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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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Freedom lies in being bold. - Robert Frost

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. - Soren Kierkegaard

When the wine is in, the wit is out. - English Proverb

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

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

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

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

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

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

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

The wit knows that his place is at the tail of a procession. - Mark Twain

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

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

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest. - Aesop

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

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

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

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. - Mahatma Gandhi

North of the 49th parallel we value equality; south of it, they treasure freedom. - Michael Adams

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

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. - Kemal Ataturk

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade. - Noel Coward

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

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out. - Ambrose Bierce

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

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

The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives one the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

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

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

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas


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