Quotes & Proverbs

POLITICS:

*One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.

–Emma Goldman

*The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.

–Emma Goldman

*No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law.

–Emma Goldman

*I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

–George Orwell

*If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

–George Orwell

*War is evil, but it is often the lesser evil.

–George Orwell

*I hope we crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations.

–Thomas Jefferson

*A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord a to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all. .
–Mark Twain

*The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
–Thomas Paine

*The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
–Thomas Paine

*He who knows not how to dissimulate cannot reign.
— Louis XI

*When the rich think of the poor they invariably have bad ideas.
— Evita Peróne

* I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse,

but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession. “
John Steinbeck

 

*If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people.

They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.
John Steinbeck

 

*Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
— Oscar Wilde

* You have got to look people in the eye and tell them they’re irresponsible and lazy. Because that’s what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen.
— Bill O’Reilly

*A society, like a forest, requires from time to time the purging catharsis of fire to endure.
–A.J. Stoner

*“The meek shall inherit the earth.” Having little interest in dirt, I have gone another route.
–A.J. Stoner

* Those that do not enjoy the protection of the law cannot rationally be held subject to it.
–A.J. Stoner

*It’s strange to me that my betters, those with money, insist on leaving that money to their children when “all you need to succeed is drive and determination.” Why not leave their children penniless and refuse to pay for their education? Show us those superior genes in action!
–A.J. Stoner

*In a capitalist society, hatred of the poor is always regarded as a virtue.
–A.J. Stoner

*Persons of wealth are fond of saying they don’t care about money. Indeed, this is one of the great benefits of having it; as a virtue it is highly suspect.
–A.J. Stoner

*It’s only natural that prostitutes have such low standing in most societies; that kind of honesty makes people uncomfortable.
–A.J. Stoner

*Reputations aside, there is little difference between a man who heals for money and one who kills for it.
–A.J. Stoner

*A liberal is a half-assed conservative.
–A.J. Stoner

*The desire for status is an urge to oppress.
–A.J. Stoner

*Justice may be blind but she knows the rattle of a coin purse when she hears it.
–A.J. Stoner

*If ignorance is bliss why are conservatives always so mad?
–A.J. Stoner

*Freedom isn’t free, it requires a substantial income.
–A.J. Stoner

*Rich people say that poverty is caused by laziness; why then have I never seen one digging ditches to relax?
–A.J. Stoner

*Freedom is a virtue most often espoused by those who don’t really believe in it.
–A.J. Stoner

*The death penalty is not about doing justice, it’s about human sacrifice and blood lust. I’m not saying it’s always wrong, but let us at least be honest.
–A.J. Stoner

*The police have but one function: To guard the rich from justice.
–A.J. Stoner

*To a capitalist, the ledger is a sacred text. All considerations are subservient to it.
–A.J. Stoner

*To find a good man among the wealthy look for the one cleaning their toilets.
–A.J. Stoner

*I have been told many times that all you need to make in this world is hard work. Oddly, everyone who has told me that was born with money and never did any hard work.
–A.J. Stoner

*In the modern age of mass media, the old axiom about not blaming the messenger needs to be rethought.
–A.J. Stoner

*Ayn Rand and her objectivists thought the wealthy and the powerful should remove themselves from society and teach us a lesson. I agree, they need to go.
–A.J. Stoner

*Steal from those with plenty and you’re a criminal; steal from those with nothing and you’re a businessman.
–A.J. Stoner

*To be conservative in a land of inequality is to love inequity.
–A.J. Stoner

RELIGION:

 

*The Christian god, not surprisingly like the Christian himself, is a bully and a half-wit.
–A.J. Stoner

*Faith is a wonderful virtue; even the stupidest and meanest people can have it.
–A.J. Stoner

*Gods derive their power from the collected manna of their followers. Subsequently, gods are invariably scumbags.
–A.J. Stoner

*Religion is an angry mob making excuses for itself.
–A.J. Stoner

*Belief in the supernatural is natural enough to a person for whom thinking is a supernatural power.
–A.J. Stoner

*In Islam, hypocrisy is the greatest possible vice. This is quite reasonable as hypocrisy is a vice they all share.
–A.J. Stoner

*It is only natural that Christians don’t believe in Evolution. They can find no evidence of it among their ancestors.
–A.J. Stoner

*The bible asks: “What does it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?” Adherents of this tome have been diligent in trying to find the answer.
–A.J. Stoner

*The bible says that god created man in his own image. That would explain the bad attitude and propensity for slaughter.
–A.J. Stoner

*The bible is a truly magical work: It is literal truth when you want it to be and metaphorical where you choose.
–A.J. Stoner

*If there’s a distinction between “Chosen People” and “Master Race” I seem to be missing it.
–A.J. Stoner

*Religion is narcissism disguised as humility.
–A.J. Stoner

*I refuse to be saved. The Christians might be right and then I’d be stuck with them forever.
–A.J. Stoner

*If god is so perfect then what are we doing here?
–A.J. Stoner

*The only difference I can find between man and animal is man’s insistence that there be one.
–A.J. Stoner

