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Comment Dated Dec 16, 2007


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"'Tis the times' plague, when madmen lead the blind."

-- William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act 4, Scene 1

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

-- H.L. Mencken

"We live in a society that is overworked and under-educated; a society in which people are so industrious that they become absolutely stupid."

-- Oscar Wilde: "The Critic as Artist"

"One of the penalties for not taking an interest in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."

-- Plato, c. 400 B.C.