The Quotations Page (Off-site)
Quotation 0001 - Knox- The Belief of Catholics - on the BVM
Quotation 0002 - Manion (Voeglin) Always Look for the Forbidden Questions
Quotation 0003 - Will Rogers on the good side of government inefficiency
Quotation 0004 - Latin: If it ain't broke don't fix it.
Quotation 0005 - Monceaux: Heresy and schism always claim continuity with the past
Quotation 0006 - Brusca on evolution and endangered species.
Quotation 0007 - Pope Saint Pius X on ambiguity in Modernism (Pascendi #18)
Quotation 0008 - Brusca "Ambiguity is the mother of perversity...."
Quotation 0009 - Cardinal Poupard on danger of lack of concern for truth
Quotation 0010 - "Be not ashamed to speak the truth for the sake of your soul" - Ecclesiasticus iv
Quotation 0011 - "Never gainsay the truth, and be ashamed of the lie that results from your ignorance" - Ecclesiasticus iv
Quotation 0012 - "Into a soul that plots evil wisdom enters not, nor dwells in a body under debt of sin." Wisdom i
Quotation 0013 - "Dei via est integra—The way of God is unerring" - Psalm xvii: 31
Quotation 0014 - HL Menken on the necessity of defending scoundrels
Quotation 0015 - GOOD - GOD = O
Quotation 0016 - "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
Quotation 0017 - Eisenhower's Farewell Address "Military-Industrial Complex"
Quotation 0018 - "A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent." —William Blake
Quotation 0019 - "A half truth is a whole lie" —Yiddish Proverb
Quotation 0020 - “A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know where it is today.” – Robert E. Lee
Quotation 0021 - “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell
Quotation 0022 - "... their church is the state." Ann Coulter in Darwin's Deadly Legacy
Quotation 0023 - "... the facts and arguments on both sides of each question...." Charles Darwin, Introduction, The Origin of Species
Quotation 0024 - "People do not like to think. For if one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant." Helen Keller
Quotation 0025 - "Of course people don't want war.... But ... All you have to do is to tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism." (Field Marshall Herman Goering)
Quotation 0026 - "Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence." ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Quotation 0027 - "Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." ~ George Washington
Quotation 0028 -"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official..." ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Quotation 0029 - "The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all." ~ Tacitus
Quotation 0030 - "Because I do it with one small ship, I am called a terrorist. You do it with a whole fleet and are called an emperor." ~ A pirate, from St. Augustine's City of God
Quotation 0031 - "What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Quotation 0032 - "I am not blaming those who are resolved to rule, only those who show an even greater readiness to submit." ~ Thucydides
Quotation 0033 - "The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous." ~ Frederick Douglass
Quotation 0034 - "Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~ Benjamin Franklin
Quotation 0035 - "The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject." ~ Marcus Aurelius
Quotation 0036 - "The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious." ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Quotation 0037 -“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist.” ~ Emmanuel Cardinal Suhard,
Quotation 0038 - "Ambiguity is the mother of Perversity, and Modernism is her mate"
Quotation 0039 - “Can a nation not die on its own soil, without resettlement or invasion, by allowing the flies of decomposition to corrupt to the very core those original and consttituent principles which make it what it is?” ~ Joseph de Maistre
Quotation 0040 - Darwinism is the last of the 19th century mystery religions (along with Freudianism and Marxism) David Berlinski
Quotation 0041 - Geologist/Geochemist Dr. Tom V. Segalstad "It (manmade global warming) is all a fiction."
