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"The Right Honorable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests
and to his imagination for his facts."
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The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.
-- Lewis Carroll
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The scum also rises.
-- Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
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The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations
of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
-- Max Lerner
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The time for action is past! Now is the time for senseless bickering.
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The time was the 19th of May, 1780. The place was Hartford, Connecticut.
The day has gone down in New England history as a terrible foretaste of
Judgement Day. For at noon the skies turned from blue to grey and by
mid-afternoon had blackened over so densely that, in that religious age,
men fell on their knees and begged a final blessing before the end came.
The Connecticut House of Representatives was in session. And, as some of
the men fell down and others clamored for an immediate adjournment, the
Speaker of the House, one Col. Davenport, came to his feet. He silenced
them and said these words: "The day of judgment is either approaching or
it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I
choose to be found doing my duty. I wish therefore that candles may be
-- Alistair Cooke
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The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians
who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool
all of the people all of the time.
-- Franklin Adams
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The two oldest professions in the world have been ruined by amateurs.
-- G.B. Shaw
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The two party system ... is a triumph of the dialectic. It showed that
two could be one and one could be two and had probably been fabricated
by Hegel for the American market on a subcontract from General Dynamics.
-- I.F. Stone
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The universe is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be
ruled by interfering.
-- Chinese proverb