As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
â€” Oscar Wilde
The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.
â€” Alfred Kinsey
The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000, and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
â€” Charles W. Colson, White House aide
The most tyrannical governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts.
â€” Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), Dutch philosopher
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet and fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
â€” Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961), American writer, Nobel Prize 1954
National hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
â€” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist, philosopher
The right of a minority is to draw its salaries, and its function is to make a quorum.
â€” Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902), Speaker of the House of Representatives
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
â€” Woody Allen
“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”
â€” Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) philosopher, mathematician, and writer