"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you."
"The only way to control people is to lie to them."
L. Ron Hubbard
"To believe that human nature is basically good - after Auschwitz, the Gulag, Rwanda, Armenia, and Tibet... is a statement of faith, as nonempirical as the most wishful religious belief. Whenever I meet people who persist in believing in the essential goodness of human nature, I know that I have met people for whom evidence is irrelevant."
"It is well to remember that evil is a pretty bad thing."
"Whatever you're prepared for never happens ... and if it does, it doesn't matter because you're prepared for it."
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."