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    "Peace is something very dear. If you've been through wars and operations and battles, you want peace." - Benjamin Netanyahu

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    'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more ‎violence." --BNetanyahu

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    "The heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives on this country's soil, lou are in the soil of a friendly country now. Therefore rest in peace. You are side by side with the little Mehmets. The mothers who send their sons to the war, wipe your tears away. Your sons are in our bosom, are in peace and will be sleeping in peace comfortably. From now on, they have become our sons since they have lost their lives on this land." - Kemal Ataturk, to ANZAC mourners at Gallipoli (1934)

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    "Around the turn of the 19th century, 'Turkish' music was so popular that piano manufacturers made special pianos with a 'Turkish stop,' also called the 'military' or 'Janissary' stop. The player would press a pedal that caused a bell to ring and/or a padded hammer to strike the soundboard in imitation of a bass drum." --Anonymous, entry "Turkish Music (style)," Wikipedia

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    "Most people seek after what they do not possess and are enslaved by the very things they want to acquire." - Anwar Sadat

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    "The desolation of the headquarters of the Tropical Belt Coal Company had been screened from the side of the sea; from the side where prying eyes -- if any were sufficiently interested, either in malice or in sorrow -- could have noted the decaying bones of that once sanguine enterprise." --Conrad, Victory

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    "Despite the best that has been done by everyone – the gallant fighting of the military and naval forces, the diligence and assiduity of our servants of the state, and the devoted service of our one hundred million people – the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage, while the general trends of the world have all turned against her interest. Moreover, the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb, the power of which to do damage is, indeed, incalculable, taking the toll of many innocent lives. Should we continue to fight, not only would it result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation, but also it would lead to the total extinction of human civilization. Such being the case, how are we to save the millions of our subjects, or to atone ourselves before the hallowed spirits of our imperial ancestors? This is the reason why we have ordered the acceptance of the provisions of the joint declaration of the [Allied] powers...." - Emperor Hirohito, surrender broadcast (1945)

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    "In the nation that is not
    .....Nothing stands that stood before
    There revenges are forgot,
    .....And the hater hates no more."
    --AEHousman, A Shropshire Lad XII

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    "It is my great desire to reform my subjects, and yet I am ashamed to confess that I am unable to reform myself." - Peter the Great of Russia

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    "The thing? Do you think Poirot concerns himself with that which is the thing? The turn-down collar is the first symptom of the decay of the grey cells!"

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    “Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly. Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous. Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the Lord your God is giving you.” – Deuteronomy 16:18-20

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    Poirot and Capt. Hastings playing *Monopoly* (American commercial board game):

    Poirot: "I put a hotel on the Reading Railroad"
    Capt: "You cannot put a hotel on a railroad."
    Poirot: "But there is always a hotel near the railroads!"
    Capt: "But that's not in the rules."
    Poirot: "Well in that case then the rules are wrong!"

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    “Many and great are your sins - I know them all so well. You are the enemies of everything good; you take bribes; you refuse justice to the poor. Therefore, those who are wise will not try to interfere with the Lord in the dread day of your punishment. Be good, flee evil—and live! Then the Lord, the Lord Almighty, will truly be your helper, as you have claimed he is. Hate evil and love the good; make your courts into true halls of justice.” – Amos 5:12-15

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    "He can be terrible, and he can be mean, and he can be right. He's fighting a war: he's a great man."
    --Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now

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    “You who believe! Be upholders of justice, bearing witness for Allah alone, even against yourselves or your parents and relatives. Whether they are rich or poor, Allah is well able to look after them. Do not follow your own desires and deviate from the truth. If you twist or turn away, Allah is aware of what you do.” - Surat an-Nisa’, 135

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    "Dan Kaminsky is a noob. This guy does not know the first thing about security. His boxes were a crazy combination of half-updated shit, half-removed shit, half-installed shit, half-configured shit. The lack of things working properly actually blocked a bit of 0day....Dan is a selfish jerkoff who is hated by the security industry and the underground alike"
    --Zero for 0wned, "Dan Kaminsky 0wned to Fuck"
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    “Throughout thy kingdom let no wrongdoing prevail. And whosoever in thy kingdom is poor, to him let wealth be given.” – Pali Canon, Dialogues of the Buddha

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    "With the homage paid to that moment [a scene from [I]Bob le flambeur[I], shot just outside Melville's former studio] ]in Vivre sa vie and the brief shot of the hospital in Ménilmontant, these may be the rue Jenner's only appearances on screen." -- somewhat odd website devoted to finding RL locations with significant (?) interest to movie watchers.

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    “The law is reason free from passion.” – Aristotle

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    "The events which cannot be prevented, must be directed." -- von Metternich
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    I like that!

    “Justice will be achieved only when those who are not injured by crime feel as indignant as those who are.” – Solon

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    "We must not let the fine gentleman Old Crow escape. Remember Mr. President, the crow with the sharpest talons holds on to barley forever." --soldiers of a PA Civil War brigade writing to Pres. Lincoln in defense of their whiskey of choice

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    “I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – attrib. to Voltaire

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    Quote Originally posted by Murray, SJ
    The barbarian need not appear in bearskins with a club in hand. He may wear a Brooks Brothers suit and carry a ball-point pen with which to write his advertising copy. In fact, even beneath the academic gown there may lurk a child of the wilderness, untutored in the high tradition of civility, who goes busily and happily about his work, a domesticated and law-abiding man, engaged in the construction of a philosophy to put an end to all philosophy, and thus put an end to the possibility of a vital consensus and to civility itself. This is perennially the work of the barbarian, to undermine rational standards of judgment, to corrupt the inherited intuitive wisdom by which the people have always lived, and to do this not by spreading new beliefs but by creating a climate of doubt and bewilderment in which clarity about the larger aims of life is dimmed and the self-confidence of the people is destroyed, so that finally what you have is the impotent nihilism of the "generation of the third eye," now presently appearing on our university campuses. (One is, I take it, on the brink of impotence and nihilism when one begins to be aware of one's own awareness of what one is doing, saying, thinking. This is the paralysis of all serious thought; it is likewise the destruction of all the spontaneities of love.)
    --John C. Murray, We Hold These Truths, Introduction (orig. published 1958 as ""America's Four Conspiracies")
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    “If, by supporting the rights of mankind, and of invincible truth, I shall contribute to save from the agonies of death one unfortunate victim of tyranny, or of ignorance, equally fatal, his blessings… will be sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind.” – Marchese di Beccaria

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