“My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either.” Christopher Hitchens
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.Vasudev
#Happiness is our people's right. We shouldn't be too hard on behaviors caused by joy.Hassan Rouhani, May 21, 2014
'Syria is in the process of becoming a bridgehead to Europe for al Qaeda.'Simon Tisdall
As we left Tehran, one of the hard drives on our computers was wiped of all its contents as we went through airport security. But, we had a back-up, and in our own memory, we won't forget these four days in Tehran. As the Iranian New Year approaches, Iran hopes that, in the spirit of Nowruz, there will be new beginnings and blessings - in a nation like this, that will mean both change and continuity.Lyse Doucet '4 Days in Tehran'
According to word-of-mouth reports and IranWire contacts in Tehran and Shiraz, Alexis Texas is one of the most popular porn stars in Iran.Iranwire Runs on Viagra
"You choose losers because that’s what you think you deserve and that’s why you’ll never have a better life."Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine"
"He wished to be Caesar but ended up being blown" / "Il voulait être César, il ne fut que Pompée" George Clémenceau on President Felix Faure's Death
Of course, foreigners steal your job. But maybe, if someone without contacts, money or speaking the language steals your job, you're shit.Louis C.K.
If you are depressed, you are living in the past! If you are anxious, you are living in the future! If you are at peace, you are living in the present.Lao Tzu
The royal families of the Middle East have had a pretty good Arab Spring so far - rather better than some of them might have feared. That's been as true in Jordan and Morocco as it's been in the Gulf. The governments that have collapsed or wobbled were more or less modelled on Soviet-style one-party states propped up by powerful security establishments. Arab Spring: 10 unpredicted outcomes
"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life."
Progress is not about where you been, it's about where you going.Unknown
“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.” Hannah Arendt : The Banality of Evil
A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.
In a world of hate, love is the revolution. Bryant McGill
GREED CAN KILL.
not sure possibly a dictator
I’ve always found perennial protesters irritating. I’ve always found that people who are against everything are more interested in their own moral superiority than whatever cause or injustice they’re protesting about.Unknown
As far as the president is concerned, he's our president and I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, morbidly obese, they say, so I think it's not a good idea. —Nancy Pelosi