Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth, is a law of propaganda often attributed to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels.
Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
The Italians having a Proverb, ‘He that deceives me once, it’s his fault; but if twice, its my fault.’
Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
When you are surrounded by assholes, don’t look for bad people; look for bad systems that reward them for acting that way.
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
Horace Walpole, Born Sep. 24, 1717.
We want to get more oil out of the North Sea, we want to get more gas out of the North Sea. We need to be thinking about extracting every last cubic inch of gas from the North Sea.
Jacob Rees-Mogg (April 2022)
What the herd hates most is the one who thinks differently; it is not so much the opinion itself, but the audacity of wanting to think for themselves, something that they do not know how to do. — Arthur Schopenhauer : V.V.G
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material portion of their privilege.
John Kenneth Galbraith