|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Every absurdity has a champion who will defend it.|
|* knghtbrd is gone - zzz - messages will be snapped like wet towels at all|
of the people who have stolen the trademark knghtbrd away message
* Coderjoe prepares to defend himself from wet messages
|"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each|
citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do
his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure."
-- Albert Einstein
|Oh give me your pity!|
I'm on a committee, We attend and amend
Which means that from morning And contend and defend
to night, Without a conclusion in sight.
We confer and concur,
We defer and demur, We revise the agenda
And reiterate all of our thoughts. With frequent addenda
And consider a load of reports.
We compose and propose,
We suppose and oppose, But though various notions
And the points of procedure are fun; Are brought up as motions,
There's terribly little gets done.
We resolve and absolve;
But we never dissolve,
Since it's out of the question for us
To bring our committee
To end like this ditty,
Which stops with a period, thus.
-- Leslie Lipson, "The Committee"
|Air Force Inertia Axiom:|
Consistency is always easier to defend than correctness.
|I disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to|
tell such LIES!
|I'll defend to the death your right to say that, but I never said I'd|
listen to it!
-- Tom Galloway with apologies to Voltaire
|Lord, defend me from my friends; I can account for my enemies.|
-- Charles D'Hericault
|It is impossible to defend perfectly against the attack of those who want|
| "You mean, if you allow the master to be uncivil, to treat you|
any old way he likes, and to insult your dignity, then he may deem you
fit to hear his view of things?"
"Quite the contrary. You must defend your integrity, assuming
you have integrity to defend. But you must defend it nobly, not by
imitating his own low behavior. If you are gentle where he is rough,
if you are polite where he is uncouth, then he will recognize you as
potentially worthy. If he does not, then he is not a master, after all,
and you may feel free to kick his ass."
-- Tom Robbins, "Jitterbug Perfume"
|When man calls an animal "vicious", he usually means that it will attempt|
to defend itself when he tries to kill it.