Freedom and Power

"Freedom is participation in power." -- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C., Roman orator and statesman)                                           


"The best slogan for the traveler is: 'let yourself go.'" -- Anonymous                                    


"The mind petrifies if a circle be drawn around it, and it can hardly be denied that dogma draws a circle round the mind." -- George Moore (1852-1933, Irish novelist and essayist)          

The Search for Truth

"The fear of being deceived is a vulgar version of the search for truth." -- Emil M. Cioran (1911-1995, Romanian philosopher and essayist)                                                                     

Cooperative Commonwealth

"The alternative to the totalitarian state is the cooperative commonwealth." -- Norman Thomas (1884-1968, American socialist leader)                                          


"When something is well said, have no scruples; take it and copy it." -- Anatole France (François-Anatole Thibault, 1844-1924, French poet, journalist,    and novelist)                                  

News Media

"The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there was news." -- David McClure Brinkley (1920 – 2003, American newscaster)                  


"Truth is not always the best basis for happiness.   There are people who perish when their eyes are opened." -- Wilhelm Stekel (1868-1940, Austrian psychoanalyst and writer)                                                  


"An economy is a set of institutional arrangements through which goods and services are produced and distributed in a society.  From the time of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim, sociologists have had a log and complex interest in economic...


"You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them." -- Camillo di Cavour (1810-1861, Italian statesman)                          


"The first thing you do when you want to get elected is to prostitute yourself. You show me a man with courage and conviction and I'll show you a loser." -- Ray Kroc (Raymond Albert Kroc (1902-1984, American businessman)              ...


"The organization of American society is an interlocking system of semi-monopolies notoriously venal, an electorate notoriously unenlightened, misled by mass media notoriously phony. -- Paul Goodman (1911-1972, American novelist,...

Life and Memory

"One lives with the hope of becoming a memory." -- Antonio Porchia (1885-1968, Argentinian poet)        


"The big print giveth and the small print taketh away." -- Tom Waitts (American songwriter)                                                                             


"In our age there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics.'  All issues are political issues." -- Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950, pen name George Orwell, English novelist and     journalist, democratic socialist)                ...


"Something other than Christianity may limp along under the banner of 'Christianity'." -- Robert L. Short, The Gospel According to Peanuts, 1964                                              

The Existence of God

"God can no more prove his existence than he can swear; he has nothing higher to swear by." -- Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855, Danish philosopher and theologian)                                                    


"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born theoretical physicist)                                          


"If a problem has no solution, why worry?" -- Tibetan saying                                                           


"You can't pray a lie." -- Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884                   


"Generosity does not consist in giving much but in giving at the right time." -- Elsa Cross (born March 6, 1946, Spanish-language Mexican writer)                                                                      


"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault." -- Henry Kissinger (Heinz Alfred Kissinger, born May 27, 1923, German-born American     academic, political scientist, diplomat, and...


"Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta." -- Brian Wilson Aldiss (born August 18, 1925, English author)                   


"Fame's like having Alzheimer's disease.  You don't know anybody, they all know you." -- Tony Curtis (born Bernard Schwartz, 1925-2010, American film actor)                            

Success and Failure

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." -- Dan Quayle (James Danforth Quayle, born February 4, 1947, Republican politician)