Great Quotes Thread

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Thumper

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Don't just post good quotes here, post great ones.

Here are two great quotes to start this thread off.

"Free societies are societies in motion, and with motion comes tension, disent, friction. Free people strike sparks, and those sparks are the best evidence of freedom's existence."
Salmon Rushdie

"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
Salmon Rushdie
 
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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.

-- Voltaire
 

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Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.

-- Albert Einstein
 

Thumper

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"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
William Pitt, 1795
 

Thumper

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"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."
Hubert Horatio Humphrey (U.S. Vice President 1965–69)
 

BlueandGold

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"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea."

- Lady Nancy Astor, to Winston Churchill

"Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."

- Winston Chuchill, in reply
 

BlueandGold

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“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”

- Winston Churchill
 
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BlueandGold

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“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

- Winston Churchill