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Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
-- Will James

I don't make jokes -- I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will James

I guess the truth can hurt you worse in an election than about anything that could happen to you.
-- Will James

A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
-- Will James

Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
-- Will James

It must be nice to belong to some legislative body and just pick money out of the air.
-- Will James

Militarism is the great preserver of our ideals of hardihood, and human life with no use for hardihood would be contemptible.
-- William James

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
-- William James

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be watered periodically with the blood of tyrants and patriots alike. It is its natural manure.
-- Thomas Jefferson

The point is that tools are always going to be used for certain things we don't find pleasing. And it's ultimately the wisdom of people, not the tools themselves, that is going to determine whether or not these things are used in positive, productive ways.
-- Steve Jobs, Feb 1985 interview in "Playboy" Magazine

A thing doesn't have to change the world to be important.
-- Steve Jobs

If someone had told me I would be Pope one day, I would have studied harder.
-- Pope John Paul I

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
-- Gerald W. Johnson

Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality: they discourse like angels, but they live like men.
-- Samuel Johnson, "Rasselas" (1759), 18

The future is purchased by the present.
-- Samuel Johnson

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