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Monday, January 23, 2006

When twenty years ago a vague terror went over the earth and the word socialism began to be heard, I thought and still think that fear was translated into doctrines that had no proper place in the Constitution or the common law. Judges are apt to be naif, simple-minded men, and they need something of Mephistopheles. We too need education in the obvious - to learn to transcend our own convictions and to leave room for much that we hold dear to be done away with short of revolution by the orderly change of law.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Short Funny Quotes. Famous Quotations, Inspirational Sayings.

Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled.
- Michael Crichton Famous Quotations

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant Short Sayings

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
- Henry Kissinger Funny Quotes and Quotations

1 comment:

douglas novack said...

history is either a nightmare or a good lesson to learn; the reprocussions lay with the inheritors.