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Beneath the broad tide of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depths the changes that take place upon the surface.

— A. E. Waite

There is no justice in following unjust laws. It’s time to come into the light and, in the grand tradition of civil disobedience, declare our opposition to this private theft of public culture.

— Aaron Swartz

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

— Abraham Lincoln

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

— Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

— Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

— Abraham Lincoln

The war [i.e., the American Civil War of 1861-1865] would never have been possible without the sinister influence of the Jesuits.

— Abraham Lincoln

I know that Jesuits never forget nor forsake. But man must not care how and where he dies, provided he dies at the post of honour and duty.

— Abraham Lincoln

Above all I have learned from the Jesuits. And so did Lenin too, as far as I recall. The world has never known anything quite so splendid as the hierarchical structure of the Catholic Church. There were quite a few things I simply appropriated from the Jesuits for the use of the Party.

— Adolf Hitler

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.

— Adolf Hitler

Great liars are also great magicians.

— Adolf Hitler

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.

— Adolf Hitler

To conquer a nation first disarm its citizens.

— Adolf Hitler

Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.

— Adyashanti

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

— Aesop

We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.

— Alan Watts

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

— Albert Camus

The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.

— Albert Camus

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

— Albert Einstein

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

— Albert Einstein

The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the
masses, and makes its tool of them.

— Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.

— Albert Einstein

I see the true importance of LSD in the possibility of providing material aid to meditation aimed at the mystical experience of a deeper, comprehensive reality. Such a use accords entirely with the essence and working character of LSD as a sacred drug.

— Albert Hofmann

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

— Aldous Huxley

We can, if we so desire, refuse to cooperate with the blind forces that are propelling us.

— Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

— Aldous Huxley

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

— Aleister Crowley

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. […] Love is the law, love under will.

— Aleister Crowley

How long will this last, this delicious feeling of being alive, of having penetrated the veil which hides beauty and the wonders of celestial vistas? It doesn’t matter, as there can be nothing but gratitude for even a glimpse of what exists for those who can become open to it.

— Alexander Shulgin

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like… if, during periods of mass arrests, … people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.

— Anaïs Nin

The Jesuits are a naked sword, whose hilt is at Rome but its blade is everywhere, invisible until its stroke is felt.

— André Marie Jean Jacques Dupin

There is the world of the manifest and the unmanifested. Consciousness makes the world manifest.

— Annette Vaillancourt

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

— Aristotle

We will gradually become indifferent to what goes on in the minds of other people when we acquire a knowledge of the superficial nature of their thoughts, the narrowness of their views and of the number of their errors. Whoever attaches a lot of value to the opinions of others pays them too much honor.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

All Truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The truth can flow from lies, but lies cannot flow from the truth.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Money is human happiness in the abstract; he, then, who is no longer capable of enjoying human happiness in the concrete devotes himself utterly to money.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.

— Augustine of Hippo

The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.

— Ayn Rand

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules.

— Banksy

So long as a man imagines that he cannot do this or that, so long as he is determined not to do it; and consequently so long as it is impossible to him that he should do it.

— Baruch Spinoza

For you see, the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Disobedience to tyrants is Obedience to God.

— Benjamin Franklin

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.

— Benjamin Franklin

The biggest atrocity of all is to indoctrinate our children into a system that does not value their creative expression, nor encourage their unique abilities…

— Benjamin Greene

Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made by questioning answers.

— Bernard Haisch

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

— Bertrand Russell

Modern methods of production have given us the possibility of ease and security for all; we have chosen, instead, to have overwork for some and starvation for others. Hitherto we have continued to be as energetic as we were before there were machines; in this we have been foolish, but there is no reason to go on being foolish forever.

— Bertrand Russell

There’s a government inside the government and I don’t control it.

