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Old 21-04-2010, 07:36   #151
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"We Sleep Safe In Our Beds because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those that would do us harm."
Author: George Orwell ...
Probably not Orwell, though most commomnly attributed to him.

Though it is a great thought; I can find no confirmation that Orwell ever actually said these exact words.

In his essay on Rudyard Kipling (1942), Orwell wrote: "[Kipling] sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilised, are there to guard and feed them."*

And in his "Notes on Nationalism" (1945) he wrote: "Those who 'abjure' violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf."

* "Yes, making mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep" - Rudyard Kipling (“Tommy”)
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Two of Shakespeare's....

He who has the steerage of my course; direct my sail...

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no sooner met but they looked, no sooner looked but they loved, no sooner loved but they sighed, no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason, no
sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy.

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Never play cards with a guy named "Doc", never eat at a restaurant called "Mom's", and never go to bed with someone who has more problems than you do.
I remember first reading that quote in "The Monkey-wrench Gang" by Edward Abbey.

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"Best thing to do is to get her out on the ocean. If anything's going to happen, it's going to happen out there." Ron Rico.
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