First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
-- Martin Niemöller (explanation)
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-- Will Rogers
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on.
I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.
-- J. B. Brooks [John Wayne], "The Shootist"
Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless. Like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You pour water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
You put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow or creep or drop -- or crash!
Be water my friend.
-- Bruce Lee
Vocation is that place where one's great gladness
and the world's great hunger intersect.
-- Frederick Buechner
No fair! You changed the outcome of the race by measuring it!
-- Professor Farnsworth (Futurama)
Whoever told them that the truth shall set them free
was obviously and grossly unfamiliar with federal law.
-- John Ashcroft (U.S. Attn. General)
Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase
a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
-- Ben Franklin
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too
much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart, 1791
"I don't blame the media [for making a story out of it]. People have been waiting for me to shoot someone for a long time."
--Hunter S. Thompson
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