Quotes are Words Worth a Thousand Words

Here is a non-exhaustive compilation of some favored (and savored) quotes/paraphrases by others:

Man only hears what he understands – Johann Goethe

The traditions of the dead are the nightmares of the living – Karl Marx paraphrased

Freedom is always freedom for the one who thinks differently – Rosa Luxemburg

The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed – Stephen Biko

Capitalist production reduces space and time to a common denominator and degrades time to the dimensions of space – Georg Lukacs

Reason tears up what nature has joined, and unites what it has divided – Johann Hamann paraphrased

Happiness isn’t a place, it’s a direction – Sydney Harris

I would not lead you into this promised land if I could, because if I could lead you in, someone else could lead you out – Eugene Debs

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown—the blame diminishes as the guilt increases – Friedrich Schiller

Suffering is the impossibility of nothingness – Emmanuel Levinas

It’s not called humanism, it’s not called ethicalism, it’s called capitalism, and it’s about making money, nothing else – Stephen Bronner

Science has turned from a servant of man’s fine and infinite creative capacity, into a dictator which determines man’s position morally, politically and personally – Johann Hamann paraphrased

Historically, the most terrible things – war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience – Howard Zinn

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free – Johann Goethe

Free election of masters does not abolish the masters or the slaves – Herbert Marcuse

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one” – Abbott Liebling

Reducing the rich variety of the universe to a bleak uniformity—which is itself a form of not facing reality—and attempting to imprison it in some prefabricated favorite logical envelope – Johann Hamann paraphrased

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