Great Quotes For Truth-Seekers

"All truth passes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
-Arthur Schopenhauer

"Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
-Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you; for everyone that asks, receives. And he that seeks will not rest until he finds, and he that has found shall marvel, and he that has marvelled shall reign, and he that has reigned shall rest."
-Yeshua/Jmmanuel, the "Christ"

"In mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science that is hoary with age. And I will tell you the reason... there have been many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes"

"The present and the past are perhaps both present in the future and the future is contained in the past"
-T.S. Eliot

"The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden... Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come, when memories of us will have been effaced. Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has something for every age to investigate. Nature does not reveal her mysteries once and for all."

"Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history."

"For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad"
-Luke 8:17

"Don't let your minds be cluttered up with the prevailing doctrine"
-Alexander Fleming

"Belief is not the beginning, but the end of all knowledge."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I have been wrong. The germ is nothing. The 'terrain' is everything."
-Louis Pasteur

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
-George Bernard Shaw

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
-Francis Bacon

Question: What do you think of the war on cancer?
"largely a fraud." - Linus Pauling, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate
"a qualified failure." - John Bailar, M.D., Ph.D., editor of Journal of The National Cancer Institute
"a medical Vietnam." -Donald Kennedy, Stanford University President
"a bunch of shit." -James Watson, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, DNA code co-discoverer

"If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking"
-Benjamin Franklin

"Natural forces within us are the true healers."

"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will involve the patient in the proper use of food, fresh air, and exercise."
-Thomas Edison

"We live in a world of problems which can no longer be solved by the level of thinking which created them."
-Albert Einstein

"If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance."
-Orville Wright

"Unless we put medical freedom into the constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship... to restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science."
-Dr. Benjamin Rush

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
-William Shakespeare/Francis Bacon

"Great ideas surround the world's ignorance and press for admission."
-Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

"Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few, and powerlessness in the hands of so many."
-Maggie Kuhn

"Truth never damages a cause that is just"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"I came to the conclusion long ago . . . that all religions were true, and also that all had some error in them"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth and the soul requires inward restfulness to attain its full height"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"We must be the change we wish to see in the world"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"The good man is the friend of all living things"
-Mohandas Gandhi

"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
-Mohandas Gandhi

"The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down."
-Whitney Brown

"Throw yourself out into the convolutions of the world... Take chances, make your own work, take pride in it. Seize the moment."
-Joan Didion

"Behind the visible government there is an invisible government upon the throne that owes the people no loyalty and recognizes no responsibility. To destroy this invisible government, to undo the ungodly union between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the task of a statesman."
-Theodore Roosevelt

On January 26, 1917, no less than four U.S. Senators entered related remarks in the Congressional Record:
Senator Chamberlain of Oregon: "They are moving with military precision all along the line to get control of the education of the children of the land."
Senator Poindexter of Washington: "The cult of Rockefeller, the cult of much to be guarded against in the educational system of this country as a particular religious sect."
Senator Kenyon of Iowa: "There are certain colleges that have sought endowments, and the agent of the Rockefeller Foundation or the General Education Board had gone out and examined the curriculum of these colleges and compelled certain seems to me one of the most dangerous things that can go on in a republic is to have an institution of this power apparently trying to shape and mold the thought of the young people of this country."
Senator Works of California: "Those people...are attempting to get control of the whole educational work of the country."

"The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes."
-Benjamin Disraeli

"Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the Field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it."
-Woodrow Wilson

"What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil."
-Christian Science Monitor

"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen.... It has seized in its tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection... To depart from mere generalizations, let me say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties."
-New York City Mayor, John F. Hylan, (N.Y. Times, March 27, 1922)

"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world."
-Professor Arnold Toynbee

"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all."
-Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992

"We are grateful to The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the work is now much more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
-David Rockefeller

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining supercapitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.... Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent."
-Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets.

"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the Government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson."
-A letter written by Franklin D. Roosevelt to Colonel House, November 21st, l933.

