"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." Orwell
"Men are so simple of mind and so dominated by immediate needs that the deceitful man can easily find those ready to be deceived."
MachiavelliThe fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one... credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.
I listened to BBC's Witness program about The Hobbit today. They observed that Tolkein, like Orwell and a long list of others, spent a chunk of their younger years getting shot at, and that experience seemed to sharpen their focus a bit.
One good quote deserves another!“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.” -- Herman MelvilleRM in CA
A good one, too, RM. Perfect, in fact, for MItt and his 47% views.
I always liked the one about how its better to speak up, and let everyone know you're an idiot, than to remain silent and make em wonder...But seriously, best Monday Night Football game in years, you own home team, and you're talkin stupid Politics???Frank
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