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- “Charity is of heaven, welfare is of hell.” - Wrath Of Gnon
- “Wise is the man who knows how to recognize his mistakes.” - Ragno Nero
- “When they force me to accept the massacre as love / Do you know that I am with you” - Uyghur writer Perhat Tursun, in his masterpiece “Qeside,” or “Elegy,” composed in Beijing in 2006
Quotations I added
- The reason that communism is the greatest evil is simple: Communism is the greatest enemy of personal responsibility ever invented.
Communism waters down and diminishes personal accomplishments. Once one sees this clearly, seemingly inexplicable communist-driven policies make sense. Every communist policy—from the minimum wage to single-payer health care to rent control—is designed to minimize and thwart personal responsibility.
Conversely, individuals who take personal responsibility become leaders, inspiring others to take control of their own lives. Individuals who take personal responsibility for their actions are accountable for their behavior, which results in better relationships with others.
- "My son," said he, "if every one in your case should shed tears as abundantly as you have done, the world would have been drowned in salt water by this time.
As for your friend, think not ill of him; no man loveth another who is always giving."
- Howard Pyle, Twilight Land, "Not a Pin to Choose" (Here, "pin" means "mood" I think.)
- Everywhere in the world, young men and women like what is forbidden.
Quotations of André du Pôle
- After all, one can be black or Arab and wanting to live in peace as a free individual, not as an identity politics pawn who spends his life attacking another social category. ("Men Are Binded By Their Shared Realization Of Truth")
Quotations of ArchitectMMXII
- Architecture is an important part of our national identity.
- Modernism has resulted in sameness across the Western world.
- He who rejects his ancestors is also rejecting his descendants, because he is ignoring the foundations on which our civilisation was built.
- Anyone with the most elementary skills in observation can qualify the superiority of Classical architecture to that of Modernism.
- The evidence of our decline is not an excuse for retreat, but rather a catalyst for our restoration.
- Should our cities be beautiful? We believed it once. Let us believe it again.
- They call it contemporary architecture... We call it temporary architecture.
- He who stands for Tradition, stands longest.
- As the number of practicing Classical architects grows, so does the need for master craftsmen.
- Never underestimate the Modernists.
- Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.
Quotations of Maximus Decimus Meridius
From "Is Islam Really The Biggest Threat To The West?"
- When “they” want you to hate someone, it is because it is useful for them. (The same also applies to concepts, methods, items, etc.)
- Cui bono? Who benefits from your hate and rage toward Islam and Muslims? (My personal extrapolation: Who benefits from your hate and rage toward European cultures and peoples? As a hint, it isn't your sons, your daughters, or any of your family-tree relatives.)
Quotations of Luke Stranahan
From "You’re Homophobic If You Don’t Accept The New Gay Abbreviation"
- The problem with the tolerance of stupidity is that stupidity eventually becomes widely accepted as the truth, and those who are not stupid are forced to accept it or face persecution for their non-belief.
- There’s an inherent logical flaw in claiming that a core part of your movement’s ideals is the acceptance of all opinions and views, then dismissing views and opinions that disagree with yours. A true believer of a legitimate philosophy should not be afraid to debate and defend his stance.
- What is legal or trendy today may have been taboo yesterday... There is no reason to endorse current societal thinking on such things as it WILL change and NOT necessarily for the better.
- Dictating policy, even in the guise of acceptance and promotion of individuality, is contrary to the ideals of free speech and the freedom of expression.
- [About the Social-Justice Warriors] When you buck the narrative, you interfere with their vision of how the new reality should be, and, rather than debate with you, they seek to eliminate you professionally, socially, and perhaps, one day, personally. If someone does not welcome your ideas and speech because they think it’s dangerous, it is their speech that is dangerous, not yours.
Quotations of Corey Savage
From "15 Ways Masculine Schools Can Turn Boys Into Men"
- If you’re not teaching the young ones how to be men, what are you teaching them? (Personal extrapolation: If you’re not teaching the girls how to be women, what are you teaching them?)
- Overload, the fastest way to kill motivation and the desire to learn.
- It doesn’t matter if it’s Christian or Confucian values—teach the youth something. Any traditional or national value is better than nothing.
