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Ruling On Criticism

Who rules over you?

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard

I'm a supporter of my free speech. - Howard Stern

The freedom of birds is an insult to me. - Cormac McCarthy

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. - Hannah Arendt

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

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

You have a ready wit. Let me know when it's ready. - Henny Youngman

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

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success. - Malcolm X

A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income. - Philip Dormer Stanhope

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

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. - Oscar Wilde

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

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

Freedom of the press is useless when people do not understand what they read. - Gerald F Lieberman

Drama Critic: A person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. - Wilson Mizner

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. - Kay R. Jamison

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

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. - Winston Churchill

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. - William Glasser

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

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

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. - Ambrose Bierce

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. - Thornton Wilder

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

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. - Rollo May

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

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. - Robert Kennedy

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. - Pearl S Buck

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. - Sigmund Freud

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold you have escaped, not from one master, but from many. - Plato

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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