Quote Of The Day #67

Theodore Roosevelt


“Of all forms of tyranny, the least attractive and the most vulgar is the tyranny of mere wealth, the tyranny of plutocracy.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #67”

Quote Of The Day #66

Anna Soubry (or was it Homer Simpson?)

“My campaign is a disaster, Moe. I hate the public so much! If only they’d elect me. I’d make them pay.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #66”

Quote Of The Day #65

The Jam

“What chance have you got against a tie and a crest?”

Eton Rifles – The Jam (1979)

Warning: this post contains repeated ad hominen attacks. I said that I wouldn’t do that when I started this blog but I make an exception for this post. Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #65”

Quote Of The Day #63

General Sir Charles Napier

“Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them . . . [m]y carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.” Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #63”

Quote Of The Day #61

Chinua Achebe

Charity … is the opium of the privileged; from the good citizen who habitually drops ten kobo from his loose change and from a safe height above the bowl of the leper outside the supermarket; to the group of good citizens (like yourselves) who donate water so that some Lazarus in the slums can have a syringe boiled clean as a whistle for his jab and his sores dressed more hygienically than the rest of him; to the Band Aid stars that lit up so dramatically the dark Christmas skies of Ethiopia. While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.” [My emphases] Continue reading “Quote Of The Day #61”