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

Choosing Surrender

We do not acquit ourselves morally by trying to abstain from a choice of evils.

Quoted from: Rant of the Day

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Somehow Relevant

It ain’t stealin’ if you do it fast.

Quoted from: Moe Szyslak

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Active Cooperation

In general, you can get help if you are doing your share but not if you are sitting on your butt expecting the Lord to push one way while you are pushing the other way.

Quoted from: Maxed Out Momma

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Revealed Preference

The non-customer is always right.

Quoted from: TJIC

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Message Over Medium

I wasn’t a great communicator, but I communicated great things, and they didn’t spring full bloom from my brow, they came from the heart of a great nation—from our experience, our wisdom, and our belief in the principles that have guided us for two centuries.

Quoted from: Ronald Reagan

H/T: Neo-neocon

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9/13

War is less costly than servitude…the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau.

Quoted from: Jean Dutourd

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Bad Shepherds

Con men understand that their job is not to use facts to convince skeptics but to use words to help the gullible to believe what they want to believe.

Quoted from: Thomas Sowell

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Adult Beverages

Drinks that don't taste of alcohol were developed for coeds and the saps who try to get them drunk.

Quoted from: The Weekly Standard

H/T: Maggie’s Farm

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Equally Exclusive

Equality before the law and material equality are therefore not only different but are in conflict with each other; and we can achieve either one or the other, but not both at the same time.

Quoted from: Friedrich Hayek, The Constitution of Liberty

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Ominous Choice

If you are not saved by Grace, you will be judged by Law.

Quoted from: Dr. Walter Martin

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Ranking Required

To forbid me from saying that one culture is better than another necessarily forbids me from having opinions about human behavior, and the meaning of life.

Quoted from: TJIC

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Survival of the Richest

The ability to wage war is the greatest fortune a people possess, for it is the manner in which they preserve their very lives, when their lives themselves are threatened.

Quoted from: Cobb

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Unseen Dangers

When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe.

Quoted from: Frédéric Bastiat

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Reception Defines Signal

The thing is, if intelligent people continually fail to understand what you are saying, then the onus is on you to learn to communicate more clearly.

Quoted from: Vox Day

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Dissent Supressed

Even the tortured are asked to talk.

Quoted from: Cobb

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No Easy Virtues

…Morality is ambiguous, difficult, and requires thought.

Quoted from: Commenter Gloria at ShrinkWrapped.

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Misprized Trust

In a fully capitalist system, there would be no guarantees.

Quoted from: Peter Gordon

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Original Sin

To say that something is corrupt is redundant.

Quoted from: Danny Mac

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Revealed Preferences

Supply and demand cannot be fooled.

Quoted from: Peter Gordon

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True Endurance

Love survives the absence of peace.

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