Saturday, September 13, 2008

Quotable Quotes Double Take!

I thought these quotes by past luminaries shed quite a bit of light in today's Malaysia. Read on. Let your imagination flow on the possible quote makers of today:

  • "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell." (Harry Truman)
  • "Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed. (Winston Churchill)
  • "Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear." (Alan Corenk)
  • "In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from." (Peter Ustinov)
  • "Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature." (Tom Robbins)
  • "Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship." (Harry Truman)
  • "There are only two ways of telling the complete truth--anonymously and posthumously." (Thomas Sowell
  • "A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors." (William Ralph Inge)
  • "The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." (Ronald Reagan)
  • "The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all." (H.L. Mencken)