StarDestroyer.Net's Quotes of the Week

“Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.”

Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918)

Date posted: August 2009

“Those who have had no share in the good fortunes of the mighty often have a share in their misfortunes.”

Bertolt Brecht, German poet (1898-1956)

Date posted: August 2009

“Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious.”

Oscar Wilde, Irish author (1854-1900)

Date posted: August 2009
(Submitted by a forum user who also goes by the name "Oscar Wilde")

“I liked the store detective who said he'd seen a lot of people who were so confused that they'd stolen things, but never one so confused that they'd paid twice.”

Baroness Phillips, Director of the Association for the Prevention of Theft in Shops, 1977

Date posted: September 2009

“A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.”

Dean Acheson, US lawyer and statesman (1893-1971)

Date posted: September 2009

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Date posted: September 2009

“Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.”

Thomas Jefferson, US statesman (1743-1826)

Date posted: October 2009
(Submitted by the forum user "phongn")

“Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.”


Date posted: October 2009

“Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to.”

Hannen Swaffer, British journalist (1879-1962)

Date posted: October 2009

“The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.”

John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist (1908-2006)

Date posted: October 2009

“The Stately Homes of England,
How beautiful they stand,
To prove the upper classes,
Have still the upper hand.”

Noel Coward, British dramatist (1899-1973)

Date posted: November 2009

“The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.”

Wilhelm Stekel, Viennese psychiatrist (1868-1940)

Date posted: November 2009

“To save your world you asked this man to die;
Would this man, could he see you now, ask why?”

Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier, by W.H. Auden, British poet (1907-1973)

Date posted: November 2009

“People of the same trade seldom meet together but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some diversion to raise prices.”

Adam Smith, Scottish economist (1723-1790), in The Wealth Of Nations

Date posted: December 2009

“I like to call the Three G system here for this, it's God, Gold, and Guns.”

Insane political commentator Glenn Beck, outlining his economic survival strategy during his November 23 2009 show

Date posted: December 2009

“A soldier's obedience finds its limits where his knowledge, his conscience, and his responsibility forbid to obey orders.”

Generaloberst Ludwig Beck (1880-1944), executed for treason against Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime

Date posted: December 2009
(Submitted by the forum user "Thanas")

“Property has its duties as well as its rights.”

Thomas Drummond, British engineer and statesman (1797-1840), in a letter to the Earl of Donoughmore

Date posted: January 6, 2010

“Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.”

George Orwell, British novelist (1903-1950)

Date posted: January 11, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Rye")

“To predict the behaviour of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

Date posted: January 17, 2010

“The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.”

Woody Allen, US actor/director (1935-)

Date posted: January 25, 2010

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

Date posted: January 31, 2010

“Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900)

Date posted: February 8, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Yosemite Bear")

“He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.”

Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (1815-1898)

Date posted: February 14, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Thanas")

“Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)

Date posted: February 22, 2010

“We have to believe in free will. We've got no choice.”

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born US writer (1904-)

Date posted: March 1, 2010

“All you exercise freaks! You're the ones putting stress on the health care system!”

Rush Limbaugh on his June 11 2009 radio show, pretending that the biggest health care problem in the US is sports injuries.

Date posted: March 10, 2010

“Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.”

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)

Date posted: March 15, 2010

“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.”

Sigmund Freud, German psychologist (1856-1939)

Date posted: March 21, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Guardsman Bass")

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”

Sigmund Freud, German psychologist (1856-1939)

Date posted: March 29, 2010

“The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.”

Sophocles, Greek dramatist (496-406 BCE)

Date posted: April 2, 2010

“Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Communism is the complete opposite.”


Date posted: April 12, 2010

“Among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.”

Edmund Burke, British politician (1729-1797)

Date posted: April 19, 2010

“By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.”

Richard Dawkins, British scientist (1941-)

Date posted: April 26, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "phongn")

“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”

General Douglas MacArthur, US military leader (1880-1964)

Date posted: May 23, 2010

“He who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end by loving himself better than all.”

Samuel Taylor Coolridge, British poet (1772-1834)

Date posted: May 31, 2010

“To a surprising extent the warlords in shining armour, the apostles of the martial virtues, tend not to die fighting when the time comes. History is full of ignominious getaways by the great and famous.”

George Orwell, British novelist (1903-1950)

Date posted: June 10, 2010

“As society is now constituted, a literal adherence to the moral precepts scattered throughout the Gospels would mean sudden death.”

