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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.

Douglas Adams

The world impacts on us but we don’t impact the world.

Douglas Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people… Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom…nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretenses of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.

John Adams

My grandfather
on his deathbed
sold me this watch.

Woody Allen

Woody stands there, looking like Woody, a schlemiel,
holding an old fashioned pocket watch,
a Brooklyn Jew with an out of date time piece.
That is impossibly funny, impossibly.

There are two kinds of facts: the kind you look up
and the kind you make up.

Steve Allen

Anonymous quotes were given a separate post on July 10.

Hell has no fury like that of a culture unmasked.

Piers Anthony

Context: Christianity’s character assassination of Attila.
He exposed the priests’ attempts to assassinate him; but the priests wrote the history!

People demand their right for self-delusion, particularly when the truth is ugly.

Piers Anthony

“Stop being reasonable. That’s a mistake. Try being philosophical. …
“I mean philosophy in its practical sense, of course. You can be reasonable as hell and still be a damned fool.”

Piers Anthony

The center of the universe has to be where the observer is.

Piers Anthony

We exist upon derivatives, yet it is enough.

Piers Anthony

One of the reasons why religion seems irrelevant today is that many of us no longer have the sense that we are surrounded by the unseen.

Karen Armstrong

But once you start reading Genesis as scientifically valid, you have bad science and bad religion.

Karen Armstrong

The people’s of the earth are islands shouting at each other over oceans of misunderstanding.

Clement Atlee

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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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