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Philosophical Musings

  • We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. —GOETHE

  • Alliance., n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply in each other’s pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third. —AMBROSE BIERCE

  • I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital, but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen. The word which gives the key to the national vice is waste. —HENRY MILLER

  • The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. —H.L. MENCKEN

  • A cult is a religion with no political power. —TOM WOLFE

  • The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy— give one and take ten. —MARK TWAIN

  • If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. —GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

  • Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. —HONORČ DE BALZAC

  • If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stomping on a human face—forever. —GEORGE ORWELL



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