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Sed quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?
[Who guards the Guardians?]
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Sentenced to two years hard labor (for sodomy), Oscar Wilde stood handcuffed
in driving rain waiting for transport to prison. "If this is the way Queen
Victoria treats her prisoners," he remarked, "she doesn't deserve to have
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Shah, shah! Ayatollah you so!
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Sherry [Thomas Sheridan] is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken
him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of
stupidity, sir, is not in Nature.
-- Samuel Johnson
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Signs of crime: screaming or cries for help.
-- The Brown University Security Crime Prevention Pamphlet
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Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised
when others believe him.
-- Charles DeGaulle
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Since aerosols are forbidden, the police are using roll-on Mace!
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[Sir Stafford Cripps] has all the virtues I dislike and none of the
vices I admire.
-- Winston Churchill
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Slaves are generally expected to sing as well as to work ... I did not, when
a slave, understand the deep meanings of those rude, and apparently incoherent
songs. I was myself within the circle, so that I neither saw nor heard as
those without might see and hear. They told a tale which was then altogether
beyond my feeble comprehension: they were tones, loud, long and deep,
breathing the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest
anguish. Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God
for deliverance from chains.
-- Frederick Douglass