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes."
-Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952

"Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government - a bureaucratic elite."
-Senator William Jenner, 1954

"The case for government by elites is irrefutable"
-Senator William Fulbright

"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power; political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future."
-U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater

"The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups."
-Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World in Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966,) Professor Carroll Quigley of Georgetown University, highly esteemed by his former student, William Jefferson Clinton

"The Council on Foreign Relations is "the establishment." Not only does it have influence and power in key decision-making positions at the highest levels of government to apply pressure from above, but it also announces and uses individuals and groups to bring pressure from below, to justify the high level decisions for converting the U.S. from a sovereign Constitutional Republic into a servile member state of a one-world dictatorship."
-Former Congressman John Rarick, 1971

"When you fix your mind at one point, Nothing is impossible for you"
-Guatama Buddha

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
-William Jennings Bryan

"Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear. When a sage sees this great unity and his Self has become all things, What delusions and what sorrow can ever be near him?"
-Isa Upanishad

"Do not regret the past and do not worry about the future"

"With every true friendship we build more firmly the foundations on which the peace of the whole world rests."
-Mohandas Gandhi

"Never utter these words: 'I do not know this, therefore it is false.' One must study to know; Know to understand; Understand to judge."
-Apothegim of Narada

"Achieve results, but through violence? Force is followed by loss of strength. That is not the way of the Tao. That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end."
-Lao Tzu

"Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form. Listen, it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound. Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible. The form of the formless, the image of the imageless, it is called indefinable and beyond imagination. Stand before it and there is no beginning. Follow it and there is no end. Stay with the ancient Tao, Move with the present. Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of the Tao."
-Lao Tzu

"The Way has more than one name. There is more than one Sage. Doctrines vary in different lands, but their benefits reach all mankind."
-Tang Dynasty decree

"He who knows others is clever, but he who knows himself is enlightened. He who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mightier still."
-Lao Tzu

"Every mystery solved brings us to the threshold of a greater one."
-Rachel Carson

"It is strange, but true; for truth is always strange; stranger than fiction."
-Lord Byron

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."
-Aldous Huxley

"When the academic experts state that something is possible, they are probably right. When they state that something is impossible, they are probably wrong."
-Arthur C. Clarke

"The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth."
-Jean de La Bruyere

"Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around us in awareness."
-James Thurber

"Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to."
-Joseph Heller, Catch-22.

"It was never meant for man to gaze in wonder at what surrounds him, but that he should understand. The human brain is but a radio receiver that is capable of tuning into the flow of knowledge ever present in the creative flow. The magnetic field surrounding each of you is like an antenna, but your acquired belief systems cause you to unplug from the universal station and instead plug only into the (5) sensual environment. The spiritual aspect of the human, the god aspect of self-awareness, is unknown to you through the stressed importance of material manifestation and the distorted influence of your religions. The adventure you search in vain to find is found in exploring the journey of the spirit that you are into manifested experience and in finding its every expansive return trip. This explains why each goal attained is never enough, and more must be attempted or lapse into discouragement and plan instead for a trip to the city of golden streets to take up playing harp on a local cloud."
-Handbook For The New Paradigm, ch. 39, telepathically communicated by advanced beings.

"But what is God? He not only is the creator of the worlds, the leading hand in the development of life, the universe's legislature, but much more. He is EVERYTHING that exists, and in the core God is pure energy, pure light, pure love, pure being. He is the beginning, he is the end, he is the present as well as the past and the future. Space and time are melted together with him, God is the force that keeps the universe together. Through his energies the world was created, and to him the energies will flow back, as they are part of him."
-Message From A Higher Dimensional Being

"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life"
-J. Krishnamurti

"Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe."
-St. Theresa of Lisieux

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
-Albert Einstein

"Meditation is to be aware of what is going on - in our bodies, our feelings, our minds and the world is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects. Don't think you have to be solemn to meditate. To meditate well, you have to smile a lot."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

"It has been liberating to see that health comes from learning to live in vibrant harmony with ourselves, with the natural world, and with one another."
-John Robbins

"As above, so below."
-Hermes Trismegistos/Thoth & Other Sages

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

"It is hard to describe but this my best shot okay. We do not die and go in a direction, but moreover move laterally. We exist in other dimensions. Our past and our future and the "now" are all happening at the same time in different dimensions. This is why we can have psychic experiences, read the future, know the past. Us NDE'ers are now tuned in and at times the data gets to slip through a time crack. When we die we simply begin where we left off (maybe) or our soul transfers to another dimension. Remember, that green tree is only green because light bends around it. Each world is an incredible and fantastic hologram. The source of this all is unknown and unknowable to us until we reach the final destination many life-times away."
-Anonymous Near-Death Experiencer

