„Whoever says that he "belongs to his time" is only saying that he agrees with the largest number of fools at that moment.“

—  Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Sucesivos Escolios a un Texto Implícito (1992)
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„A man who says he feels no fear is either a fool or a liar.“

—  Fred Dibnah English steeplejack and television personality, with a keen interest in mechanical engineering 1938 - 2004
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„Not for you to say "in this way shall the race love." Let the race alone.
Will there not be atrocious crimes? Certainly. He is a fool who says there will not be.“

—  Voltairine de Cleyre American anarchist writer and feminist 1866 - 1912
Sex Slavery (1890), Context: Now for the remedy. It is in one word, the only word that ever brought equity anywhere — LIBERTY! Centuries upon centuries of liberty is the only thing that will cause the disintegration and decay of these pestiferous ideas. Liberty was all that calmed the bloodwaves of religious persecution! You cannot cure serfhood by any other substitution. Not for you to say "in this way shall the race love." Let the race alone. Will there not be atrocious crimes? Certainly. He is a fool who says there will not be. But you can't stop them by committing the arch-crime and setting a block between the spokes of Progress-wheels. You will never get right until you start right. As for the final outcome, it matters not one iota. I have my ideal, and it is very pure, and very sacred to me. But yours, equally sacred, may be different and we may both be wrong. But certain am I that with free contract, that form of sexual association will survive which is best adapted to time and place, thus producing the highest evolution of the type. Whether that shall be monogamy, variety, or promiscuity matters naught to us; it is the business of the future, to which we dare not dictate.

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„Skinner: The hon. Member for Edge Hill seems a bit upset about my saying that he was not there half the time. Will he settle for my agreeing that he was there the other half? That is an advance.“

—  Dennis Skinner British politician 1932
1980s, House of Commons, Hansard, 1 April 1981, 04:30am, volume 2 col 448 http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1981/apr/01/saving-for-things-done-under-a-licence#S6CV0002P0_19810401_HOC_593 Skinner may have been alluding to a classic joke http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/04/19/half-fools/.

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„Did Stanton say I was a damned fool? Then I dare say I must be one, for Stanton is generally right and he always says what he means.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
1860s, As quoted in Lincoln; An Account of his Personal Life, Especially of its Springs of Action as Revealed and Deepened by the Ordeal of War (1922) by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson.

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„Every time a man expects, as he says, his money to work for him, he is expecting other people to work for him.“

—  Dorothy L. Sayers English crime writer, playwright, essayist and Christian writer 1893 - 1957
Essays, The Other Six Deadly Sins (1941)

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