People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominate political mythology.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
John Paul II
The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Don't be afraid to see what you see.
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII
In the same way as the tree bears the same fruit year after year, but each time new fruit, all lastingly valuable ideas in thinking must always be reborn.
We live, after all, in a world where illusions are sacred and truth profane.