"Discourtesy does not spring merely from one bad quality, but from several--from foolish vanity,
from ignorance of what is due to others, from indolence, from stupidity, from distraction of thought,
from contempt of others, from jealousy." -- Jean de la Bruyere, French moralist (1645 - 1696)
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." -- Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
"When the doctrine of allegiance to party can utterly up-end a man's moral constitution and make a temporary fool of him besides, what excuse are you going to offer for preaching it, teaching it, extending it, perpetuating it? Shall you say, the best good of the country demands allegiance to party? Shall you also say it demands that a man kick his truth and his conscience into the gutter, and become a mouthing lunatic, besides?" -- Samuel Clemens
"We will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." -- Martin Luther King
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.
Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -- John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
"When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation -- namely, life, liberty and justice for all. Dictatorships such as Musharraf's suppress individual rights and freedoms and empower the most extreme elements of society. Oppressed citizens, unable to represent themselves through other means, often turn to extremism and religious fundamentalism." -- Benazir Bhutto, A False Choice for Pakistan
A Degree in Citizenship by Catherine Crier
"The invasion of Iraq, I believe, will turn out to be the greatest strategic disaster in U.S. history."
Iraq: Get Out Now Retired Lt. General William Odom, former head of the National Security Agency
"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." -- Bertrand Russell
"In 1970 the top 100 CEOs earned approximately $45 for every dollar earned by the average worker. By last year, it was $1,081 to one." -- Les Leopold, The Looting of America
"I do feel that it's a grim, pitiful, nightmarish, meaningless experience. The only way that you can be happy is if you tell yourself some lies and deceive yourself, and I'm not the first person to say this or the most articulate person on it. It was said by Nietzsche, it was said by Freud, it was said by Eugene O'Neill. One must have one's delusions to live. You look at life too honestly and clearly, life does become unbearable, because it's a pretty grim enterprise, you must admit." -- Woody Allen, 2010 Cannes Film Festival
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw, "Man and Superman", 1903
Where is the Love
"If you never know truth, Then you never know love"