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Postby laura l » Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:08 am

O would, ere I had seen the day

That treason thus could sell us,

My auld grey head had lien in clay,

Wi' Bruce and Loyal Wallace!

But pith and power, till my last hour,

I'll mak' this declaration;

We're bought and sold for English gold -

Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.



Robert Burns,

'Fareweel to a' Our Scottish Fame'

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Postby laura l » Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:12 am

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them; it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.


Moliere, French playwright

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Postby laura l » Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:20 am

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy; the mad daughter of a wise mother


Voltaire, French Philosopher

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Postby skulking » Mon Jan 20, 2003 9:57 pm

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper he should sweep streets even as Micheallangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespear wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper that did his job well.

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Postby laura l » Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:04 pm

"Ritie, don't worry,

'cause you ain't pretty.

Plenty women I seen

digging ditches or worse.

You smart I swear to god,

I rather you have a good mind

than a good behind"



An uncle to his teenager niece. Maya Angelou.

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Postby laura l » Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:02 pm

Not quite a quotation.........January 29th 2003:


<span style='color:purple'>One of the world's most respected statesmen, Nelson Mandela, has condemned United States intervention in the Middle East as "a threat to world peace".
In an interview with the US magazine, Newsweek published on Wednesday, the former South African president repeated his call for President George Bush not to launch attacks on Iraq.

Mandela on the US
Bush motivated by arms sales and oil
Dick Cheney a 'dinosaur'
US responsible for Iran's Islamic revolution
US action led to Taleban
He said that Mr Bush was trying to please the American arms and oil industries.

And Mr Mandela, 84, called some of Mr Bush's senior advisers, including Vice President Dick Cheney "dinosaurs".

He said that the United States' backing for a coup by the Shah of Iran in 1953 had led to that country's Islamic revolution in 1979.

On Afghanistan, Mr Mandela said that US support for the mujahideen (including Osama Bin Laden) against the Soviet Union and its refusal to work with the United Nations after the Soviet withdrawal led to the Taleban taking power.

"If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace," he said.

No evidence

Mr Mandela said that the US was clearly afraid of losing a vote in the United Nations Security Council.



"Israel has weapons of mass destruction. Nobody mentions that"


- Nelson Mandela

"It is clearly a decision that is motivated by George W Bush's desire to please the arms and oil industries in the United States of America," he said.

He said that no evidence had been presented to support the claim that Iraq possesses weapons of mass destruction, while former UN weapons inspector in Baghdad Scott Ritter has said there is no such evidence.

"But what we know is that Israel has weapons of mass destruction. Nobody mentions that," he said.

The former South African leader made it clear that the only member of the Bush team he respects is Colin Powell.

He called Mr Cheney a "dinosaur" and an "arch-conservative" who does not want Mr Bush "to belong to the modern age."
Mr Mandela recalled that Mr Cheney had been opposed to his release from prison. </span>


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