Reason; as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct

Category: Wisdom

“One. One person had sent eight thousand Dollars to Somalia. That’s what this massive operation of control of everything you do is about. Well, that tells you who’s security is being protected. It’s the security of state power. From it’s enemy. And one of the main enemies is the population.” – Noam Chomsky


“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled” – Mark Twain

Bukowski masterfully responds to censorship

“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them. I only feel this appalling sadness.”

His full letter in response to the censorship of one of his books:

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking

“The enlightened man is one with the law of causation.” – Wumen Huikai from The Gateless Gate, published in 1228

“Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot ensure our own prosperity except by ensuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy.” – Bertrand Russell

“An army marches on its stomach. He – or that – who controls our stomachs controls it all.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Among all forms of mistake, prophecy is the most gratuitous.” – George Eliot, from Middlemarch

“that which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence” – Christopher Hitchens

“If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm” – African Proverb