Monday, November 07, 2011

Quote of the Day - manners and the 2nd Amendment

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life." ~ Robert Heinlein

1 comment:

Timothy W Higgins said...

To paraphrase one of my favorite authors, "An opportunity to quote Heinlein is always in order". I therefore add a couple of my favorites to the party:

"The phrase "we (I) (you) simply must..." designates something that need not be done. "That goes without saying" is a red warning. "Of course" means you had best check it yourself. These small-change cliches and others like them, when read correctly, are reliable channel markers."

"Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal and execution is carried out automatically and without pity."

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