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Mon, 19 Nov 2018
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All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.

- Missionaria Protectiva, Frank Herbert's "Heretics of Dune"

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going away.

- Elvis Presley

See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.

- George W. Bush

Given that China was arguably the leading power in the world from c. 1100-1800, and was certainly the leading power in the East Asian region, one would anticipate that the smaller powers in that region would have balanced against it. But this in fact did not happen. The reply might be in turn that this was because China was the kingpin within the international tribute system, and was therefore an imperialist power. But arguably this system was neither imperialist nor could it be explained through the 'conventional practices' associated with Western great power politics.

- John M. Hobson

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

- Joseph Campbell

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.

- Michel de Montaigne

No one is free when others are oppressed.

- Mahatma Gandhi

For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.

- Jonathan Swift

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a 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 till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Men may not get all they pay for in this world; but they must pay for all they get.

- Frederick Douglass