0042 - “While all things were in quiet silence, and the
night was in the midst of its course, Thine almighty Word,
Quotation 0043 - “Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” ~ Joseph Stalin
Quotation 0044 ~ Pope Leo XIII Æterni Patris ¶2. Modern evils stem from false philosophy
Quotation 0045 - "Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied." ~ Arthur Miller
Quotation 0046 - "Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." ~ Aldous Huxley
Quotation 0047 - “The budget should be balanced. Public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)
Quotation 0048 “Only the educated are free.” ~ Epictetus
Quotation 0049 “Tu ne cede malis sed contra
audentior ito—do not give in to evil but proceed ever more boldly against
Quotation 0050 - “I’m not a qualified juror because I have memorized the U.S. Constitution, read English and believe in an objective reality.” ~ Thomas R. Eddlem [LINK]
Quotation 0051 - “The pretense of reconciling contradictions is the lie in the soul. Its punishment is immediate, for those who indulge it are blinded.” ~ Hilaire Belloc
Quotation 0052 - “The sentimental man ... likes to imagine an impossible world of mutually exclusive things. It makes him comfortable..” ~ Hilaire Belloc
Quotation 0053 - “Unvarnished truth is to our rulers as holy water is to vampires.” ~ Robert Higgs
Quotation 0054 - “Give me control of a nation's money supply, and I will care not who makes its laws.” ~ Meyer Rothschild
Quotation 0055 - “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Quotation 0056 - “All the perplexities, confusions, and distress in America, arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as down right ignorance of coin, credit, and circulation. ” ~ John Adams to Thomas Jefferson in 1787
Quotation 0057 - “Truth is Treason in the Empire of Lies. ” ~ Ron Paul, M.D. in The Revolution: A Manifesto p. x
Quotation 0058 - “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” ~ Thomas Pynchon
Quotation 0059 - ... the purpose of schools is “to manufacture an endless corps of sound Americans. A sound American is simply one who has put out of his mind all doubts and questionings, and who accepts instantly, and as incontrovertible gospel, the whole body of official doctrine of his day, whatever it may be and no matter how often it may change.” ~ H.L. Mencken
Quotation 0060 - “through some crack, the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God” ~ Archbishop Agostino Casaroli, quoting Pope Paul VI
Quotation 0061 - “Satan’s masterstroke is to have succeeded in sowing disobedience to all tradition through obedience (i.e., false obedience).” ~ Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
Quotation 0062 - “In the Holy Place itself, where has been set up the See of the most holy Peter and the Chair of Truth for the light of the world, they have raised the throne of their abominable impiety, with the iniquitous design that when the Pastor has been struck, the sheep may be scattered..” ~ Pope Leo XIII, 1888
Quotation 0063 - “If you don't think there is anything wrong with Catholic education, just consider how many people think that the Novus Ordo is just an English translation of the Mass” ~ Fra. M.Eulogius, O.F.
Quotation 0064 - “I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” ~ Will Rogers
Quotation 0065 - “In early democracies, as in American democracy at the time of its birth, all individual human rights were granted because man is God's creature.” ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn, June 8, 1978
Quotation 0066 - “Truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with total attention on its pursuit. And even while it eludes us, the illusion still lingers of knowing it and leads to many misunderstandings.” ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn, June 8, 1978
Quotation 0067 - “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” ~ George Washington
Quotation 0068 - “Intimidated by a complex and uncontrollable world, they create in their own minds an ordered controllable fantasy. Hence the tidy attraction of socialism – but this ideological flirtation with super-centralized control of human activity is normally overcome by education and maturity – and for most moral people, ownership of perfection is granted to a higher, immortal power.” ~ Karen Kwiatkowski
Question 0069 - “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution which at any time exists, till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole people, is sacredly obligatory upon all.” ~ George Washington (Farewell Address para. 16)
Quotation 0070 - “It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be ... so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is today, can guess what it will be tomorrow.” ~ James Madison, Federalist No. 62
Quotation 0071 - “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” ~ H. L. Mencken
Quotation 0072 - Politicians “will all promise every man, woman and child in the country whatever he, she or it wants. They’ll all be roving the land looking for chances to make the rich poor, to remedy the irremediable, to succor the unsuccorable, to unscramble the unscrambleable, to dephlogisticate the undephlogisticable,” because they understand that “votes are collared under democracy, not by talking sense but by talking nonsense.” ~ H. L. Mencken [LINK]
Quotation 0073 - “Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” ~ John Quincy Adams
Quotation 0074 - “Economics ... is the science of tracing the effects of some proposed or existing policy not only on some special interest in the short run, but on the general interest in the long run.” ~ Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson, p.191
Quotation 0075 - “Peter has no need of our lies or flattery. Those who blindly and indiscriminately defend every decision of the supreme Pontiff are the very ones who do most to undermine the authority of the Holy See- they destroy instead of strengthening its foundations.” ~ Melchior Cano, theologian of the Council of Trent
Quotation 0076 - “The logical positivists wished to
eschew metaphysics, to escape transcendence, to leave behind forever the tyranny
of an immaterial world of ideas. And so they devised a rigid criterion of
knowledge: you cannot know anything you cannot empirically verify.
