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In appearance US imperialism is very powerful but in reality it is nothing to be afraid of; it is a paper tiger.

- Mao Zedong

A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke.

- Soren Kierkegaard

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

- Helen Keller

A great illusion of cosmic security thus envelops mankind, one that the "establishment" of Church, State and Academe do nothing to disturb. Persistence in such an illusion will do nothing to alleviate the next Dark Age when it arrives. But it is easily shattered: one simply has to look at the sky.

- Victor Clube

Knowledge is the food of the soul.

- Plato

The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs.

This is the difficult task of the inventor who is often misunderstood and unrewarded. But he finds ample compensation in the pleasing exercises of his powers and in the knowledge of being one of that exceptionally privileged class without whom the race would have long ago perished in the bitter struggle against pitiless elements.

- Nikola Tesla

"Outraged by the president's strong stand against the steel industry, [media tycoon] Henry Luce invoked the fate of Julius Caesar in a harsh editorial in Fortune, warning JFK that he should 'beware the Ides of March'."

~ From 'The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government'

- David Talbot

Fear not the path of truth, fear the lack of people walking on it.

- Robert Francis Kennedy

The establishment irritates you - they pull your beard, they flick your face - to make you fight, because once they've got you violent they know how to handle you. The only thing they don't know how to handle is non-violence and humour.

- John Lennon

Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.

- Norman Vincent Peale