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Patch Adams:
 
''Anyone can do it — BE RADIANT! Make the decision.
 I want to be an agent of change to a loving world — 
so I will be radiant.''





G. K. Chesterton:
 
''The Christian ideal has not been tried and 
found wanting; it has been found difficult
 and left untried.''




 Hermann Hesse:

''If time is not real, then the dividing line
between this world 
and eternity,
between suffering and bliss,
between good 
and evil,
is also an illusion.''




Richard Bach:
 
''It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you 
can manage it, that you might somehow be 
happy. Until you make room in your life for 
someone as important to you as yourself, 
you will always be searching and lost.''


 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
 
''Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.''




 Giacomo Leopardi:
 
''I get up and I bless the light thin clouds 
and the first twittering of birds, 
and the breathing air 
and smiling face 
of the hills.''




U.S. Senator Albert Beveridge:
 
“The Philippines are ours forever. And just beyond 
the Philippines are China’s illimitable markets.
We 
will not retreat from either. We will not
repudiate 
our duty in the archipelago.
We will not 
abandon our opportunity
in the Orient. 
We will not renounce
our part in the 
mission of our race
as the trustee under 
God of the
civilization of 
the world.”




Che Guevara:
 
''Above all, always be capable of feeling 
deeply, any injustice committed against 
anyone, anywhere in the world. This, is
the most beautiful quality in a 
revolutionary.''




George Carlin:

''We are a nation of sheep, and 
someone else owns the grass.''




Harry Schwarz:

''I believe people are not free - if all they can do is cast 
a vote every five years to decide who should govern
them. What does it mean to a man in a shack built
by 
himself, with no amenities, and not knowing
where 
his next meal is coming from, to vote? 




Paul Laurence Dunbar:

Slight was the thing I bought, 
small was the debt I thought, 
Poor was the loan at best - 
God! but the interest!




 Belarus' President, Alexander Lukashenko:
 
“The crazy European politicians directing a
hybrid war 
against us, Russia and even
China, 
isn’t just creating a hotbed of
tension: 
they are pushing for a
3rd world war.”





Blogger:
 
''The cabals' world order is crumbling, with 
stagnant economies, low birth rates, high 
debt, and major social problems. They 
are surviving, on printing money out 
of thin air. The US and its European 
vassals..... are desperate to save 
capitalism.... as all scams have
failed. Now they are provoking
nuclear states Russia and 
China into WW3 ... for 
a global reset.''





Basil of Caesarea:
 
'''But whom do I treat unjustly,' you say, 'by keeping what
is my own?' Tell me, what is your own? What did you
bring into this life? From where, did you receive it? 
It is as if someone were to take the first seat in the
theatre, then bar everyone else from attending so 
that one person alone, enjoys what is offered for 
the benefit of all in common - this is what the 
rich do... They seize common goods - before 
others have the opportunity and then claim 
them as their own - by right of preemption..
For if we all took only what was necessary
to satisfy our own needs --- giving the rest
to those who lack, no one would be rich, 
no one would be poor, and no one 
would be in need.''



 
Hermann Hesse:

''Eternity is a mere moment, 
just long enough for a joke.''




Mark Twain:
 
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world 
is being run by smart people who are 
putting us on, or by imbeciles who 
really mean it."




Steven Best:
 
''In the aftermath of 10,000 years of incessant growth 
and endless wars, that humanity waged upon itself, 
other species, and the earth, we now live amidst 
unsustainable global capitalism, and a system 
of growth that is driving natural systems to 
an irreversible tipping point.''




John Quincy Adams:
 
''It is of no use to discover our own faults 
and infirmities, unless the discovery
 prompts us to amendment.''




Che Guevara:
 
''How easy it is to govern, when one 
follows a system of consulting the 
will of the people, and one holds 
as the only norm all the actions
which contribute to the well 
being of the people''.




Blogger:
 
''It was a big mistake on the part of the Cuban
 government, to restore diplomatic ties with 
washington and allow the maniacs to open 
up an embassy in Cuba, they can now see 
the results.''




Blogger:
 
''Russia and China should quickly
come to the aid of Cuba, before 
the US and the west, take 
the island.''




Daniel Berrigan: 
 
''The God of life summons us to life; 
more, to be lifegivers, especially
 toward those who lie under
 the heel of the powers.''




Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:

''As we speak, the tens of thousands who have been 
wounded or permanently disabled, are in pain: let 
peace heal their wounds. As we speak, the eyes 
of thousands of Palestinian refugees, deportees
and displaced persons since 1967, are haunting
us, for exile is a cruel fate: bring them home.'' 





Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
 
''What wisdom can you find... 
that is greater than kindness?''





Che Guevara:

''The true revolutionary is guided by a 
great feeling of love. It is impossible 
to think of a genuine revolutionary 
lacking this quality.''




John Hersey:
 
''What has kept the world safe from the bomb 
since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the 
sense of fear of specific weapons, so 
much as it's been memory. The 
memory of what happened 
at Hiroshima.''




Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:

What requiem can be sung, for trees uprooted 
by army bulldozers? And, most of all, who can
explain to those whose lands are confiscated
and clear waters stolen, the message 
of peace?




Mimi Smith:
 
"The guitar's all right John, 
but you'll never make a 
living out of it".




Zhu Xi:
 
''To fully investigate the spiritual 
and understand transformation 
is the flourishing of virtue.''




Arnold Wesker:
 
''If the electrician who comes to mend my fuse blows it
instead, so I should stop having electricity? I should 
cut off my light? Socialism is my light, can you 
understand that?''




Sirimavo Bandaranaike:

"As a woman and mother,
 I call upon the nations of 
the world to desist from 
violence in their 
dealings with 
each other."




Alexander Lebed on, if NATO begins 
expanding through Eastern Europe:
 
"World War Three will start. Civilized and uncivilized 
states will be destroyed, everybody and everything."





José Emilio Pacheco:
 
''We are all hypocrites. We cannot 
see ourselves or judge ourselves 
the way we see and judge others.''




Jean-Jacques Rousseau:
 
''You forget that the fruits belong to all 
and that the land belongs to no one.''




Thomas Jefferson:
 
''Honesty is the first chapter
 in the book of wisdom.''




Recently deceased US Senator, Mike Gravel:
 
“Politicians are corrupt and they’re basically cowards 
because we have a system that is set up - where you 
give me money to help me get elected and when 
I’m elected, I will vote for your economic 
interest - that is bribery, and that’s the
foundation of our system in 
this country.”




Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:
 
''Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.''




Rahul Verma:
 
''Emergency situations prove to 
us all: who are real in their
soul 
and face.''




Richard Bach:
 
''Every gift from a friend, is 
a wish for your happiness.''




Blogger:
 
''I am an MRI Tech and I see the damage these 
vaccines do. Doctors are not reporting the
link. People with no medical history, are 
dying and facing debilitating sideffects.   
Expect more problems in 3-5yrs, this 
is how long effects take to show up, 
but don't expect any links to the 
vaccine to be shown and, since
the drug companies have 
immunity...  it really 
doesn't matter.''




Harry S. Truman:
 
''Experience has shown... how 
deeply the 'seeds of war' are 
planted by economic rivalry 
and social injustice.''




Victor Bello Accioly:
 
“Political reform is important, but no reform will 
be greater than promoting popular awareness.”




Alice Salomon, about pre-nazi Germany:
 
“On the one hand, it was touching how families 
make survival possible, for themselves, in the 
face of inflation, depression & unemployment
- how they work, do business, experience joy, 
celebrate parties and worry about the future 
of their children...
 
