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Veni, vidi, vici.
-- Julius Caesar, after the defeat of Pharaneces, at Zela in Pontus, 47 BC.

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
-- Calvin, from "Calvin & Hobbes"

It's our patriotic duty to buy distractions from a simple life!
-- Calvin's Mom, from "Calvin & Hobbes"

God put me on this Earth to accomplish certain things. Right now I'm so far behind, I will never die.
-- from "Calvin & Hobbes" (?)

Violence does even justice unjustly.
-- Thomas Carlyle

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
-- Willa Cather

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.
-- Camillo di Cavour

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
-- John Jay Chapman

One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.
-- Chateaubriand (1768-1848)

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms: it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
-- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The inconvenience of poor quality lingers on long after the thrill of a bargain has been made.
-- Gilbert K. Chesterson

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
-- Chinese Proverb

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
-- Winston Churchill, on formal declarations of war

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
-- Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
-- Winston Churchill

We do not have "authority over your faith," beloved, nor do we command these things as your lords and masters . We are appointed for the teaching of the word, not for power, nor for absolute authority. We hold the place of counselors to advise you. The counselor speaks his own opinions, not forcing his listener, but leaving him full master of his own choice in what is said. He is blameworthy only in this respect, if he fails to say the things that present themselves.
-- John Chrysostom

Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.
-- Cicero

An army abroad is of little use unless there are prudent counsels at home.
-- Cicero

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out.
-- Frank A. Clark

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
-- Ramsey Clark

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman, of the next generation.
-- J. F. Clarke

If life were fair, the acquisition of a large bosom or a massive inheritance would have no bearing on your ability to attract the opposite sex, and Dan Quayle would be making a living asking runny-nosed children, `Do you want fries with that?'
-- John Cleese, "Corporate Computing" magazine

[S]o long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
-- Voltarine de Cleyre

We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans ...
-- Bill Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

You can tell the nature of a man by the words he chooses.
-- Dr. Ed Cole

Like one that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And turns no more his head
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!
-- Confucius

It is only the wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
-- Confucius

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
-- Confucius

To be fond of learning is to be near to knowledge.
-- Confucius cc

Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men.
-- Confucius

They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it.
-- Confucius

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned.
-- William Congreve

Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men.
-- Joseph Conrad

Revolution: It's not just for leftists anymore.
-- Clayton Cramer

Governments that don't trust most people with weapons, deserve no trust.
-- Clayton Cramer

Slave + Firearm = Free Man
-- Clayton Cramer

Anyone who wants to be a politician bad enough to get elected, shouldn't be.
-- Clayton Cramer

Alcohol prohibition didn't work; drug prohibition doesn't work; gun prohibition won't work.
-- Clayton Cramer

Sad but true: the three most powerful emotions are greed, fear, and hatred.
-- Clayton Cramer

The Bill of Rights: an innocent bystander in the War on Drugs & Guns.
-- Clayton Cramer

Abandon all hopes of utopia -- there are people involved.
-- Clayton Cramer

Assault rifle possession is a victimless crime.
-- Clayton Cramer

"This is drugs. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?"
"Can I have a Brain McMuffin?"
-- Clayton Cramer

Tiananmen Square: Gun Control Strikes Again.
-- Clayton Cramer

A pacifist who calls the police isn't one; hired violence is still violence.
-- Clayton Cramer

Democracy, minority rights: pick one.
-- Clayton Cramer

Deng Xiaoping: why every home needs a rifle.
-- Clayton Cramer

William Bennett: The best argument yet against philosopher-kings.
-- Clayton Cramer

"No man is an island" is the beginning of the end of personal freedom.
-- Clayton Cramer

What shall it be today? Watch Three's Company? Or unify the field theory?
-- Clayton Cramer

Human rights are non-negotiable -- respect the Bill of Rights, or you'll soon find out why the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear arms.
-- Clayton Cramer

My definition of social justice: those who refuse to work deserve to go hungry.
-- Clayton Cramer

California: 3 years in prison for mayhem; 4 years for sale of an assault rifle. Aren't liberals amazing?
-- Clayton Cramer

There is no moral obligation to obey unjust and stupid laws.
-- Clayton Cramer

The government is armed & dangerous; the people must be at least as well armed.
-- Clayton Cramer

Democracy is freedom only when the majority are tolerant -- which is never.
-- Clayton Cramer

No matter what other nations may say about the United States, immigration is still the sincerest form of flattery.
-- Clayton Cramer

Politicians prefer unarmed peasants. Ask the Lithuanians.
-- Clayton Cramer

Gun control: the assumption that everyone is a criminal.
-- Clayton Cramer

Amtrak subsidies: adults playing with choo-choos.
-- Clayton Cramer

Liberal: Someone who votes for Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson to show his hatred of racism.
-- Clayton Cramer

If "right of the people" in the Second Amendment doesn't refer to an individual right, what does it refer to in the First & Fourth Amendments?
-- Clayton Cramer

Crime control, Los Angeles style: mandatory Rolex registration, five day waiting period for used Rolex sales.
-- Clayton Cramer

A concealed weapons permit is a permit to effectively defend yourself from armed criminals. Why do you think they're so hard to get?
-- Clayton Cramer

"Meat is murder!" "Dairy is rape!"
-- Animal Liberation Front
Fine, then antibiotics are genocide!
-- Clayton Cramer

Self-defense is the most basic of human rights. Lacking the right to defend yourself today can make it very hard to exercise any other rights tomorrow.
-- Clayton Cramer

Gun Control: The belief that the government, with its great wisdom and moral superiority, can be trusted with a monopoly on deadly force.
-- Clayton Cramer

"Well, maybe the Holocaust was right for that culture."
Said by a moral relativist with whom I work.
-- Clayton Cramer

Fabian socialism crossed with wealth gives the current system: Fabian fascism.
-- Clayton Cramer

Self-defense is a basic human right; dead people seldom exercise any others.
-- Clayton Cramer

They can have my urine sample when they pry it from my dead, cold fingers.
-- Clayton Cramer

Those who will not discipline themselves frequently have discipline thrust upon them.
-- Clayton Cramer

We preserve our freedoms through three boxes: ballot, jury, and cartridge.
-- Clayton Cramer

Congressional corruption: a renewable resource.
-- Clayton Cramer

The Physician Assisted Death Initiative failed. Term limits for Congressmen passed. If only we could have combined the two... two terms, and a doctor does lethal injection...
-- Clayton Cramer

Racism is "class struggle" applied to ethnicity.
-- Clayton Cramer

We could say that Congress spends money like drunken sailors. But that would be unfair -- to the sailors. They, at least, are spending their own money.
-- Clayton Cramer

C++ is to C, as lung cancer is to lung.
-- Clayton Cramer

The American political system is so corrupted by special interest power that it is beyond repair.
-- Clayton Cramer

Janet Reno wants to protect us from violent television shows. She can start by promising no more Wacos to broadcast.
-- Clayton Cramer

What do you mean I can't take a leave of absence to overthrow the government? What sort of cheap-skate company is this?
-- Clayton Cramer

Christophobia: the irrational fear of Christianity, and the moral system that it promotes. Usage: "You can't be serious! Anyone that thinks that way is just a 'Christophobe!' There's no point in considering what they say!"
-- Clayton Cramer

"Inflatable sheep now available."
-- sign in San Francisco adolescent book store window.
Where is the Animal Liberation Front when you need them?
-- Clayton Cramer

Do as thou wilt, and thou harmest none.
--Alastair Crowley

(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens, only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
-- e.e. cummings

The price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that someday they might force their beliefs on us.
-- Mario Cuomo

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