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#9811Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken
him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of
stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.
-- Samuel Johnson
#9812Signs of crime: screaming or cries for help.
-- The Brown University Security Crime Prevention Pamphlet
#9813Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised
when others believe him.
-- Charles DeGaulle
#9814Since aerosols are forbidden, the police are using roll-on Mace!
#9815[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the
vices I admire.
-- Winston Churchill
#9816Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when
a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent
songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as
those without might see and hear. They told a tale which was then altogether
beyond my feeble comprehension: they were tones, loud, long and deep,
breathing the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest
anguish. Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God
for deliverance from chains.
-- Frederick Douglass
#9817So from the depths of its enchantment, Terra was able to calculate a course
of action. Here at last was an opportunity to consort with Dirbanu on a
friendly basis -- great Durbanu which, since it had force fields which Earth
could not duplicate, must of necessity have many other things Earth could
use; mighty Durbanu before whom we would kneel in supplication (with purely-
for-defense bombs hidden in our pockets) with lowered heads (making invisible
the knife in our teeth) and ask for crumbs from their table (in order to
extrapolate the location of their kitchens).
-- Theodore Sturgeon, "The World Well Lost"
#9818... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those
who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious
and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
-- Voltarine de Cleyre
#9819So many men, so many opinions; every one his own way.
-- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)
#9820Some men rob you with a six-gun -- others with a fountain pen.
-- Woodie Guthrie
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