"We are spiritual beings having a physical experience. The only true and lasting element of you is your spirit. Respect it. Our journey on earth is to learn the lessons of the soul and of the spirit. To improve the conditions of all who live here. We are all equal. All loved. All worthy- no matter what race, faith, creed, physical ability or sexual orientation. We all have a role to play."
-Anonymous Near-Death Experiencer

"After my NDE I couldn't keep quiet about the importance of what one does in this lifetime. But even more important is 'What you think matters/makes an impact'. Yes its hard to be responsible for our thoughts. Why not try to practice taking control a little at a time and it will get easier. Then just watch the changes in your life."
-Anonymous Near-Death Experiencer

"I have had 3 NDE's, the first in 1982. Since the first I have had numerous OBE's and Psychic experiences. On my first NDE I met the "Creator of ALL Life". I was told and shown many things, but I will give them in their order. One- God is a Diamond of Light, of which all of life makes up the facets. Two- The world Will Not End in the year 2000! Three- Every religion contains a peice of the puzzle to finding God! Four- There is GOOD News for mankind, the truth of the one Creator will soon be revealed to all Religions, and we will all know the Creator! Man will no longer be split by Religions! Five- There will be great changes in the Earth, but these changes will be for the good of mankind, and not to our utter destruction. Peace and Light to all."
-Anonymous Near-Death Experiencer

"The distinction between past, present, and the future is only an illusion, however persistent. Time, is not at all what it seems. It does NOT flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneously with the past"
-Albert Einstein

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
-William Pitt (speech to the House of Commons)

"Sit down before fact like a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly to wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads or you shall learn nothing."
-Thomas Huxley

"You never die because you were never born, you've just forgotten who you are."
-Alan Watts

"Just for today, I will let go of anger.
Just for today, I will let go of worry.
Today, I will count my many blessings.
Today, I will do my work honestly.
Today, I will be kind to every living creature"
-Dr. Mikao Usui (Spiritual Principles Of Reiki)

"In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think, how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet, I ask is not an alien force ALREADY among us?" "There are only a handful of people who know the truth about this."
-Ronald Reagan, to a full session of the United Nations, September 21, 1987

"Every government is run by liars and nothing they say should be believed."
-Will Rogers

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
-U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us the "Universe" - a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness."
-Albert Einstein

"It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to percieve."
-C.W. Leadbeater

"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
-Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain

"In an age of deceit, the mere telling of truth is a revolutionary act."
-George Orwell

"Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present, controls the past."
-(from '1984') George Orwell

"There are none so enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free."
-Wolfgang von Goethe

"All this was inspired by the principle -- which is quite true in itself -- that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily, and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes."
-Adolf Hitler

"Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
-Hitler's #2 Man, Hermann Goering

"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception."
-Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

"Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool."

"Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar."
-Attributed To Julius Caesar, Author Unknown

"Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance."
-Albert Einstein

"In war, the truth must be shielded by a bodyguard of lies."
-Winston Churchill (Britain's Prime Ad-Minister of lies during WWII)

"Tell a lie loud enough and long enough and people will believe it."
-Adolf Hitler

"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
-John F. Kennedy (whose ritual assassination by those who suppress truth and freedom has continued to be a subject of official secrecy, showing that those who fear truth & the power of the populace maintain unchecked power & control)

"The interests behind the Bush Administration, such as the CFR, The Trilateral Commission - founded by Brzezinski for David Rockefeller - and the Bilderberger Group, have prepared for and are now moving to implement open world dictatorship within the next five years. They are not fighting against terrorists. They are fighting against citizens."
-Dr. Johannes B. Koeppl, Ph.D. (former German defense ministry official and advisor to former NATO Secretary General Manfred Werner, stated in November 2001 interview with former L.A.P.D. detective & independent journalist Mike Ruppert)

"A straight forward and reasonable conclusion is that there has apparently been a covert fascist (national socialist) take over of the United States government."
-Antony Sutton, Ph.D. (author of The Best Enemy Money Can Buy and America's Secret Establishment)