Quotations of Quintus Curtius
- You can tell a lot about a society by what it considers important ("The Underreported Epidemic Of Firefighter Suicide" March 6, 2017)
- ...by deciding who to fund and who to defund, governments tell their people what they value and who they value." ("The Underreported Epidemic Of Firefighter Suicide" March 6, 2017)
At the website qcurtius dot com
- Debate, if that word is to have any rational meaning, can only take place if there is good faith on the part of all participants. When there is no good faith–that is, when one side deliberately lies and distorts the views of the other–then there are no grounds for rational discussion. ("We Will Not Debate You, We Will Replace You")
- I take it as self-evident that languages are repositories of unique ways of thinking, culture, and expression. ("The Importance Of Linguistic Nationalism")
- If you feel you do not belong somewhere, follow this feeling. If you feel out of place somewhere, follow this feeling. You are being told something on a subconscious level. ("Beauty Seeks Beauty, And Ugly Seeks Ugly")
- No language is inherently more or less difficult than another. ("7 Reasons Why You’re Not Reaching Your Foreign Language Learning Goals")
- Saying something is too tough is just a mental roadblock that people like to set up, in order to give themselves a way out. ("7 Reasons Why You’re Not Reaching Your Foreign Language Learning Goals")
- If you do the work beforehand, and if you’re prepared, things are not as bad as people make them out to be. Don’t let other people psych you out. Don’t let other people project their own self-justifying excuses on to you. ("7 Reasons Why You’re Not Reaching Your Foreign Language Learning Goals")
Concerning his translation of On Duties by Cicero
- Voices that have been suppressed for too long must be re-animated, dusted off, and pored over.
- Every language beats with its own heart. What may make perfect sense in a Latin sentence may be anything but clear in a literal English rendering.
- Having cut off the modern generations from the ancient moral code that has sustained Western social systems for centuries, the modern media offers little of substance to replace it. Or perhaps it does: a blind hedonism and a debilitating relativism, both capped with a corona of futility.
Quotations in Twitter
- Even the nerds of the 1970s and 80s were more masculine than many guys today.
- If you turn your back on a fire and get your ass scorched, you're going to have to sit on the blisters and deal with it.
- Forget making yourself anti-fragile. Anyone can get gotten to. Instead make your ego anti-fragile.
- Wimps and chickensh*ts hate to be wrong or make mistakes. Why? Fragile egos...too many today.
- Biggest hindrance to your progress: "zero defect mentality." You should be making mistakes ALL the time. If not, you're not doing anything. (Reminds me of one of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: "Never appear too perfect.")
- Don't be deceived by appearances. The best soldiers are often the ones who look most like vagabonds or bandits.
- Terrorists can be rented, but they can never be owned.
- Prosecutorial misconduct is real...it can happen when he or she is "actuated by an improper motive." You decide.
- China's message: "I can scam from everyone else, but you can't scam from me."
- Endless wars are the death of a republic.
- Vices of lawyers: procrastination, failure to value their services, laziness, and lack of creativity.
- Don't laugh at the idea of reincarnation. You never know.
- Be good to your clients, do a good job, and be honest: and you'll have more clients than you can handle. Business success formula.
- Biggest differences between girls of pre-1990s and now: more innocence, longer attention spans, less delusional, slimmer.
- College campuses now are like a different planet than what they were in 1980s.
- The British behave much like the ancient Romans, and the French much like the ancient Greeks.
- Don't seek to be "anti-fragile" because that is an illusion. Seek to be...immortal through great deeds.
- Never ask for permission unless absolutely necessary. People are inherently timid and resistant to anything different. Just ignore 'em and do it.
- Wake up call to politicians: you can be replaced. You are not there to enrich your family or yourself. Work for your people or else.
- History seems to suggest that leaders who are independently wealthy are less corruptible than those who chase after bribes and favors.
- Enjoy time now...because 70 isn't the new anything.
- You can't outsource innovation or creativity. Do your own bloody homework, Marv.
- The bigger the mouth, the emptier the head.
- No one can escape from history.
- People will do anything for attention today. Anything. Attention-seeking obsession is the greatest threat to our national health.
- Faking threats against yourself for attention is just as serious as making real threats against others.
- What I love about 3rd World: No hypocrite gringo political correctness. You can speak your mind. I don't care about "violence" or "zika"
- "Struggling with my body image" = code for "I'm struggling to get you to accept my laziness and sloth."
- Every book on the Church's "Index Librorum Prohibitorum" (banned list) turned out to be a classic. Censorship fails.
- The Syrian War is the Spanish Civil War of our time. A dress rehearsal of what is to come, maybe sooner than you think.
- They say you can't force people to be creative or innovative. Bullsh*t. Damn right you can, believe me.
- People forget that Europe didn't even know the source of the Nile River until 1858.
- Ex-dictator of Chad gets convicted and sentenced to life. No one cares because average person can't find Chad on a map.
- History is inflationary. A wise man will never focus on hoarding money for its own sake.
- Governments look inept and out of touch when they try to censor things already widely available.
