Some of my favourite quotes
My country is the world, and my religion is to do good. Tom Paine
President Josiah Bartlet: “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” they said, “that all men are created equal.” Strange as it may seem, that was the first time in history that anyone had ever bothered to write that down. Decisions are made by those who show up.
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. Tom Paine
Sir Richard Mottram: “We’re all fucked. I’m fucked. You’re fucked. The whole department is fucked. It’s the biggest cock-up ever. We’re all completely fucked.”
Blackadder: ‘Yes, it is’, not ‘That it be’. You don’t have to talk in that stupid voice to me. I’m not a tourist.
Nancy Reagan: I don’t intend for this to take on a political tone. I’m just here for the drugs.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Tom Paine
Cllr Mike Kane: Every day out of Manchester is a day wasted
Toby Ziegler: Wanna play pool?
Major Tate: Sir, we’re not prejudiced toward homosexuals.
”Who wants placards when you can invent the NHS”? – Tom Miller
Josh Lyman: All I’m saying is, if you were in an accident, I wouldn’t stop to get a beer.
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. Tom Paine
“like all of you I am sick of tired people actually putting us into separate camps. So let’s end it right here – no more Blairites, no more Brownites, just Labour because we’re all….In case anybody hasn’t noticed, Granita is shut.”
Martin Luther King Jr.: To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system; thereby the oppressed become as evil as the oppressor.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. Tom Paine
Martin Luther King Jr.: I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Tom Paine