How I was murdered in my own home and lived to pay for it.

My Favorite Quotations.

Aristotle Quote Terry Allen Jones

"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." -- Voltaire

"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" -- Voltaire

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voltaire

"Did they teach you to believe, or did you learn to think?" -- Ralph Nader's Father.

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful." -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"All cruelty springs from weakness" -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of europe in blood for centuries." -- James Madison

"If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another." -- Epicurus

"Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking." -- Jackson Brown

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable." -- Goethe

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing." -- John Stuart Mill

"There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind." -- Buddha

"May you live in interesting times."

"May you become known to powerful men."

"May powerful men have their way with you."

"..Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbors, films, football, beer and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.” -- George Orwell, 1984

"Why, it's just a hat darling, belonging to a small headed man of limited means who lost a fight with a chicken." -- James Bond in Live and Let Die 1973.

"The squat pen rests; snug as a gun. Under my window, a clean rasping sound. When the spade sinks into gravelly ground: My father, digging. I look down." -- Digging By Seamus Heaney

“I freed Germany from the stupid and degrading fallacies of conscience, morality...We will train young people before whom the whole world will tremble. I want young people capable of violence, imperious, relentless, cruel.” -- Adolf Hitler

"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." -- Benjamin Franklin

"...those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy, the most sublime & benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man, endeavored to crush your well earnt, & well deserved fame." -- Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Priestley, Washington, March 21, 1801

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die: but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome." -- Sir Winston Churchill in "The River War"

"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." -- Plato.

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." -- Leonardo da Vinci

"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." -- Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and holocaust survivor.

“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt

"History is strewn thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill, but a lie, well told, is immortal.” ― Mark Twain

"The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'" -- Sigmund Freud. (Seems naive)

"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin

"When the truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie." -- Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

"To be an enemy of America can be dangerous, but to be a friend is fatal." -- Henry Kissinger

"Often times what is in your future is what you make of it. For those (As USA is best at) who invest all their time and resources ruining the lives of others, you are likely left with a wasted life you wasted by vicariously wasting someone else's." -- Me.

"When tyranny comes to the United States she will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a bible." -- Gore Vidal

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." -- Samuel Johnson

"We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." -- Marcel Proust

"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion." -- Thomas Paine

"I know you won't believe me, but the highest form of human excellence is to question oneself and others." -- Socrates

"For me, the most ironic token of that moment in history is the plaque signed by President Richard M. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the Moon. It reads: 'We came in peace for all mankind.'

As the United States was dropping 7.5 megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in Southeast Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our humanity: We would harm no one on a lifeless rock." -- Carl Sagan

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention." -- Francis Bacon, The Essays

"The profoundest of all sensualities is the sense of truth, and the next deepest sensual experience is the sense of justice." -- D.H. Lawrence

Never underestimate your opponent.

Spartacus Terry Allen Jones