— Bill Clinton

Folks, it’s time to evolve. That’s why we’re troubled. You know why our institutions are failing us, the church, the state, everything’s failing? It’s because, um – they’re no longer relevant. We’re supposed to keep evolving. Evolution did not end with us growing opposable thumbs. You do know that, right?

— Bill Hicks

Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.

— Blaise Pascal

I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.

— Bob Dylan

When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

— Bob Marley

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.

— Bob Marley

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.

— Bob Marley

You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. So now we see the light, we gonna stand up for our rights!

— Bob Marley

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

— Bruce Lee

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.

— Bruce Lee

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

— Buckminster Fuller

Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.

— Carl Jung

I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I
cannot explain as a fraud.

— Carl Jung

A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.

— Carl Sagan

We’ve arranged a society based on science and technology, in which nobody understands anything about science and technology. And this combustible mixture of ignorance and power, sooner or later, is going to blow up in our faces. Who is running the science and technology in a democracy if the people don’t know anything about it?

— Carl Sagan

Science is more than a body of knowledge. It’s a way of thinking, a way of skeptically interrogating the universe with a fine understanding of human fallibility. If we are not able to ask skeptical questions, to interrogate those who tell us that something is true, to be skeptical of those in authority, then we’re up for grabs for the next charlatan, political or religious, who comes ambling along. It’s a thing that Jefferson laid great stress on. It wasn’t enough, he said, to enshrine some rights in a Constitution or a Bill of Rights. The people had to be educated and they had to practice their skepticism and their education. Otherwise we don’t run the government, the government runs us.

— Carl Sagan

The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.

— Carl Sagan

How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 8:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?

— Charles Bukowski

Rome is in constant conspiracy against the rights and liberties of man all over the world; but she is particularly so in the United States.

— Charles Chiniquy

There is no crueller tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

— Charles de Montesquieu

Political correctness is tyranny with manners.

— Charlton Heston

It is one of the great ironies of corporate control that the corporate state needs the abilities of intellectuals to maintain power, yet outside of this role it refuses to permit intellectuals to think or function independently.

— Chris Hedges

A religion is a system of symbols which acts to establish powerful, pervasive, and long-lasting moods in men by formulating conceptions of a general order of existence and clothing those conceptions with such an aura of factuality that the moods and motivations seem uniquely realistic.

— Clifford Geertz

In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.

— Confucius

War does not determine who is Right. War only determines who is Left.

— Confusius

There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.

— Daniel K. Inouye

I prefer to speak of ‘interdimensionals’ rather than ‘extraterrestrials’ because the latter has connotations of ‘little green men’ and all the other cliche responses. Nor does it tell the full story.

— David Icke

No one will enter the New World Order unless he or she will make a pledge to worship Lucifer. No one will enter the New Age unless he will take a LUCIFERIAN Initiation.

— David Spangler

Mankind shall not be free until the last king is strangled in the entrails of the last priest.

— Denis Diderot

World events do not occur by accident. They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings.

— Denis Healey

The more you research, the crazier you sound to ignorant people.

— Don Freeman

When a well packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.

— Dresden James

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

If all that Americans want is security, they can go to prison. They’ll have enough to eat, a bed and a roof over their heads. But if an American wants to preserve his dignity and his equality as a human being, he must not bow his neck to any dictatorial government.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

When artists are made the slaves and the tools of the state, when artists become chief propagandists of a cause, progress is arrested and creation and genius are destroyed.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Give up defining yourself – to yourself or to others. You won’t die. You will come to life. And don’t be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it’s their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don’t be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.

— Eckhart Tolle

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. This is the delusion. The instrument has taken you over.

— Eckhart Tolle

Today, most of the good people are afraid to be good. They strive to be broadminded and tolerant! It is fashionable to be tolerant — but mostly tolerant of evil — and this new code has reached the proportions of demanding intolerance of good.

— Edith Starr Miller

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

— Edward Bernays

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

— Ellen Goodman

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

— Emile Zola

Dwell in possibility.

