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Ruling On Criticism

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Ruling On Criticism thanks to Voltaire

Known by his nom de plume Voltaire, Francois-Marie Arouet (1694 - 1778) was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state

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Wit is educated insolence. - Aristotle

Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare

Silence is safer than speech. - Epictetus

A pun is the lowest form of wit. - John Dennis

When the age is in, the wit is out. - William Shakespeare

Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. - Kahlil Gibran

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard

Children need models rather than critics. - Joseph Joubert

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Francis Bacon

The only certain freedom's in departure. - Robert Frost

A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin

A wit should be no more sincere than a woman constant. - William Congreve

How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

There is no such thing as part freedom: it is all or nothing. - Nelson Mandela

In critical moments, men sometimes see exactly what they wish to see. - Leonard Nimoy

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating. - Andrew Goodman

It is often a sign of wit not to show it, and not to see that others want it. - Suzanne Necker

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. - Henrik Ibsen

If we are a country committed to free speech, then why do we have phone bills? - Steven Wright

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. - Kemal Ataturk

Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become. - Richie Norton

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway. - Will Durant

Having insurance doesn't guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor. - Irwin Redlener

Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience. - Jack Vance

There is freedom in forgiveness, and it's not that hard to do once you get into the habit. - Dana Perino

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. - Zell Miller

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded. - Tyne Daly

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch, and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. - Aldous Huxley

Freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down the fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged. - Alice Walker

Men want the same thing from their underwear that they want from women: a little bit of support, and a little bit of freedom. - Jerry Seinfeld

The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Jonathan Swift

Doing and saying the right thing are not sufficient. Doing the right thing in the right way and with the person's comfort in mind is critical. - Ravi Zacharias

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor Frankl


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