- The US behaves like a huge pink-haired SJW around the world: "Hurt my feelings and you are evil & must be overthrown." (SJW stands for "Social-Justice Warrior")
- Most heroism is not recognizable at the time for what it is. It usually takes time--sometimes years--to fully appreciate.
- When the greyhound's belly is full, he can't run fast.
- Mobility is security. (Reminds me of one of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: Assume formlessness)
- Easy to forget that the Soviets were good--very good--at some things: weapons design, human intel, weapons metallurgy, etc.
- Knowing when to do absolutely nothing is a critical skill, and one very difficult for action-oriented personalities to master.
- Counterbalancing all your vices is an effective way to remain virtuous. Pascal said something similar.
- Let victories speak for themselves in their own voices. The trumpet player who never stops is soon ignored, or despised. (Reminds me of one of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene: In victory, learn when to stop)
- As boss, accept fact that you'll have to pay for your mistakes. But don't allow witch hunts, flagellating post-mortems, or recriminations.
- The reasons to retreat: (1) self-preservation; (2) pressure coming from elsewhere, or (3) as a ruse to regain the initiative.
- Overcoming your own psychological barriers is the hardest first step. Over time they become deeply embedded, and form a security blanket.
Proverbs as stated on the BBC News website
- “Much silence has a mighty noise” - A Swahili proverb sent by Robert Porter in Tema, Ghana
- “A house built with saliva will be washed away by the morning dew” - A Yoruba proverb sent by Afolabi Salawu and Yemiolorunsogo, both in Nigeria
- “Until the lion tells his side of the story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter” - Sent by Smith Moyo, Malawi (I wonder what that means...)
- “When you see an old man running in a thorn forest, if he is not running after something then something is running after him” - Yoruba proverb sent by Yomi, from Porto, Portugal
- “Ears that do not listen to advice accompany the head when it is chopped off” - Sent by Michael Ebong in Lagos, Nigeria, and Chea Wesseh in Saclepea, Liberia
- “Kola nuts last longer in the mouths of those who value them” - Sent by Bonti Benjamin, in Ghana, and Okeke James in Nigeria (everyone has a different interest, perhaps?)
- “Rain does not fall on one roof alone” - Sent by Peyechu Delphine Shiyghan, Bamenda, Cameroon (of problems that affect anyone and everyone, perhap?)
- “The fall of a dead leaf is a warning to the green ones” - Sent by Alex Wewele, Delta State, Nigeria
- “The dead man does not know the value of his coffin” - Sent by Francis Kabika, Senanga, Zambia
- “The chicken does not forget the person who plucked its tail feathers during the rainy season” - An Igbo proverb sent by Nnabuife N Orji, Festac, Nigeria
- “When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion” - Sent by Fisum T, Ethiopia
- “Better to stumble with the foot than with the tongue” - A Swahili proverb sent by Meg Burley, London, UK
- “In a court of fowls, the cockroach never wins a case” - A proverb from Rwanda and Burundi sent by Imonitie C Imoisili in Lagos, Nigeria
- “A cooking pot for the chameleon is a cooking pot for the lizard” - A Nigerian proverb sent by Michael Okorie, Tromso, Norway (here's a possible equivalent: what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander)
- “A child does not teach how to breastfeed” - Sent by Moses Mayen Mayen, South Sudan
- “Despise not a snail for its slow and struggling movement; it has a destination and with time it shall arrive” - Sent by Alfred Jah Johnson, Pennsylvania, United States
- “Those who die as the result of their folly are many; those who die as the result of their wisdom are few” - Sent by Amos Faleye, Ogun state, Nigeria
- “When the leopard has a toothache, then the goat can go and collect a debt” - A Krio proverb from Sierra Leone sent by Sigismond Wilson, Oklahoma, US
- “Bad dancing does not break an engagement” - A Luyia / Gisu proverb sent by Sheila Oder, Kampala, Uganda
- “One who enters the forest does not listen to the breaking of the twigs in the bush” - A Bemba proverb from Zambia sent by Alexis Kabanda, Ottawa, Canada
- “One who throws away the seed pod does not realize that he has thrown away a basket of vegetables” - An Igbo proverb sent by Nnamdi Udoye, London, UK (waste not, want not?)
- “When they wish to eat a vulture, they call it a guinea fowl” - An Amharic proverb sent by Kebede Deribe, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you” - Sent by Wolit William, Kampala, Uganda
- Or to put it better, perhaps, “When there is no evil within, the evil outside cannot hurt you”
- “Only a madman would go to sleep with his roof on fire” - Sent by Mohamed Sinera, Serekunda, The Gambia
- “The ugliest donkey has the most painful kick” - A Somali proverb sent by Warda Mahamed, Birmingham, UK (about insults, is it?)
