His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant." - John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty," 1859 link "You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land of the Free in history books. Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders.
Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak.
When they took the Sixth Amendment, I was quiet because I was innocent. You gotta smack it on the nose with the rolled up newspaper of goodness. One head is nice, it gives us aspirin and other modern conveniences... Well, it's tingly and it's uncomfortable, but it gets the job done and, oh, the job of it." - The Tick link "Microsoft is like Coke. "In a society that measures up to anything less than that, the option to carry arms is a necessity." - Geek with a .45 link "If the primates that we came from had known that someday politicians would come out of the gene pool, they would have stayed up in the trees and written evolution off as a bad idea." - Capt.
When they took the Second Amendment, I was quiet because I didn't own a gun. It's a secret formula, all the money is from distribution, and their goal is to get Coke everywhere. There are water companies like Perrier and Poland Spring, but you're competing with something that's free." - Carl Howe link "Sure as I know anything, I know this - they will try again. John Sheridan "Babylon 5" link "A friend who used to work at 'research lab' related a story about a customer support line at 'company'.
Now they have taken the First Amendment, and I can say nothing about it." - Jay Bendell link "You know, evil comes in many forms, be it a man-eating cow or Joseph Stalin. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. They'll swing back to the belief that they can make people... The support person said something on the order of 'You're not our only customer, you know,' to which his reply was, 'Perhaps not, but we're one of the few with tactical nuclear weapons.'" - unknown link "Civilisation can be reduced to the following: 'I need a hug.
What follow are the quotes I have in my random signatures used in my email program.
A number of folks have asked me either where I got them, or for others, so here they all are. There’s also Faisal Jawdat’s Quotes File and Democracy.ru's quotes page which I’ve mined for quotes I like.
Also some quotes are just funny things people around me have said or that I’ve seen on the net.
I’ve tried to list the original source for all quotes where possible, but have been unable to find an orginal source for most of the "seen on the net" quotes. Just copy the link that appears to the right of the quote to go straight to one you like.
In February 2003, I finally decided to dump the table. And the page is machine-generated from a master quotes-file that’s also the source for my email signatures.
Now I’ve only got one file to maintain, and this shouldn’t get too far out of date. "No one should die because they cannot afford health care, unless they can't afford health care because they spent their money on drugs, booze, cigarettes, pets, illegitimate children, scratch-off lottery tickets, over-sized rims, i Phones, hair extensions, designer jeans, pay-per-view wrestling." - Fr.