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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

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

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

Children need models rather than critics. - Joseph Joubert

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. - Hannah Arendt

It's easier to be a critic than an author. - Yiddish proverb

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

Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay. - Prince

I always get the heaves in the presence of critics. - Gene Fowler

You have a ready wit. Let me know when it's ready. - Henny Youngman

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. - Edward R. Murrow

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

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

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

The secret of happiness is freedom; the secret of freedom is courage. - Carrie Jones

How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization. - Chen Guangcheng

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

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

Wit is a sword; it is meant to make people feel the point as well as see it. - G K Chesterton

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. - Bernard Baruch

If you are your worst critic, don't be angry if others try to claim the title. - Faydra D. Fields

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

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

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

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

Critics search for ages for the wrong word which, to give them credit, they eventually find. - Peter Ustinov

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise, we do not believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky

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

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. - Divyanka Tripathi

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. - John Adams

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor Frankl


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