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Maxims, axioms, postulates, whatever. Probably not to be funny, but strictly concise.

Do or Dazzle

If it’s stupid but it works, it isn’t stupid.

Quoted from: Bring the Heat

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Jeanne d’Alaska

If Progressives want to know what Sarah Palin feels like to the Right, the answer is Erin Brockovich.

Quoted from: Cobb

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Every Man a King

The enemy of big government is self-government.

Quoted from: Thaddeus McCotter

Via: Maggie’s Farm

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Fantasy Values

The harsh reality is that a few years on the pole with a coke habit would still leave the average woman with a better long term prospect of happiness than the popular combination of student loans and a soft liberal arts degree from a reputable private university.

Quoted from: Vox Day

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Think Outside the Ballot Box

Remember, the problem isn't the Democrats, and the solution isn't the Republicans.

Quoted from: Borepatch

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Oral Surgeons

Nutrition science, which after all only got started less than two hundred years ago, is today approximately where surgery was in the year 1650—very promising and very interesting to watch, but are you ready to let them operate on you?

Quoted from: Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual

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Escher Economics

The great illusion of Progressivism is that the middle class can make the poor into the middle class.

Ascending and Descending drawing by M. C. Escher

Quoted from: Cobb’s Rules

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Unequal Equalities

Republicans want black Americans to pursue happiness and the Democratic Party wants to provide happiness to black Americans.

Quoted from: Baldilocks

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Becoming History

…Immortality is the recollection one leaves in the memory of man.

Quoted from: Napoleon Bonaparte

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It’s Good to be the King

You'll never, ever hear Obama say "I want my life back!".

Quoted from: a comment on a photo of the current President playing golf on Father’s Day.

Obama playing golf

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Political Taijitu

Taoist Yin-Yang SymbolWhat irony that Obama now represents more value to the Republicans than to the Democrats.

Quoted from: Commenter “Curtis” at Neo-neocon

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The Fog of History

Any great struggle, while it remains undecided and sometimes even afterward, unfolds not in certainties but in doubts.

Quoted from: Mark Helprin

Via: Newmark’s Door

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The Discretion Factor

Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private.

Quoted from: Bill O’Reilly

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VE Day

We may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing;

Quoted from: Winston Churchill

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Delicate Perfection

Maximally optimized systems are fragile systems.

Quoted from: NZC, a regular commenter at TJIC.

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Passive Activity

There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.

Quoted from: G. K. Chesterton

Lifted directly from Neo-neocon

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The Enemy Within

The greatest threat to any living organism or nation is not to recognize danger in time.

Quoted from: Benjamin Netanyahu

via Dr. Sanity

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Rhetorical Theater

Remember, when you're debating with someone, always keep in mind that what you're really trying to do is teach the audience.

Quoted from: Difster (in a comment at Vox Popoli)

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Substitution Effect

Teach a man how to beg for fish and he'll never learn to fish.

Quoted from: Cobb

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Charitable Narcissus

If you want to help someone, then just shut up, do it, and spare the press release.

Quoted from: Vox Day

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