I.F. Stone Quotes

We Smiths want peace so bad we’re prepared to kill every one of the Joneses to get it.

The only thing God “didn’t” do to Job was give him a computer.

The most subversive force in America today is Joe McCarthy. No one is so effectively importing alien conceptions into American government. No one is doing so much to damage the country’s prestige abroad and its power to act effectively at home. If “subversion” is to be met by deportation, then it is time to deport […]

Those who nobly set out to be their brother’s keeper sometimes end up becoming his jailer. Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.

Once you put ifs and buts in the Bill of Rights, nobody’s civil liberties will be secure.

He (Martin Luther King, Jr.) stood in that line of saints which goes back from Gandhi to Jesus: his violent end, like theirs, reflects the hostility of mankind to those who annoy it by trying harder to pull it one more painful step farther up the ladder from ape to angel.

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you’re older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.