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Four Color Politics

Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Quotes of the Morning: Quotes of the Beast 06-06-06

“For this special day I give you six Quotes about the Devil. Feel free to insert relevant Quotes about current politics on your own..”

“This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.”
-James Reston (1909 - ), New York Times, June 12 1968

“There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.”
-Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

“Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.”
-Mina Thomas Antrim

“A religion which requires persecution to sustain it is of the devil's propagation.”
-Hosea Ballou (1796 - 1861)

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
-William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "The Merchant of Venice", Act 1 scene 3

“Ok, so that is five of them. For the last one I give you the words of one of the wisest and strangest men that I have read, the self-described ‘Great Beast’ himself… ‘Uncle’ Aleister Crowley.”

“The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become ‘one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions’: a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.”
-Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)


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