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Thursday, March 26, 2015

on Vladimir Putin

I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to lighten his load by all possible means - except by getting off his back.      - Tolstoy

The triumph of demagogues is short-lived. But the ruins are eternal.     

Tyrrany is always better organised than freedom.     - Peguy

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.   - Bacon

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals in his love.     - Lichtenberg

Those who insist on thhe dignity of their office show they have not deserved it.     - Cravian.

He who has the greatest power put into his hands will only become the more impatient of any restraint in the use of it.     - Hazlitt

People who have power respond simply. They have no minds but their own.     - Ivy Compton Burnett

However many people a tyrant slaughters he cannot kill his successor.     Seneca


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