Category Archives: Quotes

John Adams: “There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties…”

There is nothing I dread So much, as a Division of the Republick into two great Parties, each arranged under its Leader, and concerting Measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble Apprehension is to be dreaded as the greatest political Evil, under our Constitution.

— John Adams, in letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 2, 1780.

Continue reading

Cave Johnson: “When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade…”

“When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn lemons, what the hell am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!”

— Cave Johnson, founder and CEO of Aperture Science, in Portal 2

Continue reading

Thomas Jefferson: “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will…”

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale

Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within the limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’; because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.”

— Thomas Jefferson, in letter to Isaac H. Tiffany, April 4, 1819.

Continue reading

Professor A. Daemon: “… Which Is Why I’m Such a Lonely Man”

Roger Shackleforth: “I don’t think you’re making any sense at all.”

Professor A. Daemon: “My boy, that’s all I make. Which I why I’m such a lonely man.”

— From The Twilight Zone episode “The Chaser”, originally aired May 13, 1960.

Milton Friedman: “The Great Virtue of a Free Market System…”

“The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.”

— Milton Friedman, in Why Government Is the Problem (1993)

Tracie Harris: “… If I could stop a person from raping a child, I would. …”

“You either have a God who sends child rapists to rape children or you have a God who simply watches it and says, ‘When you’re done, I’m going to punish you.’ If I could stop a person from raping a child, I would. That’s the difference between me and your God.”

— Tracie Harris, co-host of Atheist Experience, January 6, 2013.


Read the full article here:

Edwards, David. “Atheist TV host boots ‘piece of sh*t’ Christian for calling raped girl ‘evil’”. Raw Story. January 8, 2013.