*If you believe in god, believe that he has a plan for your life, then you are an unbelievable hypocrite for calling the fire department when he burns your house down.
–A.J. Stoner

*If cleanliness is next to godliness then god can’t hate fags that much. I’ve known several and they were all very neat.
–A.J. Stoner

*If heaven is perfect, just what in hell do you plan on doing when you get there?
–A.J. Stoner

*If there is a god he’s got some explaining to do…
–A.J. Stoner

*I don’t understand why Christians love Jesus so much; they disagree with him on every conceivable issue.
–A.J. Stoner

*For every book that is burned, a church should follow; fair is fair.
–A.J. Stoner

*Today a Christian told me: “You know that voice in your head telling you what you should and shouldn’t do? That’s god speaking to you.” Really? GOD told me to blow that line of crank off that biker chick’s ass?…
–A.J. Stoner

WAR:

*The Nation that makes a great distinction between its scholars and its
warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by
fools.
–Thucydides

*The God of War hates those who hesitate.
— Euripides

*Never do an enemy a small injury.
– Niccolo Machiavelli

* He who stays on the defensive does not make war, he endures it”
–Colmar Baron von der Goltz

* The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility.
–John Fisher

*One class of men makes war, another fights it. .
–William Tecumseh Sherman

*Ultima ratio regum. (The final argument of kings)
–Inscription on French cannons, on order of Louis XIV

* It is better to be on hand with ten men than absent with ten thousand. .
— Tamerlane

*Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!”
–Sun Tzu

*The general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skillful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
–Sun Tzu

*We cannot enter into alliances until we are acquainted with the designs of our neighbors.
–Sun Tzu

* So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.
–Sun Tzu

* The general is skillful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend.
–Sun Tzu

*Violence is the last resort of someone likely to get their ass beaten.
–A.J. Stoner

*Pacifism is for cowards.  Non-violence is only successful when others become fed-up and threaten to use force on your behalf.
–A.J. Stoner

*Violence doesn’t solve problems but it can make them go away.
–A.J. Stoner

MISCELLANEOUS:

*It is the direction and not the magnitude which is to be taken into consideration.
–Thomas Paine

*One good schoolmaster is of more use than a hundred priests.
–Thomas Paine

*Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
–Thomas Paine

*There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, “Yes,” you know he is a crook.
–Groucho Marx

* Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.
— Isabelle Holland

* Luck is the residue of design.
— John Milton

*It is rude beneath all contempt to keep rabid dogs then deny them once they’ve bitten.
–A.J. Stoner

*People hate in others what they despise in themselves.
–A.J. Stoner

*The best lies are mostly true.
–A.J. Stoner

*To be a friend you must be willing to tell someone they are wrong and that can be a hard thing to do.  Not to worry though, if you can’t manage it you’re still qualified to be a sycophant or manipulator.
–A.J. Stoner

*In the modern age of mass media, the old axiom about not blaming the messenger needs to be rethought.
–A.J. Stoner

*The white man’s only real sin is dumb luck.  I’ve been many places and met many people; they’re all assholes in equal measure.
–A.J. Stoner

*No one likes a tattle-tale because everyone is guilty of something.
–A.J. Stoner

*Having sex for money makes you a prostitute; mating for it makes you a whore.
–A.J. Stoner

*Honor thy father and mother; in these uncertain times you may need to move back home.
–A.J. Stoner

*The only difference I can find between man and animal is man’s insistence that there be one.
–A.J. Stoner

*I rue most days.
–A.J. Stoner

*Two wrongs may not make a right but it will get you even.
–A.J. Stoner

*Marriage became obsolete when the average human lifespan reached thirty or so.
–A.J. Stoner

*Reputations aside, there is little difference between a man who heals for money and one who kills for it.
–A.J. Stoner

*It’s only natural that prostitutes have such low standing in most societies; that kind of honesty makes people uncomfortable.
–A.J. Stoner

*All play is based upon violence; all comedy is based upon injury.
–A.J. Stoner

*Morality is for people who lack ethics.
–A.J. Stoner

*Love thy enemy; it drives them crazy.
–A.J. Stoner

*Life, like a good drink, should hurt a bit.
–A.J. Stoner

*“The meek shall inherit the earth.” Having little interest in dirt, I have gone another route.
–A.J. Stoner

*Fighting fire with fire makes for some pretty impressive fires.
–A.J. Stoner

PROVERBS:

 

*The big thieves hang the little ones.

–Irish

*Big bellies are never generous.

–Irish

*An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

–Irish

*A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong.

–Irish

*A king’s son is not nobler than his food.

–Irish

*A good run is better than a bad stand

–Irish

*“The best armor is staying out of gun-shot.”
-Italian

*Anger is as good as Courage.

–Welsh

*The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
–Russian

*Shrimp may attack dragons in shallow water.
–Chinese

*True gold does not fear the test of fire.
–Chinese

If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together.
–African

*Always remember to pillage before you burn
–Unknown

*Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
–Unknown

*The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and a lot of bitching.
–Unknown

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