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charles bukowski: It’s better to fail your way than to succeed their way….

"It’s better to fail your way than to succeed their way."

Carl Jung: He who looks outward dreams. He who looks inward, awakens….

"He who looks outward dreams. He who looks inward, awakens."

Eugene Debbs: The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The m…

"The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has had all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has had nothing to gain and all to lose— especially their lives."

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Howard Zinn: There is no flag large enough to cover the same of killing innocent people….

"There is no flag large enough to cover the same of killing innocent people."

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Howard Zinn: Men who have no respect for life or freedom or justice have taken over this beautiful country of ours…

"Men who have no respect for life or freedom or justice have taken over this beautiful country of ours. Now it is up to the American people to take it back."

charles bukowski: I’ve had hours, years murdered working for other men for their benefit….

"I’ve had hours, years murdered working for other men for their benefit."

charles bukowski: One spark can start a forest fire….

"One spark can start a forest fire."

charles bukowski: Democracy fails to work for the same reason poetry fails: it’s seldom truly presented as to what it c…

"Democracy fails to work for the same reason poetry fails: it’s seldom truly presented as to what it coulc actually be."

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Howard Zinn: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism….

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

George Walker Bush: We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation….

We will export death and violence to the four corners of the earth in defense of our great nation.

Unknown Author: This hospital a pious person builtBut first he made the poor wherewith to fill’t….

This hospital a pious person built But first he made the poor wherewith to fill’t.

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Raj Mudunuri: If seeing is believing, then living is appalling…

If seeing is believing, then living is appalling

John Steinbeck: John Steinbeck eulogizes his recently deceased friend, Ed Ricketts: I have tried to isolate and inspe…

John Steinbeck eulogizes his recently deceased friend, Ed Ricketts: I have tried to isolate and inspect the great talent that was in Ed Ricketts, that made him so loved and needed and makes him so missed now that he is dead. Certainly he was an interesting and charming man, but there was some other quality Read more…

: Since each of us are multiple, we are already quite a crowd – Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Th…

"Since each of us are multiple, we are already quite a crowd" – Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus.  

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Noam Chomsky: The world is pretty awful today, but it is far better than yesterday….

The world is pretty awful today, but it is far better than yesterday.

Bertrand Russell: For it is not enough to recognize that all our knowledge is, in a greater or less degree, uncertain a…

For it is not enough to recognize that all our knowledge is, in a greater or less degree, uncertain and vague; it is necessary, at the same time, to learn to act upon the best hypothesis without dogmatically believing it.

Bertrand Russell: A democrat need not believe that the majority will always decide wisely; what he must believe is that…

A democrat need not believe that the majority will always decide wisely; what he must believe is that the decision of the majority, whether wise or unwise, must be accepted until such time as the majority decides otherwise. And this he believes not from any mystic conception of the wisdom of the plain man, but as Read more…

John Dryden: Of all the tyrannies of human kind,The worst is that which persecutes the mind;For spite of man’s con…

Of all the tyrannies of human kind, The worst is that which persecutes the mind; For spite of man’s consent or man’s decree, A right to life is right to liberty. John Dryden (1631-1700)

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Tim Wise: To define yourself, ultimately, by what you’re not, is a pathetic and heartbreaking thing. It is to s…

To define yourself, ultimately, by what you’re not, is a pathetic and heartbreaking thing. It is to stand denuded before a culture (whiteness) that has stolen your birthright, or rather, convinced you to give it up. And the costs are formidable, beginning with the emptiness whites so often feel when confronted by multiculturalism and the Read more…

Richard Dawkins: The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no desi…

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.

Bertrand Russell: Uncertainty, in the presence of vivid hopes and fears, is painful, but must be endured if we wish to …

Uncertainty, in the presence of vivid hopes and fears, is painful, but must be endured if we wish to live without the support of comforting fairy tales. . .to teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do Read more…

Michael Bakunin: As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth. Our reason and our will will …

As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth. Our reason and our will will be equally annulled. As long as we believe that we must unconditionally obey – and vis-a-vis God, no other obedience is possible – we must of necessity passively submit, without the least reservation, to the holy Read more…

Bertrand Russell: Ages of prolonged uncertainty, while they are compatible with the highest degree of saintliness in a …

Ages of prolonged uncertainty, while they are compatible with the highest degree of saintliness in a few, are inimical to the prosaic every-day virtues of respectable citizens. There seems no use in thrift, when tomorrow all your savings may be dissipated; no advantage in honesty, when the man towards whom you practice it is pretty sure Read more…

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: All our knowledge–past, present and future–is nothing compared to what we will never know….

All our knowledge–past, present and future–is nothing compared to what we will never know.

