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Food for thoughts

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self"
Aristotle

“No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Predictions are hard, especially about the future.”
Mark Twain

“Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening. This can be accomplished by successive steps, each disguised as having an economic purpose, but which will eventually and irreversibly lead to federation.”
Jean Monnet

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
Al Bartlett

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
Benjamin Franklin

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government
take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.”
 Henry Ford

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
Ronald Reagan

“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.”
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair

“There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.”
George Orwell

"We know what we are, but we know not what we may become"
William Shakespeare

"I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University."
William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
Charles Mackay

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

"If a person cannot walk into the middle of the town square and express his or her views without fear of arrest, imprisonment, or physical harm, then that person is living in a fear society, not a free society."
Natan Sharansky

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.... I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.... The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."
Thomas Jefferson