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    "The anitidote for fifty enemies is one friend."--Aristotle
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    Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. - Marcus Aurelius
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    Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
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    The right most prized by civilized men is the right to be let alone.
    - Justice Louis Brandeis


    You can get much further with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone.
    - Al Capone


    An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for it’s breach even more so.
    - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


    No man is good enough to govern another without that other’s consent.
    - Abraham Lincoln


    Congress is like a baby—a huge appetite on one end and no sense of responsibility on the other.
    - John Sununu


    All that is necessary to close the circle of our felicities is a wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, but shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement.
    - Thomas Jefferson


    To impose beliefs derived from faith on people who do not share them is odious.
    - The Economist


    To exploit and to govern mean the same thing.
    - Mikhail Bakunin


    Democracy is the theory that the people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.
    - H.L. Mencken


    If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.
    - Barry Goldwater


    Free trade, one of the greatest blessings which a government can confer on a people, is in almost every country unpopular.
    - Thomas Macauley


    People who say that Congress spends money like a drunken sailor aren’t being fair—the sailor spends his own money.
    - Jim Eason


    The cause of war is not weapons as much as political realities. No lasting peace can be achieved simply by opposing this or that new weapons system, because such opposition deals only with consequences, not reasons.
    - Vaclav Havel


    Recognizing that the right to differ is a centerpiece of our First Amendment freedoms, a government may not mandate by fiat a feeling of unity in its citizens.
    - The United States Supreme Court


    When it is not necessary to make a law, it is necessary not to make a law.
    - Jean Montesquieu


    Peace is not just the absence of war.
    - Timothy Garton Ash


    If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.
    - The United States Supreme Court


    So the universe is not quite as you believed. You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then, because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.
    - Isaac Asimov


    The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.
    - Thomas Jefferson


    To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
    - George Washington


    Collectivism is based on the rejection of the possibility human beings rising above their circumstances—they are presumed to be entirely products of their race, gender, class and sexual orientation.
    - Dinesh D’Souza


    Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
    - Craig Magie


    Private greed must inevitably lead to public good.
    - Adam Smith


    Beware of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors—and miss.
    - Robert Heinlein


    Laissez Faire capitalism is a system where men deal with one another, not as victims and executioners, nor as masters and slaves, but as traders, by free, voluntary exchange to mutual benefit.
    - Ayn Rand


    Ruthless striving overcomes everything.
    - Virgil
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    I actually have a rather large collection of quotes in a file on my cloud drive. I started collecting them more than 20 years ago. That post is just a sort of random sampling.
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    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” - Matthew - The Bible
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    I have been using one of the quotes Tom posted pretty heavily of late when talking with "conservatives" online that think making their case based on their religious beliefs should hold sway over others who don't hold those same religious views.

    Here's the quote in question:


    To impose beliefs derived from faith on people who do not share them is odious.
    - The Economist


    I've searched several times now and can't seem to find the author....and The Economist's website has no record of it in their search engine.

    Tom, do you happen to know who might have actually said it? I'd like to give credit where it is due, but since I can't....I've amended it slightly.


    "To impose beliefs derived from faith on people who do not share them is as despotic as it is ineffectual."
    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty. It is the argument of tyrants; the creed of slaves."-William Pitt the Younger

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    I drew it from an editorial in their "Lexington" column, sometime around 1993. They have (or at least then had) two different editorial columns, one on US affairs (called "Lexington") and one on UK affairs (called "Bagehot"). The editorials are never individually by-lined (they are attributed to the entire editorial board of the magazine).

    I honestly can't recall exactly when I found it, but I believe that particular Lexington editorial was about reproductive rights politics in the USA.
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    Another good one that I recently discovered (said in casual conversation on an internet forum):

    The opposite of war isn't peace, it's trade.
    - Sal Glesser
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAiello View Post
    Another good one that I recently discovered (said in casual conversation on an internet forum):

    [FONT="]The opposite of war isn't peace, it's trade.[/FONT]
    - Sal Glesser

    Great one. Like the old adage, "The opposite of love isn't hate; it's indifference".

    To which one should reply...."Whatever you say. I really don't care." LOL
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    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty. It is the argument of tyrants; the creed of slaves."-William Pitt the Younger

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