„A critical feature of the EU(European Union) in general and EMU in particular is that there is no legitimate way for a member to withdraw... The American experience with the secession of the South may contain some lessons about the danger of a treaty or constitution that has no exits.“


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„The members of a society do not make conscious choices in arriving at a particular way of life.“

—  Peter Farb American academic and writer 1929 - 1980
Context: The members of a society do not make conscious choices in arriving at a particular way of life. Rather, they make unconscious adaptations.... they know only that a particular choice works, even though it may appear bizarre to an outsider.<!-- p. 13

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„I usually take no notice of reviews unless a critic has thought up some new way of describing me. That old one about the way I sleep my way through pictures is so hackneyed now.“

—  Robert Mitchum American film actor, author, composer and singer 1917 - 1997
As quoted in "Kate and Deborah Disagree" https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=SBS19821031.1.97&srpos=1&e=31-10-1982-31-10-1982--en--20--1--txt-txIN-%22I+usually+take+no+notice+of+reviews%22-------1


„General laws cannot give way to particular cases.“

—  William Henry Ashurst (judge) English judge 1725 - 1807
King v. The College of Physicians (1797), 7 T. R. 290.

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„President Roosevelt [... ] told me there was no reason for my worrying about my having been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. He said some of his best friends and supporters he had in the state of Georgia were among members of the organization. He never in any way, by word or attitude, indicated any doubt about my having been in the Klan nor did he indicate any criticism of me for having been a member of that organization.“

—  Hugo Black U.S. Supreme Court justice 1886 - 1971
Writing in 1968, as quoted in "An open letter to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz" https://web.archive.org/web/20150630102356/http://spectator.org/articles/63244/will-democrats-apologize-slavery-and-segregation (25 June 2015), by Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

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