A.N. Whitehead, British philosopher (1861-1947)

Date posted: July 1, 2010

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

H.L. Mencken, American writer (1880-1956)

Date posted: July 6, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Rye")

“Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.”

Robert Heinlein, American author (1907-1988)

Date posted: July 13, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Lonestar")

“There's nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.”

Daniel Dennett, American philosopher (1942-)

Date posted: July 22, 2010

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”

Philip K. Dick, American author (1928-1982)

Date posted: July 28, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Formless")

“Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: "My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly." This stranger is a theologian.”

Denis Diderot, French writer (1713-1784)

Date posted: August 9, 2010

“You lose.”

Calvin Coolidge, US President (1872-1933), when confronted by a lady saying someone had bet her that she would not get more than two words from him

Date posted: August 15, 2010

“A Christian is a man who feels repentance on Sunday for what he did on Saturday and is going to do on Monday.”

Thomas Russell Ybarra, Venezuelan-born US writer (born 1880)

Date posted: August 31, 2010

“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, British novelist (1903-1950)

Date posted: September 6, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Rye")

“American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains!”

Escaped mental patient and populist Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell (1969-)

Date posted: September 22, 2010

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, American 5-star general and president (1890-1969), in his speech "The Chance for Peace" on April 16, 1953

Date posted: September 28, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Instant Sunrise")

“The difference between American propaganda and Soviet propaganda is that the Americans believe theirs.”

anonymous (old Soviet joke)

Date posted: October 12, 2010

“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”

Ray Bradbury, American author (1920-)

Date posted: October 22, 2010

“A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt, US President (1882-1945)

Date posted: October 29, 2010

“No artist or poet can depict a trench after fighting in its stark hellishness.”

Sergeant J. F. Bell, 2nd Gordon Highlanders, wounded in the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

Date posted: November 11, 2010

“A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.”

Arthur Brisbane, American newspaper editor (1864-1936)

Date posted: November 16, 2010
(Submitted by the forum user "Rogue 9")

“We must do something; this is something; therefore we must do it.”

"The Economist" magazine in its November 20-26 2010 issue, describing a flawed syllogism common in politics.

Date posted: November 23, 2010

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”

Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809-1882)

Date posted: November 29, 2010
(Submitted by The forum user "Winston Blake")

“F*** my victims. I carried them for 20 years and now I'm doing 150.”

Bernie Madoff (US financier convicted of record-setting Ponzi scheme fraud), quoted by fellow inmates

Date posted: December 4, 2010

“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge".”

Isaac Asimov, US biochemist and science fiction author (1920-1992)

Date posted: December 20, 2010
(Submitted by Matthew Solano)

“The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Date posted: December 26, 2010

“American populism has almost always concentrated its anger against the educated rather than the wealthy. You might describe contemporary American politics as a class struggle between those with more education than money against those with more money than education: Jon Stewart's America versus Bill O'Reilly's, Barack Obama versus Sarah Palin.”

David Frum, Canadian-American journalist and former Reagan speechwriter (1960-)

Date posted: January 1, 2010

“If religion isn't the greatest threat to rationality and scientific progress, what is? Perhaps alcohol, television, or addictive video games. But although each of these scourges - mixed blessings, in fact - has the power to overwhelm our judgment and cloud our critical faculties, religion has a feature of that none of them can boast. It doesn't just disable, it honours the disability. People are revered for their capacity to live in a dream world, to shield their minds from factual knowledge and make the major decisions of their lives by consulting voices in their heads”

Daniel Dennett, American philosopher (1942-)

Date posted: January 11, 2011

“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war.”

General Douglas MacArthur, US military leader (1880-1964)

Date posted: January 17, 2011

“In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.”

Peter Ustinov, English actor and writer (1921-2004)

Date posted: January 31, 2011

“Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.”

Stephen Leacock, Canadian writer (1869-1944)

Date posted: February 4, 2011

“A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.”

Lord Chesterfield, British statesman (1694-1773)

Date posted: February 11, 2011

“My least favourite part of the vegan diet is the verbal part, where they explain it to you.”

Chelsea Peretti, US comedian (1978-)

Date posted: February 22, 2011

“When I came here, I put my hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. I didn't put my hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

Jesse Jackson Jr, US politician (1965-)

Date posted: March 1, 2011

“The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everyone and still nobody likes him.”

