All war is based on deception.
Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable;
When using our forces, we must seem inactive;
When we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away;
When far away, we must make him believe we are near.~Sun TzuSource: The Art of War
Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.~J. Paul Getty
If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency - first by inflation, then by deflation - the banks … will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered….
The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people - to whom it properly belongs.~Thomas Jefferson in the debate over the Re-charter of the Bank Bill (1809)