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Memorable Quotes

Dear Friends

Here we present you with a list of  memorable quotes from people throughout history, people who might have known what they were talking about.


By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

– Confucius –


It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

– Gandhi –


” We need to be the change we wish to see in the world. “

– Gandhi –


“Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”

– Gandhi –


“Wisdom begins in wonder.”

– Socrates –


“And in knowing, that you know nothing ( for sure ), makes you the smartest of all.”

– Socrates –


“Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.”

– Anonymous –


“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

– Thomas Jefferson –


“Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.”

– Benjamin Disraeli –


” The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. “

– Thomas Jefferson –


” There is no such thing in America as an independent press. You know it and I know it… The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his county and his race for his daily bread. “

– John Swinton, newsman and former editor at The New York Times –


” If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it. “

– Edward L. Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud who studied his uncle’s work.

( Quote gleaned from “Flat Earth News” by Nick Davies ) –


“It’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes.”

– Josef Stalin –


“There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears so to speak. Producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”

– Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961 –


“Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have.”

– Richard Salent, Former President CBS News –


“One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.”

– General Douglas MacArthur –


“If you give a man the correct information for seven years, he may believe the incorrect information on the first day of the eighth year when it is necessary, from your point of view, that he should do so. Your first job is to build the credibility and the authenticity of your propaganda, and persuade the enemy to trust you although you are his enemy.”

— A Psychological Warfare Casebook Operations Research Office Johns Hopkins University Baltimore (1958)


“The first casualty of war is truth.”

-Rudyard Kipling –


“People only see what they are prepared to see.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson –


“The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American’s freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.”

– John F. Kennedy, at Columbia University, 10 days before his assassination –


“It doesn’t matter who the people voted for ; they always vote for us… “

– Joseph Stalin –


“Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

–Woodrow Wilson, from his book The New Freedom (1913)


“I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world – no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.”

–President Woodrow Wilson (The president whose administration passed the Federal Reserve Act)


“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and the corporations which grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

– Thomas Jefferson –


“The hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency: their sole object is gain.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte –


“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.”

-Felix Frankfurter, Supreme Court Justice –


“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire, … The man that controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire. And I control the money supply.”

– Baron Nathan Mayer de Rothschild (1777-1836) –


“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.”

– Franklin D. Roosevelt –


“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

– Marcus Tullius Cicero 42 BC –


“Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.”

– Unknown –


“Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas?”

– Joseph Stalin –


“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”

– Dresden James –


“All things are poison and nothing  is poison, only the dose makes it so.”

– Paracelsus –


“If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.”

– Anatole France –


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