"They are the invisible powers behind the thrones of earth, and men are but marionettes, dancing
while the invisible ones pull the strings. We see the dancer, but the master mind that
does the work remains concealed by the cloak of silence." -Manly P Hall

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it.” - Zhuangzi

“Force and fraud are, in war, the two cardinal virtues.” - Thomas Hobbes

“Politics: private interests masquerading as public concerns.” - Marty Rubin

“We may all be against school shootings, but we are not all against gun violence. Those who condone "gun control" are, in fact, advocating gun violence. They are advocating that armed agents of the state use violence, or the threat of violence, to disarm others - including others who haven't threatened or harmed anyone.”
- Larken Rose

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy

"All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions." - Adlai Stevenson

"Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." - Oscar Wilde

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." - Aristotle

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." 
- Robert F. Kennedy

"Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true." - Buddha

"Find out just what people will submit to, and you 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 Douglass

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it." - Noam Chomsky

"School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is." 
- Ivan Illich

"Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery." - Lawana Blackwell

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." - Dorothy Thompson

“There is no path to peace, peace IS the path.” - Mahatma Ghandi

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." - Edward R Murrow

"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free" - Clarence Darrow

"Walk softly, but carry a big stick" - African Proverb

"Let he who would move the world first move himself." - Socrates

"Fluoridation it is the greatest fraud that has ever been perpetrated and it has been perpetrated on more people than any other fraud has." - Prof. Albert Schatz 

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." - Marcus Aurelius


"What a great advantage for leaders that the people do not think." - Adolf Hitler

"Try not to become a man of success, try rather to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

"Well done is better than well said " - Benjamin Franklin

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it." - Henry Ford

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds." - Einstein

"As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.” - Voltaire

"It’s called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it” - George Carlin

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain." - Mark Twain

"There is nothing to fear about the imminent collapse of the global financial prison." - David Icke

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing" - Albert Einstein

"All the war propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting." - George Orwell

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it." - Albert Einstein

"Laws control the lesser man.  Right conduct controls the greater one." - Chinese Proverb

"We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was legal and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was illegal." - Martin Luther King, Jr

"If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law." - Henry David Thoreau


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


"Laws are only words written on paper, words that change on society's whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians, lawyers, judges, and policemen.  Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher.  Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally, despite race, religion, or economic status, is a fool." - John J. Miller


"Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and excusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may." - Mark Twain

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." - Plato

"When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other." - Oscar Ameringer

"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” – Albert Einstein

"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”– Kahlil Gibran

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” – Albert Einstein

"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of Gods, religious or otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” – Voltaire

"There's no use talking about the problem unless you talk about the solution." - Betty William

"Transformation is only valid if it is carried out with the people, not for them. Liberation is like a childbirth, and a painful one. The person who emerges is a new person: no longer either oppressor or oppressed, but a person in the process of achieving freedom. It is only the oppressed who, by freeing themselves, can free their oppressors." - Paulo Freire

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

"No matter how paranoid you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." 
- William Blum

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent van Gogh

"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity." - Thomas Wolfe


"Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" - Abraham Lincoln

"Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." - Voltaire

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful, murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind." - George Orwell

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

"I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes." - Douglas MacArthur

"He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done."- Leonardo da Vinci

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."- Albert Einstein

"If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible."- Henry David Thoreau

"The political machine triumphs because it is a united minority acting against a divided majority."
- Will Durant

"If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"It is not so much that man is a herd animal, but that he is a horde animal led by a chief." 
- Sigmund Freud

The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority." - Stanley Milgram

"Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men." - Mortimer Adler

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." - Henry Ford

"Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude." - Aldous Huxley

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." - Rene Descartes

"It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." - Frederick Douglass

"Historically, the most terrible things -- war, genocide, and slavery -- have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience." - Howard Zinn

"You can ignore reality, but you can´t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality" - Ayn Rand

"I believe that the entire effort of modern society should be concentrated on the endeavor to outlaw war as a method of the solution of problems between nations." - Douglas MacArthur

