Aforismi Vari 6
  1. Ho smesso di fumare. Vivro' una settimana in più, e in quella settimana piovera' a dirotto. (W.Allen)
  2. "The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all." -- Voltaire
  3. Il patriottismo è l'ultimo rifugio del farabutto. -- Dr. Samuel Johnson
  4. Camminare sul filo è vita. Tutto il resto è attesa. -- All that jazz
  5. "What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?" -- Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi
  6. No crime is so great as daring to excel. --Winston Churchill
  7. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference." -- Robert Frost
  8. "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. "One has to multiply thoughts to the point where there aren't enough policemen to control them." -- Stanislaw J.Lec
  10. "Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is." -- Sir Francis Bacon
  11. "Where men cannot freely convey their thoughts to one another, no other liberty is secure." -- William E. Hocking
  12. To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.
  13. "When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon." -- Thomas Paine
  14. "The only real security for social well-being is the free exercise of men’s minds." -- Harold J. Laski
  15. "All propaganda must be so popular and on such an intellectual level, that even the most stupid of those toward whom it is directed will understand it... Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." -- Adolf Hitler
  16. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad." -- Aldous Huxley
  17. "The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it." -- Dr. Joseph Mengele
  18. "No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore our belief in our own guidance." -- Henry Miller
  19. Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. --Simone Weil
  20. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. -- Aristotle
  21. "The last stage but one of every civilisation, is characterised by the forced political unification of its constituent parts, into a single greater whole." -- Arnold J. Toynbee
  22. "Against individualism, the Fascist conception is for the State ... Liberalism denied the State in the interests of the particular individual; Fascism reaffirms the State as the true reality of the individual." -- Benito Mussolini
  23. "Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign." -- John Stuart Mill
  24. "In republican governments, men are all equal; equal they are also in despotic governments: in the former, because they are everything; in the latter, because they are nothing." -- Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu
  25. "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -- John Adams
  26. Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. --Samuel Ullman

  27. "Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable." -- John Kenneth Galbraith
  28. "A man is none the less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years." -- Lysander Spooner
  29. "Democracy, then, in the centralizing, pattern-making, absolutist shape which we have given to it is, it is clear, the time of tyranny's incubation." -- Bertrand de Jouvenel
  30. "The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing." -- Saint Thomas Aquinas
  31. "While birds can fly, only humans can argue.
    Argument is the affirmation of our being.
    It is the principal instrument of human intercourse.
    Without argument the species would perish.
    As a subtle suggestion, it is the means by which we aid another.
    As a warning, it steers us from danger.
    As exposition, it teaches.
    As an expression of creativity, it is the gift of ourselves.
    As a protest, it struggles for justice.
    As a reasoned dialogue, it resolves disputes.
    As an assertion of self, it engenders respect.
    As an entreaty of love, it expresses our devotion.
    As a plea, it generates mercy.
    As charismatic oration it moves multitudes and changes history.
    We must argue -- to help, to warn, to lead, to love, to create,
    to learn, to enjoy justice, to be." -- Gerry Spence
  32. "The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in time, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise." -- Mark Twain
  33. "...Enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them inculcating honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man, acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence,
    which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter --
    with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people?
    Still one thing more... a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities." -- Thomas Jefferson
  34. "Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner." -- James Bovard
  35. "You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too." -- John Kenneth Galbraith
  36. "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard." -- H. L. Mencken
  37. "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary." -- Robert Louis Stevenson
  38. "I have been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a Dome on it." -- Abraham Lincoln
  39. "There ain't no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all." -- Davy Crockett
  40. "Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocketsthat they cannot separately plunder a third." -- Ambrose Bierce
  41. "A government is the only vessel known to leak from the top." -- James Reston
  42. "I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money." -- Arthur Godfrey
  43. "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made." -- Groucho Marx
  44. "We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -- Sir Winston Churchill