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Old 10-10-2005, 09:48 AM   #21
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Let's get to the bottom fo this, SG.* This is one of my favourite quotes.*

Who really said it?* (And is there somewhere I can go to check authorshhip before I misquote somebody else again?)

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I didn't mean to imply that Churchill did not make this statement (I have no idea whether he did or not). I did mean to imply that it is not an ensightful statement.

While some people do take a turn to the dark side (conservatism) as they get old, there are many who become increasingly enlightened and liberal. But as profHH points out, the labels themselves seem to take on less and less meaning.
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Re: Know where you are going.
Old 10-10-2005, 09:57 AM   #22
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It's a magnificent quote and dead on.
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A better translation would be:* Stupid, when young (guided by your feelings and good intentions);* Smart when older, realizing that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.*.
Yes, I can see that smart people certainly want to eliminate good intentions. If only we could eliminate good intentions, we might eventually be able to eliminate all good entirely.

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And I personally followed the quote, young to old..
I can believe that. And of course if it worked for you, then it must be right for everybody.

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Churchill (or whoever said it) was brilliant. . . .
Based on the fact that you believe it to describe you?

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Old 10-10-2005, 10:12 AM   #23
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A Conservative is a Liberal who has been robbed.

A Liberal is a Conservative who has spent a night in jail.

(I think this was on TMF years ago.)
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A Conservative is a Liberal who has been robbed.*

A Liberal is a Conservative who has spent a night in jail.
And a pox is something that should go on both of them . . .
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Perhaps I should have said from idealistic to cynical. Yeah, that's more accurate. We all gonna change the world when we're young. We we get a little older, we know better.
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Thank you, Lazarus!!

This is so true.. I am going to pin it up on the wall when I find myself slipping back into my old "efficient" ways...

...like when I get irritated because a letter from the town hall took two weeks to get to our house, in a town of 4,000 people.
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