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Quote Left That the whole free people of any nation ought to be exercised to arms, not only the example of our ancestors, as appears by the acts of parliament made in both kingdoms to that purpose, and that of the wisest governments among the ancients; but the advantage of choosing out of great numbers, seems clearly to demonstrate. For in countries where husbandry, trade, manufactures, and other mechanical arts are carried on, even in time of war, the impediments of men are so many and so various, that unless the whole people be exercised, no considerable numbers of men can be drawn out, without disturbing those employments, which are the vitals of the political body. Besides, that upon great defeats, and under extreme calamities, from which no government was ever exempted, every nation stands in need of all the people, as the ancients sometimes did of their slaves. And I cannot see why arms should be denied to any man who is not a slave, since they are the only true badges of liberty; and ought never, but in times of utmost necessity, to be put into the hands of mercenaries or slaves: neither can I understand why any man that has arms should not be taught the use of them. Quote Right
Quote Left All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions Quote Right
Quote Left It is the nature of men having escaped one extreme, which by force they were constrained long to endure, to run headlong into the other extreme, forgetting that virtue doth always consist in the mean. Quote Right
Quote Left The position we hold-the abolitionist position-is often said to be 'extreme,' and those of us who hold it are said to be 'extremists.' The unspoken suggestions are that extreme positions cannot be right and that extremists must be wrong. But I am an extremist when it comes to rape-I am against it all the time. I am an extremist when it comes to child abuse- I am against it all the time. I am an extremist when it comes to sexual discrimination, racial discrimination-I am against it all the time. I am an extremist when it comes to abuse of the elderly- I am against it all the time. The plain fact is, moral truth often is extreme, and must be, for when the injustice is absolute, then one must oppose it-absolutely. Quote Right
Quote Left Extreme patience and persistence are required, Yet everybody succeeds at this before being handed... Quote Right
Quote Left If woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance; very various; heroic and mean; splendid and sordid; infinitely beautiful and hideous in the extreme; as great as a man, some think Quote Right
Quote Left Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health. Quote Right
Quote Left ...in song the words tend to lose their significance, do often lose it, while at the other extreme, in current prose it is the musical value that tends to disappear - so that verse stands symmetrically, as it were, between song, on the one hand, and prose on the other - and is thus admirably and delicately balanced between the sensual and the intellectual power of language. Quote Right
Quote Left Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. Quote Right
Quote Left The extreme always seems to make an impression. Quote Right
Quote Left There exists, at the bottom of all abasement and misfortune, a last extreme which rebels and joins battle with the forces of law and respectability in a desperate struggle, waged partly by cunning and partly by violence, at once sick and ferocious, in which it attacks the prevailing social order with the pin-pricks of vice and the hammer-blows of crime. Quote Right
Quote Left The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even-if you will-eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with. Quote Right
Quote Left Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solicitude is the enemy of well-being. Quote Right
Quote Left It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve Quote Right
Quote Left To the biologist the problem of socialism appears largely as a problem of size. The extreme socialists desire to run every nation as a single business concern. I do not suppose that Henry Ford would find much difficulty in running Andorra or Luxembourg on a socialistic basis. He has already more men on his pay-roll than their population. It is conceivable that a syndicate of Fords, if we could find them, would make Belgium Ltd. or Denmark Inc. pay their way. But while nationalization of certain industries is an obvious possibility in the largest of states, I find it no easier to picture a completely socialized British Empire or United States than an elephant turning somersaults or a hippopotamus jumping a hedge. Quote Right
Quote Left It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. Quote Right
Quote Left The American doctrinaire is the converse of the American demagogue, and, in this way, is scarcely less injurious to the public. The first deals in poetry, the last in cant. He is as much a visionary on one side, as the extreme theoretical democrat is a visionary on the other. Quote Right
Quote Left The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life. Quote Right
Quote Left Art knows no happier moment than the opportunity to show the symmetry of an extreme, during that moment of spheric harmony when the dissonance... Quote Right
Quote Left Places are produced in that wonderful interaction of people, place, narrative, and time. When the people desert these places, narratives are forgotten, ties break, and the place is unmade. What is un-remembered in abandonment cannot be re-remembered in transient automobile suburbs with too few places for shared experience and story making. The extreme is amnesia, and it means that those afflicted do not know who they are anymore. They are disoriented, isolated, and robbed of the ability to recognize emotional attachments to others. The sufferers do not have a coherent story anymore. Un-remembering is the enemy of good places and of public history. Quote Right
