DazzlinDino over at The Blogging Party of Canada has tagged me with the Quote Meme. So here goes.
"Know your enemy, know yourself and in a hundred battles you shall not lose" - Sun Tzu The Art of War
Essentially, trying to solve a problem with out understanding it is stupid. Rushing headlong into something without knowing what you are capable of and your opponent is capable of is stupid. To do so courts disaster (see, Bush and Iraq). To follow Sun Tzu's advice means victory.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Pretty much self explanitory, with the added note that Dr. King expect people to do this through non-violence.
"They that give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve niether liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
Something to keep in mind when you call for additional police powers and think arbitrary, indefinite detention is ok as a means to fight terrorism.
"The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg" - Thomas Jefferson
Best explanation of the reason for the separation of Church and State I have seen. And it nicely debunks the whole "US was founded as a Christian Country" myth.
"A movement without followers is irrelevant" - Mark[Section 15]
Hell, even one of us lowly bloggers comes up with an inspired gem sometimes. Apply to Al Queda and see how to really win the "War on Terra".
"You keep on thinkin' Butch, that's what your good at" - The Sundance Kid
Becasue I freakin' love that movie.
" 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you' - the rest is commentary" - Old Jewish folk tale
That pretty much sums up every religion on earth. If more of us followed this piece of advice we'd be better off.
So now I tag
Mark at Section 15
Andrew at BBG
And Skippy the Wonderdog, when he returns.