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Leon Trotsky: The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence. …

The dictatorship of the Communist Party is maintained by recourse to every form of violence.

Harry Truman: If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help G…

If we see that Germany is winning we ought to help Russia and if Russia is winning we ought to help Germany and that way let them kill as many as possible.

: You hear about ‘constitutional rights,’ ‘free speech,’ and the ‘free press.’ Every time I hear these …

You hear about ‘constitutional rights,’ ‘free speech,’ and the ‘free press.’ Every time I hear these words I say to myself, ‘That man is a Red….’ You never hear a real American talk like that.

Al Capone: This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives e…

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Adolf Hitler: How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think. …

How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.

Warren Buffet: I’ll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It’s…

I’ll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It costs a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It’s addictive. And there’s fantastic brand loyalty.

Robert Dilenschneider: The military is a role model for the business world. …

The military is a role model for the business world.

Cornelius Vanderbilt: Law! What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power? …

Law! What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?

Cornelius Vanderbilt: The public be damned! I’m working for my stockholders! …

The public be damned! I’m working for my stockholders!

W.J. Cash: …It is not the nature of the human animal in the mass willingly to suffer difference – that he sees…

…It is not the nature of the human animal in the mass willingly to suffer difference – that he sees in it always a challenge to his universal illusion of being the chosen son of heaven, and so an intolerable affront to his ego, to be put down at any cost in treasure and blood.

gavin gee-clough: Those that actively seek power over others’ lives rarely should be entrusted with it. Power should be…

Those that actively seek power over others’ lives rarely should be entrusted with it. Power should be a burden on the wise not a reward for the arrogant.

Oscar Wilde: An idea that is not considered dangerous is not worthy of being considered and idea….

An idea that is not considered dangerous is not worthy of being considered and idea.

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Kurt Vonnegut: Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency. (Slapstick, 1976, p 33)…

Please — a little less love, and a little more common decency. (Slapstick, 1976, p 33)

Mary Harris Jones: Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. (Mary Harris Jones aka Mother Jones)…

Educate yourself for the coming conflicts. (Mary Harris Jones aka Mother Jones)

Oscar Wilde: The truth is rarely pure. And NEVER simple….

The truth is rarely pure. And NEVER simple.

Tacitus: They made a desert and called it peace….

They made a desert and called it peace.

Bertoldt Brecht: He who knows not is a fool, but he who knows and says not a criminal….

He who knows not is a fool, but he who knows and says not a criminal.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people some-where insidiously committing evil …

If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people some- where insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to Read more…

George Orwell: A world in which it is wrong to murder an individual civilian and right to drop a thousand tons of hi…

A world in which it is wrong to murder an individual civilian and right to drop a thousand tons of high explosive on a residential area does sometimes make me wonder whether this earth of ours is not a loony bin made use of by some other planet

Tacitus: The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.———–Tacitus,Roman Senator and Historian…

The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws. ———–Tacitus, Roman Senator and Historian (A.D. c.56 – c. 115)

George Orwell: During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act…

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act

Hugo Dewar: SONG FOR CHRISTMAS, 1944Peace on earth,goodwill to men;Let us bomb them once again. For the cri…

SONG FOR CHRISTMAS, 1944 Peace on earth,goodwill to men; Let us bomb them once again. For the crimes that you condoned Of the thugs whom you enthroned, Dig their graves! ) death make haste! Christmas is no time to waste! Captive of the camp and cage Puts not heaven in a rage. Barbs upon the Read more…

Essie Baniassad: you have to have a Northern Star to guide you, it doesn’t mean you will reach it….

you have to have a Northern Star to guide you, it doesn’t mean you will reach it.

Sonam Wangchuk: the products of (the) modern education system…unlike their parents’ generation, they can not work w…

the products of (the) modern education system…unlike their parents’ generation, they can not work with the animals to produce their own clothing…they can not build their own house, and..they can not even repair what their forefathers made. Yet, interestingly, somehow they are filled with such arrogance about some ‘modern education’ that they can make those Read more…

Pat Gillespie: This quote is borrowed from a friend who served this country in both World War II and Korea. He was …

This quote is borrowed from a friend who served this country in both World War II and Korea. He was on the front lines in both wars and finally decided that he needed to find out why he was doing what he did, like in Archibald MacLeish’s poem about Juan Diego,(the simple Spanish Conquistador). He Read more…

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn: The IWW has been accused of pushing women to the front. This is nottrue. Rather, the women have not…

The IWW has been accused of pushing women to the front. This is not true. Rather, the women have not been kept in back, and so they have naturally moved to the front. – Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

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Noam Chomsky: It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies….

