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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Midweek Quotations

I have neglected my blogging duties for too long. Since I am trapped at home today by the snow, I have no excuse not to pull out my book and select another instalment of quotations.

"You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists." - Anatole France, French novelist, 1844-1924

"It is a fair summary of history to say that the safeguards of liberty have been forged in controversies involving not very nice people." - Felix Frankfurter, American Judge, 1882-1965
Spoken in dissent to the ruling in United States v. Rabinowitz (1950)

"The Pentagon, that immense monument to modern man's subservience to the desk." - Lord Franks, British philosopher and administrator, 1905-92

"Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we need not experience it." - Max Frisch, Swiss novelist and dramatist, 1911-91