Inheritance

"When you have told anyone that you have left him a legacy, the only decent thing is to die at once." -- Samuel Butler (1835-1902, English novelist and satirist)

Liars

"A liar should have a good memory." -- Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (Quintilian, A.D. c35-c95, Roman rhetorician)

War

"When the rich make war it's the poor that die." -- Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre (1905-1980, French existentialist philosopher,     playwright, novelist, marxist political activist, and literary critic)                               

Armies

"Governments need armies to protect them from their enslaved and oppressed subjects." -- Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828-1910, Russian novelist, social critic, and Christian     anarchist)

The Military

"If only more of today's military personnel would realize that they are being used by the owning elite as a publicly subsidized capitalist goon squad." -- Smedley Darlington Butler (1881-1940, major general, USMC)

Republicans

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child." -- James Danforth Quayle (1947-       , 44th vice president of the United States)

Government

"It is perfectly true that that government is best which governs least.  It is equally true that that government is best which provides most." -- Walter Lippmann, American intellectual, reporter, and political writer and     commentator)

American Democracy

"Our democracy is but a name.  We vote?  What does that mean?  It means that we choose between two bodies of real, though not avowed, autocrats. We choose between Tweedledum and Tweedledee." -- Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968, American author,...

Voting

"If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal." -- Emma Goldman (1869-1940, Russian-born U.S. anarchist leader)

Government Efficiency

"Wherever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship." -- Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd U.S. president)

Politicians and Diapers

"Politicians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason." -- Anonymous

Election Politics

"People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election." -- Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898, German statesman and chancellor)

Politicians and Patriots

"A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot." -- William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951, U.S. newspaper publisher)

Politics

"While you're saving your face, you're losing your ass." -- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973. 36th U.S. president)

Political Candidates

"It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember." -- Eugene Joseph McCarthy (1916-2005, American politician, poet, and former    Democratic Senator of Minnesota

Capitalism

Modern capitalism rewards its more affluent slaves both with material comforts and with spiritual anesthesia.                                                                   

Truth

Every discovery of truth is also and always an invention of truth.  

Self-Creation

Self-discovery is self-creation, just as self-creation is self-discovery.  

Philosophers

The philosopher needs to overcome his or her age, his or her time.  But is this possible?  The philosopher seeks to overcome his or her conditions and circumstances.  But, if this is attainable or achievable, it cannot be undemanding, it...

Human Nature

There are qualities in human nature which have failed to express themselves fully in the context of modern competitive capitalism.  There is more to human nature than meets our deceived eyes.  

The Healthy Soul

The healthy soul is distinguished by the capacity to accommodate both internal contradictions and conflicting perspectives.  The strong and vigorous mind is differentiated by an intellectual capacity to contemplate and consider contradictory ...

Present and Future

Because this present age is in question, the future is also in question.  

Libertarianism, Pelagianism, and Perfectionism

The libertarian believes that human beings are able to fulfill moral ought.  The libertarian is a pelagian.  Human perfection is possible.  Individual perfection is reachable.  Human excellence is attainable.  Personal improvement is ...

Greed

A greedy nature is a human nature that has been conditioned, constituted, and crystallized by the nurturing of greed.  Survival is a natural instinct, but greed is an unnatural slavery.  

Ecology and Economy

A bad ecology comes from a bad economy.  Bad economics produces bad ecology.