“On the other hand, it is shocking how dullness, 
monotony, political ignorance, can arise, under 
socially & economically narrow & unfavorable 
conditions.”




Zhu Xi:
 
''The petty person considers small goodness 
as unbeneficial, and doesn't do it. He takes
small badness as unharmful, and doesn't 
avoid it. Thus badness accumulates and 
cannot be concealed, and crimes
become great and cannot be 
undone.''




 
Mary Wollstonecraft:
 
''The beginning is always today.''
 



Frithjof Schuon said, in his early youth, 
4 things always moved him profoundly: 
 
“The holy, the great, the beautiful,
and 
the childlike”




John Hersey:
 
''It's a failure of national vision when 
you regard children as weapons, 
and talents as materials you 
can mine, assay, and 
fabricate for profit 
and defense.''




UNICEF's Eastern & Southern Africa
Regional Director, Mohamed Fall:
 
''Children and youth are continuing brave efforts to help make 
the world a better place, from addressing injustice, to taking 
climate action. I appeal to governments, leaders, teachers, 
parents and communities, to join them: and push harder: 
in fulfilling the promises we have made to them in the
UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. This 
Convention, compels us -- to act in the best 
interests of the world’s youngest citizens --
and this, must be a primary consideration,
at all times. The world needs to approach 
it with that healthy dose of impatience, 
that youth brings  ---  especially as 
we’re seeing hard earned 
development gains... 
slip away.''





Rabindranath Tagore FRAS:
 
''Beauty is truth's smile when 
she beholds her own face in 
a perfect mirror.''




Che Guevara:
 
''Those who kill their own children and discriminate 
daily against them because of the colour of their 
skin; those who let the murderers of blacks 
remain free, protecting them, and further-
more...  punishing the black population 
because they demand their legitimate 
rights as free men --- how can those 
who do this... consider themselves 
guardians of freedom?''




G. K. Chesterton:
 
''The cosmos is about the smallest hole 
that a man can hide his head in.''




Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:
 
''And what do we tell the loved ones... of those killed 
by army bullets? How do we answer the questions 
and the fear in our children's eyes? For one out of
three Palestinian children under occupation has 
been killed, injured, or detained in the past four 
years. How can we explain to our children that
 they are denied education...  our schools, so 
often closed by army fiat? Or why their life
is in danger  ---  for raising a flag in a land 
where even children are killed or jailed?'' 




Dr. Haidar Abdul Shafi:
 
''As we speak, thousands of our brothers and sisters are 
languishing in Israeli prisons and detention camps, 
most detained without evidence, charge, or trial, 
many cruelly mistreated and tortured in 
interrogation, guilty only of seeking 
freedom, or daring to defy the 
occupation. We speak in 
their name and we say: 
set them free.''




Robert Burton:
 
''Every man has a good and a bad angel 
attending on him in particular, all his
life long.''




Daniel Berrigan: 
 
''Because we want the peace with half a heart 
and half a life and will, the war, of course, 
continues -- because the waging of war,
by its nature, is total - but the waging 
of peace, by our own cowardice,
is partial.''




Joke by upjoke.com:
 
''What do you get, if you ask a politician
 to tell 'the truth, the whole truth, and
 nothing but the truth'?''
 
3 different answers.




 
Alexander Lebed:
 
"If you don't tell the truth, you can end up 
with a pile of bodies, in a sea of blood."
 



June Callwood:
 
"If any of you happen to see an injustice, 
you are no longer a spectator, you are a 
participant, and you have an obligation 
to do something."




Graça Machel, Expert of the UN Secretary-General:
 
''Millions of children are caught up in conflicts 
in which they are not merely bystanders, 
but targets."




Daniel Berrigan: 
 
''I don't know a more irreligious attitude, 
one more utterly bankrupt of any 
human content, than one which
permits children to be 
destroyed.''




John Denver:
 
''There's an aspect of human nature in which we want 
to think we're better than somebody else. They're a 
different colour. They speak a different language. 
They have a different name for the Creator. 
Whatever it is, that makes it okay for me
 to hate them, to try to get some of their
 land or some of their resources.''




Former US Secretary of State, 
Madeleine Albright, Dec. 2005:
 
"It is unfair, that a single country possesses 
territories such as Siberia and the Far East, 
in which, a few states... may be installed."




Kojo Tovalou Houénou:
 
I am ignorant of the problem as a whole, otherwise I should 
have presented it. But I shall content myself with giving you
a history of its successive phases in Europe --- and shall 
content myself with telling you rapidly and briefly: that 
the problem arose at the moment of the discovery of 
America, when Europeans, intoxicated by glory, 
adventure, and above all by rapine, sought to 
conquer new territories which did not 
belong to them. 
 
They destroyed the aborigines - exterminated them! Then, 
terrified at the void they had created around them, and 
being themselves incapable of labour, they turned to 
Africa, for workmen. It was Africa that furnished 
contingents for penal labour... this Africa, with 
whose unhappy history you are unacquainted 
but which, some day...  one of her sons will 
outline for you in darts of fire, a monument 
of shame, for that civilization, of which,
you boast.
 
Without humanity, there is no civilization!





Simone Weil:
 
''As soon as men know that they can kill 
without fear of punishment or blame,
they kill; or at least they encourage 
killers, with approving smiles.''




Patch Adams:
 
''I think my government are fascists. I feel that if we don't 
change from a society that worships money and power, 
over to one that worships compassion and generosity, 
there is no hope for human survival, this century.''




 Jessie Street: 
 
''Vital changes of policy have been 
brought about by moral pressure.''




Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
"All the problems of the world 
could be settled easily, if men 
were only willing to think. The 
trouble is that men very often
resort to all sorts of devices,
in order not to think -- since
thinking is such hard work"





F. Bacon’s scientific method
defined
 in ‘New Instrument’:
 
''Three main steps: 
 
1st, a description of facts; 
 
2nd, a tabulation or classification of those 
facts, into three categories – instances of 
the presence of the characteristic under 
investigation, instances of its absence, 
or instances of its presence in 
varying degrees; 
 
3rd, the rejection of whatever appears, 
in the light of these tables, not to be 
connected with the phenomenon
under investigation, and the 
determination of what is 
connected with it."
 

 

Patch Adams:
 
''Medical professionals are a lot more comfortable 
calling it 'depression', than calling it 'loneliness."'




Cesar Chavez:
 
''It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives 
do we find life. I am convinced that the truest act
of 
courage, the strongest act of manliness, is to 
sacrifice ourselves for others, in a totally 
non-violent struggle for justice.''




Sirimavo Bandaranaike:

''The women of Sri Lanka have never been chattels, 
never been in enforced servitude to the male sex. 
Whatever ‘servitude’ we render, is voluntarily 
undertaken, because there is a deep rooted 
respect for the dual and different roles of 
father and mother in our society.'' 



Thereza (from Coisa Mais Linda):

“You don’t realize how
strong you are, until
you 
have to be.”



 
Maxim Gorky:
 
''Everybody, my friend, everybody lives 
for something better to come. That's 
why we want to be considerate of 
every man - Who knows what's 
in him, why he was born and 
what he can do?''



Randal Cremer:
 
"The world has passed through a long night of tribulation 
and suffering, millions of our fellow creatures have been
sacrificed to the demon of war; their blood has 
saturated every plain and dyed every ocean.
But courage, friends, courage! The 
darkness is ending, a new day 
is dawning, and the future 
is ours."



Blogger:
 
''The people in Yemen should know 
that Israel surrendered to Hamas 
after Hamas fired 15 Rockets at 
Dimona Nuclear Site that came 
so close to hitting it, 
Bi Bi Panicked.''
 
