"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

"But if each one could have the number of his future years set before him as is possible in the case of the years that have passed, how alarmed those would be who saw only a few remaining, how sparing of them would they be! "

— Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

"He who becomes a Prince through the favour of the people should always keep on good terms with them; which it is easy for him to do, since all they ask is not to be oppressed."

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

"It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things."

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

"History will call our age the age of the dictators and tyrants."

— Ludwig von Mises, Planned Chaos

Don't be so scared of dying that you stop living.

"But when you disarm them [your subjects], you at once offend them by showing that you distrust them, either for cowardice or for want of loyalty, and either of these opinions breeds hatred against you."

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!"

— Walter Scott, Marmion

"Though the enemy be stronger in numbers, we may prevent him from fighting. Scheme so as to discover his plans and the likelihood of their success."

— Sun-Tzu, The Art of War

"There's a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime."

— Justin Trudeau
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