Humans value thought so highly that they believe it must be responsible for the entire universe coming into existence. This evaluation of thought is done with thought itself; it is a self referencing argument and is therefore invalid and quite arrogant.
- Cathbard

I thought the brain was the most amazing thing in the universe until I realised it was my brain that was telling me that
- Cathbard

An intelligent statement by a fool is still an intelligent statement.
A foolish statement by a genius is still a foolish statement.
- Cathbard

Relax, it's all just an mmorpg in the year 2112 called "Gates Didn't Go To Jail"
- Cathbard

Growing up is the process of reducing the time between emotional reaction and intellectual evaluation
- Cathbard

Emotions are alarms to be examined, not causes to be actioned
- Cathbard

Modern fatherhood is a contract with responsibilities but no rights which reduces men to a sperm bank with a wallet.
- Cathbard

The greatest flaw in democracy is it's reliance on politicians. It ensures that we are ruled by the worst people for the job.
Those who seek power are the last ones that should be granted it.
- Cathbard

The core symptom of paranoia is a belief that you are somehow special and have attracted the attention of somebody with some power over you. The more acute one's paranoia becomes the greater is the belief in their importance and the greater the power of the imagined persecutor. Christianity takes this to the maximum possible extreme; it preaches that you are immortal and that an omnipotent agitator is not only watching your every move but can also read your most private thoughts. It then couples it with the fear of death and applies the carrot/whip technique using the invention of heaven and hell to maximise the fear of the imagined persecutor until the victim's ability for rational analysis is overwhelmed. This is why christianity has been so easy to perpetuate - it preys on basic core instincts and the inherent weaknesses of the human psyche. Once instilled it propogates through a society with the virilence of a highly infectious disease.
- Cathbard

A tyrant is somebody that can legally take your wealth, liberty and even your life - that accurately describes a wife.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
- Albert Einstein

People prefer any answer to none at all, even an incorrect one
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Women make the highs higher and the lows more frequent
- Friedrich Nietzsche

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Morality is the herd-instinct in the individual
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Life has no meaning a priori. Before you come alive life is nothing;
it's up to you to give it meaning and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose
- Jean-Paul Sartre

When the rich make war it's the poor that die
- Jean-Paul Sartre

An intellectual is somebody whose mind watches itself
- Albert Camus

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear
- Albert Camus

The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm
- Albert Camus

Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it
- Albert Camus

When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.
- Sinclair Lewis

Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people
doing good things and evil people doing evil things.
But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
- Steven Weinberg

"One World, One web, One program" - Microsoft
"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer" - Adolf Hitler

Control is controlled by it's need to control
- William S Burroughs

Political conflicts are merely surfaced manifestations. If conflicts arise you may be certain powers intend to keep this conflict under operation since they hope to profit from the situation. To concern yourself with surface political conflicts is to make the mistake of the bull in the ring, you are charging the cloth. That is what politics is for, to teach you the cloth. Just as the bullfighter teaches the bull, teaches him to follow, obey the cloth.
- William S Burroughs

The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money.
- Josiah Stamp (Director, Bank of England 1928-1941)

We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto-determination practiced in past centuries.
- David Rockefeller in an address to the Trilateral Commission meeting 1991

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime
that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws
that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted -- and you create a nation of
law-breakers -- and then you cash in on guilt.
Now that's the system...that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be easier to deal with.
- Ayn Rand

If I can be arrested and imprisoned because my wife says she is scared of me and she becomes hysterical when a moth flies into a room am I a free man? Or the prisoner of an hysteric?
- Peter Hart

Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you a king.
- Bob Dylan

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished
unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.
- Karl Marx

Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats his whole life. Teach a village to fish, they depopulate the lake
- Matt Silberstein

It was never the object of patent laws to grant a monopoly for every trifling device, every shadow of a shade of an idea, which would naturally and spontaneously occur to any skilled mechanic or operator in the ordinary progress of manufacture. Such an indiscriminate creation of exclusive privileges tends rather to obstruct than to stimulate invention. It creates a class of speculative schemers who make it their business to watch the advancing wave of improvement, and gather its foam in the form of patented monopolies, which enable them to lay a heavy tax on the industry of the country, without contributing anything to the real advancement of the arts. It embarrasses the honest pursuit of business with fears and apprehensions of unknown liability lawsuits and vexatious accounting for profits made in good faith.
- U.S. Supreme Court, Atlantic Works vs. Brady, 1882

It is the height of bad manners to overdose in another man's home.
- Keith Richards

There is no difference between someone who eats too little and sees Heaven and someone who drinks too much and sees snakes.
- Bertrand Russell

After you've heard two eyewitness accounts of a motor accident, you begin to worry about history.
- J. McNab

If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing
- Anatole France

Once upon a time there was a police detective who was a Scientific Creationist. He used to solve his cases very quickly - by looking around for a few seconds and saying, " I don't understand this. God must have done it. Case closed."
- Thomas Kettenring

Fear was what first made gods in the world.
- Heraclitius

Belief gets in the way of learning.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Political tags – such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth – are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurance of the improbable.
- H. L. Mencken

Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Of what use is a philosopher who does not hurt anybody's feelings?
- Diogenes

Physics is not a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
- Leon Lederman

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
- Keynes

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
- George Bernard Shaw

If only politicians and economists just talked about the things they fully understood - the silence would be wonderful.
- Kevin Goldstein-Jackson

Democracy is the worst system there is ...... except for all the others.
- Winston Churchill

If you think illegal drugs have never done any good, burn your record collection
- Bill Hicks

Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a phucking big television. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers ... choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch and watching mind-numbing, spirit crushing game shows, stuffing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life ... But why would I want to do a thing like that?
- Mark Renton

Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
- Ashley Montague

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
- Carl Sagan

Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
- Henry Kissinger

You can't say civilization isn't advancing: In every war, they kill you in a new way.
- Will Rogers

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx

Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After marriage, the "y" becomes silent.
- Dr Woody

Love is a device invented by bank managers to keep people overdrawn
- Arnold J Rimmer

Human heaven? Goodness me, humans don't go to heaven. No, somebody made that up to prevent you all from going nuts.
- Kryten

If God has meant us to fly he wouldn't have invented Spanish air traffic control
- Lister

A cynic is what an optimist calls a realist
- Sir Humphrey Appleby

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.
- Thomas Pynchon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
- Francis Bacon

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
- Russian proverb

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C Clarke

Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died.
The generals watched as the lines on the map moved from side to side
- Roger Waters

Far away across the field, the tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees to hear the softly spoken magic spells
- Roger Waters