Suddenly, time-honored and venerable disciplines, such as history, ethics, and
theology, found themselves unwelcome guests at the table of scientific
discourse. Even mathematics itself felt its foundations shaken. But with little
delay, logic came to its own rescue! The logical positivists' criterion did not
meet its own demand: logical positivism is self-refuting. In short order, it
became an amusing relic in the annals of undergraduate philosophy.”
Quotation 0077 - “The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
Quotation 0078 - “Lenin is said
to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to
debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can
confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their
citizens. There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis
of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden
forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which
not one man in a million is able to diagnose.”
Quotation 0079 - “Only cowards take hostages.” ~ Lt. Worf, Starfleet
Quotation 0080 - “Due to the recent budget cuts and the cost of electricity, gas, and oil, as well as current market conditions and the continuous decline of the economy, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off !!! We apologize for any inconvenience.” ~ Anonymous
Quotation 0081 - “The moment the idea is admitted into
society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not
a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.
If 'Thou shalt not covet' and 'Thou shalt not steal' were not commandments of
Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be
civilized or made free.”
Quotation 0082 - “For the chief purpose in the establishment
of constitutional state and municipal governments was that individual
property rights might be secured. For, although it was by Nature's guidance
that men were drawn together into communities, it was in the hope of
safeguarding their possessions that they sought the protection of cities.”
Quotation 0083 - “Men naturally rebel against the injustice of
which they are victims. Thus, when plunder is organized by law for the profit of
those who make the law, all the plundered classes try somehow to enter - by
peaceful or revolutionary means - into the making of laws. According to their
degree of enlightenment, these plundered classes may propose one of two entirely
different purposes when they attempt to attain political power: Either they may
wish to stop lawful plunder, or they may wish to share in it.”
Quotation 0084 - “Fortunately for humanity, a society based upon legal plunder is ultimately unsustainable. Just as respect for property rights provides the means to prosperity, violation of them leads to poverty and want. As force replaces voluntary exchange, productivity decreases, and subsequently more force is required to plunder even more. This cycle repeats until society is reduced to an authoritarian nightmare, the first signs of which are becoming apparent in the former 'land of the free.' If the people wake up, the nightmare can end. If they continue to slumber, the nightmare can get much, much worse.” ~ Tom Mullen - “The Forgotten Right”
Quotation 0085 - “Authentic science pursues truth; Marxist science pursues an agenda.” ~Frater M. Eulogius, O.F.
Quotation 0086 - “If Socialism, like all errors, contains some truth (which, moreover, the Supreme Pontiffs have never denied), it is based nevertheless on a theory of human society peculiar to itself and irreconcilable with true Christianity. Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.” ~Pope Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno, No. 120
Quotation 0087 -“The most dangerous mischief-makers are calling for ... the advent of a universal republic based on principles of absolute equality of men and community property, which is shunned any distinction of nationality and who do not recognize the authority of the father over his children, nor the government over citizens, or of God over human society. Implemented, these theories must inevitably trigger an unprecedented reign of terror, and today a significant part of Europe has endured the painful experience. However sad this scheme, we see that they want to extend it to other peoples still, We are seeing the audacity of the proud incite the populace and generate scattered severe riots” ~Pope Benedict XV, Motu Proprio Bonum sane
Quotation 0088 - “... such a thing as a 'free' lunch never existed. Until man acquires the power of creation, someone will always have to pay for a free lunch." ~ Paul Mallon
Quotation 0089 - “Human law is law only by virtue of its
accordance with right reason; and thus it is manifest that it flows from the
eternal law. And in so far as it deviates from right reason it is called an
unjust law; in such case it is no law at all, but rather a species of
Quotation 0090 - “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ~ Philip K. Dick
Quotation 0091 - “Let me get this straight: You're saying that a woman has the right to control her body, even to the degree that she may murder her unborn child, but that she doesn't have the right to refuse a swine flu vaccination?.” ~ Fr. M. Eulogius, O.F.
