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Cory Doctorow, Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal & Ralph Nader

Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks. There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks. -Cory Doctorow

"Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still free—and we're not. Guess who's winning the "war on terror?" - Cory Doctorow

"Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor." –

Cory Doctorow

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. -Noam Chomsky

Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it. -Noam Chomsky

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. -Noam Chomsky

The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.-Noam Chomsky

Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates. -Gore Vidal

On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died. -Gore Vidal

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.-Gore Vidal

Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.-Gore Vidal

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations. Ralph Nader

This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies. Ralph Nader

Your best teacher is your last mistake. Ralph Nader

Peter McWilliams

"The only difference between *fear* and *excitement* is what we label it. The two are pretty much the

same physiological/emotional reaction. With fear, we put a negative spin on it: "oh no!" With

excitement, we give it some positive english: "Oh, boy!" -Peter McWilliams

If you want peace, stop fighting with your thoughts. When you're not against yourself or others, you are

at peace. Peace." -Peter McWilliams,

Wealth is enjoying what we already have, not getting more of what we

think will make us happy.' - Peter McWilliams

“Every time we give ourword, it counts. For the most part, most people give it entirely too often. Our

word is a precious commodity and should be treated as such.” -Peter McWilliams

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin

line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most

gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap!" -Peter McWilliams

'Eventually, we see there really is no right or wrong about us, any more than a symphony orchestra has

right or wrong instruments. Each instrument has its place and its player. The goal is to orchestrate and

conduct the spectacular range of abilities, behaviors, desires, reactions, actions, and inactions that is *you* into a harmonic whole'

- Peter McWilliams

"No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson

to be learned from it. No matter what happens toyou, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong,

there's something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement." -Peter McWilliams

God, Bible, Saints Quotes etc...

“It's in giving that we receive.”

-Prayer of St. Francis, 13th century saint

Faith begins where Reason sinks exhausted. Albert Pike

"If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever." - Woody Allen

"The Bible is a wonderful source of inspiration for those who don't understand it."

George Santayana

"One man's religion is another man's belly laugh." -- Robert A. Heinlein

How are you going to convince sinners to repent if you haven't sinned your own ass off? -Michael W. Dean

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called Religion. - Robert M. Pirsig

“Man’s ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary.... Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death." --Einstein, Albert

"Theology is ignorance with wings."- Sam Harris

"The core of science is not a mathematical model -- it is intellectual honesty." - Sam Harris

I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. -Richard Dawkins

Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. -Richard Dawkins

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time. -Richard Dawkins

Today the theory of evolution is about as much open to doubt as the theory that the earth goes round the sun. -Richard Dawkins

The Bible is one of the most genocidal books in history. -Noam Chomsky

As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense founded on the Christian religion”- George Washington

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? Or what shall a

man give in exchange for his soul? ” – Mark 8:36, 37

"Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."

Napoleon Bonaparte

"All the darkness in the world can't extinguish the light from a single candle."— Francis Of Assisi

"True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice."— Francis Of Assisi

"The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions"— Francis de Sales

"I have sinned against my brother the ass."— Francis Of Assisi

Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. ... Thomas Jefferson

"Religion and science have a common ancestor - ignorance" A.C. Grayling

So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. Bertrand Russell

"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." - Sinclair Lewis

Dale Carnegie

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do. -Dale Carnegie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.

-Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

-Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.-Dale Carnegie

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear.-Dale Carnegie

The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.-Dale Carnegie

Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. -Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the

individual. Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of

courage to move in the opposite direction.Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. Albert Einstein

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. Albert Einstein

Human beings must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Albert Einstein

I am a deeply religious nonbeliever - this is a somewhat new kind of religion. Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with

sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given. Albert Einstein

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.Albert Einstein

Ben Franklin

I have read a few books on Ben Franklin and found him to be a very interesting founding father here are just some of his quotes.

