a reply to: Sabiduria
Those quotes are pretty good. I was surprised to see Adolf Hitler in the list, but what he said is, sadly, true.
Here are some other quotes which i think are good:
"Our buildings can only be as tall as their bricks are strong.
Our civilization is only as strong as its ideas are true.
When our buildings are erected by the corrupt, when their cement is cut with dirt, when pristine steel is replaced by scrap – our buildings are not
safe to live in.
And when our media is corrupt, when our academics are timid, when our history is filled with half- truths and lies – our civilization will never be
just. It will never reach to the sky.
Our societies are intellectual shanty towns. Our beliefs about the world and each other have been created by the same system that has lied us into
repeated wars that have killed millions.
You can’t build a skyscraper out of plasticine. And you can’t build a just civilization out of ignorance and lies."
- Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks.
"Fear is more powerful than faith. Until that changes none of us are free."
- Russell Brand, comedian and activist.
“Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habit.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”
- Lao-Tzu, Chinese poet and philosopher.
“The greatest victory is that which requires no battle.”
- Sun Tzu, Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher.
And to keep on some of the propaganda themes, here's a quote from Edward Bernays. He is considered the father of public relations, and Josef Goebbels
of Nazi Germany was deeply inspired by his work, using it to conduct propaganda in his role as propaganda minister for the Nazi government.
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those
who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed,
our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of."
Edward Bernays, father of public relations.
edit on 29-10-2014 by daaskapital because: (no reason given)