Quotes August 20, 2021

“For the survivor who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and for the living. He has no right to deprive future generations of a past that belongs to our collective memory. To forget would be not only dangerous but offensive; to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time.”
Elie Wiesel

 
 
 
 
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Martin Niemöller
 
 
 
 
U.S. troops sometimes refer to their escalation of force options as the five S’s, as Adam Tiffen wrote in 2015: “shout, show, shove, shoot to warn, and then finally, shoot to kill.”
 
 
 
 
Dictatorship and authentic literature are incompatible… The writer is the natural enemy of dictatorship.
Ismail Kadare
 
 
 
 
When liberty becomes license, dictatorship is near.
Will Durant
 
 
 
 
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
George Orwell
 
 
 
 
Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
Plato
 
 
 
 
“It’s an universal law– intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
 
 
 
 

Paraphrase

Life is about the choices you make. I’m not going to say there are wrong ones and rights one but there are consequences and benefits
Andy Stumpf
 
 
 
 
There is always more to learn.
Always.
What an incredible gift knowledge is.
Angry Staff Officer