Friday, January 15, 2016


"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.

Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.

Albert Einstein

The ultimate obscenity is not caring, 
not doing something about what you feel,
 not feeling.

Rod Serling

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.

Arthur Schopenhauer

It is error alone which needs the support of government. 

Truth can stand by itself.

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty 
than those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

The most successful tyranny
is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity
but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities,
that makes it seem inconceivable that other ways are viable,
that removes the sense that there is an outside.

Allan Bloom

The only freedom which deserves the name 
is that of pursuing our own good in our way, 
so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs 
or impede their efforts to obtain it.

John Stuart Mill

The truth is that the State is a conspiracy designed not only to exploit,
but above all to corrupt its citizens…

Henceforth, I shall never serve any government anywhere.

Leo Tolstoy

All government is authoritarian; 
and the more democratic a government is the more authoritative it is; 
for with the people behind it, 
it can push authority further than any Tsar or foreign despot dare do.

George Bernard Shaw

So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons,
Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

Permanent crisis justifies permanent control of everybody and everything
by the agencies of central government.

Aldous Huxley

We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages 
simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think.

Either you’re going to go along with your mind and the truth, 
or you’re going to yield to fear and custom and conditioned reflexes.

Buckminster Fuller

As for politics, I’m an anarchist.

I hate governments and rules and fetters.

Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.

Charlie Chaplin

For in order to turn the individual into a function of the State, 
his dependence on anything beside the State must be taken from him.

Carl Jung

Human history is simply the history of the servitude
which makes men – oppressed and oppressors alike
– the plaything of the instruments of domination they themselves have manufactured,
and thus reduces living humanity to being the chattel of inanimate chattels.

Simone Weil