Quotes


  • Abraham Lincoln on the Eternal Struggle

    That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles – right and wrong – throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.

    — Abraham Lincoln

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  • Chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov on Propaganda

    The point of propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.

    — Garry Kasparov
    Chess Grandmaster (Opens new window)

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  • The True Place For a Just Man

    Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison….When the subject has refused allegiance, and the officer has resigned his office, then the revolution is accomplished.

    — Henry David Thoreau, "Civil Disobedience"

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  • And we are now men…

    And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny; and not minors and invalids in a protected corner, not cowards fleeing before a revolution, but guides, redeemers and benefactors, obeying the Almighty effort and advancing on Chaos and the Dark.

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
    "Self-Reliance"

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  • Totalitarianism is not a historical coincidence

    Totalitarianism is not a historical coincidence. It is the logical consequence of mechanistic thinking and the delusional belief in the omnipotence of human rationality.

    — Mattias Desmet
    "The Psychology of Totalitarianism" (essay on Substack) (Opens new window)

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  • Don’t Wait for Someone Else to Make a Start

    If everyone waits till someone else makes a start, the messengers of the avenging Nemesis will draw incessantly closer. And then the last sacrifice will have been thrown senselessly into the jaws of the insatiable demon. Therefore in this last hour every individual must arm himself as best he can, aware of his responsibility as a member of the Christian and western civilization. He must work against the hostage of humanity, against fascism and all similar systems of an absolute State. Offer passive resistance—resistance, wherever you may be, prevent the continuation of this atheistic war machine before it is too late…

    — White Rose leaflet, Germany, June 1942
    Letter to the German Bundestag (Opens new window)

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  • The Preference of Authoritarians

    Authoritarians prefer that ordinary citizens, especially citizen journalists, not speak up or speak out. They fear, as Hayek warned, that unfiltered information, “might produce results which cannot be foreseen and for which the plan does not provide. It might produce something new, undreamt of in the philosophy of the planner.”

    — James O'Keefe
    American Pravda

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  • Stop the Machine

    Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn.

    — Henry David Thoreau
    "Civil Disobedience"

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  • When Tyranny and Inefficiency Are Great and Unendurable…

    All men recognize the right of revolution, that is, the right to refuse allegiance to and to resist the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable.

    — Henry David Thoreau
    "Civil Disobedience"

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  • Dinesh D’Souza on FBI Raid of Mar-A-Lago

    The Democrats stole the 2020 election. They know Trump beat them twice, in 2016 and in 2020. Naturally they’re terrified he’ll win again in 2024. This is the key to understanding the Biden DOJ’s desperate motives for the raid and for putting him away.

    — Dinesh D'Souza
    Truth Social @DineshDSouza (Opens new window)

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