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A quote

Discussion in 'Alley of Lingering Sighs' started by The Mountain Hare, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. The Mountain Hare Banned

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    "Forget not, Roman, that it is your special genius to rule the people; To impose the ways of peace, to spare the defeated, and to crush those proud men who will not submit."

    Virgil, The Aeneid

    Does the above remind you of a similar attitude held by a particular superpower in today's age?
     
  2. Colthrun

    Colthrun Walk first in the forest and last in the bog Veteran

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    This sort of applies to any superpower in history. :p
     
  3. Rallymama Gems: 31/31
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    Actually, TMH, the quote that comes most to my mind whenever I read your posts is the sign at the Faerun zoo that says, "WARNING: Do Not Feed The Troll." :rolleyes:

    We all know his shortcomings, we don't need you picking fights about them.
     
  4. Death Rabbit

    Death Rabbit Straight, no chaser Adored Veteran Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Yawn.
     
  5. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I'll add a couple more of Virgil's quotes:

    Romans, never forget that government is your medium! Be this your art: to practice men in habit of peace, generosity to the conquered, and firmness against aggressors.

    Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly.

    And Winston Churchill:

    One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.
     
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    Nothing beats Machiavelli when it comes to quotes, though. The Prince is by far the best book on the subject of warfare and politics that have ever been written.
     
  7. Morgoroth

    Morgoroth Just because I happen to have tentacles, it doesn'

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    Quotes are a cheap and meaningless way of making a point.
     
  8. The Mountain Hare Banned

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    Morg:
    Only when the audience is stupid, and lacks the trait known as 'introspection'.
     
  9. Daie d'Malkin

    Daie d'Malkin Shoulda gone to Specsavers

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    A quote is merely a collection of words that someone has said. You don't need someone else's words to understand the subject at hand. All it gives you is there viewpoint, which isn't always as important as people make out.

    Some people put far too much stock in quotes.
     
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    Or perhaps I used the quote to demonstrate that the elitist attitudes of superpowers has remained unchanged throughout time, despite the fact that we currently live in a 'civilized' age.

    Do I need to spoon feed you people?
     
  11. Drew

    Drew Arrogant, contemptible, and obnoxious Adored Veteran

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    You apparently have missed out on the fact that the posters here know what you were trying to say and, frankly, the idea is nothing new. It's been around since my parents were kids. Probably longer.

    [ August 26, 2007, 13:44: Message edited by: Drew ]
     
  12. Daie d'Malkin

    Daie d'Malkin Shoulda gone to Specsavers

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    They have? Damn, I should move outta this cave.
     
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    A quote about a dislike of quotes in a thread about quotes... well it was bound to happen sometime :heh:
     
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    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

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    Can we all please just ignore this jerk now? Rally's right - let's stop feeding the troll.
     
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