 
 
ZeroHedge, May 14th, 2021:
 
''Hamas Targets Israeli Oil And Nuclear Facilities
With Rocket Attacks. Hamas' militant wing, the 
Al-Qassam Brigades, announced... earlier this 
week that it is deliberately targeting Israel's 
secretive Dimona nuclear reactor site, 
known as the Shimon Peres Negev 
Nuclear Research Centre, which 
lies east of the Gaza Strip, far 
into the Negev Desert.''
 
''It was on Wednesday that Qassam Brigade spokesmen 
said they were "directing a rocket strike involving 15 
rockets for Dimona" - and, since then, it appears 
rockets have fallen generally in the southerly 
area - but there's since been no reports of 
direct hits anywhere on the complex, or 
damage to the site.''
 
 
 
US magazine News-week:
 
"On Tuesday (May 11th), at least one rocket appeared 
to score a direct hit, damaging an Ashkelon facility 
connected to the Trans-Israel pipeline running 
from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea."
 
"The military wing of Palestinian Islamist movement 
Hamas has targeted Israel's nuclear facility, key oil 
facilities and other sites across the country, amid 
a violent escalation between the two sides."
 


Former Pfizer vice president and 
chief scientific officer, Dr Yeadon:
 
''I know enough about biotechnology, to know that you can
easily create, shall we say, pathogens, which do not look 
like they are related to what you have done. What’s even 
more horrifying, is you can separate them in time, so an
injection which will later make you ill or kill you, can be 
separated, by design, in time, from that event. So you 
might die a year later of liver cancer or something... 
and you would not connect that.  And, if you can 
imagine... making a smorgasbord of different 
pathogens, so not everybody is going to die 
of the same thing, you, literally, could do 
away with big slices of the population, 
if you want.  And we could all be 
running around like headless 
chickens.This is an attempt 
on global de-population.''



Huey P. Newton: 
 
''I do not think that life will change for the better, 
without an assault on the Establishment, which 
goes on exploiting the wretched of the earth.''



Cesar Chavez:
 
''When we are really honest with ourselves, 
we must admit: our lives are all that really
belong to us. So it is how we use our 
lives, that determines the kind of 
men we are.''



From 'Looking Backward' by Edward Bellamy:
 
''In the first place, it was firmly and sincerely believed 
that there was no other way in which Society could 
get along, except the many pulled at the rope and 
the few rode, and not only this, but that no very 
radical improvement was even possible, either
in the harness, the coach, the roadway, or the
distribution of the toil. It had always been
as 
it was, and it always would be so. It
was a 
pity, but it could not be helped,
and 
philosophy forbade wasting 
compassion, on what was 
beyond remedy.''




Tony Benn:
 
''The nature of the economic system should be 
a matter for public choice --- and free market 
capitalism should not be accepted without
any discussion of the rich variety of 
alternatives... ''



Túpac Amaru II:
 
"I have acted, only against the mentioned abuses, and to 
preserve the peace and well-being of Indians, mestizos, 
mambos, as well as native-born whites and blacks."


 
Alex Rubinstein, independent reporter: 
 
''It’s important to remember that many of the early 
leaders of NATO, were Nazis. To this day, NATO 
has continued to support neo-Nazis in 
countries like Ukraine, while NATO 
states that hold permitted rallies 
honoring Nazi collaborators... 
are only just now cancelling 
the marches, because of 
the coronavirus, rather 
than stopping the
glorification 
of Nazism.''



Chinese idiom translated from Mandarin: 
 
"Read till old and learn till old"



 Edward Young:

''Truth never was indebted to a lie.''



Aretha Franklin:
 
''You cannot define a person on just one thing. 
You can't just forget all these wonderful and 
good things a person has done, because 
one thing didn't come off the way you 
thought it should come off.''



Blogger, on an elderly Asian lady being kicked 
viciously in the head... as watchers filmed it:
 
''The US has morally collapsed -- to the 
level of animal survival instincts. This
is the result of decades of rampant 
capitalism, consumerism, and 
putting profits before people.
Only murdering sociopaths 
would want to live there!''



May 13th, in Russia Today (RT):
 
''Russia, along with the US, is one 
of only a handful of nations, that 
recognizes Jerusalem as the 
capital of Israel.''



Jonathan Swift:
 
“I never wonder to see men wicked, 
but I often wonder to see them 
not ashamed.”



From 'Looking Backward' by Edward Bellamy:
 
''The organization of society with you, was such, that 
officials were under constant temptation to misuse 
their power for the private profit of themselves, or 
others. Under such circumstances, it seems 
almost strange that you dared entrust 
them with any of your affairs.'' 



William Hazlitt:
 
''An honest man speaks the truth, though it may
give offence; a vain man, in order that it may.''



Tony Benn:
 
''I believe the more difficult the circumstances, 
the more people will be inclined to trust those
 in charge at the moment.''



Yanis Varoufakis:
 
''So, how did these rulers manage to maintain their power, 
distributing surplus as they pleased, undisturbed by the 
majority? By cultivating an ideology which caused the 
majority to believe, deep in their hearts, that only
their 
rulers had the right to rule.''



William Hazlitt:
 
''The least pain in our little finger, gives us 
more concern and uneasiness, than
the destruction of millions of our 
fellow-beings.''



Norman Finkelstein:
 
“Apart from my parents - every family member, 
on both sides, was exterminated by the Nazis.”


 
Norman Finkelstein:
 
The Zionists, indeed, learnt well from the 
Nazis. So well, that it seems that their 
morally repugnant treatment of the 
Palestinians - and their attempts to 
destroy Palestinian society within 
Israel and the occupied territories
- reveals them as, basically, Nazis 
with beards and black hats.”



Thomas Jefferson:
 
''The care of human life and happiness, and 
not their destruction, is the first and only 
object of good government.''



Caitlin Johnstone:
 
''The mainstream media are keeping the general public 
ignorant of the possibility of, and dire necessity for... 
detente. We are meant to take it as a given, that the 
only option available, is to continue increasing 
aggressions with these two nuclear powers. 
This is a lie, and it is insane. Detente 
absolutely is an option. We do not 
''need'', to keep risking all life on 
earth with this psychotic game 
of nuclear Russian roulette, 
every day, just because a 
few powerful sociopaths 
have decided the US 
empire must retain 
supremacy at 
all cost.''



 
Dilma Rousseff:
 
''I'm proud to have lied. Lying under torture isn't easy. 
In the face of torture, a person with dignity lies. 
Enduring torture is very difficult ... The pain is 
unbearable; you can not imagine how painful. 
I am proud to have lied, because I saved my 
comrades from the same torture and 
from death.''



Thomas Paine:
 
''We have it in our power to 
begin the world over again.''
 


Bianca Jagger:
 
''Americans need to understand the 
significance of having their civil 
liberties dismantled. It doesn't 
just affect terrorists and 
foreigners, it affects 
us all.''



Ernestine Rose:
 
''If you allow one single germ, one single 
seed of slavery to remain in the soil of 
America... that germ will spring up, 
that noxious weed will thrive, and 
again, stifle the growth, wither
the 
leaves, blast the flowers,
and 
poison the fair fruits
of 
freedom.''