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.

Christa Wolf: I believe that our culture goes back to the ancient Greeks and to several other societies whose roots…

I believe that our culture goes back to the ancient Greeks and to several other societies whose roots lie in this Greek civilization. There is one thing that these various cultures have in common: they are built on a very hierarchical system that has excluded women from power and influence. They developed an increasing competition Read more…

Unknown: No good deed goes unpunished….

No good deed goes unpunished.

Dr. Martin Luther King: ?An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly acceptsthe penalty…

?An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty…to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is…expressing the very highest respect for law.?

Abraham Licoln: ?What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not…the strength ofour gallant…

?What constitutes the bulwark of our liberty and independence? It is not…the strength of our gallant army…Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defence is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty…Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your Read more…

Roland Barthes: The text is (should be) that uninhibited person who shows his behind to the Political Father….

The text is (should be) that uninhibited person who shows his behind to the Political Father.

Henry David Thoreau: If there were one who lived wholly without the use of money, the State itself wouldhesitate to demand…

If there were one who lived wholly without the use of money, the State itself would hesitate to demand it of him. But the rich man…is always sold to the institution which makes him rich. Absolutely speaking, the more money, the less virtue…It puts to rest many questions…while the only new question which it puts Read more…

Bertolt Brcht: Misfortune, in itself, is a poor teacher….

Misfortune, in itself, is a poor teacher.

Bertolt Brecht: Sink down in the slimeEmbrace the butcherBut change the worldIt needs it….

Sink down in the slime Embrace the butcher But change the world It needs it.

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Billy Bragg: If you thought the armywas here protecting people like yourselfI’ve some news for you, were hereto de…

If you thought the army was here protecting people like yourself I’ve some news for you, were here to defend wealth.

Oscar Wilde: Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious….

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

: Don’t trust the wise fool too much; what he knows matters and you die without it. But he can never k…

Don’t trust the wise fool too much; what he knows matters and you die without it. But he can never know enough.

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Billy Bragg: You can be active, when the activists are sleeping with the sleepers, while you’re waiting for the gr…

You can be active, when the activists are sleeping with the sleepers, while you’re waiting for the great leap forward.

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Billy Bragg: People are different And so are nations You can borrow ideas But you can’t borrow situations….

People are different And so are nations You can borrow ideas But you can’t borrow situations.

Ghandi: The principle of an eye for an eye will some day make the whole world blind…

The principle of an eye for an eye will some day make the whole world blind

D.H. LAWRENCE: WHEN WILT THOU TEACH THE PEOPLE – ?When wilt thou teach the people,God of justice, to save themselves…

WHEN WILT THOU TEACH THE PEOPLE – ? When wilt thou teach the people, God of justice, to save themselves – ? They have been saved so often and sold. O God of justice, send no more saviours of the people! …. Or Napoleon says: Since I have saved you from the ci-devants, you are Read more…

Harold J. Laski: We live under a system by which the many are exploited by the few, and war is the ultimate sanction o…

We live under a system by which the many are exploited by the few, and war is the ultimate sanction of that exploitation.

John Milton: Those who put out the people’s eyes, reproach them for their blindness….

Those who put out the people’s eyes, reproach them for their blindness.

Karl Marx: …work, as long as it is oppressed in a black skin, will never become free in a white skin…

…work, as long as it is oppressed in a black skin, will never become free in a white skin

Alexander Blok: With your whole body, with your whole heart, with your whole conscience, listen to the Revolution?.Th…

With your whole body, with your whole heart, with your whole conscience, listen to the Revolution?.This is the music everyone who has ears should hear.

Alexander Berkman: Which is the braver? The man (sic)who falls in line with the great majority or he that faces the wra…

Which is the braver? The man (sic) who falls in line with the great majority or he that faces the wrath of millions for conscience sake? Do not confound us with the pacifists. We believe in fighting. Aye, we have been fighting all our lives– fighting injustice, oppression,and tyranny. Almost single handed at that. We Read more…

Karl Marx: A similar movement is going on before our own eyes. Modern bourgeois society with its relations of …

A similar movement is going on before our own eyes. Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange; is like the sorcerer, who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whome Read more…

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Noam Chomsky: For the totalitarian mind, aherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper e…

For the totalitarian mind, aherence to state propaganda does not suffice: one must display proper enthusiasm while marching in the parade.

Mark Twain: Virtue has never been as respectable as money…

Virtue has never been as respectable as money

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