"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few. In war, too, the discretionary power of the Executive is extended. Its influence in dealing out offices, honors, and emoluments is multiplied; and all the means of seducing the minds, are added to those of subduing the force of the people. The same malignant aspect in republicanism may be traced in the inequality of fortunes, and the opportunities of fraud, growing out of a state of war...and in the degeneracy of manners and morals, engendered by both. No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
-James Madison, April 20, 1795 (Works. Vol. 4, Pp. 491-2)

"Even if you made an agreement to abolish all nuclear weapons, but you left established power structure in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., they'd go on to research mind control or some chemical or biological thing. My view is, there exists a group of people in the world that have a disease. I call it the "power disease." They want to rule and control other people. They are a more important plague than cancer, pneumonia, bubonic plague, tuberculosis, and heart disease put together. They can only think how to obliterate, control, and use each other. They use people as nothing more than instruments to cast aside when they don't need them any more."
-Dr. John W. Gofman, from Nuclear Witnesses, Insiders Speak Out, 1982

"The world’s power structures have always ‘divided to conquer’ and have always ‘kept divided to keep conquered.’ As a consequence the power structure has so divided humanity - not only into special function categories but into religious and language and color categories - that individual humans are now helplessly inarticulate in the face of the present crisis. They consider their political representation to be completely corrupted, therefore, they feel almost utterly helpless."
-R. Buckminster Fuller. (1981). Critical Path.

"The American system is the most ingenious system of control in world history. With a country so rich in natural resources, talent, and labor power the system can afford to distribute just enough to just enough people to limit discontent to a troublesome minority. It is a country so powerful, so big, so pleasing to so many of its citizens that it can afford to give freedom of dissent to the small number who are not pleased. How wise to turn the fear and anger of the majority toward a class of criminals bred - by economic inequity - faster than they can be put away, deflecting attention from the huge thefts of national resources carried out within the law by men in executive offices."
-Howard Zinn, Historian, Author of A People's History of The United States

"A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything. Things arise and he/she lets them come; things disappear and he/she lets them go. He/She has but doesn't possess, acts but doesn't expect. When his/her work is done, he/she forgets it."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The Tao is like a well; used but never used up. It is like the eternal void; filled with infinite possibilities."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The Master observes the world but trusts his/her inner vision. He/She allows things to come and go. The Master's heart is open as the sky."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don't see the self as self, what do we have to fear?"
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Throw away holiness and wisdom, and people will be a hundred times happier. Throw away morality and justice, and people will do the right thing. Throw away industry and profit, and there won't be any thieves."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Since before time and space were, the Tao is. It is beyond 'is' and 'is not.' How do I know this is true? I look inside myself and see."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. He/She lets them go their own way, and resides at the center of the circle."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn't try to force issues or defeat enemies by force of arms. For every force there is a counterforce. Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The master does his job and then stops. He understands that the universe is forever out of control, and that trying to dominate events goes against the current of the Tao. Because he/she believes in himself/herself, he/she doesn't try to convince others. Because he is content with himself, he doesn't need others' approval. Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware when things are out of balance. Stay centered within the Tao."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The more prohibitions you have, the less virtuous people will be. The more weapons you have, the less secure people will be. The more subsidies you have, the less self-reliant people will be."
"Therefore the Master says: I let go of the law, and people become honest. I let go of economics, and people become prosperous. I let go of religion and people become serene. I let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"A great nation is like a great man: When he makes a mistake, he realizes it. Having realized it, he admits it. Having admitted it, he corrects it. He considers those who point out his faults as his most benevolent teachers. He thinks of his enemy as the shadow that he himself casts. If a nation is centered in the Tao, if it nourishes its own people and doesn't meddle in the affairs of others, it will be a light to all nations in the world."
-Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

"The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself... Almost inevitably, he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable."
-H.L. Mencken, American Writer

"Mr. Chairman, when the Fed was passed, the people of these United States did not perceive that a world system was being set up here ... that this country was to supply the financial power to an "international superstate". A superstate controlled by international bankers, and international industrialists acting together to enslave the world for their own pleasure..."
- U.S. Rep. Louis T. McFadden (1934)

"Vulgas vult decepi [The people wish to be decieved]."