Charles Edward Russell:


"As the Standard Oil article in the Atlantic became the 
armory of every person willing to fight for industrial 
freedom, so Wealth Against Commonwealth in later 
years became the great storehouse of information 
to which numbers of able campaigners habitually 
resorted for their facts. Probably millions of men 
read or heard Mr. Lloyd's ideas... without being 
aware of the real authorship. But I judge that 
with this condition, he was well content.
No 
man ever entered such a fight with
smaller share of personal vanity to 
gratify... He desired that his country-
men should be informed of existing 
conditions, but not that he himself 
should gain fame or rewards."




Mohamad Safa, a Lebanese diplomat:
 
"If the U.S. saw what the U.S. is doing 
in the U.S., the U.S. would invade the 
U.S. to liberate the U.S. from the
tyranny of the U.S."



Vladimir Vysotsky: 
 
“I always try to find the good in people. 
They will show the bad, themselves.”



April 28th, 2021, Sergey Lavrov: 
 
''I cannot speak and make guesses on behalf of 
the Ukrainian party & the President of Ukraine 
Vladimir Zelensky, because, by all indications,
his main goal is to stay in power. He is ready
to pay any price, such as pandering to neo-
Nazis and ultra-radicals, who continue to 
brand the Donbass self-defence fighters 
as terrorists.''



Eric Zuesse:
 
''Instead of fearing to be held to account, like the 
Nazis were at Nuremberg, America’s tyrants face 
no such international prosecutions whatsoever. 
Only good leaders become assassinated in 
America. The Deep State gets rid of them. 
Today’s American Government, is clearly
fascist - and not like Franco was fascist 
but like Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito 
were fascist: imperialistic fascists.''



US president, John Tyler:
 
''Our wise men flattered us into the adoption 
of the banking system, under the idea that 
boundless wealth would result from the 
adoption.''



Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
"The US is in sore need today of an aristocracy 
of intellect and service. Because such an 
aristocracy does not exist in the popular 
consciousness; we are bending the 
knee to the golden calf of money"



Kojo Tovalou Houénou:

''Without humanity there is no civilization!''



Bertolt Brecht:
 
''All the world says: 'yes, we know what’s written
in the books, but now let’s see what our eyes 
tell us'. For time is short and the unknown 
surrounds us; and it isn't enough just to
live unthinking and happy, calmly 
bearing oppression.. and only 
learning wisdom with age.''



 
Carlos Saavedra Lamas:
 
''War, implies a lack of comprehension
of mutual national interests; it means 
the undermining -- and even the end -- 
of culture.''
 


UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
 
''We must act decisively to protect our planet 
from both the coronavirus & the existential 
threat of climate disruption.''


 
Vik Muniz:
 
“The really magical things are the ones that happen
 right in front of you. A lot of the time you keep 
looking for beauty, but it is already there. 
If you look with a bit more intention, 
you see it.”



 Edward Bellamy:
 
''Competition, which is the instinct of selfishness, is another 
word for the dissipation of energy;- while combination, is 
the secret of efficient production; and not until the idea 
of increasing the individual hoard, gives place to the 
idea of increasing the common stock, can industrial 
combination be realized, and the acquisition of 
wealth, really begin.''




Proverbs 26:17:
 
''Whoever meddles in a quarrel not his own
is like one who takes a passing dog by
the ears. ''




Phil Ochs:
 
''The fortunes of the entire world, may well ride
on the ability of young Americans.. to face the 
responsibilities of an old America, gone mad.''




James Madison Jr.:
 
''Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; 
and a people who mean to be their own 
governors, must arm themselves with 
the power which knowledge gives.''




CIA's John Brennan:
 
''The only language 
bullies understand, 
is a bleeding nose.''






Lucan:
 
''As great edifices collapse of their own weight, 
so Heaven sets a similar limit to the growth of 
prosperous states.''




John Denver:
 
''There has never been a time on Earth like we see today. 
What we need are more ways to experience our inter-
connectedness - it is a precursor to deep love. So,
 in this quickening light, with the dawn of each 
new day, let us look for love. Let us no longer 
struggle. Let us ever become.. who we most 
want to be. As we begin to be who we truly 
are, the world will be a better place.''





Albert Schweitzer:


The first step in the evolution of ethics, 
is a sense of solidarity with other 
human beings.''




Writer Whitney Webb: 
 
“What they want, is for you to get used to 
the idea of ratting out your neighbours.”




Soame Jenyns:
 
''Those who profess outrageous zeal for the liberty 
and prosperity of their country, and at the same
time
 
infringe her laws, affront her religion
and debauch 
her people, are but
despicable quacks.''




Ibn Hazm:
 
''If you attend, only behave like a man wishing to 
expand his knowledge and seeking a higher 
reward from God. Do not act like a man 
content with what he holds...  who is 
waiting for a 'weakness' (from some-
one) to criticize (it or him), or for an 
oddity to raise. This will be acting 
like vile people, who have never 
mastered science.''




Richard Price:
 
''The noblest principle in our nature, is the regard to 
general justice, and that good-will which embraces 
all the world.''    




Naom Chomsky:
 
''We may recall that ...Winston Churchill authorized 
the use of chemical weapons "against recalcitrant 
Arabs as an experiment," denouncing the 
"squeamishness" of those who objected 
to him "using poisoned gas against 
uncivilised tribes," mainly Kurds, 
a policy he strongly favoured,
expecting that it "would 
spread a lively terror." 
 
''For England itself, he had somewhat different plans. 
As Home Secretary in 1910 he had secretly proposed 
sterilization of 100,000 "mental degenerates" and the 
dispatch of tens of thousands of others to state-run
labour camps so as to save the "British race" from
inevitable decline if its "inferior" members are 
allowed to breed, ideas that were within the 
bounds of enlightened opinion of the day,
but have been kept secret in Home
Office 
files because of their
sensitivity, 
particularly
after  they were
taken up by
Hitler.''





Frank Herbert:
 
''Power does not corrupt... What it does 
do, however, is attract the corruptible.''



 
Blogger:
 
''Reports in the '90s, before the non-stop post 911 era 
shut down decent scientific social studies, proved 
that abusers are attracted to jobs like cops, 
teachers, doctors, nurses, social workers
and banking... and anywhere money is 
handled, such as benefits offices and 
AP departments\treasury, passport
offices, DMV and information 
technology.''




Dmitry Kozak, President Vladimir Putin’s
deputy chief of staff --- who is Ukrainian:
 
“I support those assessments that exist within Ukraine,
 that the start of hostilities is the beginning of the end
 for the country. This is a self-inflicted shot, a shot
 not in the leg, but in the temple.”  




 
Seymour Hersh, honest US writer:
 
''The day after 9/11, we should have gone to Russia. 
We did the one thing that George Kennan warned 
us never to do - to expand NATO too far.''




James Otis Jr.:
 
''What must be the wealth that
avarice, 
aided by power,
cannot exhaust!''




John Cruddas, British MP: 

''Labour has broken its covenant
with the working class.''




Persius:
 
''You pray for good health and a body that will be 
strong in old age. Good - but your rich foods 
block God's answer and tie his hands.''
 

 
 
Jonathan Swift:
 
''Vision is the art of seeing
what is invisible to others.''




Matthew Ehret:
 
''The only pathway to avoiding the collapse of the financial 
system & a thermonuclear war, is to be found in imposing 
Natural Law, vigorously, upon the claimed “debts” which 
Wall Street, & the City of London, wishes to have bailed
out. The expression of this Natural Law takes the form 
of the restoration of Glass-Steagall laws across the 
trans-Atlantic economies - eliminating the $1.5 
quadrillion debt bomb, before it explodes - and 
returning to the principles of national banking 
for all countries. Under such a reform, and by
joining in common interest with other states
in the Eurasian zone --- a commitment to 
progress and security can be realized, 
and such poisonous agendas as the 
Great Reset, can be avoided.''




