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Charles de Gaulle:

Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities.

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Rod Serling:

There are weapons that are simply thoughts. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy.

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Philo:

But you say, “by obedience to another he loses his liberty.” How then is it that children suffer the orders of their father and mother, and pupils the injunctions of their instructors?

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Milan Kundera:

In the sunset of dissolution, everything is illuminated by the aura of nostalgia.

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Walter Winchell:

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

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Robert Peel:

Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.

(This is a second post that was inadvertently published early and then rescheduled. My lamer excuse is that I’m still getting used to the keyboard on my new laptop, as it’s a slightly different size from that on my old laptop, which has started showing signs of age.)

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Jonathan Swift:

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

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Alan K. Simpson:

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.:

The man who is always worrying about whether or not his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn’t worth a damn.

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Gilbert Highet:

The aim of those who try to control thought is always the same. They find one single explanation of the world, one system of thought and action that will (they believe) cover everything; and then they try to impose that on all thinking people.

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Walter Gropius:

The mind is like an umbrella – it functions best when open.

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Harry S. Truman:

One of the difficulties with all our institutions is the fact that we’ve emphasized the reward instead of the service.

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Simon Bolivar:

Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.

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Helen Keller:

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

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Josephine Baker:

Americans, the eyes of the world are upon you. How can you expect the world to believe in you and respect your preaching of democracy when you yourself treat your colored brothers as you do?

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Charles de Gaulle:

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.

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C. Wright Mills:

Nobody talks more of free enterprise and competition and of the best man winning than the man who inherited his father’s store or farm.

H/T Uncle Omar for suggesting this quotation.

(Broken link fixed.)

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Harry Shearer:

Trying to stay afloat in the sea of mendacity–to me, that’s the advertising experience.

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Callum Woodhouse, in the voice of Tristan Farnon:

The one advantage of knowing nothing is that anything seems possible.

Afterthought:

Methinks he hath most inadvertently hit upon the secret ingredient in the QAnon stew.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald:

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.

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