Quotation 0092 - “Thou Shalt Not Steal: The Government Hates Competition.” ~ Congressman Ron Paul, M.D.
Quotation 0093 - “There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington this year! The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capital.. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.” ~ Anonymous
Quotation 0094 - “Taxation without representation is commonplace.” ~ Fr. M. Eulogius, O.F.
Quotation 0095 - “The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money..” ~ Margaret Thatcher
Quotation 0096 - “... relativism and tyranny are related. If there is no absolute truth, then the prevailing “truth” will necessarily be whatever serves the purpose of the prevailing power. And such “truth” will acquire the force of law.” ~ Edwin Faust, “Art of Deception” (Catholic Family News, October 2009)
Quotation 0097 - “Gridlock is the next best thing to having a Constitution.” ~ M. Stanton Evans
Quotation 0098 - “According to a Census Bureau press release ... while visiting a house costs 56 dollars. Why does it cost 56 dollars to visit just one house! Even with repeat visits, this seems a lot. Imagine that pizza delivery were this expensive.” ~ Vedran Vuk, “Census Numbers Uncensored”
Quotation 0099 - “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” ~ James Madison, Federalist #45
Quotation 0100 - “Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.”~ Frederic Bastiat, The Law
Quotation 0101 - “A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them, like Mary Magdalene weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, 'Where have they taken Him?'” ~Pope Pius XII in Msgr. Georges Roche, Pius XII Devant L'Histoire, pp. 52-53.
Quotation 0102 - Nervi belli, pecunia infinita--The sinews of war is limitless money”~ Cicero
Quotation 0103 - “Bureaucracy is the art of making the possible impossible.” ~Javier Pascual Salcedo
Quotation 0104 - “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time that Congress meets.” ~ Will Rogers
Quotation 0105 - “I pledge allegiance to the Constitution of the United States of America and to the Republics, which it protects, one federation, under God, composed of States, with Liberty and Justice for all.” ~ Timothy Baldwin
Quotation 0106 - “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery...” ~ Winston Churchill
Quotation 0107 -“Satan will set up a counterchurch which will be the ape of the Church, because he, the Devil, is the ape of God. It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the Mystical Body of Christ.... But the twentieth century will join the counterchurch because it claims to be infallible when its visible head speaks ex cathedra.” ~Fulton J. Sheen, Communism and the Conscience of the West, 1948
Quotation 0108 - “The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.” ~Author unknown.
Quotation 0109 - “I find in existence a new and heretofore unknown and dangerous concept, that the members of our armed forces owe primary allegiance or loyalty to those who temporarily exercise the authority of the executive branch of the government rather than to the country and its Constitution which they are sworn to defend.” ~General Douglas Mac Arthur to the US Senate
Quotation 0110 - “[I]t is important to state that dialogs are contrary to the doctrines of the Catholic faith. Dialogs presuppose the coming together of two equal and opposing sides; therefore, in no way could (dialog) have anything to do with the Catholic faith. We believe and accept our faith as the only true faith in the world. All this confusion ends up in compromises, which destroy the church's doctrines, for the misfortune of mankind and the church alike.” ~Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, suppressed interview of 1978.
Quotation 0111 - “The person who does not become irate when he has cause to be sins. For an unreasonable patience is the hotbed of many vices. It fosters negligence, and stimulates not only the wicked, but above all, the good to do wrong.” ~ St. John Chrysostom c. 347-407 AD .