Thaddeus Stevens, US House of Representatives:
 
''I wish the Indians had newspapers of their own.
If they had -- you would have horrible pictures of
the cold-blooded murders of inoffensive Indians.''




Nicholas Murray Butler:
 
''The world is divided into three kinds of people: 
A very small group that makes things happen; 
a somewhat larger group that watches things 
happen; and a great multitude that never 
knows what has happened.''




Aretha Franklin:
 
''I think, it would be a far greater 
world if people were kinder and
more respectful to each other.''
 



This, from The Australian, the Murdoch
owned national newspaper of Australia:
 
“Zhao is a piss and wind functionary --- a bureaucrat 
perfectly suited to serving a totalitarian government. 
Wolf warrior? More a propaganda panda. Think of 
Squealer from George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, the 
obsequious manipulator, who, at the behest of 
his master, Napoleon, spreads disinformation 
throughout the socialist collective to bolster 
the supremacy of his fellow pigs.”





Autralian blogger:
 
''Three Australian PM's who sought better tries with Asia
were ousted with the help of the US & UK. Those who
obediently follow the US are rewarded with lucrative 
positions brokered by the US.''





Casanova:
 
''The man who has sufficient power over himself 
to wait until his nature has recovered its even 
balance, is the truly wise man, but such 
beings are seldom met with.''





Germaine Greer:
 
''Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have 
always died out; it's one of the most charming 
things about them.''





On the West's terror on China, Finian Cunningham:
 
''Due to the 2-decade-old US-led war in Afghanistan 
there has been a serious problem for the Chinese 
authorities - from the radicalization of the Uyghur 
population. Thousands of fighters from Xinjiang 
have trained with the Taliban in Afghanistan, &
taken their “global jihad” to Syria, and Central 
Asian countries. It's their stated objective: to 
return to Xinjiang & liberate it as a caliphate 
of East Turkestan, separate from China.''





Top French Military Commander
Colonel Jacques Hogard:

''This NATO aggression against Serbia over Kosovo in
1999, constitutes a violation of international law, a 
violation of respect for the sovereignty of States, 
a violation of intangible respect of borders.''





Albert Schweitzer:

''Example is not the main thing 
in influencing others. It is the 
only thing.''
 



In 1787, Virginia governor, Edmund Randolph: 
 
“Our chief danger, arises from the democratic
 parts of our constitutions.” 
 

 
 
Winston Churchill: 
 
"The best argument against democracy 
is a five-minute conversation with the 
average voter."
 
 
'Reply from average voter:
 
''Talk about the pot 
calling the kettle black.''
 
 
Reply from woke US person:
 
''Excuse me but the correct
 term now is Kettle of Color.''
 
 
Reply from average voter:
 
''Excuse me, but the 'correct' 
term now, is kettle of colour,
but I prefer to keep it black.''
 



Charles W Pickering:
 
"A healthy democracy requires a decent society; 
it requires that we are honorable, generous, 
tolerant and respectful."





Huey P. Newton: 
 
''During those long years in Oakland public schools, 
I didn't have one teacher who taught me anything
relevant to my own life, or experience. Not one 
instructor ever awoke in me a desire to learn 
more or to question or to explore the worlds 
of literature, science, and history. All they 
did was try to rob me of the sense of my 
own uniqueness and worth, and, in the 
process, nearly killed my urge to 
inquire.''





Jack London:
 
“And who knows what Romance, what Adventure, what Love, 
is lurking around the next turn of the road, ready to leap out 
on us, if we’ll only travel that far?”





Huey P. Newton:
 
''I think what motivates people is not great
 hatred, but great love...  for other people.''




Putin, in his January 27th 2021 Davos speech: 
 
''We are ready for this, we want this, and we will strive 
to make this happen. But love is impossible, if it is 
declared only by one side. It must be mutual.''




Yevgeny Zamyatin:
 
“I am aware of myself. And, of course, the only things 
that are aware of themselves and conscious of their
 individuality, are irritated eyes, cut fingers, sore 
teeth. A healthy eye, finger, tooth, might as
well 
not even be there. Isn't it clear that
individual 
consciousness is
just sickness?”




Frank Harris:
 
''Since Luther, we have been living 
in a centrifugal movement, in a 
wild individualism, where all 
ties of love and affection 
have been loosened...''




In his book, Killing Hope, author and journalist William Blum:
 
''The United States remains committed to its all- too- familiar 
policy of establishing and/or supporting the most vile 
tyrannies in the world, whose outrages against their 
own people confront us daily in the pages of our 
newspapers: brutal massacres; systematic, 
sophisticated torture; public whippings; 
soldiers and police firing into crowds; 
government supported death squads; 
tens of thousands of disappeared 
persons; extreme economic 
deprivation...'' 




Ludwig Quidde:
 
''The security of which we speak, is to be attained
by the development of international law, through 
an international organization, based on the
principles of law and justice.''
 

 
 
Professor, S. Eastern Norway University, Glenn Diesen:
 
''Liberal hegemony as a value-based international order 
contradicts the concept of a rules-based order. A rules
-
based system infers the consistent application of 
international law, while a values-based system 
endows the liberal hegemon with the 
prerogative of a selective and 
inconsistent application 
of international laws 
and rules.''





 An editor at Russia in Global Affairs journal, Glenn Diesen:
 
''The West will insist on maintaining that liberal hegemony
- due to a commitment and belief in liberal values, among 
elites (although that is no longer uniform) - while Russia 
and China will reject a value-based system instrumental
to imposing an untenable unipolar order. There is no 
going back, as the world has moved on, although 
the West is not yet ready to move forward.''





  James Allen:
 
''Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, 
but are unwilling to improve themselves; they
 therefore, remain bound.''
 




Simone Weil:
 
''The only way into truth, is through 
one's own annihilation; through 
dwelling, for a long time, in a
state 
of extreme and total 
humiliation.''





 Gamal Abdel Nasser:
 
“The age of isolation is gone. And gone are the days 
in which barbed wire served as demarcation lines, 
separating and isolating countries from one 
another. No country can escape looking 
beyond its boundaries, to find the 
source of the currents which 
influence how it can live 
with others.”





Benito Juárez:
 
''Among individuals, as among nations,
respect for the rights of others,
 is peace.''





Arundhati Roy:
 
“Historically... pandemics have forced humans to 
break with the past & imagine their world anew. 
This one is no different. It is a portal, a gate-
way, between one world and the next.” 





Gabriel García Márquez:
 
''It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams 
because they grow old, they grow old because 
they stop pursuing dreams.''





Thomas Paine:
 
"He that would make his own liberty secure, must 
guard even his enemy from oppression; for, if he 
violates this duty, he establishes a precedent, 
that 
will reach to himself." 




 
Blogger:
 
''Two weeks to Flatten the Curve, 
they said. This is a long
two weeks...''





Poet:
 
''You will not hear one doctor say,
an apple a day keeps the doctor
away''





Randal Cremer:
 
''All the vested interests, and people who profit by war, 
will, with the journals they control, resolutely oppose
any reduction of armaments.''





 
Nina Simone:
 
''I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear!''





Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan:
 
"Today’s world is travelling in some strange direction. 
You see that the world is going toward destruction 
and violence. And the speciality of violence, is to 
create hatred among people, and fear. I am a 
believer in non-violence, and I say, that no 
peace or tranquillity will descend upon 
the people of the world, until non-
violence is practiced, because 
non-violence is love, and it 
stirs courage in people."





