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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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

The best road to progress is freedom's road. - John F Kennedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. - Ayn Rand

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

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. - Rosa Luxemburg

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

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

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

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

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

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

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

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. - Zell Miller

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

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

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

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

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

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

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

When we criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. - Richard Carlson

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

When my time on Earth is gone and my activities here are past, I want that they should bury me upside down so my critics can kiss my ass. - Bobby Knight

We have believed - and we do believe now - that freedom is indivisible, that peace is indivisible, that economic prosperity is indivisible. - Indira Gandhi

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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