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Violence

Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle. ~~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the state is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence" ~~ Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war. ~~ President Jimmy Carter

I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. ~~ Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one. ~~ Albert Einstein

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