09NOV2018 – Quote of the Day

Violence must be inflicted once for all; people will then forget what it tastes like and so be less resentful. Benefits must be conferred gradually; and in that way they will taste better.

Niccolo Machiavelli


This is horribly manipulative but it sounds accurate.  Good information to have if you’re on either side of the equation. 

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War Pig
War Pig
3 years ago

I prefer: “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” – George Orwell

I used to be one of those rough men. Not so rough anymore, now that I’m a senior citizen.