Tyranny & Intolerance Archives

Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
-- Hannah Arendt

A man who doesn't trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.
-- Cardinal de Retz
I see just as much misery come from those who move to justify themselves as from them who go out to do harm. -- "Doc" from HBOs "Deadwood

An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible. -- Unknown
No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny. -- Edward Abbey

People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
-- Aesop, The Dog in the Manger

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face...for ever.
-- George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four

A long tradition has regarded low self-esteem as a powerful and dangerous cause of violence. Our review has indicated, however, that it is threatened egotism rather than low self-esteem that leads to violence. -- Western Reserve University psychology study as quoted in Thomas C. Palmer, Jr.'s Boston Globe article,"Self-Esteem Self-Threatening?"

No one is such a liar as the indignant man. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is from among such individuals that all human failures spring.
-- Alfred Adler, Austrian psychoanalyst (1870-1937)

Who can all sense of others' ills escape,
Is but a brute, at best, in human shape.
-- Juvenal

Prejudice is a raft onto which the ship-wrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety. -- Ben Hecht

Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance. -- Henry Ward Beecher

People mix up dissenting from unilateral policies founded on deception to promote an un-mandated agenda with the lack of appreciation for those who serve in harm's way. Even not mixing it up is now equated with being "un-American." Sad that so much is so misunderstood by so many. Dissent is not to be tolerated; it is to be enthusiastically encouraged all the way to burning the American flag flagrantly and unabashedly. If we cannot protest at the heart of things then there is no protest at all. -- Bill Purdin
The use of weapons of mass destruction is a crime against God and man and remains a crime even if they are used in retaliation or for what is regarded as a morally justified end. It is forbidden to do evil that good may come of it. -- Father Denis Geraghty, writing about the Gulf War

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end. ---Leonardo da Vinci

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
-- Marcus Aurelius

...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you. -- Woodrow Wilson

Weapons are the tools of violence; all decent people detest them. -- Tao

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