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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression...There is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such a twilight that we must be most aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.

- William O. Douglas, US Supreme Court Justice from 1939 - 1975

The deadly facts herein revealed lead me to wonder that this monster, interest, has not devoured the whole human race. It would have done so long ago if bankruptcy and revolutions had not acted as counter poisons.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

The World has only one problem, Psychopaths. There are two basic types of Psychopaths, Social and Anti-Social. The essential feature of Psychopaths is a Pervasive, Obssesive-Compulsive desire to force their delusions on others. Psychopaths completely disregard and violate the Rights of others, particularly the Freedom of Association which includes the right not to associate and the Right to Love.

- A victim

The being of two people can differ from one another more than the being of a mineral and of an animal. This is exactly what people do not understand. And they do not understand that knowledge depends on being. Not only do they not understand this latter but they definitely do not wish to understand it.

- G. I. Gurdjieff

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.

- Aldous Huxley

I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in '47, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.

- Harry S Truman, 1961

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

- D.H. Lawrence

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.

- Aldous Huxley

In war, truth is the first casualty.

- Aeschylus

By their own follies they perished, the fools.

- Homer, The Odyssey