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Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
Bertrand Russell

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackeray

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Bertrand Russell

Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it.
Virginia Woolf

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be. unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
Bertrand Russell

Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury.
Herbert Hoover

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.
B. F. Skinner

Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Simone de Beauvoir

The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
Virginia Woolf

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
George Washington

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Bertrand Russell

This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are.

Too bad all the people who know how to run this country are busy running taxicabs or cutting hair.
George Burns

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
John Stuart Mill
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