Quote of the Day #30

Roman Proverb

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“Bathing, wine and Venus wear out the body but are the real stuff of life.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #30”

Quote of the Day #27

Clement Attlee

Clement Attlee was strongly opposed to the Communist system in Stalin’s Russia and in late 1948 he declared…

“We are resolutely opposed to the communist way of life. The police state is utterly repugnant to the people of western Europe.”

He was equally critical of “the left” – the Communist party and those on Labour’s backbenches – who…

“shut their eyes to the absence of human rights when they look to eastern Europe…Those people who deny human rights have no right to claim they are in the van of human progress…The only van they are in is the police van, and in the field of human rights today Russia and eastern Europe are right at the back.” [Emphasis added] Continue reading “Quote of the Day #27”

Quote of the Day #24

Bertrand Russell

“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #24”