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Politics Archive Quote No. 12,294

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,286

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,285

Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,282

The lack of money is the root of all evil. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,276

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. – Mark Twain Quote No. 12,234

“America has always turned a blind eye to what we done to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps but these camps went on for two hundred years right here in America.” – Lee Daniels’ The Butler Quote No. 12,206

“There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. [...] Quote No. 12,187

“The whole town’s underwater. You’re grabbing a bucket when you should be grabbing a bathing suit.” – Gangster Squad

I’m pro-choice and pro-gay marriage, simply because it is none of my damn business how others choose to live their lives.

“Cyrus: He can talk all he wants about a regular life. Some men aren’t meant to be happy. They’re meant to be great.” – Scandal

“If you want to change this party, lead it. If you want to change the country, lead it.” – The Iron Lady

“I’m not a Christian. I’m not an Atheist. I’m not Jewish. I’m not Muslim. My religion, what I believe in is called the Constitution of United States of America.” – The Ides of March

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Quotes

“For the moment all you have to know is that two fundamentally different stories have been enacted here during the lifetime of man. One began to be enacted here some two or three million years ago by the people we’ve agreed to cal Leavers and is still being enacted here some ten or twelve thousand [...]

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn Quotes

“The problem is that man’s conquest of the world has itself devastated the world. And in spite of all the mastery we’ve attained, we don’t have enough mastery to stop devastating the world—or to repair the devastation we’ve already wrought.” – Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

“They’ve been told an explaining story. They’ve been given an explanation of how things came to be this way, and this stills their alarm. This explanation covers everything, including the deterioration of the ozone layer, the pollution of the oceans, the destruction of the rain forests, and even human extinction—and it satisfied them. Or perhaps [...]

“We don’t need prophets to tell us how to live; we can find out for ourselves by consulting what’s actually there.” – Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

“We’re destroying the world because we are, in a very literal and deliberate way, at war with it.” – Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

“Certain knowledge is knowledge of the one right way. That’s what we want. That’s what Takers want. We don’t want to know a way to live that works well. We want to know the one right way. And that’s what our prophets give us. And that’s what our lawgivers give us.” – Ishmael by Daniel [...]

"Blacks fear whites, whites fear anyone different, and we all fear that which we do not know, even though, according to many studies, violent crime statistics are down. We keep adding more police and giving those police more and more power." - Boy Sets Fire, "voiceover"

"Nothing destroys spirit like poverty. " - Becoming Jane