Jim Samuels, American comedian (1948-1990)

Date posted: March 7, 2011

“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”

Julius Caesar, Roman conqueror (born 100 BC, assassinated this day in 44 BC)

Date posted: March 15, 2011

“When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said 'Let us pray'. We closed our eyes. When we opened them, we had the Bible and they had the land.”

Bishop Desmond Tutu, African religious leader (1931-)

Date posted: March 17, 2011

“We judge ourselves by our motives and others by their actions.”

Dwight Morrow, US statesman (1873-1931)

Date posted: March 29, 2011

“Half the work that is done in this world is to make things appear what they are not.”

Elias Root Beadle, American minister (1812-1879)

Date posted: April 4, 2011

“George Bush says he speaks to God every day, and Christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to God through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.”

Sam Harris, American author (1967-)

Date posted: April 10, 2011

“One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real.”

Klaus Kinski, German actor (1926-1991)

Date posted: April 18, 2011

“The only ones left with any confidence at all are the New Dumb. It is the beginning of the end of our world as we knew it.”

Hunter S. Thompson, American writer (1937-2005)

Date posted: April 23, 2011

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

Barry Switzer, US football coach (1937-)

Date posted: May 1, 2011

“When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.”

Otto Von Bismarck, German statesman (1815-1898)

Date posted: May 7, 2011

“We have no desire to make anybody look like a blithering idiot, but we love it when they do.”

Stephen Colbert, US comedian (born this day in 1964)

Date posted: May 13, 2011

“To American exceptionalists, "freedom" means being able to do what you want unencumbered by obligations to your fellow citizens. It is a definition of freedom the rest of the world finds bewildering.”

David Morris, American writer (co-founder of the Institute For Local Self-Reliance in Minneapolis)

Date posted: May 17, 2011

“A dress has no purpose unless it makes a man want to take it off.”

Francoise Sagan, French writer (1935-2004)

Date posted: May 23, 2011

“No matter what happens, the U.S. Navy is not going to be caught napping.”

Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, speaking on Dec 4, 1941

Date posted: May 29, 2011

“Fear is the parent of cruelty.”

J.A. Froude, British historian (1818-1894)

Date posted: June 6, 2011

“Every man has three characters - that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.”

Alphonse Karr, French writer (1808-1890)

Date posted: June 22, 2011

“John Pierpont Morgan, a robber baron, reportedly believed that a boss should earn no more than 20 times the wage of his lowliest (not median) underling. Today the ratio is often 20 times that.”

The Economist magazine, June 18, 2011

Date posted: July 9, 2011

“I made my money the old-fashioned way, I inherited it. I think that's a great thing to do. I hope more people in this country have that opportunity as soon as we abolish inheritance tax in this country, which is a key part of my program.”

Republican candidate John Raese, running for West Virginia Senate, being interviewed on the Matt Lewis show on September 23, 2010

Date posted:
(Submitted by July 19, 2011)

“Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.”

Samuel W. Brown Jr, US politician (1943-)

Date posted: August 13, 2011

“Faith used to require believing in things that haven't been proven. Now it requires believing in things that have been disproven.”

Stevie Ray Fromstein, Canadian comedian aka "The Holy Atheist"

Date posted: September 16, 2011

“I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative.”

John Stuart Mill, British philosopher (1806-1873), spoken during a parliamentary debate.

Date posted: September 21, 2011

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.”

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1925-)

Date posted: September 26, 2011

“Don't smoke too much, drink too much, eat too much, or work too much. We're all on the road to the grave, but there's no need to be in the passing lane.”

Robert Orben, American magician and humourist (1927-)

Date posted: October 5, 2011

“Wars begin when you will, but do not end when you please.”

Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian political philosopher (1469-1527)

Date posted: October 10, 2011

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Anais Nin, French writer (1903-1977)

Date posted: October 27, 2011

“A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.”

Lord Chesterfield, British statesman (1694-1773)

Date posted: November 14, 2011

“Why do people say "Grow a pair"? Testicles are the most sensitive things in the world. If you want to be real tough, you should grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding!”

Sheng Wang, Taiwanese-American stand-up comedian (often incorrectly attributed to Betty White)

Date posted: December 14, 2011

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell the truth.”

H.L. Mencken, American writer (1880-1956)

Date posted: December 27, 2011

“Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.”

Euripides, Greek writer (480-406BC)

Date posted: January 2, 2012

“The comfort of the rich depends upon an abundant supply of the poor.”

