I love how Winston Churchill -- who proposed using mustard gas on rebelling Iraqis back in the day -- is still regarded as one of the greatest ever national leaders.
Here are mine:
"The United States maintains a triple standard. For their own human rights problems they shut their eyes. For some other countries' human rights questions they open one eye and shut the other. As for China, they open both eyes and stare."
- Chinese Finance Minister Lu Zhongli, March 20, 1994
"The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn't betray it I'd be ashamed of myself." -Noam Chomsky
"People involved in a revolution don't become part of the system; they destroy the system... The Negro revolution is no revolution because it condemns the system and then asks the system it has condemned to accept them... " Malcolm X
“One must choose between God and Man, and all radicals and progressives, from the mildest liberal to the most extreme anarchist, have in effect chosen Man.”
– George Orwell
"Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth,' you owe me.' See what happens with a love like that? It lights the whole sky ? - Hafiz
Anything by Audre Lorde, especially when she bashes white feminists. Also, nothing beats the quotes of a Bolach rebel leader, because they are so arrogant despite the fact that they perpetually have their ass handed to them.
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"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
- Marilyn Monroe
I see that one on fb a lot, reads like a disclaimer. If a chick leads with the fact she's a raging bitch at times.... run.
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What is your favourite historical quote of all time?
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. - Picasso
and a more modern one (i.e. it's not historical but it IS my favourite quote of all time) :
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be - Karen Ravn