"I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders." - Leo Tolstoy

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." - Barbara de Angelis


"There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action." - Johann von Goethe

"He who buys what he does not need steals from himself." - Anon

"It's better to fight for something than against something." - Anon

"Those who expect moments of change to be comfortable and free of conflict have not learned their history." - Joan Wallach Scott

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.  You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl

"I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." - Robert A. Heinlein

"The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them." 
- Albert Einstein

"Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage. But if we don't practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the truly serious problems that face us - and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who comes along." -Carl Sagan

"I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him." - Galileo Galilei

"Governments should not possess instruments of coercion and violence that are denied to their citizens." - Edgar A. Suter

A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." 
- George Washington

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
- E.E. Cummings

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." - Frederick Douglass

"Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain." - Anonymous

"I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own."
- Howard Zinn

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcom X

"Democracy:  The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it." - Benjamin Lichtenberg

"It would be my greatest sadness to see Zionists (Jews) do to Palestinian Arabs much of what Nazis did to Jews." - Albert Einstein

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

"What a cruel thing is war:  to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world." 
- Robert E. Lee, letter to his wife, 1864

"Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality." - Seneca

"The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies." - Seneca

"The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does. They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted." - Aldous Huxley

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." - Oscar Wilde

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury

"Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom." - Aldous Huxley

"If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others? will do their thinking for them." - George Orwell

"There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people." - Howard Zinn

"We have to create culture, don't watch TV, don't read magazines, don't even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe, and if you're worrying about Michael Jackson or Bill Clinton or somebody else, then you are disempowered, you're giving it all away to icons, icons which are maintained by an electronic media so that you want to dress like X or have lips like Y. This is shit-brained, this kind of thinking. That is all cultural diversion, and what is real is you and your friends and your associations, your highs, your orgasms, your hopes, your plans, your fears. And we are told 'no', we're unimportant, we're peripheral. 'Get a degree, get a job, get a this, get a that.' And then you're a player, you don't want to even play in that game. You want to reclaim your mind and get it out of the hands of the cultural engineers who want to turn you into a half-baked moron consuming all this trash that's being manufactured out of the bones of a dying world." 
- Terence McKenna

"Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act." - Albert Einstein

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power." - Franklin D. Roosevel

"How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?" - Howard Zinn

"The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations." - David Friedman

"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power 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." - Ayn Rand

"90% of the population does nothing called thinking. In fact in English, they have to use the term critical thinking because we have gone so far from thinking we have to hold it up with critical thinking. When is thinking not critical?" - Patch Adams 

"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." - Abraham Lincoln

"Today I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves." - Harriet Tubman

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." 
- Henry David Thoreau

"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall - think of it, always." - Gandhi

"Either war is obsolete or men are.” - R. Buckminster Fuller

"There are three classes of men; the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive.” - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” - Marcus Aurelius

"The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give your gift away.” - David Viscott

"It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.” - Goethe

"One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever." 
- Chinese proverb

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." - Dennis Wholey

"The biggest threat to America today is it’s own federal government. Will the Army protect anybody from the FBI? The IRS? The CIA? The Republican Party? The Democratic Party? The biggest dangers we face today don’t even need to sneak past our billion dollar defense system, they issue the contracts for them." - Frank Zappa

"Be the type of individual you would most value as a friend." - Max Igan

"Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears." - Rudyard Kipling

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." - Epictetus

"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.” - Vince Lombardi

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder, that one closed by belief.” - Gary Spence

"No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it is not the same river, and it is not the same man. There is nothing permanent except change.” - Heraclitus

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” - Thomas Paine

"Truth is not subject to the mob or individuals." Anon

"Morality is doing what is right regardless what you are told, religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right.” - Author Unknown

"The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves." - Dresden James

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.” - Steven Weinberg

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo da Vinci

"The most powerful moral influence is example.” - Huston Smith

"Sometimes I go and visit the doctor and get myself checked out; because the doctor has to stay in business and stay alive. Then I go to the pharmacy and exchange the recipe into medication, because the pharmacist has to stay in business and stay alive. Then I dump the medication to the drain because I too, have to stay in business and stay alive.” - Mark Twain

