— Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859
„Every day, we are assassinating nearly 16,000 additional victims.“
— Horace Mann American politician 1796 - 1859
„This is the Earth - our planet, home to millions of different species, but only one species dominates everything - human beings. There are nearly seven billion of us living on the Earth, and the human population is increasing by more than two people every second; two hundred thousand people every day; nearly eighty million people every year. Each additional life needs food, energy, water, shelter, and hopefully a whole lot more. m0s0-m0s43“
— David Attenborough British broadcaster and naturalist 1926
„The Dujail case is part of a chain of assassination operations against officials and I am one of the victims, the president of the state in any country, if faced with an assassination attempt, should take procedures to punish those who conduct and help this operation. According to the law, people who support this assassination can also be convicted.“
— Tariq Aziz Iraqi Foreign Minister under Saddam Hussein 1936 - 2015
BBC News (May 24, 2006), "Aziz testifies for Saddam defence" http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5011164.stm
„The pessimist has to invent new reasons to exist every day: he is a victim of the "meaning" of life.“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„A MAN FEARED
A man feared that he might find an assassin;
Another that he might find a victim.
One was more wise than the other.“
— Stephen Crane American novelist, short story writer, poet, and journalist 1871 - 1900
„Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country — and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.“
— Charles Krauthammer American journalist 1950
„Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.“
— Alan Barth American journalist 1906 - 1979
The Rights of Free Men: An Essential Guide to Civil Liberties (1984).
— Jerome Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church 345 - 420
Letter 60; Translated by W.H. Fremantle, G. Lewis and W.G. Martley. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 6. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1893.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3001.htm
„With men, we blame the victim. We blame men because we have camouflaged men’s victimization by teaching men to also be the victimizer. Men’s victimizer status camouflages men’s victim status.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
„There's a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman, and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot. - President John F. Kennedy 7 days before his assassination“
— John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963
a fake quote debunked on several websites, including metabunk.org https://www.metabunk.org/debunked-theres-a-plot-in-this-country-to-enslave-every-man-woman-and-child-jfk.t319/
„What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty.“
— Betty Friedan American activist 1921 - 2006
Context: What had really caused the women’s movement was the additional years of human life. At the turn of the century women’s life expectancy was forty-six; now it was nearly eighty. Our groping sense that we couldn’t live all those years in terms of motherhood alone was “the problem that had no name.” Realizing that it was not some freakish personal fault but our common problem as women had enabled us to take the first steps to change our lives. Preface.
„Coulter: Every presidential assassination or attempted presidential assassination was committed by some sort of left-wing loon, communist, anarchist, communitarians, yes they were or they had no politics at all.
Behar: The homegrown terrorists are also another group we have to worry about here.
Coulter: Okay but they're all liberals.“
— Ann Coulter author, political commentator 1961
The Joy Behar Show (22 October 2009).
„… i stood up and
said it was a pity that the world didn't nearly
end every lunchtime and that we could always
pretend. … “
— Roger McGough British writer and poet 1937
"At Lunchtime A Story of Love", from The Mersey Sound (1967)
„I think, in these days, especially in the States, you have to be a politician or an assassin or something, to really be a superstar.“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
As quoted in When You're Strange (2009) by Tom Dicillo