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Samizdata quote of the day

Logic has made me hated by the world
– Abelard of Le Pallet

8 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • dearieme

    Not a problem Mr Blair will face, then?

  • John_R

    Great quote!

    Here’s another quote for your consideration:

    A remarkable thing happened at the United Nations yesterday. We, the United States, told the world “no”. The messenger was Robert Joseph, the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Speaking before the dozens of nations that have gathered for the review conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Joseph told the world in no uncertain terms where the United States stood.
    “The U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of our citizens to keep and bear arms, and there will be no infringement of those rights,” he proclaimed to the dignitaries and functionaries. “The United States will not agree to any provisions restricting civilian possession, use or legal trade of firearms inconsistent with our laws and practices.”

  • John_R

    OOPS, forgot the link(Link)

  • guy herbert

    John_R… uh?

    Reportage; dully expressed; making a contingent point; and an utter non-sequituur. Do you really think a second-hand announcement of a policy you happen to approve of compares with the elliptic resonance of a great human tragedy? Or is it intended as textual criticism perhaps?

  • RAB

    Beats me!
    I just googled wasname of the pallets and got
    well a load of people selling, leasing or renting
    This is what I thought in the first place.
    Why are you so down on this man who has revolutionised marketing and given a job to millions of fork lift drivers!
    You know I like a joke, but what are you on about?

  • The Obscure Philosopher

    Streuth! Someone quoting Peter Abelard! I’m impressed as the man is hardly known at all these days and when he is, its for getting his goolies cut off rather than his sceptical rationalism. Respect!

  • RAB

    Thanks obscure philosopher.
    I was wondering if it had to do with
    Eloise and Abelard.
    But you can only make one joke at a time.
    So what did this 12 century philosopher mean by that exactly?