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--- Quote ---“War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other.” 

-John Stuart Mill

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"Beer is a sign God loves us and wants us to be happy."  Ben Franklin

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." PJ O'Rourke

Sir Slash:
"The Contest is not always to the Strong, nor the race to the Swift. But that's the way to bet". Or words to that effect. Paul 'Bear' Bryant.  :notworthy:


--- Quote ---Nothing is quite as exhilarating as being shot at with no effect.

- Winston Churchill

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 ;D  Winston Churchill may hold the title of 'Most Quotable Man Who Ever Lived.'


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