Quote of the Day – Leo Tolstoy

17 01 2010

Patriotism … for rulers is nothing else than a tool for achieving their power-hungry and money-hungry goals, and for the ruled it means renouncing their human dignity, reason, conscience, and slavish submission to those in power. … Patriotism is slavery.

Leo Tolstoy





Quote of the Day – Charles Darwin

30 05 2008

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.

Charles Darwin





Quote of the Day – Thomas Paine

19 10 2007

[The Bible] is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it as I detest everything that is cruel.

Thomas Paine





Quote of the Day – Dick Cheney

1 10 2007

Once you get to Baghdad, it’s not clear what you do with it. It’s not clear what kind of government you put in place of the one that’s currently there now. Is it going to be a Shia regime, a Sunni regime, a Kurdish regime? Or one that tilts toward the Baathists, or one that tilts toward Islamic fundamentalists? How much credibility is that going to have if it’s set up by the American military there? How long does the United States military have to stay there to protect the people that sign on for that government, and what happens once we leave?

-Secretary of Defense, Dick Cheney – 1991





Quote of the Day – Dick Cheney

30 09 2007

If you get into the business of committing U.S. forces on the ground in Iraq, to occupy the place, my guess is I’d probably still have people there today instead of having been able to bring them home…The bottom line question for me was: How many additional American lives is Saddam Hussein worth? The answer: not very damn many.

Dick Cheney – 1992





Quote of the Day – George W. Bush

29 09 2007

Childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured.

George W. Bush