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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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Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. - Albert Camus

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Xenocrates

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

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

I greet you in the name of peace, democracy, and freedom. - Nelson Mandela

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

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

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. - Robert Frost

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

They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom. - William Wallace

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

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

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

Slaves who are disabled from working shall be provided for by their masters. - Unknown

This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. - Winston Churchill

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

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. - Salman Rushdie

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

We have within us an extraordinary capacity for love, joy, and unshakable freedom. - Jack Kornfield

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

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

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

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

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

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. - Karl Marx

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

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs. - Christopher Hampton

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

The trouble with many critics is that they tell you what should be in situations they never have been in themselves. - Unknown

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

I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it. - Ernest Hemingway

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. - Margaret Atwood

A mere 40 years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about. - Newt Gingrich

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

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time. - Bertrand Russell


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