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❝My philosophy
like colour TV
is all there
in black and white❞
Monty Python

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A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)

Freedom is not free.

Gossip is the new pornography.
Woody Allen (1935- )

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

In a mature society, 'civil servant' is semantically equal to 'civil master'.
Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

Man is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.
Max Beerbohm (1872-1956)

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
Violet Bonham-Carter (1887-1969)

The upper crust is just a lot of crumbs sticking together.

There are more of them than us.
Herb Caen (1916-1997)

To have a horror of the bourgeois is bourgeois.
Jules Renard (1864-1910)

We have met the enemy, and he is us.

We live in an age where pizza gets to your home before the police.

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