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Volume 18 No. 4 • August 2015


The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination

— Voltaire

(D&S: Not in our neighborhood!)

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.

— William Burroughs, 1992

What, sir, would the people of the Earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.

— Mark Twain (Mark Twain Speeches, 1996; speech made in 1900)

Men are easy to get but hard to keep.

— Mae West
From same source: Mae West’s advice on how to keep a man: “You have to keep your eye on the balls. If you don’t take good care of your man, someone will.” Quoted in The Penguin Book of Interviews, ed. C. Silvester, 1993

On one issue at least, men and women agree: they both distrust women.

— H. L. Mencken

Love is like a good dinner; the only way to get satisfaction out of it is to enjoy it while it lasts, have no regrets when it is over and pay the price with good grace

— Helen Rowland (from Love, A Book of Quotations, ed. Ann Braybrooks, Dover Publications, 2012)

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