quotes ( in alphabetic order )

Gather yourselves!  

Banish the word 'struggle' from Your attitude and vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done,

In a sacred manner and in celebration.

Thomas Banyacya ___

We have men of science, too few men of God.  We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.  The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.  Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.  We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.  If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

Omar Bradley ___

There are only two things we should fight for.  One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.

War is a racket.  It is the only one international in scope.  It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

Smedley Butler ___

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all.

Giacomo Casanova ___

Ni una muerta mas.

Susana Chavez ___

Intellectuals solve problems.  Geniuses prevent them.

The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe.

Einstein ___

The only thing for certain is that everything changes.  The rate of change increases.  If you want to hang on you better speed up.  That is the message of today.  It could however be useful to remind everyone that our basic needs never change.  The need to be seen and appreciated!  It is the need to belong.  The need for nearness and care, and for a little love!  This is given only through slowness in human relations.  In order to master changes, we have to recover slowness, reflection and togetherness.  There we will find real renewal.

Guttorm Floistad ___

If repression has indeed been the fundamental link between power, knowledge, and sexuality since the classical age, it stands to reason that we will not be able to free ourselves from it except at a considerable cost.

The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.

Foucault ___

He who goes slow goes far.

Italian proverb ___

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

Carl Jung ___

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Jiddu Krishnamurti ___

If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.

Curtis LeMay ___

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.

Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.

Douglas MacArthur ___

I have absolutely no idea what my generation did to enrich our democracy.  We dropped the ball. We entered a period of complacency and closed our eyes to the public corruption of our democracy.

Winton Marsalis ___

We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.

Charles T. Munger ___

All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

Orwell ___

I tend to put my foot in my mouth.  I’m not good at being diplomatic.  I tend to piss people off.  That’s what happens when you’re honest.

Pink ___

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell ___

Fundamental changes in society are sometimes labelled impractical or contrary to human nature - as if nuclear war were practical or as if there's only one human nature.  But fundamental changes can clearly be made; we're surrounded by them.  In the last two centuries, abject slavery which was with us for thousands of years has almost entirely been eliminated in a stirring worldwide revolution.  Women, systematically mistreated for millennia, are gradually gaining the political and economic power traditionally denied them.  And some wars of aggression have recently been stopped or curtailed because of a revulsion felt by the people in the aggressor nations.  The old appeals to racial sexual religious chauvinism and to rabid nationalist fervour are beginning not to work.  A new consciousness is developing which sees the Earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed.

Carl Sagan ___

Today, virtually no piece of legislation can get passed unless it has the ok from corporate America.

Bernie Sanders ___

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.

Adam Smith ___

[B]y confronting the problems once marginalized as women’s issues, we can tackle the greatest dangers of the 21st Century.

From small villages to whole nations, we now know that the well being of women determines the well being of society. 

The greatest indicator of the world's wealth, stability, and safety is the status of women.

Gloria Steinem ___

In disposing of a man's labor power the system would...dispose of the physical, psychological and moral entity 'man' attached to that tag.  Robbed of the protective covering of cultural institutions, human beings would perish from the effects of social exposure; they would die as the victims of acute social dislocation through vice, perversion, crime and starvation.  Nature would be reduced to its elements, neighborhoods and landscapes defiled, rivers polluted, military safety jeopardized, the power to produce food and raw materials destroyed.  Finally the market administration of purchasing power would periodically liquidate business enterprises, for shortages and surfeits of money would prove as disastrous to business as floods and droughts in primitive society.

Karl Polanyi ___

Yes, if he was weak enough to give out, he’d be weak enough to betray us all and anyone who had helped us, and do you think I’d let so many die just for one coward man?

Harriet Tubman (on the question of using violence) ___

The first thing to make clear is that scientists, freely making their own choice of problems and pursuing them in the light of their own personal judgment, are in fact co-operating as members of a closely knit organization.

Michael Polanyi ___

The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers.

Carroll Quigley ___

Es mejor morir de pie que vivir de rodillas.

Zapata ___

Freedom hurts.

Slavoj Zizek ___