Quote Of The Day #50

Oliver Cromwell

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“It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

 

Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

 

Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go! ”
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Quote Of The Day #49 Part Two

“What is it you most dislike?

Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.”

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Quote Of The Day #48

Christopher Hitchens

“Only one faction in American politics has found itself able to make excuses for the kind of religious fanaticism that immediately menaces us in the here and now.  And that faction, I am sorry and furious to say, is the Left.  From the first day of the immolation of the World Trade Centre, right down to the present moment, a gallery of pseudo-intellectuals has been willing to represent the work face of Islam as the voice of the oppressed.  How can these people bear to reread their own propaganda?  Suicide murderers in Palestine- disowned and denounced by the new leader of the PLO- describe as the victims of disperse.  The forces of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban represented as misguided spokespeople for anti-globalisation.  The blood-maddened thugs in Iraq, who would rather bring down the roof on a suffering people then allow them to vote, pictured prettily as ‘insurgent’, or even by Michael Moore, as the moral equivalent of our Founding Fathers.”

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Quote Of The Day #47

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Moynihan’s Law: “The amount of violations of human rights in a country is always an inverse function of the amount of complaints about human rights violations heard from there. The greater the number of complaints being aired, the better protected are human rights in that country.”

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Quote Of The Day #45

Vladimir Lenin

“[The First World War is] a struggle for the freedom to loot foreign countries… [Europe’s leaders have revealed] a desire to deceive, disunite and slaughter the proletarians of all countries by setting the wage slaves of one nation against those of another so as to benefit the bourgeoisie.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #45”