A Quote by Joseph Stalin on ideas, knowledge, power, control, enemies, opponents, and guns

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

Joseph Stalin (1879 - 1953)

Contributed by: Lucid

A Quote by Mayer Amschel Rothschild on money, credit, control, nation, banking, law, sovereignity, debt, slavery, and totalitarianism

Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

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A Quote by unknown on race, life, control, resist, and flow

Life is like a race track. When you go through it it may feel like you are being thrown around little bit, but if you don't resist it, but still control what is happening you will be fine. Just remember to take a pitstop now and then.


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A Quote by Paulo Coelho on surrender, love, and control

Surrendering completely to love, be it human or divine, means giving up everything, including our own well-being or our ability to make decisions.  It means loving in the deepest sense of the word.  The truth is that we don't want to be saved in the way God has chosen; we want to keep absolute control over our every step, to be fully conscious of our decisions, to be capable of choosing the object of our devotion.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 30

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A Quote by William Grieder on rich, poor, control, and oppression

The rich nations of the world are acting like ancient usurers, lending money to the desperate poor on terms that cannot possibly be met and, thus, steadily acquiring more and more control over the lives and assets of the poor.

William Grieder

Source: One World Ready or Not.

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A Quote by Butler Shaffer on control, responsibility, self-control, self-ownership, freedom, and division

Because we are self-controlling beings, we are also responsible for our actions. This is not a moral or ethical proposition, but simply a causal one: I am responsible for what I do because I am the one who controls my actions. By the same token, to the degree we seek to control the lives and property of others, we help to foster, in their minds, the illusions that they are not responsible for what they do.

Butler Shaffer


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A Quote by Butler Shaffer on life, institutions, complexity, control, and power

Life is a continuing process of making adjustments and creative responses in a world too complex to be predictable. But institutions insist not only upon their illusions of predictability, but their systems of control by which they imagine they can direct the world to their ends. This is why institutions have always aligned themselves with the forces of power, in order to compel the rest of nature – particularly mankind – to conform to their interests.

Butler Shaffer


Contributed by: peter

A Quote by Butler Shaffer on property, living, life, control, and ownership

"Property" is not simply some social invention, like Emily Post’s guide to etiquette, but a way of describing conditions that are essential to all living things. Every living thing must occupy space and consume energy from outside itself if it is to survive, and it must do so to the exclusion of all other living things on the planet. I didn’t dream this up. My thinking was not consulted before the life system developed. The world was operating on the property principle when I arrived and, like the rest of us, I had to work out my answers to that most fundamental, pragmatic of all social questions: who gets to make decisions about what? The essence of "ownership" is to be found in control: who gets to be the ultimate decision maker about people and "things" in the world?

Butler Shaffer


Contributed by: peter

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