Francois Arouet, aka Voltaire, French Enlightenment philosopher (1694-1778)

Date posted: January 10, 2012)

“The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine.”

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)

Date posted: January 18, 2012

“One of the ancient ploys of the film industry is to make a film about non-white people and find a way, however convoluted, to tell it from the point of view of a white character.”

Roger Ebert, American film critic (1942-)

Date posted: January 24, 2012

“Those communities which include the greatest number of sympathetic members, will flourish best, and rear the greatest number of offspring....As man advances in civilization and small tribes are united into larger communities, the simplest reason would tell each individual that he ought to extend his social instincts and sympathies to all members of the same nation, though personally unknown to him.”

Charles Darwin, English naturalist (1809-1882)

Date posted: February 8, 2012
(Submitted by Rebecca Wong)

“All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.”

John W Gardner, US writer (1912-2002)

Date posted: February 20, 2012

“The purpose of a cult is exclusion. If you're not in the cult, you are by definition lacking some essential quality shared by its members. Those inside the cult can feel privileged, even gifted, by their ability to Get It. I was willing to Get It, I was sincerely prepared, but at the end of this experience, I concluded there was nothing to be Got.”

Roger Ebert, US film critic (1942-)

Date posted: March 2, 2012

“What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (1805-1859)

Date posted: March 18, 2012

“It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful.”

W.H. Auden, English-American writer (1907-1973)

Date posted: April 30, 2012

“The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.”

Sigmund Freud, German psychologist (1856-1939)

Date posted: May 10, 2012

“It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong.”

Francois Arouet, aka Voltaire, French Enlightenment philosopher (1694-1778)

Date posted: May 23, 2012

“The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (1805-1859)

Date posted: June 12, 2012

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.”

George Orwell, British writer (1903-1950)

Date posted: June 29, 2012

“Exhibiting ethical behaviour within an unethical system is unwise.”

Samantha Power, Irish-American government official and writer (1970-)

Date posted: July 16, 2012
(Submitted by Rebecca Wong)

“It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.”

Neil Armstrong, US astronaut (1930-2012)

Date posted: August 26, 2012
(Submitted by the forum users "Korgeta" and "Lord Relvenous")

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Lt. Col. John McRae, Canadian soldier and poet (1872-1918)

Date posted: November 11, 2012

“The Americans combine the notions of religion and liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive of one without the other.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (1805-1859)

Date posted: November 12, 2012

“Definition of a consultant: someone who borrows your watch, tells you the time, and then charges you for the privilege.”

Letter to The Times

Date posted: November 19, 2012

“Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it.”

Andrew Young, US politician (1932-)

Date posted: November 30, 2012

“We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.”

Duc de la Rochefoucauld, French writer (1613-1680)

Date posted: December 12, 2012

“Whereas some states possess an army, the Prussian army possesses a state.”

Voltaire (real name: Francois-Marie Arouet), French writer and philosopher (1694-1778)

Date posted: May 8, 2013

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”

Voltaire (real name: Francois-Marie Arouet), French writer and philosopher (1694-1778)

Date posted: August 7, 2013

“You only grow old by deserting your ideals. Years wrinkle the skin, giving up wrinkles the soul.”

General Douglas MacArthur, US military leader (1880-1964)

Date posted: November 12, 2013

“For the great enemy of truth is very often not the lie- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth- persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”

John F Kennedy, US president (1917-1963)

Date posted: November 28, 2013

“Famous dead people make excellent commentators on current events.”

Ralph Keyes, US author (1945-)

Date posted: January 19, 2014

“Forgiveness is giving up all hope of having had a better past.”

Anne Lamott, US author (1954-)

Date posted: February 16, 2014

“Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”

Winston Churchill, British statesman (1874-1965)

Date posted: March 31, 2014

“In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own.”

Alexis de Tocqueville, French writer (1805-1859)

Date posted: April 16, 2014

“Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.”

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright (1856-1950)

Date posted: April 28, 2014

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman (106BC - 43BC)

Date posted: June 17, 2014

“History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.”

Abba Eban, Israeli statesman (1915-2002)

Date posted: July 22, 2014
(Submitted by the forum user "Guardsman Bass")

“A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.”

Barnett Cocks, British political writer (1907-)

Date posted: July 28, 2014

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.”

Will Durant, American historian (1885-1981)

Date posted: August 2, 2014