Feb 27, 2012

Napolean Bonaparte on bankers

When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.

~ Napolean Bonaparte

Feb 20, 2012

Einstein on socialism

I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.

~ Albert Einstein

Mark Twain on elitists

When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.

~ Mark Twain

Dan Rather on intellectuals

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.

~ Dan Rather

Glenn Greenwald on elitism

Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending, above all else.

~ Glenn Greenwald

Feb 15, 2012

Anais Nin on courage

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

~ Anais Nin

Feb 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

There is a fine line between love and a waste of time.

~ Anonymous

Feb 13, 2012

Mark Twain on travel

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.  Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.

~ Mark Twain

Robert Collier on success

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

~ Robert Collier