"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
- Malcolm X

"If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” - Marcus Aurelius

“They will hate you if you are beautiful. They will hate you if you are successful. They will hate you if you are right. They will hate you if you are popular. They will hate you when you get attention. They will hate you when people in their life like you. They will hate you if you worship a different version of their God. They will hate you if you are spiritual. They will hate you if you have courage. They will hate you if you have an opinion. They will hate you when people support you. They will hate you when they see you happy. Heck, they will hate you while they post prayers and religious quotes on Pinterest and Facebook. They just hate. However, remember this: They hate you because you represent something they feel they don’t have. It really isn’t about you. It is about the hatred they have for themselves. So smile today because there is something you are doing right that has a lot of people thinking about you.” - Shannon L. Alder

"I may be Anti-Big Government, but only because I am Pro-Human.” - Gary Hopkins

"I am too much of a sceptic to deny the possibility of anything.” - Thomas H. Huxley

"The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.” - Mario Cuomo

"The Gods we worship write their names on our faces; be sure of that. A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life is to be lived, not controlled, and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” - Ralph Ellison

"Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.” - Bill Hicks

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.” - Thomas Paine

"Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” - Adyashanti

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“It's good to ask oneself, 'Will I still believe this a week from now, or months, or even years?” - Criss Jami

“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” - Thomas Edison

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” - Germany Kent

“I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign.”
- Carl Sagan
 
“The great majority of us are required to live a constant, systematic duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected by it if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what bring brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn’t just a fiction, it’s part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space and is inside us, like teeth in our mouth. It can’t be forever violated with impunity.” - Boris Pasternak

“People who belittle people, will be little people, and will accomplish very Little.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so what?” - Stephen Fry

“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.” - D.L. Moody

“Don't change your mind just because people are offended; change your mind if you're wrong.”
- Criss Jami

“If we really saw war, what war does to young minds and bodies, it would be impossible to embrace the myth of war. If we had to stand over the mangled corpses of schoolchildren killed in Afghanistan and listen to the wails of their parents, we would not be able to repeat clichés we use to justify war. This is why war is carefully sanitized. This is why we are given war's perverse and dark thrill but are spared from seeing war's consequences. The mythic visions of war keep it heroic and entertaining. The wounded, the crippled, and the dead are, in this great charade, swiftly carted offstage. They are war's refuse. We do not see them. We do not hear them. They are doomed, like wandering spirits, to float around the edges of our consciousness, ignored, even reviled. The message they tell is too painful for us to hear. We prefer to celebrate ourselves and our nation by imbibing the myths of glory, honor, patriotism, and heroism, words that in combat become empty and meaningless.” - Chris Hedges

"What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"The more I see, the less I know for sure.” - John Lennon

I do believe that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence I would advise violence... I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor. But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, forgiveness is more manly than punishment, forgiveness adorns a soldier. But abstinence is forgiveness only when there is the power to punish, it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature. A mouse hardly forgives a cat when it allows itself to be torn to pieces by her.

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." -Gandhi

"Nonviolence in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It does not means meek submission to the will of the evil-doer, but it means the putting of one's whole soul against the will of the tyrant. Working under this law of being , it is possible for a single individual to defy the whole might of an unjust empire to save his honor, his religion, his soul and lay the foundation for the empire's fall or its regeneration." -Gandhi

"It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans. These and a variety of other motives, which affect only the mind of the sovereign, often lead him to engage in wars not sanctified by justice or the voice and interests of his people." -John Jay

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State
can shield the people from the political, economic and/or
military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally
important for the State to use all of its powers to
repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the
lie, and thus by extension the truth becomes the greatest
enemy of the State." -Joesph Goebells

“The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.” -The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins." -Kierkegaard

