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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Some Quotes I Like

"Unthinking faith is a curious offering to be made to the creator of the human mind." John Hutchinson

“Tough language is borrowed from the war on terror and applied to the war on weather. Freud called it displacement. People fixate on the environment when they can’t deal with real threats.” Julia Gorin

“Fighting back against Islamic hostility increases hostility. They thought they could trust us to just grin and bear theirs.” Julia Gorin

“While the civilized world worries that violent video games can lead to real-life violence by our children, the Muslim world worries that their children’s real-life violence can lead to, god forbid, playing a video game.” Julia Gorin

"The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." George Orwell

“There is no virtue in victimhood.” Arnold Ahlert

"History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.” Enoch Powell

“In life, the cock-up theory of disaster almost always takes precedence over that of conspiracy. The rabid anti-Israel lobby would do well to remember this and inject some notion of reality into their discourse.” Dr Alan Mendoza

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” C.S. Lewis

"Tyranny is always better organised than freedom." Charles Péguy

"He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers." Charles Péguy

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now." Zig Ziglar

“Where zen ends, ass-kicking begins, and that’s the final lesson, Grasshopper!” Hyde, in “That 70s Show

“The surest sign of dangerous extremism is the willingness to pursue ideological purity and societal perfection at the expense of fundamental human imperatives.” George Orwell

"We live in a world where when Christians kill Muslims, it's a crusade. When Jews kill Muslims, it's a massacre. When Muslims kill Muslims, it's the weather channel. Nobody cares." Dan Gillerman

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