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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 12:56 AM

Some quotes from the past that are still noteworthy today

Some relevant, some seemingly irrelevant.

Joseph Welch

"You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Welch versus Joseph McCarthy 2-2:


Daniel Webster

"The people's government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people."

Edward R. Murrow

"If we confuse dissent with disloyalty — if we deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric or unorthodox — if we deny the essence of racial equality then hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa who are shopping about for a new allegiance will conclude that we are concerned to defend a myth and our present privileged status. Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the ... confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought."

"The only thing that counts is the right to know, to speak, to think — that, and the sanctity of the courts. Otherwise it's not America."

Abraham Lincoln

"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

Mark Twain

"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself."

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marym625 Mar 2015 OP
JimDandy Mar 2015 #1
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William769 Mar 2015 #3
marym625 Mar 2015 #5
pinboy3niner Mar 2015 #4
marym625 Mar 2015 #6

Response to marym625 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:30 AM

1. Nice grouping of quotes. Have always liked each of them. n/t

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Response to JimDandy (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:32 AM

2. Thanks

Just couldn't get a couple out of my mind today.

Glad you like it

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Response to marym625 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:41 AM

3. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:48 AM

5. I love it!

Thank you!

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Response to marym625 (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:44 AM

4. "It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare."

--Mark Twain

h/t Fumesucker

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 11, 2015, 01:49 AM

6. Thank you!

Great quote

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