May 6, 2011

20 Powerful Quotes I Want You To READ!

20 POWERFUL Quotes
made by various extra-ordinary people throughout history
  1. I think there is a good reason why the propaganda system works that way. It recognizes that the public will not support the actual policies. Therefore it is important to prevent any knowledge or understanding of them. ~ by Avram Noam Chomsky

  2. Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. ~ by Avram Noam Chomsky

  3. The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people. ~ by Avram Noam Chomsky

  4. The United States is unusual among the industrial democracies in the rigidity of the system of ideological control / 'indoctrination', we might say / exercised through the mass media. ~ by Avram Noam Chomsky

  5. States are not moral agents, people are, and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions. ~ Avram Noam Chomsky

  6. The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself. ~ by Avram Noam Chomsky

  7. If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~ Avram Noam Chomsky

  8. It only stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting the sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice is speaking of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master. ~ by Ayn Rand

  9. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual). ~ by Ayn Rand

  10. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. ~ by Ayn Rand

  11. At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols. ~ by Aldous Huxley

  12. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core. ~ by Hannah Arendt

  13. All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. ~ by Scott Alexander

  14. In the United States, the majority undertakes to supply a multitude of ready-made opinions for the use of individuals, who are thus relieved from the necessity of forming opinions of their own. ~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

  15. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude. ~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

  16. Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. ~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

  17. There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. ~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

  18. A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it. ~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

  19. During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ by George Orwell

  20. Time shall unfold what plighted cunning hides, Who covert faults at last with shame derides. ~ by William Shakespeare

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
~ by Alexis de Tocqueville


The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
~ by Alexis de Tocqueville

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