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Volume 18 No. 1 • April 2015


“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.”

— Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

“You seem ... to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy ... The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal.”

— Thomas Jefferson, 1820

“One man with courage is a majority.”

— Thomas Jefferson

“Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est. (“A sword is never a killer, it’s a tool in the killer’s hands.”)

— Lucius Anaeus Seneca (“the younger” ca. 4BC - 65 AD)

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

(D&S Comment: A very interesting take on the bad deeds of English rule in India by Gandhi. “History” doesn’t yet seem to have come to this view yet. Only in America do we still have sufficiently strong popular support for the right to keep and bear arms that this statement by Gandhi could be understood.)

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”

— Pericles (430 BC)

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

— Ernest Benn

“Remind me,” Jubal told her, “to write an article on the compulsive reading of news. The theme will be that most neuroses can be traced to the unhealthy habit of wallowing in the troubles of five billion strangers.”

— Robert A. Heinlein Stranger in a Strange Land, (1961)

The Size of the Sun

“It is immeasurably huge. This you can tell from the following observation. Trees which are planted at the far limits of East and West, nevertheless cast shadows of the same proportions—though these trees are miles and miles apart, the sun appears in the same place, as though centred on either one.”

— Pliny the Elder, Natural History

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