Friday, March 6, 2015

True Quotes

“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”  Napoleon Bonaparte.

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.”  Martin Luther.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”  George Orwell.

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell.

“How can you expect a man who’s warm to understand one who’s cold?” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

“[We] made a great mistake in the beginning of our struggle, and I fear, in spite of all we can do, it will prove to be a fatal mistake. We appointed all our worst generals to command our armies, and all our best generals to edit the newspapers.” Robert E. Lee.

“Anyone who clings to the historically untrue — and — thoroughly immoral doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.” Robert A. Heinlein.

“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington.

“By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation.” Edmund Burke.

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” P. J. O’Rourke.

“History is written by the winners.” Alex Haley.

“I think that there are certain crimes which the law cannot touch, and which therefore, to some extent, justify private revenge.” Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes quote from “The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton.”)

“Political correctness is tyranny with manners.” Charlton Heston.

“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.” Robert A. Heinlein.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I am in total agreement with Martin Luther and his quote.. Sad but true.