— Emily Dickinson

Energy is the currency of the universe. When you ‘pay’ attention to something you buy that experience. So when you allow your consciousness to focus on someone or something that annoys you, you feed it your energy, and it reciprocates the experience of being annoyed. Be selective in your focus because your attention feeds the energy of it and keeps it alive, not just within you, but in the collective consciousness as well.

— Emily Maroutian

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

— Evelyn Beatrice Hall

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done–then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.

— Frances Hodgson Burnett

We came in like lambs and will rule like wolves.

— Francesco Borgia, Third Jesuit Superior General.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

— Frank Zappa

Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.

— Frantz Fanon

The law is guilty of the evils that it is supposed to punish.

— Frédéric Bastiat

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

— Frédéric Bastiat

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to,
and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both.

— Frederick Douglass

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

— Frederick Douglass

The Jesuits…are simply the Romish army for the earthly sovereignty of the world in the future, with the Pontiff of Rome for emperor…that’s their ideal. …It is simple lust of power, of filthy earthly gain, of domination – something like a universal serfdom with them as masters – that’s all they stand for. They don’t even believe in God perhaps.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them.

— Gene Roddenberry

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.

— George Carlin

If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched.

— George H. W. Bush

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

— George Orwell

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.

— George Orwell

In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

— George Orwell

See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.

— George W. Bush

The media is a Counter-Intelligence organisation. The media backs every war. The role of the media and embedded historians is to surround the truth with a bodyguard of lies.

— Greg Hallett

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

— Groucho Marx

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread discontent among those who are.

— H.L. Mencken

The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.

— H.L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.

— H.L. Mencken

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.

— Henry Kissinger

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.

— Herbert Marcuse

We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.

— Hermann Hesse

There are two world histories. One is the official and full of lies, destined to be taught in schools – the other is the secret history, which harbors the true causes and occurrences.

— Honore de Balzaz

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.

— Isaac Asimov

School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.

— Ivan Illich

The individual is handicapped by coming face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.

— J. Edgar Hoover

Democracy is a con game, it is a word invented to outplay people, to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing ‘we are free’. The minute you hear ‘freedom’ or ‘democracy’ – watch out, because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you that you’re free.

— Jacque Fresco

You must unlearn what you have been ‘programmed’ to believe from birth. That software no longer serves you if you want to live in a universe where all things are possible.

— Jacqueline E. Purcell

It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

— James Baldwin

We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.

— James Warburg

You and me are real people, operating in a real world. We are not figments of each other’s imagination. I am the architect of my own self, my own character and destiny. It is no use whingeing about what I might have been, I am the things I have done and nothing more. We are all free, completely free. We can each do any damn thing we want. Which is more than most of us dare to imagine.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

For nothing is hidden that will not be revealed, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.

— Jesus Christus

The fact is there is nothing that you can trust; and that is a terrible fact, whether you like it or not. Psychologically there is nothing in the world, that you can put your faith, your trust, or your belief in. Neither your gods, nor your science can save you, can bring you psychological certainty; and you have to accept that you can trust in absolutely nothing.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love alone can bring about a radical revolution or transformation in relationship; and love is not a thing of the mind. Thought can plan and formulate magnificent structures of hope, but thought will only lead to further conflict, confusion and misery. Love is when the cunning, self-enclosing mind is not.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

The quicker we all realize that we’ve been taught how to live life by people that were operating on the momentum of an ignorant past the quicker we can move to a global ethic of community that doesn’t value invented borders or the monopolization of natural resources, but rather the goal of a happier more loving humanity.

— Joe Rogan

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Truth has to be repeated constantly because error is also being preached all the time and not just by the few but by the multitudes. In the press and encyclopedias, in schools and universities, everywhere holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having the majority on its side.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

My history of the Jesuits is not eloquently written, but it is supported by unquestionable authorities, [and] is very particular and very horrible. Their [the Jesuit Order’s] restoration [in 1814 by Pope Pius VII] is indeed a step toward darkness, cruelty, despotism, [and] death. … I do not like the appearance of the Jesuits. If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell, it is this Society of [Ignatius de] Loyola.

