– Obersturmfuhrer-SS Josef Mengele
“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to h arm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
– George W. Bush – Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction.”
– Albert Einstein
“Only two things are infinite the universe and human folly. and I’m not sure about the universe.”
– Albert Einstein
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
– Mark Twain
“Just ’cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.”
– George Carlin
“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.”
– Bill Hicks
“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience … In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together. […] ”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower – Farewell address
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are:
‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”
– Ronald Reagan
“The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.”
– J. Edgar Hoover
“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
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”
– Frank Zappa
“Commerce with all nations alliance with none should be our motto.”
– Thomas Jefferson
“Terrorism is the best political weapon for nothing drives people harder than a fear of sudden death. What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”
– Adolf Hitler
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
– Edward R. Murrow
“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.”
– General Omar Bradley
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Originally and still part of a column in the footer at What’s All This, Then?