“it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.” – Douglas Adams
“The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them.” – Christopher Hitchens
“Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.” – Paul Collier
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell
“A democracy depends on the individual voter making an intelligent and rational choice for what he regards as his enlightened self-interest, in any given circumstance.” – Aldous Huxley
“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson
“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” – Oscar Wilde
“The future starts today, not tomorrow.” – Pope John Paul II
“Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.” – Bertrand Russell
“The most tragic paradox of our time is to be found in the failure of nation-states to recognize the imperatives of internationalism.” – Earl Warren
“We are living in a world in which nobody is free, in which hardly anybody is secure, in which it is almost impossible to be honest.” – George Orwell
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West
“Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon
“We hope to see a Europe where men of every country will think of being a European as of belonging to their native land” – Winston Churchill 1948
“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin.
“… a day which will live in infamy…” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Never Flinch, Never Weary, Never Despair.” – Winston Churchill
“Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism.” – Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.” – Christian Morgenstern
“I’m a good housekeeper; every time I get a divorce, I keep the house” – Zsa Zsa Gabor
“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind” – Albert Einstein
“But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.” – Carl Sagan
“The human body can remain nude and uncovered and preserve intact its splendor and its beauty… Nakedness as such is not to be equated with physical shamelessness… Immodesty is present only when nakedness plays a negative role with regard to the value of the person…The human body is not in itself shameful… Shamelessness (just like shame and modesty) is a function of the interior of a person.” – Pope John Paul II
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch
“Where they burn books, they will also ultimately burn people.” – Heinrich Heine
“The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up” – Marilyn Monroe
“Before 1914 the earth belonged to the entire human race. Everyone could go where they wanted and stay there as long as they liked. No permits or visas were necessary and I am always enchanted by the amazement of young people when I tell them that before 1914 I travelled to India and America without a passport. Indeed, I had never set eyes on a passport.” – Stefan Zweig.
“Everybody knows that the boat is leaking,
Everybody knows that the captain lied” – Leonard Cohen (Everybody Knows)
“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” – Phyllis Diller
“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington.
“To admit that an opponent might be both honest and intelligent is felt to be intolerable.” – George Orwell
“A man cannot dress, but his ideas get cloath’d at the same time.” – Laurence Sterne
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Quoted on the The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Equality may be a right, but no power on earth can convert it into fact.” – Honoré de Balzac
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C.S. Lewis
“Manners are the hypocrisy of nations.” – Honoré de Balzac