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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:19 AM
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I enjoy reading quotes i find so i thought i'd add a few.
Please add new ones, some are old, some new, some
absurd, and some nothing short of insane.However,
worth taking note of i think. We may even remember
some things we'd forgotten. Anyways here goes...



"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth." -- Albert Einstein, 1901

"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." - Plato

"The budget should be balanced; the treasury should be refilled; public debt should be reduced; and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled." -Cicero. 106-43 B.C.

“If we let people see that kind of thing, there would never again be any war.” — Pentagon official explaining why the U.S. military censored graphic footage from the Gulf War

“To preserve their [the people’s] independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Find out just what the people will submit to and you will have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” — Frederick Douglas

“The country is headed toward a single and splendid government of an aristocracy founded on banking institutions and monied corporations, and if this tendency continues it will be the end of freedom and democracy, the few will be ruling and riding over the plundered plowman and the beggar…” — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Nikita Khrushchev in 1957, told us what was planned: "I can predict that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism...Your grandchildren will....not understand how their grandparents did not understand the progressive nature of socialist society...."

"Allegations of missing gold from our Fort Knox vaults are being widely discussed in European financial circles. But what is puzzling is that the Administration is not hastening to demonstrate conclusively that there is no cause for concern over our gold treasure -- if indeed it is in a position to do so." -- Edith Roosevelt

"These International bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also. The difference between the bond and the bill is the bond lets money brokers collect twice the amount of the bond and an additional 20%, where as the currency pays nobody but those who contribute directly in some useful way.

"It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people." -- Thomas Edison


“We are thus in the position of having to borrow from Europe to defend Europe, of having to borrow from China and Japan to defend Chinese and Japanese access to Gulf oil, and of having to borrow from Arab emirs, sultans and monarchs to make Iraq safe for democracy. We borrow from the nations we defend so that we may continue to defend them. To question this is an unpardonable heresy called ‘isolationism.’ “

~Patrick J. Buchanan

Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear. --Harry S. Truman

"The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their (printed) money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of the colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hands of George III and the international bankers was the PRIME reason for the Revolutionary War." -- Benjamin Franklin's autobiography

After being questioned by the British Parliment about the colonies' new-found prosperity based on a fiat (worthless, without gold backing) paper money, without hesitation he replied:

"That is simple. In the Colonies we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producers to the consumers. In this manner, creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power, and we have no interest to pay to no one." -- Benjamin Franklin




posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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These are my two favourite speeches, they both contain a lot of my fave historical presidential quotes, too long to post so I posted the 2 videos

edit on 14-5-2011 by lifttheveil because: Fixed embed



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:36 AM
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Curious to have Buchanan and Douglas quoted together, that probably doesn't happen often


I see many reminders that we all spend a lot of time running in circles, thanks for the thoughts.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:37 AM
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Continued:

In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.
Prince Phillip Reported by Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA), August, 1988.

"Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize." -- Catherine Bertini, UN World Food Program Executive Director, 1997

To acquire knowledge, one must study;
but to acquire wisdom, one must observe
-Marilyn vos Savant

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the
right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in government..."
~ Thomas Jefferson..

"We control matter because we control the mind. Reality is inside the skull." — 1984, George Orwell

"Our Constitution is in actual operation; everything appears to promise that it will last; but nothing in this world is certain but death and taxes."
-Letter to M. Leroy, 1789.


"Unless we announce disasters no one will listen."
- Sir John Houghton,
first chairman of IPCC

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy".
-James Madison

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." -- William Pitt, before the House of Commons, 18 November, 1783

"....nuclear warfare is not necessary to cause a breakdown of our society. You take a large city like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago-- their water supply comes from hundreds of miles away and any interruption of that, or food, or power for any period of time you're going to have riots in the streets. Our society is so fragile, so dependent on the interworking of things to provide us with goods and services, that you don't need nuclear warfare to fragment us anymore than the Romans needed it to cause their eventual downfall." -- Gene Roddenberry


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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:43 AM
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Originally posted by lifttheveil




These are my two favourite speeches, they both contain a lot of my fave historical presidential quotes, too long to post so I posted the 2 videos

edit on 14-5-2011 by lifttheveil because: Fixed embed


Thanks for the contribution to the thread, great vids! The more things change the more they seem
to stay the same it seems.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:46 AM
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Yes hah~ indeed it is. And thanks for commenting.



