Living Ideas

It is foolish to reckon that ideas are present only when they explicitly declare themselves.

Molly Worthen

#twisdom #ideas

Second-Hand World

Between consciousness & existence stand meanings, designs, communications which other men have passed on. 

C.W. Mills 

#twisdom #mediation 

Pretended War

The loss of liberty at home is charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.

James Madison
#twisdom #freedom

Treasonable Silence

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but morally treasonable.

Theodore Roosevelt

#twisdom #freedom

Whose War

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.

Orwell

#twisdom #peaceEcon #inequality

Swine & Science

So far the pearls of science have been cast before swine, who have given us in return millionaires and slums, armaments and the desolation of war.

Unknown 

#twisdom #inequality

Record of Authority

The world has suffered more from leaders and authorities than from the masses.
John Dewey

#twisdom #democracy

We Babies

Man, a child in understanding of himself, has placed in his hands physical tools of incalculable power. 

John Dewey

#twisdom #selfknowledge

Forward Past

Who controls the past controls the future.

G.Orwell

#twisdom #change

Freedom Future

The future is not to be predicted from without; it is to be made from within.

Anonymous

#twisdom #freedom