Jiddu Krishnamurti:
 
''It is no measure of health -- to be well-
adjusted to a profoundly sick society.'' 





 Swami Vivekananda:
 
“Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached.” 






In 2014, after US sanctions on Russia's space
industry, the then deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin: 
 
''The US should use a trampoline
 to send its astronauts to space.'' 
 
 
In 2020, after a SpaceX launch, Elon Musk:
 
 “The trampoline is working!”
 
 
Now, chief of Russia's Space Agency,
Roscosmos, in 2021, Dmitry Rogozin:
 
 “Apparently, the trampoline 
only works so-so.”






Proverbs 24:17 New King James Version:
 
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, 
And do not let your heart be glad 
when he stumbles;





Bertolt Brecht:
 
“The first time it was reported that our friends were 
being butchered, there was a cry of horror. Then a 
hundred were butchered. But when a thousand 
were butchered and there was no end to the 
butchery, a blanket of silence spread.
When evil-doing comes like falling 
rain, nobody calls out "stop!"






Stephen Gaskin: 
 
“Enlightenment --- is getting off 
your tail and doing something.”






 
Louis Bromfield:
 
''This other war, the war on the destruction of natural assets,
is one that will never be finished. Our weakness in this vast 
war is largely ignorance ---  that most of our citizens do not 
realize what is going on under their very feet.''





Jakob Wassermann:
 
“The way individuals live together:  the truth of each individual 
is only the truth of his own narrow perspective. The entirety 
of mankind and of human qualities is always seen through 
a prism, where its colours are broken. Observation is so 
utterly different from experience; there is no hope of 
fusing their contradictions, as the I and the not I 
have been foes, from the world's beginning.”





Mao Zedong:
 
''I have witnessed the tremendous energy 
of the masses. On this foundation, it is 
possible to accomplish any task 
whatsoever.''






''Joe'' Biden:
 
“I think it’s about time we stop... apologizing for 
our support for Israel... It is the best $3 billion
investment we make. Were there not an
Israel, the United States of America
would have to invent an Israel, 
to protect her (sic) interests 
in the region.”






Alessandro Manzoni:
 
''Bullies, oppressors, and all men who do violence 
to the rights of others are guilty, not only of their 
own crimes, but also of the corruption they 
bring into the hearts of their victims.''





Boris Gryzlov, Russia's Contract Group delegation
head, regarding Donbass becoming part of Russia:
 
[Kiev's actions are] "absolutely irresponsible 
and aggressive." [and] "set themselves up 
for its certain implementation."





Eva Bartlett, Canadian independent journalist, 
& activist. Reach her on Twitter @EvaKBartlett:
 
''Western media have, predictably, remained silent 
on Ukraine's crimes, painting the defenders of 
Donbass as “pro-Russian separatists” - with 
no context as to what people in Donbass 
actually want. From what I heard there, 
all they want, is autonomy from the 
criminal government in Ukraine 
and, above all, an end to
the war.''





Linus Pauling:
 
''The way to get good ideas 
is to get lots of ideas - and 
throw the bad ones away.''





Muhammad Ali:
 
''My way of joking, is to tell the truth. 
That's the funniest joke in the world.''





Peter De Vries:
 
''Everybody hates me because
I'm so universally liked.''





Angela Walker, about Joe Biden: 
 
“Well, I worked for him and I can tell you
he is incompetent and in it for power, 
the compassion image is
bulls**t optics.” 





Stephen Gaskin: 
 
''Now, truth’s a funny trip, because if you really up and 
try to do it, there’s going to be some resistance. If you
are going to try to speak some truth, there’s going to 
be somebody around who’s got a hand in the till or a 
skeleton in their closet, or an ace up their sleeve,
or 
some extra ego in their back pocket.... who is
not 
going to want you to talk. There are various 
ways that they’ll try to keep you from talking, 
and you have to pay attention to them. If you 
start to say something that’s true, insist on 
saying it until you’re finished saying it.
Do 
not let yourself be interrupted
when you 
are speaking truth,
because it 
cheapens the
truth, to let 
it be
interrupted.''
 
''It is also possible to be a pain in the rear about truth, 
or anything else. I have been helped sometimes by 
an old yogic saying, “Truth is good, but it also 
needs to be helpful, necessary, and kind.”''






Charles Sumner:
 
''Senators undertake to disturb us.. by reminding us of 
the possibility of large numbers swarming from China;- 
but the answer to all this is very obvious & very simple. 
If the Chinese come here they will come for citizenship 
or merely for labour. If they come for citizenship, then,
in this desire, do they give a pledge of loyalty to our 
institutions; and where is the peril in such vows? 
They are peaceful & industrious;-  how can 
their citizenship be the occasion
of solicitude?






Zbigniew Brzezinski, in 1970: 
 
“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance 
of a more controlled society. Such a society would be 
dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional 
values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost 
continuous surveillance over every citizen and 
maintain up-to-date complete files containing 
even the most personal information about 
the citizen. These files will be subject to
instantaneous retrieval by 
the authorities.”





George Thomas "Mickey" Leland: 
 
''I am as much a citizen of the world, as I am of this country.
To hell with those people who are critical of what I am able
 to do, to help save people’s lives.... I don’t mean to sound 
hokey, but I grew up on the Christian ethic, which says 
we are supposed to help the least of our brothers.''





Hazrat Inayat Khan:
 
''It is not meant at all that people should be able to 
perform wonders or miracles;- it is only intended 
that they should live a fuller life & become real 
human beings... in order to bring about better 
conditions in the world. What do we want?.. 
We want human beings. It is not necessary
that everyone should become religious, or 
exceedingly pious, or too good to live. We 
want wise men in business, in politics, in 
education, in all walks of life; those who 
do not live only on the surface and 
those who do not believe only in 
matter, but who see life, both 
within & without. It is such 
souls, who will produce 
beauty; it is such souls 
who will harmonize the 
world... who will bring 
about the conditions 
we need today.''





Prince Philip of Mountbatten in a 1988 interview::
 
“The more people there are, the more resources 
they will consume, the more pollution they will
create, 
the more fighting they will do. We have
no option.... 
If it is not controlled voluntarily, it
will be controlled 
involuntarily, by an increase
in disease, 
starvation and war. In the event
that 
I am reincarnated, I would like to
return 
as a deadly virus, in order to
contribute 
something to solve
overpopulation.”





Dr Richard Price:
 
''What has the love of their country hitherto been 
among mankind? What has it been but a love of 
domination; a desire of conquest, and a thirst 
for grandeur and glory, by extending territory, 
and enslaving surrounding countries? What 
has it been but a blind and narrow principle, 
producing in every country a contempt of 
other countries, and forming men into 
combinations and factions against 
their common rights and liberties? 
 
 
''What was the love of their country among the Jews,
but a wretched partiality to themselves and a proud 
contempt of all other nations? What was the love of 
their country among the old Romans? We have 
heard much of it; but I cannot hesitate in 
saying that, however great it appeared 
in some of its exertions... it was, in 
general, no better than a principle 
--- holding together a band of 
robbers, in their attempts 
to crush all liberty,
but 
their own.''





George Washington:
 
''If the freedom of speech is taken away 
then dumb and silent we may be led, 
like sheep to the slaughter.''



 
 
World tennis champion Novak 
Djokovic's dad, Srdjan Djokovic:
 
"All normal people in the world love him. 
Have you ever wondered why he plays 
best in China? He feels love there, real 
love – something he is not allowed to 
experience in the west. In the west 
they think that only they exist, but 
they are only a fifth of the world.
The western media... have only 
focused on Federer and Nadal, 
and didn't pay any attention
to 
Novak. That was the
only way 
to stop him.''