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. –Patrick Henry

"If you added together all the forms of taxation that we pay in a year and subtracted that from your income, you would be shocked at how much of the energy you receive for your energy given goes back to the system in taxation alone. Ultimately, this money/ energy ends up in the Rothschild 'lake' and this is what, despite the ever-increasing taxation, we get an ever-decreasing quality of services which this money is supposed to be paying for. Add to all this the interest paid to the banks for 'borrowing' non-existent money called 'credit' and you can see that humanity is being energetically and systematically sucked dry. Something else is being sucked dry also - choice and potential. How often are people denied what they want to do or where they want to go by the mantra of 'I can't afford it' or 'I don't have the money'? Our money is part of our energy field, part of 'us', because that ‘ownership’ makes a vibrational connection between our energy field and that of the money. Giving and receiving money is energy in, energy out. Look at all of the above and you can see that the masses are being manipulated to give out far more energy than they are getting back. Even after the original exchange has taken place in the form of salary or profit, most of what we receive is then consumed by taxation, interest on money and artificially-inflated costs for essential services. The economic system, headed by the House of Rothschild, has been created to vampire the life-force of the global population. The public see money, but the Rothschilds see everything as energy, which, of course, it is. We call money, currency, but it should be currcent-cy. This is how the Rothschilds use it, as like an electrical current which they circulate and then get back at a much greater voltage, or 'plus interest'." -David Icke

"Not the wrath of the Almighty, but the stupidity of man, is causing most of the trouble." -Manly P. Hall

"...You've seen through the whole weird cultist apparatus attached to the government and then to see somebody come along and say it would be dangerous if these people had less power or if we weren't ruled over be these people that would be really dangerous. You know got to stop spreading dangerous ideas or one day we might not ruled by these people anymore. And you hear somebody say that and you think, wow, I feel sorry for you, you're like a mental slave.  You're like in a prison of some kind. Your mind is in a prison! Dangerous..." -Tom Woods

“If you wish to keep slaves, you must have all kinds of guards. The cheapest way to have guards is to have the slaves pay taxes to finance their own guards. To fool the slaves, you tell them that they are not slaves and that they have freedom. You tell them that they need law and order to protect them against bad slaves. Then you tell them to elect a government. Give them freedom to vote and they will vote for their own guards and pay their salary. They will then believe they are free persons. Then give them money to earn, count, and spend, and they will be too busy to notice the slavery they are in.” — Alexander Warbucks

“If the individual, overwhelmed by the sense of his own puniness and impotence, should feel that his life has lost its meaning…then he is already on the road to State slavery and, without knowing or wanting it, has become its proselyte.” -Carl Jung

“The law is guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish.” -Frédéric Bastiat

 “A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.” -James Madison

"I have as much authority as the Pope. I just don’t have as many people who believe it." -George Carlin

"Question authority, including the authority that told you to question authority." -Anon

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." -Tacitus

"Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" -Abraham Lincoln

"I have always been of the opinion that unpopularity earned by doing what is right is not unpopularity at all, but glory." -Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry our their dream.” - Les Brown 

"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." -Aristotle

"A free society cannot be the substitution of a ‘new order’ for the old order; it is the extension of spheres of free action until they make up most of social life." -Paul Goodman 

"Good works are done in the day, evil is done in the shadow of darkness." - Mark Passio

"An idle minds is the devils playground." -English Proverb

"Society tames the wolf into a dog. And man is the most domesticated animal of all." Frederic Basitat

"There is 1 chance in 140 trillion that the Earth should exist. There is 1 chance in 795 billion that life should have evolved on earth. There is 1 chance in 89 billion that life should have evolved into mankind. There is 1 chance in 12 billion that mankind should have created the alphabet and thus civilization. There is 1 chance in 6 billion that your parents should ever have met and got together. There is 1 chance in 90 million that you should have been the lucky sperm that fertilized your mother’s egg." -Ben Carey

"The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.
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For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations." -JFK

"Name one thing that has made the world better on the ground where you live since any current crop of politicians took office trump included, scomo included, Theresa may, macron name one way your world is improved due to the actions of the people. You may see stuff in the newspaper, but I'm talking about people your life on the ground how has it been make easier since these people came to office, nothings changes, and nothing will change until we choose to change." -Max Igan