William Godwin: In proportion as weakness and ignorance shall diminish, the basis of government will also decay….

In proportion as weakness and ignorance shall diminish, the basis of government will also decay.

Geroge Kennan: We [the United States] have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its…

“We [the United States] have about 50 percent of the world’s wealth, but only 6.3 percent of its population… in this situation, we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment.  Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationship which will permit us to maintain this position Read more…

Errico Malatesta:  And by anarchist spirit I mean that deeply human sentiment, whichaims at the good of all, freed…

  "And by anarchist spirit I mean that deeply human sentiment, which aims at the good of all, freedom and justice for all, solidarity and love among the people; which is not an exclusive characteristic only of self-declared anarchists, but inspires all people who have a generous heart and an open mind…"

Bertrand Russell: Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than dea…

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin — more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible; thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks Read more…

Clive Hamilton: People buy things they don’t want, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t like…

People buy things they don’t want, with money they don’t have, to impress people they don’t like

Edward Sadlowski: There’s a certain instinct that a worker has, much more so than some candy-assed storeowner. He under…

There’s a certain instinct that a worker has, much more so than some candy-assed storeowner. He understands who’s scewing him, but he doesn’t understand how to get unscrewed

Bertrand Russell: Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education…

Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education

Bertrand Russell: All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things. That it is better to be alive than dead, be…

All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things. That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave. Many people desire those things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people Read more…

Bertrand Russell: Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodie…

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate

Bertrand Russell: A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge…

A good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge

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Sheila Rowbotham: The familiar notion of planning is that done by experts, with scientific knowledge. We have seen the …

The familiar notion of planning is that done by experts, with scientific knowledge. We have seen the results of that rational planning: tower blocks, food additives, valium–the list of horrors is endless

J.J. Rousseau: The justice yet the uselessness of my complaints left in my mind the seeds of indignation against our…

The justice yet the uselessness of my complaints left in my mind the seeds of indignation against our foolish civil institutions, whereby the real welfare of the public and true justice are always sacrificed to an apparent order, which is in reality subversive of all order, and of which the only effect is to bestow Read more…

Oscar Romero: We who have a Voice must be a Voice for the Voiceless!…

We who have a Voice must be a Voice for the Voiceless!

J.J. Rousseau: Equality, because without it there can be no liberty…

Equality, because without it there can be no liberty

Richard Rumbold: I never would believe that Providence had sent a few rich men into the world, ready booted and spurre…

I never would believe that Providence had sent a few rich men into the world, ready booted and spurred to ride, and millions ready saddled and bridled to be ridden

Patrick Michael Rooney: It was too successful. What were we going to do with the supervisors – the managers? We didn’t need t…

It was too successful. What were we going to do with the supervisors – the managers? We didn’t need them anymore. Management decided that it didn’t want operators that qualified. The employees’ newly revealed ability to carry more responsibility was too great a threat to the established way of doing things and to established power Read more…

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Robert Reich: The ancients worried about the moods of the skies,mountains, seas, and forests. We’re placating a pa…

The ancients worried about the moods of the skies,mountains, seas, and forests. We’re placating a pavement

David Ricardo: There is no way of keeping profits up but by keeping wages down…

There is no way of keeping profits up but by keeping wages down

Adrienne Rich: When someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there i…

When someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes the world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing. Yet you know you exist and others like you, that this is a game with mirrors. It takes some strength Read more…

yiddish proverb: If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living…

If the rich could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living

Pierre Joseph Proudhon: Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, s…

Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government

Pierre Joseph Proudhon: The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas…

The newspapers are the cemeteries of ideas

Blaise Pascal: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from mistaken conviction…

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from mistaken conviction

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Ursula K. Le Guin: He tried to read an elementary economics text; it bored him past endurance, it was like listening to…

He tried to read an elementary economics text; it bored him past endurance, it was like listening to somebody interminably recounting a long and stupid dream. He could not force himself to understand how banks functioned and so forth, because all the operations of capitalism were as meaningless to him as the rites of a Read more…

Francis Bacon: Disciples do own onto masters only a temporary belief and a suspension of their own judgement until t…

Disciples do own onto masters only a temporary belief and a suspension of their own judgement until they be fully instructed, and not an absolute resignation or perpetual captivity

Toni Cade Bambara: We are at war, and that war is not simply a hot debate between the capitalist camp and the socialist …

We are at war, and that war is not simply a hot debate between the capitalist camp and the socialist camp over which economic/political/social arrangement will have hegemony in the world. It’s not just the battle over turf and who has the right to utilize resources for whomsover’s benfit. The war is also being fought Read more…

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