Medvedev:
 
“Just to tell you a small story, I first practiced with 
Novak when I was 500 or 600 in the world. He was 
already number one and had just won Wimbledon. 
I thought, ‘OK, he’s not going to speak to me' 
- because the guy was a god for me. I was 
really shy, [but] he was talking to me like 
I was a friend. He’s never changed - he’s 
always been a great sport, and a great
friend. He’s a great guy.”






Nikos Kazantzakis:
 
''What a miracle life is, and how alike are 
all souls, when they send their roots 
down deep and meet and are one!''






 CEO of Pento Portfolio Strategies, Michael Pento: 
 
“What is going to happen when the multiple trillions of dollars 
in junk bonds, that have been pushed to the lowest yields to 
treasuries ever, the lowest nominal yields ever, blow up?
The entire fixed income market, which is exponentially 
bigger than GameStop, is about to blow, due to
insolvency and inflation. Watch out!






Ella Josephine Baker:
 
“One of the things that has to be faced, is the process of waiting
 to change the system - how much we have got to do - to find out 
who we are, where we have come from and where we're going.”






Nikos Kazantzakis:
 
''Nothing is nearer to us than heaven. 
The earth is beneath our feet, and 
we tread upon it, but heaven is
 within us.''






Dan Glazebrook:
 
''Enter Hadi - “empire’s man”, as Blumi puts it. Vice President 
under Saleh, for almost two decades, Hadi... was a reliable
regime stooge, but without Saleh’s growing impertinence.
Ordained by the priesthood of global capital, his official 
mandate was to embark on a process of 'reconciliation' 
and prepare the country for elections. Instead, he made
a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood, which allowed him 
to sideline the country’s two main popular movements 
- Ansar Allah in the north, and Hirak, the separatist 
movement in the South - and proceeded to steam-
roller the country into membership of the WTO.
 
''This process required the usual - long discredited – “shock
 therapy”, of unrestrained privatization. Hadi immediately 
privatized 11 of the 12 main sectors of the economy, 
with 78 of 160 “subsectors” listed for immediate 
“liberalization”. At the same time, he exposed 
Yemen’s private sector to instant “free market”
 competition from global multinationals, costing
 thousands of jobs. In other words, says Blumi, 
Hadi “proceeded to literally sell off Yemen, to 
Saudi and Qatari interests...under no legal or 
electoral pressure, Hadi’s government was 
the ideal vehicle to plunder Yemen”.





 
Sayyed Nasrallah to Israelis: 
 
''Stop Playing with Fire, We 
are in the Resistance Era.''







Germaine Greer:
 
''Even crushed against his brother in the 
Tube, the average Englishman pretends 
desperately, that he is alone.''






Ramiro Funez, political commentator:
 
''The illusion known as the "American Dream" has been unveiled. 
The year 2020, which is symbolic of clear vision, has exposed
 the multiple and interconnected crises bringing down the US 
empire. The house of cards is crumbling before our own eyes.
 Poverty and unemployment... are skyrocketing. Homelessness
is rising. Police killings & foreign occupations are intensifying. 
the infrastructure is crumbling. Meanwhile, the United States -
the richest and most powerful country on the planet - has the 
highest COVID-19 infection and death rates. To top it off, the 
myth that true political change in the US comes from the 
ballot box, is being dispelled. Election season calamity, 
a symptom of growing political instability, is rocking 
the foundations of the so-called "American Dream", 
like an earthquake. Millions of immigrant families 
(including my own) are now realizing that the 
United States is a crumbling empire. If
we 
want futures marked by peace & 
prosperity, we should not look to 
Washington and Wall Street.
We 
should look to Tehran,
Beijing, 
and Caracas.''






Edmond François Valentin About:
 
''Marriage, in life, is like a 
duel in the midst of a battle.''






A Palestinian:
 
"Don't ever blame the Jews for the evil deeds of Zionists; 
they are not the same people.  The Jews walk with God, 
and the Zionists walk with the Devil."






Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: 
 
“Those people who are responsible for foreign policy
in the West do not understand the need for mutually
respectful conversation. Probably, we should just 
stop communicating with them for a while.”







Sardar Patel:
 
''Faith is no good in the absence of strength. 
Faith and strength, both are essential to 
accomplish any great work.''







Ibn Hazm:
 
''The use of science in the practice of virtue, is 
considerable: the man who knows the beauty
of 
virtue, will follow it, however possible.

Knowing 
the evil of wrong, he will avoid it,
however 
possible. He listens to worthy
praise, and 
keeps his distance from
unworthy praise. 

From this, it is derived that science has a 
part in every virtue, and that ignorance 
has a part in every vice.

A man who is 
illiterate and who still
practices virtue, 
must be extremely
pure, a virtuous 
being.

This is the state of Prophets, 
because
God conveyed goodness 
to them,
without them acquiring it 
from men.''







Bertolt Brecht:
 
''The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, 
he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor 
participates in political events.... 
He doesn’t know the cost of life, 
the price of a bean, of a fish, of 
the flour, of the rent, of the 
shoes and of the medicine, 
all of which, depends on 
political decisions.'' 
 
''The political illiterate is so stupid, that he is proud 
and swells his chest, saying that he hates politics. 
The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political 
ignorance, is born the prostitute, the abandoned 
child, and, the worst thieves of all, the bad 
politicians, the corrupted flunkies of the 
national and multinational companies.”






Thomas Paine:
 
''Suspicion, is the companion of mean 
souls, and the bane of all good society.''





August Strindberg:
 
“I, too, am beginning to feel an immense need 
to become a savage and create a new world.”






Robert Norton Noyce:
 
''If ethics are poor at the top, that behaviour 
is copied down through the organization.'' 





 
Malcolm Kendrick, doctor, author
and GP in the NHS in England:
 
''During January, it has been reported, more than 450 people
were catching Covid-19 every day while in hospital in 
England for other medical reasons. Which means 
that, over the course of the month, nearly one
in 10 people in hospital were infected.
One in 10… 10 percent... 
 
''This figure is also likely to be significantly underestimated. 
My own experience is that hospital managers are 
extremely keen to find any possible explanation 
for a positive test, other than that their patient 
caught it while in hospital. They must have 
got it at home, or in the ambulance, or in 
a care home, etc.''






Sinclair Lewis:
 
"When fascism comes to America 
it will be wrapped in the flag 
and carrying a cross."






Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan:


"The British feared a nonviolent Pashtun more than a 
violent one. All the horrors the British perpetrated
on 
the Pashtuns had only one purpose:
to provoke 
them to violence."






Blogger, replying to Biden's speech claiming
US ''moral leadership'' of the whole world:
 
‘moral leadership & defend democracy’.... 
It's not April yet, and this fool is cracking
 jokes...  But it was a funny one:  "moral 
& democracy"  - Haaaaaaaaaaaa. 
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...







Almeida Garrett:
 
''I ask the political economists and the moralists
 if they have ever calculated the number of
 individuals who must be condemned to 
misery, overwork, demoralisation, 
degradation, rank ignorance, 
overwhelming misfortune 
and utter penury, in 
order to produce 
  one rich man.''    







 
Simone Weil:
 
''When once a certain class of people 
has been placed by the temporal 
and spiritual authorities outside 
the ranks of those whose life 
has value --- then nothing 
comes more naturally 
to men than murder.''





 
 Ilya Tsukanov:
 
''Recently CBS asked what US citizens 
think is the biggest threat to the USA.
57% of those surveyed, named other 
people in the US. Only 7% think that 
the biggest threat is other states.'' 







