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Freedom/Truth

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born. - Francois Fenelon

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage, to move in the opposite direction. - Albert Einstein

As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy. - Christopher Dawson

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be mowed down in the crossfire. - Michael Flynn, The Nanotech Chronicles

Do not fear your enemies. The worst they can do is kill you. Do not fear friends. At worst, they may betray you. Fear those who do not care; they neither kill nor betray, but betrayal and murder exists because of their silent consent. - Bruno Jasienski, Yasensky

Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab, don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab, don't SMELL anything in a biology lab, don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab and, most importantly, don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department. - Bill Lye

Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom any one really has. Use that freedom. Make up your own mind. - Michael Ironside, Starship Troopers

For all soldiers: Remember, your equipment was made by the lowest bidder.

Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.

History is a selective interpretation of events designed to justify those currently in power. Memory is the same thing on an individual scale.

Humankind will not be free until the last Kremlin commissar is strangled with the entrails of the last Pentagon chief of staff.

Hypocrisy is the Vaseline of social intercourse.

I believe everyody in the world should have guns. Citizens should have bazookas and rocket launchers too. I believe that all citizens should have their weapons of choice. However, I also believe that only I should have the ammunition. Because frankly, I wouldn't trust the rest of the goobers with anything more dangerous than string. – Scott Adams

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire

If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war. - Pentagon official on why US military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War

In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Catholic. Then they came for me -- and by that time there was nobody left to speak up. – Pastor Marton Niemoller

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. - Voltaire "War"

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. – H. L. Mencken

It was involuntary. They sank my boat. - John F. Kennedy (comment when asked about his heroism)

It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me. It's the one that says "To whom it may concern." - anonymous Belfast resident quoted in London Guardian, 1991

Join the Army: travel to exotic distant lands, meet exciting, unusual people and kill them.

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god. - Jean Rostand

Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. - Mark Twain

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. - Percy Bysshe Shelley "A Declaration of Rights" (Dublin, 1812)

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on. - Winston Churchill

Men create war to compete with women, who create life. - Sharon Doubiago

Oh my GOD! They killed HUMOR! - Jim Gerhardt, NJ 101.5 DJ, on parental attempts to censor "South Park"

Pure truth, like pure gold, has been found unfit for circulation because men have discovered that it is far more convenient to adulterate the truth than to refine themselves. - Charles Caleb Colton

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private citizens will occasionally kill theirs. - Elbert Hubbard

Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography. - Paul Rodriguez

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem; it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. - David Friedman

The essence of wisdom is to remain suspicious of what you want to be true.

The graveyards are full of indispensable men. - Charles de Gaulle

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. - George Patton

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky. - Solomon Short

The truth shall make you free, but first it shall piss you off.

The worst thing about censorship is [deleted by censorship bureau].

To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you now, ask why? - W. H. Auden: "Epitaph for an Unknown Soldier"

Truth? We search and search. Many have opinions that are laws unto themselves but in trying to impose those laws on others truth probably walked right by laughing or crying, unnoticed. - Roger Pielechaty

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato

When the Egyptians were drowning in the Red Sea, the angels in heaven began to break forth in songs of jubilation, but the Holy One, blessed be He, silenced them: "My creatures are perishing -- and ye are ready to sing!" - Talmud

Wherever books will be burned, men also, in the end, are burned. - Heinrich Heine, Almansor

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. – Charles Austin Beard

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