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:47 AM
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“They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.” – Franklin Roosevelt

“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power, because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcolm X



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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“The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent.” – Gore Vidal

“It has become a sarcastic proverb that a thing must be true if you saw it in a newspaper. That is the opinion intelligent people have of that lying vehicle in a nutshell. But the trouble is that the stupid people, who constitute the grand over whelming majority of this and all other nations, do believe and are moulded and convinced by what they get out of a newspaper. And there is where the harm lies.” - Mark Twain



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:51 AM
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“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened; seem never to have been quite real.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Talk of imminent threat to our national security through the application of external force is pure nonsense. Our threat is from the insidious forces working from within which have already so drastically altered the character of our free institutions — those institutions we proudly called the American way of life.” – Douglas MacArthur

“It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war.” – Douglas MacArthur



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:56 AM
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"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes." - Benjamin Disraeli

“Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.” – Albert Einstein

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group.” – Franklin Roosevelt

“Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” – President Theodore Roosevelt

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce." – President James A. Garfield



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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“The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.” – J. Edgar Hoover

“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” – John Lennon

“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“The people of England have been led in Mesopotamia into a trap from which it will be hard to escape with dignity and honor. They have been tricked into it by a steady withholding of information. The Baghdad communiques are belated, insincere, incomplete. Things have been far worse than we have been told, our administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows. It is a disgrace to our imperial record, and may soon be too inflamed for any ordinary cure. We are today not far from a disaster.” – T.E. Lawrence

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” – James Madison



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:00 AM
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“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play” – Joseph Goebbels

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think – Adolf Hitler

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around (the banks) will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” – Thomas Jefferson



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by awareness10

"These International bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the [color=gold]powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government." -- Theodore Roosevelt



. . . wait ...

Is he saying that there is a government ... riding on top of the government?





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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:16 AM
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Audacity, always audacity-Old Freemason saying



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:17 AM
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"What this country needs is more unemployed politicians." — Edward Langley

"Mystical references to society and its programs to help may warm the hearts of the gullible but what it really means is putting more power in the hands of bureaucrats." — Thomas Sowell

"The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other." — Ronald Reagan

"Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem." — Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address; January 20, 1981

"Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." — Lord Acton

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." — Plato

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself… Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable." — H. L. Mencken

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.


"The more people are controlled, the poorer they become; The poorer they become, the more restless they get; The more restless they get, the more forcefully they are restrained. When people are forcefully restrained, their defiance becomes ingenious. And the more ingenious their defiance, the stranger are the things that happen. Now when strange things begin to happen, laws and regulations become stricter; Then stricter laws and regulations mean more criminals and fugitives. Soon everyone is either a criminal or a fugitive, And no one can untangle the mess. The more people are controlled, the less contented they become. But when will leaders understand the significance of this?" — Lao Tsu



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posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy

Originally posted by awareness10

"These International bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of newspapers and the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the [color=gold]powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government." -- Theodore Roosevelt



. . . wait ...

Is he saying that there is a government ... riding on top of the government?


Yes the unseen Gov't and all the other hidden foes that lurk btw that picture sums it up nicely



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by Kram09
“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play” – Joseph Goebbels

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.” – Joseph Goebbels

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think – Adolf Hitler

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around (the banks) will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” – Thomas Jefferson





posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Hebrew Midrash Tanhum:

“Future bliss can neither be imagined, explained, nor described. We know nothing of its nature, form, greatness, or beauty, its quantity or quality. This much one should know, the phrase, "the world to come," does not imply that it is a world yet to be called into existence; it exists already, but the phrase is employed to describe the life into which those who are in the present stage of existence will be transposed when they throw off this mortal coil.” LINK



posted on May, 14 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Thank you OP, I also share your enjoyment.

A quote, is like a shorthand version of a parable....with all the fluff cut out of it.
Right to the point !




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