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  • #1
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...”
    Thomas Jefferson, The Statute Of Virginia For Religious Freedom

  • #2
    Thomas Jefferson
    “The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs... In fact, the Athanasian paradox that one is three, and three but one, is so incomprehensible to the human mind, that no candid man can say he has any idea of it, and how can he believe what presents no idea? He who thinks he does, only deceives himself. He proves, also, that man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without a rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.

    [Letter to James Smith discussing Jefferson's hate of the doctrine of the Christian trinity, December 8 1822]”
    Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

  • #3
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #4
    Abraham Lincoln
    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #5
    Abraham Lincoln
    “And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #6
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #7
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #8
    Abraham Lincoln
    “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #9
    Smedley D. Butler
    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
    Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

  • #10
    David Crockett
    “We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money.

    David Crockett

  • #11
    Dr. Seuss
    “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #12
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “Magic's just science that we don't understand yet.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #13
    Rich Mullins
    “Christianity is not about building an absolutely secure little niche in the world where you can live with your perfect little wife and your perfect little children in your beautiful little house where you have no gays or minority groups anywhere near you. Christianity is about learning to love like Jesus loved and Jesus loved the poor and Jesus loved the broken.”
    Rich Mullins

  • #14
    Joseph Campbell
    “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
    Joseph Campbell

  • #15
    George Carlin
    “If your kid needs a role model and you ain't it, you're both fucked.”
    George Carlin, Brain Droppings

  • #16
    William S. Burroughs
    “All the role models are being exposed and this is good because role models are shit. The quicker we exposed them the better. The whole concept of role models is frightful! You gotta make your own role.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #17
    William S. Burroughs
    “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on. ”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #18
    William S. Burroughs
    “There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #19
    William S. Burroughs
    “Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”
    William S. Burroughs



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