"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"

"When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead"
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”Delay is preferable to error.” – Jefferson

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Lincoln

"The money power preys on the nation in times of peace, and conspires against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes."
-–Abraham Lincoln

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite."
— John Kenneth Galbraith

"It all comes from liking honey too much."
--W.T. Pooh 1966

“When a self-governing people confer upon their government the power to take from some and give to others, the process will not stop until the last bone of the last taxpayer is picked bare.”
--Kershner’s First Law, named for the late economist Howard E. Kershner

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
-- George Bernard Shaw

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it."
--Upton Sinclair

"• Never fight unless you have to;
• Never fight alone; and
• Never fight for long."
-- maj. gen. fox conner, tutor and mentor to dd eisenhower

“The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.”

--Omar Bradley


The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
--Lord Acton

“If a nation is unable to perceive reality correctly, and persists in operating on the basis of faith-based delusions, its ability to hold its own in the world is pretty much foreclosed.”
--morris berman

"But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then become subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions as they have in Japan over the past decade?"
--alan greenspan, december 1996

When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done."
--John Maynard Keynes, 1936

"one thing takes the place of another, so that the ancient laws will remain, while the power will be in the hands of those who have brought about revolution in the state."
--aristotle, a long time ago

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." --Abraham Lincoln

"The first thing is character. Before money or property or anything else. Money cannot buy it...because a man I do not trust could not get money from me on all the bonds in Christendom."
--JP Morgan

“There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars.

"It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today.”
--Arthur Jensen (voiced by ned beatty, in the film network, 1976)

"Men are so simple, and given to expediency, that deceivers always find those who are willing to be deceived."
--Niccolo Machiavelli

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