„It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect.“

On Serbian war aims and human rights abuses during the post-Yugoslavian conlicts, and especially the Bosnian War, as quoted in (10 June 1993)
Kontextus: It is unfortunate for all that no moral issue has ever been clearer. Any attempt to plea-bargain with outlaws and renegades will only be at the expense of honor, decency and self-respect. The Serbs, are two-dimensional people with a craving for simplicity and an ideology so basic it can be understood without effort. They need enemies, not friends, to focus their two-dimensional ideas. Life for them is a simple tune, never an orchestration, or even a pleasant harmony. Animals make use of their resources with far greater felicity than these retorted creatures, whose subscription to the human race is well in arrears.

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Peter Ustinov fénykép
Peter Ustinov13
1921 - 2004

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Orson Scott Card fénykép
Jair Bolsonaro fénykép

„Has anyone ever seen any Japanese begging? It's a race that has self-respect.“

—  Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955

Talk at Clube Hebraica in Rio de Janeiro, on 3 April 2017. Bolsonaro: “Quilombola não serve nem para procriar” http://congressoemfoco.uol.com.br/noticias/bolsonaro-quilombola-nao-serve-nem-para-procriar/. Congresso em Foco (5 April 2017).

Fulton J. Sheen fénykép

„Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor“

—  Fulton J. Sheen Catholic bishop and television presenter 1895 - 1979

"Bishop Sheen Writes...Communism and Tragedy," The Toledo Blade, Sunday, July 26, 1959, sec. 2, p. 5. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22communists%20believe%20in%20the%20devil%22%20site:news.google.com/newspapers&source=newspapers&gws_rd=ssl#hl=en&q=%22Bishop+Sheen+Writes...+Communism+And+Tragedy%22+
Kontextus: No one can understand Communism who does not believe in the devil. The Communists believe in the devil. The Communists organized a so-called "patriotic" church. A few brain washed were to be in charge of the churches because they were loyal to the anti-God regime.
One of the first orders given by the Communists to them was that the prayer to Prayer to Saint Michael be no longer said because it invoked the protection of St. Michael against "the wickedness and snares of the devil." As one Communist judge said: "We are those devils."
It is hard for many in the free world to believe that there are not only bad men, but evil men. Bad men steal, rape, ravage and plunder. Evil men may not always do these things, but they seek to destroy goodness, virtue, morality, decency, truth and honor. Bad men who steal admit honesty; evil men who do not steal, call dishonesty "honesty," totalitarianism "democracy," slavery "freedom." Evil men can be nice at table, polite with women, courteous in Washington, refined in London and calm in Geneva.
But the principle which guides their every move is the maxim of Lenin: every lie, trickery, knavery and deceit must be used to.

Michael J. Sandel fénykép
Peter Sloterdijk fénykép
Christian Dior fénykép
Calvin Coolidge fénykép

„No person was ever honored for what he recieved. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.“

—  Calvin Coolidge American politician, 30th president of the United States (in office from 1923 to 1929) 1872 - 1933

Fareed Zakaria fénykép
Phil Zimmermann fénykép

„If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy.“

—  Phil Zimmermann creator of Pretty Good Privacy 1954

Why I Wrote PGP http://www.philzimmermann.com/EN/essays/WhyIWrotePGP.html, Part of the original 1991 PGP User's Guide (updated in 1999)

Lyndon B. Johnson fénykép
Theodore Kaczynski fénykép
H.L. Mencken fénykép
Charles Murray fénykép

„People need self-respect, but self-respect must be earned -- it cannot be self-respect if it's not earned -- and the only way to earn anything is to achieve it in the face of the possibility of failing.“

—  Charles Murray American libertarian political scientist, author, and columnist 1943

Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/16997889.
Crown Forum (2012); ISBN10: 0307453421; ISBN13: 9780307453426.

„If wilderness is outlawed, only outlaws can save wilderness.“

—  Edward Abbey American author and essayist 1927 - 1989

A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990)

A.E. Housman fénykép

„The most important truth which has ever been uttered, and the greatest discovery ever made in the moral world.“

—  A.E. Housman English classical scholar and poet 1859 - 1936

Referring to Luke 17:33, 'Whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his life shall find it' (the wording used by Housman).

Robert G. Ingersoll fénykép
Alan Hirsch fénykép
Richard Stallman fénykép

„There are tremendous actual differences in values. Some value systems, such as the ones that motivate "honor killings", deserve to be morally condemned and rejected. But there are many other variations in values within the bounds of decency.“

—  Richard Stallman American software freedom activist, short story writer and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project 1953

"The Zeitgeist Movement" (2009) https://stallman.org/articles/zeitgeist.html
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