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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 2011 Quotations

"The American government is a rule of the people, by the people, for the bosses."
~~ Austin O'Malley [1858-1932]

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [1900-44]

"Secrecy is the freedom [that] tyrants dream of."
~~ Bill Moyers

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
~~ A.A. Milne [1882-1956]

"Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again."
~~ André Gide [1869-1951]

"The marketplace is democratic."
~~ John Perkins

"A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures?"
~~ Marcus Tullius Cicero [106 B.C.E. – 43 B.C.E.]

"I do not always drink beer, but when I do, I drink Moose Drool." He is ... Annoying Man. His latest exploit? "He goes ballooning ... with his pet bald eagle."
~~ G.E. Nordell

“More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.”
~~ Dennis Prager

"Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

“There are two laws of the universe — gravity, and everyone likes Italian food.”
~~ Neil Simon

"Patience is a minor form of despair disguised as a virtue."
~~ Ambrose Bierce [1842-1914]

"Anything [that] you're good at contributes to happiness."
~~ Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]

"The great thing about unrequited love is that it's the only kind that exists."
~~ Allison Pearson

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exception."
~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes [1809-94]

"[A movie] that stays with you is made up of a hundred or more hidden things. They're things that the audience is not conscious of, but that accumulate."
~~ Vincente Minnelli [1903-86]

"In the beginning was nonsense, and the nonsense was with God, and the nonsense was God."
~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinquishes man from animals."
~~ William Obler [1849-1919]

"Poverty of course is no disgrace, but it is damned annoying."
~~ William Pitt [1759-1806]

"The people have nothing to do with the laws but to obey them."
~~ Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49]

"What no wife of a writer can ever understand is that a writer is working when he's staring out the window."
~~ Burton Rascoe [1892-1957]

"What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art."
~~ Augustus Saint-Gaudens [1848-1907]

"Which is it? Is man one of God's blunders, or is God one of man's blunders."
~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"Man has made his bedlam; let him lie in it."
~~ Fred Allen [1894-1956]

"Do not put off till tomorrow what can be enjoyed today."
~~ Josh Billings [1818-85]

"Invention is the mother of necessity."
~~ Samuel Butler [1835-1902]

"Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote."
~~ George Jean Nathan [1882-1958]

"A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself."
~~ Niels Bohr [1882-1965]

"A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"Bad laws are the worst form of tyranny."
~~ Edmund Burke [1729-97]

"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet devised by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."
~~ President Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"God means us to be free. With divine daring, He gave us the power of choice."
~~ Cecil B. DeMille [1881-1959]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}