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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 is from within. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Freedom is like oxygen. - Slavomir Rawicz

Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare

When the age is in, the wit is out. - William Shakespeare

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

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

A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. - Plutarch

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

Quota: Someone who likes to report other people's speech - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

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

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

Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true. - Buddha

In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than knowledge. - George Herbert

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

If you cannot understand me in my speech, how can you understand me in my silence? - Ravi Zacharias

Drama Critic: A person who surprises the playwright by informing him what he meant. - Wilson Mizner

No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

Freedom, privileges, options, must constantly be exercised, even at the risk of inconvenience. - Jack Vance

Being a critic is easy. Complaining is easy. If you want to make a difference - find a solution. - Unknown

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded. - Tyne Daly

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

Of course God knew what would happen if they used their freedom the wrong way: apparently, He thought it worth the risk. - C S Lewis

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. - Pearl S Buck

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

Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works. - John Keats

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

There is nothing more majestic than the determined courage of individuals willing to suffer and sacrifice for their freedom and dignity. - Martin Luther King Jr

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

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. - Yasser Arafat

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

Doing and saying the right thing are not sufficient. Doing the right thing in the right way and with the person's comfort in mind is critical. - Ravi Zacharias


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