"Governments are based principally on force and deception. Democratic governments are based chiefly on deception, other governments on force. And democratic governments, if you get too uppity, give up on the deception and resort to brute force, as a lot of us found out in the sixites. Those who didn't find out in the sixites will find out in the near future because we're going to have a rerun." Robert Anton Wilson

"Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission." Robert Anton Wilson

"Money, after all, is an abstract artifact, like language - merely symbolized by the paper or coin or whatever. If you can fully grasp its abstractedness, especially in the computer age, it becomes quite clear that no group can monopolize this abstraction, except through a series of swindle. If the usurers had been bolder, they might have monopolized language as well as currency, and people would be saying we can't write more books because we don't have enough words, the way they now say we can't build starships, because we don't have enough money."

"The fear of death is the beginning of slavery." Robert Anton Wilson

"Most animals, including most domesticated primates (humans) show truly staggering ability to 'ignore' certain kinds of information - that which does not 'fit' their imprinted/ conditioned reality-tunnel." -Robert Anton Wilson

"Are traditional schools very much like mini-prisons? Do they stifle imagination, cramp the child physically and mentally, and run on various forms of overt or covert terrorism? Of course, the answer is an unambiguous YES." Robert Anton Wilson.

"I like pacifists and people who have a heavy emotional identification with deathism and war would probably call me a pacifist, but I am a non-invasivist rather than a non-violentist. That is, I believe that an invaded people have the right to defend themselves by any means necessary. This includes putting ground glass or poison in the invaders' food, shooting at them from ambush, sabotage, the general strike, armed revolution, etc. It's up to the invaded to decide which of these techniques they will use. It's not up to some moralist to tell them which techniques are permissible." Robert Anton Wilson

"Taking somebody's money without permission is stealing, unless you work for the IRS; then it's taxation. Killing people en masse is homicidal mania, unless you work for the Army; then it's National Defense. Spying on your neighbors is invasion of privacy, unless you work for the FBI; then it's National Security. Running a whorehouse makes you a pimp and poisoning people makes you a murderer, unless you work for the CIA; then it's counter-intelligence." Robert Anton Wilson

"The ultimate weapon isn't this plague out in Vegas, or any new super H-bomb. The ultimate weapon has always existed. Every man, every woman, and every child owns it. It's the ability to say No and take the consequences." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Belief is the death of intelligence." -RAW

"Groups are grammatical fictions; only individuals exist, and each individual is different." -RAW

"There is no governor anywhere. You are all absolutely free. There is no restraint that cannot be escaped. If anybody could go into dhyana at will, nobody could be controlled - by fear of prison, by fear of whips or electroshock, by fear of death, even. All existing society is based on keeping those fears alive, to control the masses. Ten people who know would be more dangerous than a million armed anarchists." -RAW

"If It's Natural to Kill, How Come Men Have to Go into Training to Learn How." -Joan Baez

"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it." -Pericles

"Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and break into pieces." -Etienne de La Boetie

"To know and not to do is not yet to know." Buddhist proverb

"The most unequal societies that there are in the world are the societies where the government is trying to take care of everyone and promises to make everybody equal and when they do they just bring everybody except for the politicians (down) , the politicians get to live in the big mansions, ride around in limosinesm, they still have country clubs while everyone else is starving." -Mike Maloney speaking about Venezuela

"People never ask What are conservatives preserving and what are progressives progressing towards? Is it good?" -Me

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.” - Pat Miller

"All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.” – Bill Hicks

"At the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit. And that center is really everywhere. It is within each of us." -Black Elk

"Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen." John Taylor Gatto

“Every lie uttered into existence makes the world a little darker, a little closer to proverbial HELL, while every truth spoken brings our world a little closer to the light, to heaven.”  -Jordan Peterson 

"I have a dream. that one day everybody would get along well in the whole world. That their would be no wars. I think that this would diffently be the most important change the world could probably have a huge impact. I think this change can be started by everyone treating everyone by being nice, not fighting verbally and physiscal, and also treating everyone equally." -Me (Gage Vogt) in 5th grade as written

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness." - Dalai Lama