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Words I Live By

Ashdown’s 3rd Law: “In the modern age where everything is connected to everything, the most important thing about what you can do, is what you can do with others”

“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.” — Lucille Ball

“It’s human to be anti-war; please don’t be anti-soldier” — Anon.

“I was a solider, so that my son could be a farmer, so that his son could be a poet.” –Thomas Jefferson

“You made enemies? Good; it means you stood up for something” — Eminem

“To imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.” — Pope Francis

“It means that one should never cause harm to another, but when people fail to see enlightenment, you can sometimes scare the hell out of them until they do.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” — Buddha

“Common Sense is Genius dressed up in work clothes” — Unknown

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” — Bill Gates

Hanlon’s Razor:   Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences. — P. J. O’Rourke

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” — Anais Nin

“Politics is not the art of the possible.  It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” — John Kenneth Galbraith

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