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Put this on your door!


Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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You sexist Barstard , apparently.
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Ah! That explains the experiment with mushroom based enhancement.

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You should try some.

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How myopic and optimistic of me to imagine there would be any contributions relevant to the topic.

Advice for tourists
"You must look out in Britain that you are not cheated by the charioteers"
Cicero

Comfort for ear biters
"There is no great genius without some touch of madness"
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"Who dares think one thing and another tell,my heart detest him as the Gates of hell"
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DR, you knew it was too much to ask. Here's one that might explain it.


Books are like a mirror. If an ass looks in, you can't expect an angel to look out. - Arthur Schopenhauer.
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A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
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We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh, we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile. - Hilaire Belloc
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Thanks for those jjl-not ancient but interesting nonetheless.

The only Hillaire Belloc i know is (from memory alone)

The Bison is vain and i write with a pain
the doormat you see on his head,
is not as some learned professors maintain,
the oppulent growth of a genius brain
but is sewn on with needle and thread.

Not quite as profound i grant you![|)]


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We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh, we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile. - Hilaire Belloc
Wow, that is rich fare.

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