Citações – Quotes

“During the Cold War, a group of Russian journalists toured the United States. On the final day of their visit, they were asked by their hosts for their impressions. “I have to tell you,” said their spokesman, “that we were astonished to find, after reading all the newspapers and watching TV, that all the opinions on all the vital issues were, by and large, the same. To get that result in our country, we imprison people, we tear out their fingernails. Here, you don’t have that. What’s the secret? How do you do it?”
John Pilger address to Columbia University 2006 – ‘War by Media’

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
Galileo Galilei

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Often war is waged only in order to show valor; thus an inner dignity is ascribed to war itself, and even some philosophers have praised it as an ennoblement of humanity, forgetting the pronouncement of the Greek who said, “War is an evil in as much as it produces more wicked men than it takes away.”
Immanuel Kant

If a war be undertaken for the most righteous end, before the resources of peace have been tried and proved vain to secure it, that war has no defense, it is a national crime”
Charles Eliot Norton

Citações – Quotes

“They have always taught and trained you to believe it to be your patriotic duty to go to war and to have yourselves slaughtered at their command. But in all the history of the world you, the people, have never had a voice in declaring war, and strange as it certainly appears, no war by any nation in any age has ever been declared by the people”: Eugene Debs

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been
bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge — even to ourselves — that we’ve been so credulous”: Carl Sagan

Citações de Linus Torvalds (criador do Kernel Linux)

Algumas citações do criador do Kernel Linux, o Ditador Benevolente, Linus Torvalds!!!

Foram descaradamente surripiadas daqui….

The 10 Best Linus Torvalds Quotes

1. “Software is like sex: it’s better when it’s free.”

2. “Microsoft isn’t evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.”

3. “My name is Linus, and I am your God.”

4. “See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too.”

5. “The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.”

6. “Some people have told me they don’t think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph.”

7. “Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.”

8. “When you say, ‘I wrote a program that crashed Windows,’ people just stare at you blankly and say, ‘Hey, I got those with the system, for free.’”

9. “I don’t doubt at all that virtualization is useful in some areas. What I doubt rather strongly is that it will ever have the kind of impact that the people involved in virtualization want it to have.”

10. “Now, most of you are probably going to be totally bored out of your minds on Christmas day, and here’s the perfect distraction. Test 2.6.15-rc7. All the stores will be closed, and there’s really nothing better to do in between meals.”

With thanks in part to


“Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and
jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing
thousands and pillaging the very hills?”: Kahlil Gibran


“Conquered states that have been accustomed to liberty and the
government of their own laws can be held by the conqueror in three different
ways. The first is to ruin them; the second, for the conqueror to go and reside
there in person; and the third is to allow them to continue to live under their
own laws, subject to a regular tribute, and to create in them a government of a
few, who will keep the country friendly to the conqueror”: Niccolo
Machiavelli, The Prince


“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it”: Mohandas


“In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is
neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave”:
John James Ingalls