"What you would seem to be, be really." –Ben Franklin

"The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned; but still 'tis nonsense." –Ben Franklin

"As pride increases, fortune declines." –Ben Franklin

"Success has ruined many a man." –Ben Franklin

"Tis easier to prevent bad habits than to break them."–Ben Franklin

"Most men die from the neck up at age 25 because they stop dreaming". –Ben Franklin

"Life with fools consists in drinking; with the wise man living's thinking". –Ben Franklin

"He that sells upon trust, loses many friends, and always wants money." –Ben Franklin

"Tis easy to see, hard to foresee." –Ben Franklin

"Our constitution will fail, as all such constitutions have in the past, because of the essential corruption of the people. He pointed his finger at all the American people.And when the people become so corrupt, he said, we will find it is not a republic that they want but rather despotism, the only form of government suitable for such a people." -Benjamin Franklin

"Pay what you owe, and you'll know what is your own."–Ben Franklin

"Avoid dishonest gain: no price can recompense the pangs of vice." –Ben Franklin

"A house well filled, a field well tilled, and a little wife well willed, are great riches." –Ben Franklin

"It is wise not to seek a secret, and honest not to reveal it." –Ben Franklin

"What's more valuable than gold? Diamonds. Than diamonds? Virtue." –Ben Franklin

"Enjoy the present hour, be mindful of the past; and neither fear nor wish the approaches of the last."–Ben Franklin

"Wish not so much to live long, as to live well."–Ben Franklin

"Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all." –Ben Franklin

"Money has never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one."-Ben Franklin

"He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy; whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude". –Ben Franklin

As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve other by any invention of ours. -Ben Franklin

"Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore". –Ben Franklin

"Lighthouses are more useful than churches"-Benjamin Franklin

  "The way to see by Faith, is to shut the eye of Reason." Ben Franklin

    "If man is this evil with religion, then what would he be like without?" Ben Franklin

"Where there is hunger, law is not regarded; and where law is not regarded, there will be hunger." –Ben Franklin

"Tim was so learned, that he could name a horse in nine languages. So ignorant, that he bought a cow to ride on." –Ben Franklin

"Be at war with your vices, at pace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."–Ben Franklin ?

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson interesting founding father here are just some of his quotes.

But one who wants both freedom and security deserves neither. Thomas Jefferson

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.Thomas Jefferson

I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature. Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a god." - Thomas Jefferson

“Christianity is the most perverse system that ever shone on man”-Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson

It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good.Thomas Jefferson

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.Thomas Jefferson

No freeman shall be debarred the use of arms.Thomas Jefferson

No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.Thomas Jefferson

Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence. Thomas Jefferson

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.Thomas Jefferson

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.Thomas Jefferson

The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.Thomas Jefferson

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses.Thomas Jefferson

The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.Thomas Jefferson

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.Thomas Jefferson

There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.Thomas Jefferson

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property. Thomas Jefferson

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. Thomas Jefferson

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.Thomas Jefferson

Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.Thomas Jefferson

Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.Thomas Jefferson

I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.Thomas Jefferson

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.Thomas Jefferson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

If God is just, I tremble for my country.Thomas Jefferson

If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.Thomas Jefferson

In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty.Thomas Jefferson

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.Thomas Jefferson

He who knows best knows how little he knows.Thomas Jefferson

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. Thomas Jefferson

A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. Thomas Jefferson

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.Thomas Jefferson

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.Thomas Jefferson

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.Thomas Jefferson

All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.Thomas Jefferson

An association of men who will not quarrel with one another is a thing which has never yet existed, from the greatest confederacy of nations down to a town meeting or a vestry.Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.Thomas Jefferson

An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.Thomas Jefferson

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.Thomas Jefferson

Be polite to all, but intimate with few.Thomas Jefferson

Bodily decay is gloomy in prospect, but of all human contemplations the most abhorrent is body without mind.Thomas Jefferson

Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.Thomas Jefferson

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.Thomas Jefferson

Commerce with all nations, alliance with none, should be our motto.Thomas Jefferson

Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error.Thomas Jefferson

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.Thomas Jefferson?