Dr. Thomas M. Lister:

''The only country that stands in the way of their goal of a 
Zionist Rothschild's New World Order, is Russia; & that's
 because President Vladimir Putin, is her leader.  Should
 President Putin be removed from power, what Zionists 
have done to the US & the Middle East, they will then
do to Mother Russia, because real Jews & Christians 
within Russia, will not have the power to stop them.'' 
 





Sardar Patel:
 
''The negligence of a few could easily send a ship to the 
bottom, but if it has the wholehearted co-operation of 
all on board, it can be safely brought to port.''







Franklin D. Roosevelt:


''If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science 
of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all 
kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.''







Persius:
 
''Our life is our own to-day, to-morrow you will be dust, 
a shade, and a tale that is told. Live mindful of death; 
the hour flies.''






 
Rudyard Kipling:
 
“There is no sin so great as 
ignorance. Remember this.”






José Martí:
 
''He who could have been a torch 
& stoops to being a pair of jaws 
is a deserter.''






André Gide:
 
''Everything has been said before... but since 
nobody listens, we have to keep going back 
and beginning all over again.''





Jane Fonda:
 
''Some people are surprised that the Republicans are waging a war
 on women, or that they voted against equal pay for women. I'm not
 surprised at all. In some ways, it may be a good thing. They're
 defending the patriarchy, which is a wounded beast! And 
wounded beasts are always dangerous.''





Sir Gerald Kaufman, UK MP, after visiting Gaza in 2009:
 
"My grandmother was ill in bed, when the Nazis came to her
home town.  A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.  My 
grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers 
murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.  The present 
Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the 
continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of 
Jews in the Holocaust, as a justification for their
murder of Palestinians."   





Blogger:
 
''Corbyn's labour was a threat to certain people 
and it has been dealt with. Starmer and the 
blairites now own the party.
 
I wonder what Hardie and Bevan might have said 
if someone told them that, in 2020, their labour 
party would be governed by a right wing,
 titled, millionaire zionist.......
 
And Labour keep sending me emails 
begging for money....... hahahahaha''






Arnon Soffer, adviser to PM Ariel Sharon in
2004, said, of the "Palestinian problem":  
 
"We will have to kill and kill
and kill. All day, every day." 





Syrian President Bashar Assad to Syria's press in 2019: 
 
''All US presidents commit crimes and end up taking the 
Nobel Prize and appear as a defender of human rights 
& the ‘unique’ & ‘brilliant’ US or Western principles, 
but all they are, is a group of criminals who only 
represent the interests of the USA's lobbies of 
large corporations in weapons, oil & others. 
Trump speaks with transparency to say, 
'We want the oil.' I tell you, he [Trump] 
is the best US president. Why? Not 
because his policies are good.. but 
because he's the most transparent 
US president.  What do we want... 
more 
than a transparent foe?”





Adam Phillips:
 
A guy goes in to see a psychologist.
He says, "It seems I can't make any 
friends. Can you help me, you 
fat slob?"




As the Chinese say farewell to Donald,
the most common words and phrases 
under the Global Times posts include:


 ''Destruction, dishonest, selfish, populism, 
McCarthyism, unilateralism, protectionism, 
anti-globalization, untrustworthy, messy, 
crazy, arrogant, uncertainty, low-credit, 
funny, laughable, gravedigger of US 
hegemony, and enemy to pro-US 
sycophants.'' 





Martin Luther King Jr.:

''It is either nonviolence or nonexistence and the alternative
 to disarmament, the alternative to a greater suspension in 
nuclear tests, the alternative to strengthening the United 
Nations and thereby disarming the whole world, may 
well be a civilization plunged into the abyss of 
annihilation.''






Frank B. Kellogg:

''It is idle to say that nations can struggle to outdo each 
other in building armaments and never use them. 
History demonstrates the contrary, and we 
have but to go back to the last war, to 
see the appalling effect of nations 
competing in great armaments.''






Patrice Lumumba wrote to his wife 
and children days before his death
after the CIA and Belgian torture:

"No brutality, mistreatment or torture has broken me 
because I prefer to die with my head held high, with 
unshakable faith and deep trust in the future of my 
country, than to live in submission and trampling 
on sacred principles." 






Martin Luther King Jr.:


''It is not enough, to say we must not wage war. 
It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.''




Blogger;
 
''There are a hundred thousand people with COVID in 
hospitals in the United States. And this is presented 
as a disaster. I'm sorry, but it's not a disaster, it's
disgrace. One hundred thousand patients, in a 
country of 350 million, is not a disaster, it is a 
very low figure. How poor the American health 
care system is, if they treat people in tents. It
is 
a shame and disgrace. My naive hope for a 
pandemic, was that governments would start 
paying more attention to strengthening their
national health systems. That's logical, isn't
 it ? For decades, we have seen the decline 
in the number of hospitals, beds per capita 
and so on... We almost don't know what 
quality medical care is, especially free 
of charge. We see the same situation 
all over the world. The pandemic has
struck. & governments continue to
 increase military budgets and cut 
funding for health systems. They 
are ready to lose a huge part of 
the budget due to lockdowns... 
but still do not care about their
health systems. What nonsense! 
And we see it in every country. 
People, instead of using the 
situation to demand improve-
ments in the national health 
system, are obsessed with
conspiracy theories......
or 
scared to death
by 
the virus.''





Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet and
author of 'The COVID-19 Catastrophe':
 
“Workers have been bullied and forced to see patients 
who clearly have or are suspected of having Covid-19 
- without PPE. When they raise concerns, they are 
belittled or threatened. It’s horrifying to see the
lack of concern by some NHS management.”





Sylvia Townsend Warner:
 
“Truth has beauty, power, and necessity.”






Julius Caesar:
 
“If you must break the law, do it to 
seize power: in all other cases, 
observe it.”
 
 

 

 
Sardar Patel:
 
''It is the prime responsibility of every citizen to feel that 
his country is free, and to defend its freedom is his duty.'' 






Phil Ochs:
 
''Leaving America is like losing twenty 
pounds, and finding a new girlfriend.''






German Foreign Minister, Herr Maas:
 
“We do not need to talk about European sovereignty
 if it means that, in the future, we will only do every-
thing Washington wants. The federal government 
will not change its position on Nord Stream 2.”






Top French Military Commander,
Colonel Jacques Hogard:

''Europe Died When NATO Illegally
 Ripped Out Serbia's Heart in 1999'' 





Matt Groening:
 
“Aren’t we forgetting the true meaning of 
Christmas. You know, the birth of Santa?”





Jane Fonda:
 
''I grew up with a deep belief that, wherever 
our troops fought, they were on the side of
 the angels. I took every chance I could, to 
meet with US soldiers. I talked with them 
and read the books they gave me about 
the war. I decided I needed to return to 
my country and join with them -- active 
duty soldiers and Vietnam Veterans in
particular -- to try and end the war.''





A.N.R. Robinson:

''A union which is not based on justice,
on human rights and realism
is no real unity and 
will not last...''





Jane Fonda:
 
''What we view in the media - and who presents it to us - 
does so much to determine how we think, how we feel 
about ourselves, and how we view the world.''





Frank B. Kellogg:
 
''Certain it is, that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen
 of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for a reduction in 
armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people
 of the world, in the hope of an enduring peace.''





Ella Josephine Baker:
 
“Until the killing of black men, black mothers' sons, becomes 
as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white 
mother's sons, we who believe in freedom, cannot rest, until
 this happens.”





Character in US film The Day After (1983):