Monday, October 26, 2009

Quotes to Remember (And some to live by!)

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant. ~Charles de Gaulle

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

Truth is not determined by majority vote. ~Doug Gwyn

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party. ~Winston Churchill

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~George Jean Nathan

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. ~Robert Byrne

I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it. ~Joe Mullally

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty. ~Thomas Jefferson

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it. ~C.C. Colton

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely. ~Jorge Luis Borges,Labyrinthes, 1962

I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do. ~D. Dale Gulledge

The faith that stands on authority is not faith. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

People who rely most on God rely least on themselves. ~Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart. ~H.L. Mencken

If God doesn't like the way I live, let him tell me, not you. ~Author Unknown

Live truth instead of professing it. ~Elbert Hubbard

A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one. ~J. Pierpoint Morgan

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. ~John James Ingalls

We didn't all come over on the same ship, but we're all in the same boat. ~Bernard M. Baruch

Before God we are all equally wise and equally foolish. ~Albert Einstein

In politics, an organized minority is a political majority ~ Jesse Jackson

Citizenship is what makes a republic - Monarchies can get along without it! - Mark Twain

We adore titles and heredities in our hearts, and ridicule them with our mouths. That is our democratic privilege. - Mark Twain

In a true democracy, every man and woman is taught to thing of himself or herself. ~ MK Ghandi

The spirit of Democracy cannot be established in the midst of terrorism, whether governmental or popular. ~ MK Ghandi

The death of Democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment. ~ Robert. M. Hutchins

Abuse nobody, and if a man abuse thee, and lay upon a vice which he knoweth in thee; then do not disclose one which thou knowest in him. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Every man who shall beg, in order to increase his property, God will diminish it. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

When the bier of anyone passeth by thee, whether Jew, Christian or Muslim, rise to thy feet. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

All actions are judged by the motive prompting them. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Every Muslim who calls a Muslim infidel will have the epithet returned to him. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

It is unworthy of a Mumin to injure people's reputation; it is unworth to curse anyone; and it is unworth to abuse anyone; and it is unworth of a Mumin to talk vainly. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Refrain from seeing and speaking of the vices of mankind, which you know are in yourself. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Do you love your creator? Love your fellow-beings first. - Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

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