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|#9961||To use violence is to already be defeated.|
-- Chinese proverb
|#9962||Today is a good day to bribe a high-ranking public official.|
|#9963||Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available|
-- Governor Jerry Brown
|#9964||Travel important today; Internal Revenue men arrive tomorrow.|
|#9965||Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last.|
-- Charles DeGaulle
|#9966||True leadership is the art of changing a group from what it is to what|
it ought to be.
-- Virginia Allan
|#9967||Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers|
in heavy weather for several days. I was serving on the lead battleship and
was on watch on the bridge as night fell. The visibility was poor with patchy
fog, so the Captain remained on the bridge keeping an eye on all activities.
Shortly after dark, the lookout on the wing of the bridge reported,
"Light, bearing on the starboard bow."
"Is it steady or moving astern?" the Captain called out.
Lookout replied, "Steady, Captain," which meant we were on a dangerous
collision course with that ship.
The Captain then called to the signalman, "Signal that ship: We are on
a collision course, advise you change course 20 degrees."
Back came a signal "Advisable for you to change course 20 degrees."
In reply, the Captain said, "Send: I'm a Captain, change course 20
"I'm a seaman second class," came the reply, "You had better change
course 20 degrees."
By that time, the Captain was furious. He spit out, "Send: I'm a
battleship, change course 20 degrees."
Back came the flashing light: "I'm a lighthouse!"
We changed course.
-- The Naval Institute's "Proceedings"
|#9968||"Ubi non accusator, ibi non judex."|
(Where there is no police, there is no speed limit.)
-- Roman Law, trans. Petr Beckmann (1971)
|#9969||Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a|
just man is also a prison.
-- Henry David Thoreau
|#9970||Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some|
ordinance under which you can be booked.
-- Robert D. Sprecht, Rand Corp.
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