Saturday, September 10, 2005

Vomitous personages (or - Ode to the fraudulent and narrow-minded)

For someone in particular not mentioned on this post. You know who you are.

There are some people who never cease to amaze me with their ignorance of the real world. Not everyone is born into a world of privilege, and many people have to fight for most of their lives to gain even a comfortable economic stature.

People like Barbara Bush, who so eloquently demeaned and degraded the people of New Orleans, ignoring their plight and the loss of everything they've worked so hard to gain in their lives. It is only those people of inbred wealth and grandeur who dare to make such disgusting comments. That she and others of priviledged circumstance would feel any sort of empathy for those less fortunate than themselves is pure fraud.

It doesn't end with this one situation, however. No, indeed. Wealth is merely a harbinger of greed, condescension, gossip and snobbishness.

It is particularly offensive when those involved in charity would have no concept of basic percipience, perspicacity nor compassion.

I leave you with these:

Wealth is in the richness of the mind and heart, not the pocket -Anay Bathia

I have found that money can only buy you a better brand of misery -Carl R Franklin, Houston, Texas

Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labor for their benefit. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The people came to realize that wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery. -Frantz Fanon

Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change. - Leo Tolstoy

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself" -Leo Tolstoy

I know now that people only seem to live when they care only for themselves; but it is by love of others that they really live. -Leo Tolstoy

"The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles" -Mahatma Gandhi

"Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life -- not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving -- not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness -- not by our seeming greatness." - William Arthur Ward

"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted." -Unknown

"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." -Socrates

"There artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy." - Thomas Jefferson

"Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant." - Epictetus

"If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions." - Og Mandino (American Essayist and Phychologist, 1923-1996)

And finally:

"I'd like to see them spend the week
living life out on the street
I don't think they would survive

But they could spend a day or two
walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall" -Good Charlotte

"Eat the Rich" -Aerosmith


Queen of Ass said...

Sometimes people can be such asshats! It really amazes and disgusts me.

Anonymous said...

Those are some great quotes. Here are some I have collected on my net travels.

Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend lifetime lamenting that it's half-empty. The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it's up to you!
--Dr. James S. Vuocolo

Truth never plays false roles of any kind, which is why people are so surprised when meeting it. Everyone must decide whether he wants the uncompromising truth or a counterfeit version of truth. Real wisdom consists of recommending the truth to yourself at every opportunity.
--Vernon Howard

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
--Helen Keller

Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
--Stephen R. Covey

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
--Benjamin Franklin

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
--Sir Winston Churchill

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow."
--Louis L'Amour

Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.
--Thomas Edison

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won.
--Mahatma Gandhi

Have a great day,


glitterophelia said...

Wow, this journal looks fantastic. :) I have a blogger account and I never use it! I'm always using livejournal. hehe. Now I may start! :)

Anyway, I'm wondering what Barbara Bush said? I'm not surprised that she's spouting shit, but I don't think I've heard the quote!

Fantastic quotes you posted, btw. Thank you!