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Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Time hath often cured the wound which reason failed to heal.

Gore Vidal, fully Eugene Luther Gore Vidal

Litigation takes the place of sex at middle age.

Italian Proverbs

Many return from the war who cannot give an account of the battle.

Steven Pinker, fully Steven Arthur Pinker

The theory that religion is a force for peace, often heard among the religious right and its allies today, does not fit the facts of history.

Paulo Coelho

During sex, it is very difficult to deceive the other person because that is when each person shows who they really are.

Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Knowledge that is not put into practice is like food that is not digested.

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon, aka Lord Clarendon

Counsel and conversation is a good second education, that improves all the virtues and corrects all the vices.

William Shakespeare

Now sits the wind fair, and we will aboard.

Ronald Reagan, fully Ronald Wilson Reagan

Nations do not mistrust each other because they are armed; they are armed because they mistrust each other.

James Patterson, fully James Brendan Patterson

And there I was, pretty as heck, brown eyes, a few freckles, fashion challenged, and a bad attitude. Max II.

John Herschel, fully Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet

Music and dancing (the more the pity) have become so closely associated with ideas of riot and debauchery among the less cultivated classes, that a taste for them, for their own sakes, can hardly be said to exist, and before they can be recommended as innocent or safe amusements, a very great change of ideas must take place.

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.

Spanish Proverbs

Man punishes the action, but God the intention.

Robert Peel, fully Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Baronet

The Peelian Principles -

Peelian Principle 1 - “The basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.”

Peelian Principle 2 - “The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police actions.”

Peelian Principle 3 - “Police must secure the willing co-operation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public.”

Peelian Principle 4 - “The degree of co-operation of the public that can be secured diminishes proportionately to the necessity of the use of physical force.”

Peelian Principle 5 - “Police seek and preserve public favour not by catering to the public opinion but by constantly demonstrating absolute impartial service to the law.”

Peelian Principle 6 - “Police use physical force to the extent necessary to secure observance of the law or to restore order only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient.”

Peelian Principle 7 - “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

Peelian Principle 8 - “Police should always direct their action strictly towards their functions and never appear to usurp the powers of the judiciary.”

Peelian Principle 9 - “The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action in dealing with it.”

Voltaire, pen name of François-Marie Arouet

History is the study of the world's crime

Hebrew Proverbs

If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living.

Michael Dean Murdock

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe.

Henry David Thoreau, born David Henry Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify.

Harry S. Truman

When a fellow tells me he's bipartisan, I know he's going to vote against me.

Francis Bacon

In removing superstitions, care should be had, that (as it fareth in ill purgings) the good be not taken away with the bad; which commonly is done, when the people is the physician.

William Blake

His little throat labors with inspiration, every feather on throat and breast and wings vibrates with the effluence divine.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

CHORUS: Any deception spent on them? APOSTLE: As is customary in the elimination of the Kings. Gifts.

Walter Brueggemann

It did not compute the profound contradiction between the claim of "leader of the free world" and the rapacious occupation of the world for the sake of markets, resources, and control. The empire doesn't question itself; it "sucks it up" and moves on, restoring its hegemony and bringing the dissenters to justice.

Zora Neale Hurston

Aw, git reconciled!.. You can?t git her wid no fish sandwich.

Richard Whately

Good manners are a part of good morals.