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By the data to date, there is only one animal in the Galaxy dangerous to man -- man himself. So he must supply his own indispensable competition. He has no enemy to help him. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus

There are only two means by which men can deal with one another: guns or logic. Force or persuasion. Those who know that they cannot win by means of logic, have always resorted to guns. -- Ayn Rand

A political man can have as his aim the realization of freedom, but he has no means to realize it other than through violence. -- Jean Paul Sartre

The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.

Farming out atrocities to paramilitaries is standard operating procedure. Noam Chomsky, Behind the Headlines on Colombia

Some people are only alive because it's illegal to kill.

It was as small as the hope in a dead man's eyes.

The most disagreeable thing that your worst enemy says to your face does not approach what your best friends say behind your back. -- Alfred De Musset

Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

Your enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind; it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate -- and quickly. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Notebooks of Lazarus

Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Clive Barker, Jihad

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.' -- George Carlin

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. -- John F. Kennedy

Philosophy easily triumphs over past and future evils, but present evils triumph over philosophy. -- La Rochefoucauld

It is not known with what weapon World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. -- Albert Einstein

Mankind faces a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to extinction. Let us pray we choose correctly. -- Woody Allen

Power is the finest token of affection.

The thing about boxing is, you can give up. You drop your arms and you lay down and it's over. Sure, you've lost the fight, but at least you're not getting beaten up anymore. Life, though... You drop your arms and you lay down and the son of a bitch just keeps pummling you. -- Greg Knauss

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