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State."
-Dr. Joseph M. Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Expert

"The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable renascent errors."
-Charles Peguy

"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are."
-Marcus Aurelius

"Such as it is, the press has become the greatest power within the Western World, more powerful than the legislature, the executive and judiciary. One would like to ask: by whom has it been elected, and to whom is it responsible?"
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"Violence does not and cannot exist by itself; it is invariably intertwined with the lie."
-Alexander Solzhenitsyn

"These sectors of the doctrinal system serve to divert the unwashed masses and reinforce basic social values: passivity, submissiveness to authority, the overriding virtue of greed and personal gain, lack of concern for others, fear of real or imagined enemies, etc. The goal is to keep the bewildered herd bewildered."
-Dr. Noam Chomsky, from What Uncle Sam Really Wants

"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists."
-J. Edgar Hoover

"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men."
-Woodrow Wilson

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."
-Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001 [Note: Sharon is exaggerating Zionist influence on America, perhaps to fuel and validate anti-Israel & anti-Jewish groups so that the Israeli Government will have an excuse to be even more repressive. Notice how he says "We, the Jewish people" as if Israel = Jewish People & Himself, which should be recognized as absurd by both Jews and non-Jews]

"Once a government resorts to terror against its own population to get what it wants, it must keep using terror against its own population to get what it wants. A government that terrorizes its own people can never stop. If such a government ever lets the fear subside and rational thought return to the populace, that government is finished."
-Michael Rivero, Independent American Journalist

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising."
-Rubin Frank, former NBC News President

"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
-Richard Salent, former President CBS News

"By way of deception, thou shalt do war."
-Motto of the Mossad (Israeli State Intelligence Service)

"All warfare is based on deception."
-The Art Of War, by Sun Tzu

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it ..."
-General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

"Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."
-Hermann Goering, at the Nuremberg Trials

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed and hence, clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary"
-H.L. Mencken

"The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."
-Marcus Aurelius

"The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would 'cooperate with the national security interests.' National security in this context means 'CIA'."
-John Stockwell, former CIA official

"Don't be deceived when they tell you things are better now. Even if there's no poverty to be seen because the poverty's been hidden. Even if you ever got more wages and could afford to buy more of these new and useless goods which industries foist on you and even if it seems to you that you never had so much, that is only the slogan of those who still have much more than you. Don't be taken in when they paternally pat you on the shoulder and say that there's no inequality worth speaking of and no more reason to fight because if you believe them they will be completely in charge in their marble homes and granite banks from which they rob the people of the world under the pretence of bringing them culture. Watch out, for as soon as it pleases them they'll send you out to protect their gold in wars whose weapons, rapidly developed by servile scientists, will become more and more deadly until they can with a flick of the finger tear a million of you to pieces."
-Jean Paul Marat, 18th Century French Visionary

"Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us."
-P.J. O’Rourke.

"The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them."
-Albert Einstein

"He who walks joyfully in rank and file has already earned my contempt."
-Albert Einstein

"Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
-Albert Einstein

"If we differentiate the two concepts of normal and neurotic, we come to the following conclusion: the person who is normal in terms of being well adapted is often less healthy than the neurotic person in terms of human values. Often he is well adapted only at the expense of having given up his self in order to become more or less the person he believes he is expected to be. All genuine individuality and spontaneity may have been lost." -Erich Fromm, Ph.D., Escape From Freedom

"Criminality in the corporate sector is widespread and pervasive..."
-Victor Kappeler, Ph.D., Mark Blumberg, Ph.D., & Gary Potter, Ph.D., The Mythology Of Crime And Criminal Justice

"We do not have an equal system of justice in the United States. There are two very different justice systems. One is for the poor and defenseless, and the other is for the rich and powerful."
-Victor Kappeler, Ph.D., Mark Blumberg, Ph.D., & Gary Potter, Ph.D., The Mythology Of Crime And Criminal Justice

"The largest narcotics conspirator in the world is the government of the United States whose intelligence agencies conspire with or ignore the complicity of officials at the highest levels in at least 33 countries."
-James Mills, The Underground Empire: Where Crime And Governments Embrace