Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Quotes 4

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
-Albert Einstein
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
-Blaise Pascal
Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.
-Oscar Wilde
"Rise up and abandon the creeping meatball!"
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
-Frederick Douglass
"A society which suppresses adventure makes the only adventure the suppression of that society."
-Jerry Rubin
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation."
— Henry David Thoreau

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blaise Pascal was really of my heroes, along w. P. Kropotkin & Bakunin... You have a good blog..