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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

Impropriety is the soul of wit. - W Somerset Maugham

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

When the wine is in, the wit is out. - English Proverb

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

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. - Graham Greene

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay. - Prince

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

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. - Robert Frost

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

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. - Dwight D Eisenhower

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

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death. - Angela Davis

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

Wit is the rarest quality to be met with among people of education. - William Hazlitt

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. - Aesop

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

Once a man has tasted freedom, he will never be content to be a slave. - Walt Disney

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

Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it. - G K Chesterton

In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. - Ben Franklin

Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true. - Buddha

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. - George Herbert

North of the 49th parallel we value equality; south of it, they treasure freedom. - Michael Adams

Common sense is just as good a critic of the lottery as any statistical breakdown. - Hunter Baker

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

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade. - Noel Coward

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

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom. - Gloria Steinem

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

Freedom is like drink. If you take any at all, you might as well take enough to make you happy for a while. - Finley P Dunne

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

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. - Virginia Woolf

Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without. - Ymber Delecto

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. - Robert F. Kennedy


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