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We prefer to speak evil of ourselves rather than not speak of ourselves at all.
|Linux People: 1092 of 1231|
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
|Linux People: 1093 of 1231|
We read to say that we have read.
|Linux People: 1094 of 1231|
We really don't have any enemies. It's just that some of our best
friends are trying to kill us.
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We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
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We seldom repent talking too little, but very often talking too much.
-- Jean de la Bruyere
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We thrive on euphemism. We call multi-megaton bombs "Peace-keepers", closet
size apartments "efficient" and incomprehensible artworks "innovative". In
fact, "euphemism" has become a euphemism for "bald-faced lie". And now, here
are the euphemisms so colorfully employed in Personal Ads:
Excited about life's journey No concept of reality
Spiritually evolved Oversensitive
Soulful Quiet manic-depressive
Poet Boring manic-depressive
Uninhibited Lacking basic social skills
Unaffected and earthy Slob and lacking basic social skills
Irreverent Nasty and lacking basic social skills
Very human Quasimodo's best friend
Swarthy Sweaty even when cold or standing still
Aging child Self-centered adult
Youthful Over 40 and trying to deny it
Good sense of humor Watches a lot of television
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Well, I'm disenchanted too. We're all disenchanted.
-- James Thurber
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Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the
formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite
shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide
-- F.M. Colby, "Imaginary Obligations"
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What do I consider a reasonable person to be? I'd say a reasonable person
is one who accepts that we are all human and therefore fallible, and takes
that into account when dealing with others. Implicit in this definition is
the belief that it is the right and the responsibility of each person to
live his or her own life as he or she sees fit, to respect this right in
others, and to demand the assumption of this responsibility by others.