Quote Left Our life is frittered away by detail. An honest man has hardly need to count more than his ten fingers, or in extreme cases he may add his ten toes, and lump the rest. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! Quote Right
Quote Left Hockey is the original extreme sport. Quote Right
Quote Left Wealth is not of necessity a curse, nor poverty a blessing. Wholesome and easy abundance is better than either extreme; better for our manhood that we have enough for daily comfort; enough for culture, for hospitality, for charity. More than this may or may not be a blessing. Certainly it can be a blessing only by being accepted as a trust. Quote Right
Quote Left In their behaviour toward creatures, all men were Nazis. Human beings see oppression vividly when they're the victims. Otherwise they victimize blindly and without a thought. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right. Quote Right
Quote Left I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me or say about me, my circumstances, or my position. Attitude keeps me going or cripples my progress. It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me. Quote Right
Quote Left If you look at the course of western history you'll see that we're slowly granting basic rights to everyone. A long time ago only kings had rights. Then rights were extended to property-owning white men. Then all men. Then women. Then children. Then the mentally retarded. Now we're agonizing over the extension of basic rights to homosexuals and animals. We need to finally accept that all sentient creatures are deserving of basic rights. I define basic rights as this --the ability to pursue life without having someone else's will involuntarily forced upon you. Or, as the framers of the constitution put it, the ability to have 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'what criteria can you justify denying basic rights to any living thing? Realize that by whatever criteria you employ someone could deny basic rights to you if they objected to your species, sexual preferences, color, religion, ideology etc. Would you eat your housecat, or force a mentally retarded child to ingest oven cleaner? If not, then why is it ok to eat cows and test products on sentient animals? I believe that to knowingly commit actions that cause or condone suffering is reprehensible in the extreme.I call upon you to be compassionate and treat others as you want to be treated. If you don't want to be beaten, imprisoned, mutilated, killed or tortured then you shouldn't condone such behavior towards anyone, be they human or not. Quote Right
Quote Left The extreme limit of wisdom--that is what the public calls madness. Quote Right
Quote Left The extent to which he used the State of the Union to launch and define the 'ownership society' concept is important because if you take it to its natural extreme, the ownership society would essentially replace the 'Great Society. That's a major shift from where we've been. Quote Right
Quote Left The extreme limit of wisdom-- that is what the public calls madness. Quote Right
Quote Left Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change. Quote Right
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Quote Left Here is how you can tell a 'Trumpie or MAGAteer' have lost their mind. With virtually every other politician, etc., no matter how popular they might be, supporters will be aware of the persons imperfections and faults, and even disagree on many issues. Not with Donnie though ...his blinded followers seem to feel he can do no wrong, like he's a modern day messiah, to deliver all to the promised land. All I can say is, faith is one thing, extreme stupidity is quite another... Quote Right
Quote Left Comfort zones are for people who don't want to grow. You don't have to choose a bed of nails over a mattress, but you could try acupuncture. Stepping out of your comfort zone doesn't have to be extreme. Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes we forget how blessed we are... then a friend calls at the right time, and it becomes extremely clear. Quote Right
Quote Left Don't ever compromise on your principles and morals for money, some people are so poor, extremely poor that money is their only value. Quote Right
Quote Left poetry is song... you have to be very still to hear it however, and it is extremely rare the world is that still... Quote Right
Quote Left We Mustn't Journey From One Extreme To The Other. Friendship, Communication, Communion, Sacrament! Quote Right
Quote Left Sometimes it's better to be at the extreme and rejoice than being at the mean and suffer. Quote Right
Quote Left 'To do better in extreme conditions, learn to do better in every second of life .' By-Surjendra Das Quote Right
Quote Left creativity can be the end of you,when people find wording personal and extreme! I may be a poet but life is not a poetry to others. Quote Right
Quote Left "living in extremes or means is a characteristics of product of environment factors" Quote Right
Quote Left Beauty is extreme order arrived at by accident Quote Right
Quote Left The lives of humans are extremely short. Which is why its so beautiful of a human capacity to dedicate all of whatever time they have on this earth to a single person that they love. Time is the most precious thing we can have, and we give it to the ones we love, knowing that we cannot get it back. Quote Right
Quote Left Poor people have learned to endure day to day economic agony. They are so accustomed to facing economic pain that poverty does not hurt them anymore. Extreme negativity in their life drove learning endurance and their accomplishment to endure extreme conditions is positivity they mastered Quote Right