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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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Quotes about Wealth and Power

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world
doesn't mean you are wiser
than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.
- Mark Twain
Twain makes an important point about the power of big-media, but I disagree with his conclusion. I believe that it is crucial that we fight back against the powerful corporate-sponsored media. - jlh

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it,
people will eventually come to believe it.
- Joseph Goebbels (Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany)

We have the best government that money can buy.
- Mark Twain

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

Always listen to the experts.
They'll tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
- Robert Heinlein

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin

Experience demands that man is
the only animal which devours his own kind,
for I can apply no milder term to
the general prey of the rich on the poor.
- Thomas Jefferson

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will
legislate its creed into law
if it acquires the political power.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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