Thanks for the link, but I don't need to listen to it again. I heard it live.
Hopefully the other 46 are right. But it's the Internet...Caveat browser!
I just learned of a variation on the “rough men” and “sleep safely” quotation as I was finishing The Man With the Poison Gun. The author, Serhii Plokhy, quotes a line from John le Carré’s novel The Spy Who Came in From the Cold: “We do disagreeable things so that ordinary people here and elsewhere can sleep safely in their beds at night.”
I read the le Carré novel, originally published in October 1963, some time ago, but didn’t remember that line.
“Most men … can seldom accept the simplest and most obvious truth if it … would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions … which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabrics of their lives.”
— Leo Tolstoy
Any thoughts on this one?
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There’s an interesting one that a member here uses “from Cicero” that mentions something about a balanced budget, public debt repaid, and aid to foreign lands curtailed.
Only minor issue is that a. Cicero never said that and b. Rome didn’t send “aid” to foreign lands. If anything, tribute was received FROM foreign lands - it’a basically a nice neohistorical view of America as a reincarnation of Rome and attempting to match current to ancient history.
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This has been a favorite of mine recently:
I believe it fits into the context of this thread quite well.
"The trouble with our Liberal friends...is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." Ronald Reagan, 1964
"Arguing with some people is like playing chess with a pigeon. It doesn't matter how good I am at chess, the pigeon will just take a shit on the board, strut around knocking over all the pieces and act like it won.. and in some cases it will insult you at the same time." DevlDogs55, 2014
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