"History is, indeed, little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind."
"Any excuse will serve a tyrant."
"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
"The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper."
"Few things are needful to make the wise man happy, but nothing satisfies the fool - and this is the reason why so many of mankind are miserable."
Duc de La Rouchefoucauld
"We must execute not only the guilty. Execution of the innocent will impress the masses even more."
Lenin's Commissar of Justice
There is a voice that we all hear. Some spend a lifetime listening but not heeding it's call, while others spend a lifetime doing. The saddest part is told of those who spend a lifetime pretending they don't hear it at all."
The greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go."
"I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west.'"
"To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
"Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination; try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil."
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."