Words That Should Never Be True

“Children are dying.” Lull nodded. “That’s a succinct summary of humankind, I’d say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words.”

**Steven Erikson

A Common Mistake

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leave Propaganda, Find the Truth

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

And Teaching and Writing and Fixing Cars

Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. **George Burns

Too Much Law?

People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous.
**Edmund Burke

I am Silent But Present

“Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray do not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.”

**Edmund Burke

 

“For the Good of the People” = Iffy

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

**Henry Louis Mencken