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Democracy the domination of unreflective and timorous men, moved in vast herds by mob conditions.


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Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.



On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.



The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.

The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.



The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.



Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.

Morality is doing what is right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right.



Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.




The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.



It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.

It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.



Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.





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It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it.

It was woman that taught me cruelty, and on woman therefore I have exercised it.



The life I am experiencing, good or bad, is the collective result of the choices I have made, knowingly or unknowingly. When I accept this, I acknowledge that I have the power to create my destiny.

The life I am experiencing, good or bad, is the collective result of the choices I have made, knowingly or unknowingly. When I accept this, I acknowledge that I have the power to create my destiny.



I feel very happy to see the sun come up every day. I feel happy to be around. ... I like to take this day- any day-and go to town with it.

I feel very happy to see the sun come up every day. I feel happy to be around. ... I like to take this day- any day-and go to town with it.



Shifting problems is the first rule for a long and pleasant life.

Shifting problems is the first rule for a long and pleasant life.



Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience is the early blossom on the tree of faith.

Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience is the early blossom on the tree of faith.



If I had caused any trouble worth mentioning, you would have read about it in 'Star' magazine, which is probably why I didn't cause any trouble worth mentioning.

If I had caused any trouble worth mentioning, you would have read about it in 'Star' magazine, which is probably why I didn't cause any trouble worth mentioning.



Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it.

Time passes so slowly if you are unaware of it and so quickly if you are aware of it.



[On the camel:] Its weak point is its morale, and it is here that so much depends on its human master. Discouragement is fatal ... it loses heart, sinks by the wayside and dies.

[On the camel:] Its weak point is its morale, and it is here that so much depends on its human master. Discouragement is fatal ... it loses heart, sinks by the wayside and dies.



Every time we give in to selfishness and say “No” to God, we spoil his loving plan for us.

Every time we give in to selfishness and say “No” to God, we spoil his loving plan for us.



The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world.

The battle against the Devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the Devil is still alive and active in the world.




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