- “The shadow of a stick cannot protect you from the sun” - A Swahili proverb sent by Abdul Ally, Moose Jaw, Canada
- “When brothers fight to the death, a stranger inherits their father's estate” - An Igbo proverb sent by Ugochukwu Okwesili-Val, Anambra State, Nigeria
- “A son who thoughtlessly buys a pair of shoes for his lame father needs to be reminded of his father's disability” - A Yoruba proverb sent by Ayo Awoyele, Peterborough, UK
- “The tongue cannot claim to be ignorant of what the teeth are doing” - Sent by Ibrahim Batambuze, Mukono, Uganda
- “The town trap is not for the rat alone” - A Liberian proverb sent by T Chuku Welwolo, South Plainfield, NJ, United States
- “The stick of truth may be overstretched but truth will eventually prevail” - An Eritrean proverb sent by Jonathan Okbamichael, London, UK
- “A vulture has no business with the barber” - A Yoruba proverb sent by Anyanwu Chima, Lagos, Nigeria (of prejudicial people, perhaps?)
- “When a tree has no more fruit, birds fly over it” - A Kiganda proverb sent by Joshua Kisawuzi, Kampala, Uganda
- “Kicking a frog will only help it leap forward” - A Shona proverb sent by Cleophas Gwakwara, in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Takudzwa Kufa, in the UK
- “Ask for a camel when you expect to get a goat” - Sent by Maurice K Amulundu, Khartoum, Sudan
- “You have to be patient if you want to prise a worm from a chicken” - A Bemba proverb sent by Chisenga Bwalanda, Lusaka, Zambia
- “Look for a black goat while it is still daytime” - Sent by Ellis Gideon Gesah, Yerima Gassol, Taraba State, Nigeria
- “The family tree may bend but it never breaks” - A Krio proverb sent by Hassan Tahini, Freetown, Sierra Leone
- “Give a stammerer enough time and he will pronounce his father's name” - A Yoruba proverb sent by Johnson Folorunso Ajayi, Southport, UK
- “Lying can get you a wife, but it won't keep her” - A Cameroonian proverb sent by Odette Eya Oteh, London, UK
- “Don't catch a leopard by the tail, but if you do, don't let it go” - Sent by Aman, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- “The termite is merely wishful, it can't sting the stone” - A Yoruba proverb sent by Olatunji Muyiwa, Ondo, Nigeria
- “A crying hungry child cannot be consoled by tales of past prosperity” - A Bemba proverb sent by Chisenga Bwalanda, Lusaka, Zambia
- “No matter how low a cotton tree falls, it's still taller than grass” - A Krio proverb from Sierra Leone sent by Sigismond Wilson, Oklahoma, US
- “Mountains never meet but people do” - Sent by Estar Nalwanga, Entebbe, Uganda
- “If a donkey kicks you and you kick back, you are both donkeys” - Sent by Keefa Nuwahereza, in Kampala, Uganda, and Nhial Kheer, in Nairobi, Kenya
- “Even if Christ's death could have been prevented, Judas would still have been a traitor” - An Ethiopian proverb sent by Kudzai Mutizhe, High Wycombe, UK
- “No amount of rain can wash the spots off a leopard” - Sent by Dah Fritz Welbeck, in Ghana, and Zina in Nigeria
- “Don't set out on a journey using someone else's donkey” - Sent by Wadani Mogadishu, Somalia
- “If the tiger sits, do not think it is out of respect” - A Nilotic proverb sent by James Owich, Gulu, Uganda
- “A person who eats with you does not die for you, but one who is born with you will” - A Swahili proverb sent by Ibrahim Hassan, Kenya
- “Do not beat a drum with an axe” - Sent by Agonbiri Argon D'Darlingboy Akonsabe, Kumasi, Ghana
- “You will never know the importance of the buttocks until you have a boil on one of them” - Sent by Prosper Anku Gbena and Rauf Chifado, both in Ghana
- “You cannot kill a louse with one finger” - Sent by Janny Nyendwa and Pardon Nkandu Anthony Ngosa in Zambia, Kelvin Kaunda in Malawi and Josephine Jamu in the UK
- “When God made Sudan, he laughed” - A Sudanese proverb sent by Tut John Nyuon in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- “If the one who stabbed forgets, the one who got stabbed never forgets” - Sent by Sam Dan, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nurie Ahmed, Toronto, Canada
- “Crowing cocks were once eggs” - A Luganda proverb sent by Miriam Jade Pedro, Kampala, Uganda