Quotes and Conundrums

"Armies do not exist for peace. They exist solely for triumphant exertion in war."

Adolf Hitler

"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance of things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."


"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."

William Pitt, 1783

"Here in the land of 50 million handguns there is a greater interest in, and greater potential for, creating a civilized, humanistic society, open to all and barring none, than anywhere else on earth."

Quentin Crisp

"Honor is like an island - rugged and without a beach. Once we have left it, we can never return."

Nicholas Boileau

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