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New Quotations

December 19, 2004

"If people are free in any meaningful sense of the word, that means they are at liberty to foul up their lives as much as make something grand of them. That's the gamble we all take. That's the risk of liberty."  (Joel Miller, Bad Trip)

"Drug prohibition does not end drug use. It simply forces the consumer to break the law in order to get what he wants."  (Joel Miller, Bad Trip)

December 17, 2004

"Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends."  (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

December 15, 2004

"Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river."  (Nikita Khrushchev)

"There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are interesting monologues, that's all."  (Rebecca West, British/Irish novelist)

December 13, 2004

"Freedom is a spaniel that becomes weak and fat when it doesn't get to move."  (Salman Rushdie)

December 7, 2004

"The power to command frequently causes failure to think."  (Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian, 1912-1989, The March of Folly)

December 4, 2004

"A fool learns from his experience. A wise person learns from the experience of others."  (Otto von Bismarck, German Chancellor, 1815 - 1898)

"When I discover who I am, I'll be free."  (Ralph Ellison)

December 1, 2004

"It is grossly selfish to require of one's neighbour that he should think in the same way, and hold the same opinions. Why should he? If he can think, he will probably think differently. If he can not think, it is monstrous to require thought of any kind from him."  (Oscar Wilde)


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