— John Adams

The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.

— John F. Kennedy

Man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.

— John F. Kennedy

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.

— John Hay

Compulsory schooling, compulsory learning — is a tyranny and a crime against the human mind and spirit. Let all those escape it who can, any way they can.

— John Holt

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

— John Lennon

The more real you get the more unreal the world gets.

— John Lennon

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we’re being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I’m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That’s what’s insane about it.

— John Lennon

Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.

— John Parker

It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent, its task is to lead to success.

— Joseph Goebbels

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?

— Joseph Stalin

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.

— Kahlil Gibran

Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

— Lao Tzu

The further one goes, the less one knows.

— Lao Tzu

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

— Lao Tzu

Many have made a trade of delusions and false miracles, deceiving the stupid multitude.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.

— Leonardo da Vinci

There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders.

— Louis McFadden

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.

— Ludwig von Mises

It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.

— Mahatma Gandhi

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Let us not forget the bankers who financed the great war. If anyone had the cream of the profits it was the bankers.

— Major General Smedley Butler

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.

— Malcolm X

Concerning non-violence: it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.

— Malcolm X

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

There’s a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part! You can’t even passively take part! And you’ve got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you’ve got to make it stop! And you’ve got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you’re free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!

— Mario Savio

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.

— Mark Skousen

The government is merely a servant — merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

— Mark Twain

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.

— Mark Twain

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.

— Mark Twain

In the beginning of a change, the Patriot is a scarce man – brave – hated – scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a Patriot.

— Mark Twain

It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.

— Marquis de LaFayette

It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.

— Marquis de LaFayette

If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life – and only then will I be free to become myself.

— Martin Heidegger

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Either we learn to live together as brothers and sisters on this planet or we will perish together as fools.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

I will enter into supreme mindfulness this day, allowing only thoughts, words and actions that support, bless and edify other sentient beings.

— Master Djwhal Khul

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

— Maximilien Robespierre

Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religions destroy spirituality.

— Michael Ellner

Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.

— Milton Friedman

What then is, generally speaking, the truth of history? A fable agreed upon.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

The art of Illuminism lay in enlisting dupes as well as adepts, and by encouraging the dreams of honest visionaries or the schemes of fanatics, by flattering the vanity of ambitious egotists, by working on unbalanced brains, or by playing on such passions as greed and power, to make men of totally divergent aims serve the secret purpose of the sect.

— Nesta Webster

For those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.

— Niels Bohr

A single ray of light from a distant star falling upon the eye of a tyrant in bygone times may have altered the course of his life, may have changed the destiny of nations, may have transformed the surface of the globe, so intricate, so inconceivably complex are the processes in Nature.

— Nikola Tesla

Electric Power is everywhere present in unlimited quantities and can drive the world’s machinery without the need for coal, oil or gas.

— Nikola Tesla

Most certainly, some planets are not inhabited, but others are, and among these there must exist life under all conditions and phases of development.

— Nikola Tesla

If the genius of invention were to reveal to-morrow the secret of immortality, of eternal beauty and youth, for which all humanity is aching, the same inexorable agents which prevent a mass from changing suddenly its velocity would likewise resist the force of the new knowledge until time gradually modifies human thought.

— Nikola Tesla

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.

— Nikola Tesla

If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

— Nikola Tesla

The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result. He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up. His work is like that of the planter—for the future. His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.

— Nikola Tesla

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

— Pablo Picasso

Those that are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood let alone believed by the masses.

— Plato

If a man be endowed with a generous mind, this is the best kind of nobility.

— Plato

Alas, I knew they [i.e., the Jesuits] would poison me; but I did not expect to die in so slow and cruel a manner.

