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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

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

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

The only certain freedom's in departure. - Robert Frost

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

Nothing is more important than independence and freedom. - Ho Chi Minh

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

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 world worries about disability more than disabled people do. - Warwick Davis

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

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

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

It is often a sign of wit not to show it, and not to see that others want it. - Suzanne Necker

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

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

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

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

Having insurance doesn't guarantee good health outcomes, but it is a critical factor. - Irwin Redlener

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. - Mark Twain

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

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

Loving someone is a loss of freedom - but one doesn't think of it as loss because one gains so much else. - Erica Jong

The man who sees the consistency in things is a wit; the man who sees the inconsistency in things is a humorist. - G K Chesterton

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

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

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

Freedom has many difficulties and democracy is not perfect. But we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in. - John F Kennedy

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

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

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

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. - Bertrand Russell

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

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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