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pacifists are like sheep who believe that wolves are vegetarians
Yves Montand
pain, that kills pain, serves as medicine
Publilius Syrus
paradigm of stupidity - Money transforms fidelity into infidelity, love into hate, hate into love, virtue into vice, vice into virtue, servant into master, master into servant, idiocy into intelligence, and intelligence into idiocy
Karl Marx
part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest - Isaac Asimov
Isaac Asimov
Pasolini was killed in 1975 and it is surprising to see how the silencing of just one voice could cost an entire nation so dear
passions are defects or virtues, only if carried to the extreme
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
paths are made by walking
Franz Kafka
patriotism is the least discerning of the passions
Jorge Luis Borges
patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it - George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw
paying taxes is synonymous with being on the Left
peace is not God's gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other
Elie Wiesel
peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, and justice
Baruch De Spinoza
peace within oneself is necessary to counteract the terror messages with which the powers-that-be try to aggravate everyone's lives
Arturo Paoli
people are divided into two groups - the righteous and the unrighteous - and the righteous do the dividing - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
people are more willing to sympathize with unhappiness than happiness
Simone de Beauvoir
people are only ridiculous when they want to be or to appear to be what they are not
Giacomo Leopardi
people are subjected so often to opinion polls that now they have no opinion at all
Jean Baudrillard
people become heroes only when they cannot be otherwise
Paul Claudel
people believe to be free but they are only free to believe it - Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
people do not die for lack of incomes. They die for lack of access to resources - Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva
people don't have great ideas, great ideas find people
Franco Modigliani
people never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt
Otto von Bismarck
people of a sanguinary nature display a natural propensity to cruelty with regard to animals
Michel de Montaigne
people should know the risks they run trying to commit suicide - Ron C. Carman
Ron C. Carman
people travel to marvel at the mountains, seas, rivers and stars; and they pass right by themselves without astonishment
people who boasted that they had made a revolution have always seen the next day that they had no idea what they were doing, that the revolution made did not in the least resemble the one they would have liked to make
Friedrich Engels
people who never laugh, are not serious
Pierre Dac
people who talk a lot don't say anything
Françoise Sagan
people who use their intelligence are rare, few are those who show good-heartedness, and unique are those who employ both
Rita Levi Montalcini
people will swim through shit if you put a few shillings in it - Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
people won't let you live the way you want to, but if you're strong enough, at least you don't have to live the way they want you to - Andrew H. Vachss
Andrew H. Vachss
people, like sheep, tend to follow a leader - occasionally in the right direction - Alexander Chase
Alexander Chase
perhaps the aim nowadays is not to discover what we are, but to refute what we are
Michel Foucault
perhaps the best of us are those who are aware that they are worth no more than the nothingness that surrounds them
Vincenzo Cerami
permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws - Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
personally I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
pessimism has to do with intelligence; optimism with will
Antonio Gramsci
pessimist: one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
pharmaceutical companies are better at inventing diseases that match existing drugs, rather than inventing drugs to match existing diseases - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways, but now it is a matter of changing it
Karl Marx
physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it - Richard P. Feynman
Richard P. Feynman
Picasso is a painter, so am I; Picasso is Spanish, so am I; Picasso is a communist, neither am I
Salvador Dalí
please forgive me if I call you gentlemen, but I don't know you very well - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
plundering, slaughtering, stealing, these things they misname empire; and where they create a wilderness, they call it peace
poetry adds life to life
Mario Luzi
poetry is the art of putting the ocean into a glass
Italo Calvino
poetry is the union of two words which one does not imagine can be united and which form something just as in a mystery
Federico García Lorca
poetry, like bread, is for everyone
Roque Dalton
poets are people who can still see the world throught the eyes of children
Alphonse Daudet
poets treat their experiences shamelessly: they exploit them
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax
Arthur Schopenhauer
political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - Tom Lehrer
Tom Lehrer
politicians are just the bankers' waiters - Ezra Pound
Ezra Pound
politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel - John Quinton
John Quinton
politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river
Nikita Khrushchev
politicians of the Left say that those of the Right are dangerous for our country, those of the Right in turn say the same thing about their colleagues of the Left. I would simply put forward the idea that perhaps both are dangerous
Carl William Brown
politicians speak for their parties, and parties never are, never have been, and never will be wrong - Walter Dwight
Walter Dwight
politics - the art of dealing with public life - is the work of politicians who are artists in private affairs
Carl William Brown
politics and mafia are both powers that draw life from controlling the same territory, so they either wage war or come to some form of agreement
Paolo Borsellino
politics and the fate of mankind are formed by men without ideals and without greatness. Those who have greatness within them do not go in for politics
Albert Camus
politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable - John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith
politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first - Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies - Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
politics is the art of seeing that people do not become interested in that which concerns them
Paul Valéry
politics is the entertainment department of industry - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other - Oscar Ameringer
Oscar Ameringer
politics is the shadow cast on society by big business - John Dewey
John Dewey
politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed
Mao Zedong
Politics must be conducted in an honest manner
Sandro Pertini
politics: a balancing act between people who want to become involved and those who don't want to become uninvolved
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet
politics: a conflict of interests masquerading as a contest of principles - Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce
poor are not those who have too little, but those who want too much
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
poverty is an anomaly to rich people. It is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell - Walter Bagehot
Walter Bagehot
poverty of language debilitates: it risks making us slaves to other people's ideas
Giorgio Barberi Squarotti
practical politics consists in ignoring facts - Henry Brooks Adams
Henry Brooks Adams
premature ideas do not exist, one must bide one's time until the right moment comes along
Jean Monnet
pretending to be a fool, Pinochet has shown great intelligence... military
probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release - Germaine Greer
Germaine Greer
progress in this world is made by achieving things deemed impossible
André Maurois
prohibition has made nothing but trouble - Al Capone
Al Capone
propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies - Frances Cornford
Frances Cornford
property monopolized or in the possession of the few is a curse to mankind - John Adams
John Adams
proving that I am right would be admitting that I could be wrong
Pierre Caron de Beaumarchais
prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by incapacity - William Blake
William Blake
Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force - Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
punishments serve to frighten those who do not want to commit sins
Karl Kraus
pupils eat that which the teachers have digested
Karl Kraus