"So they went on, day after day, year after year, wishing their time was over and, without realising it, really wishing that they were dead."
— Robert Tressell, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists (via larmoyante)
"Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic - see I think there are two ways in which people are controlled - first of all frighten people and secondly demoralize them. An educated, healthy a confident nation is harder to govern."
— Tony Benn, (via dharma-bum25)