Quotation 0112 - “To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas.” ~George Brock Chisholm, Conference on Education, Asilomar, California, 11 September 1954.
Quotation 0113 “There is no other subject on which the average mind is so much confused as the subject of tolerance and intolerance... Tolerance applies only to persons, but never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles, but never to persons.” ~ Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
Quotation 0114 “Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everyone else” ~ Frederick Bastiat
Quotation 0115 “The Apostles and their successors are God’s vicars in governing the Church which is built on Faith and the Sacraments of Faith. Wherefore, just as they may not institute another church, so neither may they deliver another faith, nor institute other sacraments...” ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, O.P., Summa Theologica, Part III, Question 64, Article 2, Reply to Objection 3; emphasis added.
Quotation 0116 “Jesus knew that even among the twelve apostles there was one that did not believe: Judas. Judas could have left, as many of the disciples did; indeed, he would have left if he were honest. Instead he remained with Jesus.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI, Castel Gandalfo, 26 August AD 2012. [Emphasis Supplied]
Quotation 0117 “It is not the individual - priest or layman - or the group that celebrates the liturgy, but it is primarily God's action through the Church, which has its own history, its rich tradition and creativity. This universality and fundamental openness, which is characteristic of the entire liturgy is one of the reasons why it cannot be created or amended by the individual community or by experts, but must be faithful to the forms of the universal Church.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 3 October AD 2012. [Tell it to Bugnini!]
Quotation 0118 “But, when necessity compels, not those only
who are invested with power of rule are bound to safeguard the integrity of
faith, but, as St. Thomas maintains: "Each one is under obligation to show forth
his faith, either to instruct and encourage others of the faithful, or to repel
the attacks of unbelievers" (Summa theologiae, IIa-IIae, qu. iii, art. 2,
ad 2m). To recoil before an enemy, or to keep silence when from all sides such
clamors are raised against truth, is the part of a man either devoid of
character or who entertains doubt as to the truth of what he professes to
believe. In both cases such mode of behaving is base and is insulting to God,
and both are incompatible with the salvation of mankind. This kind of conduct is
profitable only to the enemies of the faith, for nothing emboldens the wicked so
greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good. ”
Quotation 0119 “Before Vatican II, in theology, as in other areas, the discipline was fixed. After the council there has been a revolution - a chaotic revolution - with free discussion on everything. There is now no common theology or philosophy as there was before.” ~ Godfried Cardinal Danneels, Archbishop of Brussels, in America, 2001.
Quotation 0120: " I speak to all that take that Holy Communion, and to you also, O ye that do administer the same To you now I turn my speech, to warn you with how great care that Gift is to be given. No slight vengeance is that which awaiteth you if ye admit for a partaker at the Lord's Table the sinner whose guiltiness ye know. At your hands will his blood be required. If a man be a General, a Governor, a crowned Monarch, yet if he come there unworthily, forbid him thou hast greater power than he. To this end hath God exalted you to the honour ye hold, that ye may judge in such matters. This office is your dignity, this is your strength, this is all your crown, this, and not the going about in white robes and glittering vestments." ~ Saint John Chrysostom, Homily 60 to the People of Antioch
Quotation 0121 >“That which does not correspond to the truth or to the moral norm possesses, objectively, no right either to existence or to propagation or to action.” ~ Pope Pius XII
Quotation 0122 “Tolerance is an attitude of reasoned patience toward evil … a forbearance that restrains us from showing anger or inflicting punishment. Tolerance applies only to persons … never to truth. Tolerance applies to the erring, intolerance to the error … Architects are as intolerant about sand as foundations for skyscrapers as doctors are intolerant about germs in the laboratory. Tolerance does not apply to truth or principles. About these things we must be intolerant, and for this kind of intolerance, so much needed to rouse us from sentimental gush, I make a plea. Intolerance of this kind is the foundation of all stability.” ~ Archbishop Fulton Sheen.