An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Reactionary: A man walking backwards with his face to the future.


Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960, British politician)


Like other revolutionaries I can thank God for the reactionaries. They clarify the issue.


Robin G. Collingwood (1889-1943, British historian, philosopher)


All the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.


Zedong Mao (1893-1976, Founder of the People's Republic of China)


A reactionary is a somnambulist walking backwards.


Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945, American President (32nd))


Those old faces, in Pasadena, California, and Tucson, Arizona, and Dallas, crumpling in hatred and fear at the mention of the United Nations or those liberals in government who constitute for them the fifth column of communism, yearn for an America that is as far from the society of the present as is the extended family system in village India.


Ronald Segal


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