“If people want a sense of purpose they should get it from their archbishop. They should certainly not get it from their politicians.”
Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1957-1963)
His quote literally translated from French was:
“One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.”
The paraphrase most often used when translated into English:
“No army can stop an idea whose time has come.”
-Victor Hugo 1802-1885 (French writer & poet)
He is also famous for writing Les Miserables and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
“There is no such thing as “hate speech,” only speech that is hated. Usually it comes from people who are hated.”
Guy Somerset, contemporary writer
His point is that thoughts are not crime but that ALL crime is inspired by animus toward victims. Crime is crime regardless of whether political decisions make crime against politically favored people more important than crime against politically less favored people.
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant, and a fearful master.”
George Washington (1732-1799)
Commander in Chief of the Continental Army
First President of the United States of America
“Man and woman were not created equal. What needs to be made equal is the value placed upon them”.
-Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) English writer, author, and novelist.
“Women and elephants never forget an injury”
-from Saki, Reginald: Reginald on Besetting Sins (1910)
Based on an old Greek proverb
“Tolerance is the virtue of those who believe in nothing”
-G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)