Quotes from the Eagle and the Serpent

Time cannot bend the line which Truth bath writ.
The passion for destruction is a creative passion.—Bakounine.

In Hobbes’ system morality is the rationalization of egoism.
Justice is a ruse of the weak to defend themselves.—Nietzsche.

We can only be valued as we make ourselves valuable.—Emerson.

The indisputableness of eternal injustice is a part of Nietzsche’s system.
One must read all moralists with an eye to their motives.—Nietzsche.

He who tells the truth is turned out of nine cities.– Turkish Proverb.

Justice is an “equilibrium of might,” non-existent for the absolutely powerless.—Nietzsche.

Government has nothing to give me except that which it takes from me.—A. Bellegarigue.

Nietzsche defined sympathy to be the expression of a force seeking vent, or feebleness seeking support.
Conscience and remorse are the results of our blindness to the real origin of the sentiments called moral —Nietzsche.

Are not all tragedies due to the fact that people do not die at the right time?
—John Erwin McCall.

He’s a slave who cannot be in the right without two or three—just by “his own self.”
—John Erwin McCall.

Ascetic Ideals.—Ideals should always be fictitious. When they become real they cease to be ideal. All extremes are wrong.—John Erwin McCall.

Journalism is the art of selling to other people their own prejudices and false opinions at the highest possible price.—John Erwin McCall.

Benevolence is as purely selfish as greed. No one would do a benevolent action if he thought it would entail remorse.—Dod Grile. (Ambrose Bierce)

Origin of Optimism.—The typical optimist sits in the British Museum, which was built by money stolen from the Spanish, and which the Spanish had stolen from the Aztecs, and piously exclaims, “A good to one is a good to all.”—John Erwin McCall.

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  1. Quotes collected during September 2009
  2. Quotes from “Studies in Pessimism” by Arthur Schopenhauer