Quotes July 23, 2021

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Joseph Stalin (perhaps)
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Mao Zedong
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Otto von Bismarck
Russia needs a strong state power and must have it. But I am not calling for totalitarianism.
Vladimir Putin
The immortal Lincoln bowed in prayer, and plead Heaven’s almighty aid, vowing the proclamation of freedom through all the land to all the inhabitants thereof; and though the assassin’s deadly arm cut short his high career, his soul went up to God with four million broken manacles in its hand.
American Wesleyan
“This is what I learned from those years in the prison camp, where all those constraints just were oppressive. You must never confuse, on the one hand, the need for absolute, unwavering faith that you can prevail despite those constraints with, on the other hand, the need for the discipline to begin by confronting the brutal facts, whatever they are.’”
Admiral Jim Stockdale (source)
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
George Santayana
Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to do it.