— Pope Clement XIV

All things are numbers; number rules all.

— Pythagoras

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The idea of copyright did not exist in ancient times, when authors frequently copied other authors at length in works of non-fiction. This practice was useful, and is the only way many authors’ works have survived even in part.

— Richard Stallman

Intelligence is the capacity to receive, decode and transmit information efficiently. Stupidity is blockage of this process at any point. Bigotry, ideologies etc. block the ability to receive; robotic reality-tunnels block the ability to decode or integrate new signals; censorship blocks transmission.

— Robert Anton Wilson

Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lots of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

— Robert F. Kennedy

A revolution is coming — a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough — But a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.

— Robert F. Kennedy

A Jesuit may be shortly described as an empty suit of clothes with another person living in them, who acts for him, thinks for him, decides for him whether he shall be a prince or a beggar, and moves him about wheresoever he pleases; who allows him to exhibit the internal aspect of a man, but leaves him none of the privileges – no liberty, no property, no affections, not even the power to refuse obedience when ordered to commit the most atrocious of crimes; for, the more he outrages his own feelings, the greater his merits. Obedience to the superior is his only idea of virtue, and in all other respects he is a mere image.

— Robert Southey

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

— Rumi

Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.

— Rumi

It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.

— Samuel Adams

A wise man, recognizing that the world is but an illusion, does not act as if it is real, so (therefore) he escapes the suffering.

— Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

— Socrates

Follow the evidence wherever it leads.

— Socrates

I know that I know nothing.

— Socrates

No one comes to his true selfhood by being what society wants him to be nor by doing what it wants him to do. Family, society, church, trade and profession, political and patriotic allegiances, as well as moral and ethical rules and commandments are, in reality, not in the least conducive to the true spiritual welfare of the human soul. On the contrary, they are more often than not the very shackles which keep us from our true spiritual destiny.

— Stephan A. Hoeller

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.

— Steve Jobs

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

— Søren Kierkegaard

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

— Søren Kierkegaard

A total world population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.

— Ted Turner

You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding.

— Terence McKenna

The cost of sanity in this society, is a certain level of alienation.

— Terence McKenna

Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.

— Terence McKenna

I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.

— Thomas Jefferson

The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.

— Thomas Jefferson

When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty.

— Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

— Thomas Jefferson

I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.

— Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.

— Thomas Jefferson

Shall we not have regular swarms of them here, in as many disguises as only a king of the gypsies can assume, dressed as painters, publishers, writers, and schoolmasters? If ever there was a body of men who merited eternal damnation on earth and in hell it is this Society of Loyola’s.

— Thomas Jefferson

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.

— Thomas Jefferson

The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature’s transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared or subdued.

— Thomas Kuhn

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

— Thomas Paine

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.

— Timothy Leary

When freedom is at stake, silence is not golden—it is yellow.

— Tom Anderson

All secret, oath bound, political parties are dangerous to any nation.

— Ulysses S. Grant

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

— Upton Sinclair

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.

— Victor Hugo

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

— Voltaire

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

— Voltaire

Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.

— Voltaire

It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

— Voltaire

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

— Voltaire

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.

— Wayne Dyer

Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate. The future is in your hands.

— William Cooper

Read everything, listen to everybody, don’t trust anything unless you can prove it with your own research.

— William Cooper

You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.

— William W. Purkey

All news is lies and all propaganda is disguised as news.

— Willy Munzenberg

Everything destructive is of Satanic origin, everything creative is divine. Every technology based upon explosion or combustion has thus to be called Satanic. The coming new age will be an age of new, positive, divine technology!

— Winfried Otto Schumann

There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo

It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anything that is called a Way. Therefore, it is inconsistent to hear something of the Way of Confucius or the Way of the Buddha, and say that this is the Way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.

— Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

— Yoda

The Aquarian Age is when the truth will not only be understood but will also be lived.

— Yogi Bhajan

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