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  • "It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer."
    — William Blackstone


    gryhnd51
    February 9, 2014, 7:38 pm
    Sir William Blackstone KC SL was an English jurist, judge and Tory politician of the eighteenth century. He is most noted for writing the Commentaries on the Laws of England. Wikipedia (1723-1780)

    Allen
    March 15, 2014, 2:39 am
    Yes, and one of his quotes appears in Cryptograms.

    LLapp
    February 10, 2015, 12:18 pm
    I understand he was very popular with the Guilty Party.

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    • "Neurology and psychiatry should be treating the same organ."
      — Alice Weaver Flaherty

      badbob
      August 23, 2018, 1:14 am
      is this dirty?
      Eureka
      February 21, 2019, 12:46 pm
      No, I just washed it.
      "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein

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      • "I hope that after I die, people will say of me 'That guy sure owed me a lot of money.'"
        — Jack Handey

        LLapp
        May 21, 2015, 1:53 pm
        (This was an overheard conversation in a college hallway, seen at overheardinny.com.)
        Student 1: "What do you want people to say about you at your funeral?"
        Student 2: "Look! He moved!"

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        • (Here's to all the timid men out there.)

          "Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. "
          — Thomas Jefferson

          LLapp
          July 16, 2015, 12:41 pm
          Why would anyone turn down the tempestuous sex of liberty?

          montyb
          October 15, 2015, 8:36 am
          Probably she is as cold as her copper skin, standing out there in the harbor like that.

          Deanna48
          October 25, 2018, 12:15 am
          I was stuck on tempestuous sex, too! But the remaining letters just didn't make sense!!

          skeeter
          March 7, 2019, 7:43 pm
          Ooh, LLapp, the tempestuous sex of liberty! What a concept!

          Persephone59
          April 8, 2019, 8:41 pm
          Folks, there's nothing to sea here. Move on.

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          • Skeeter Verse . . .

            "If you have no enemies you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends." — Elbert Hubbard

            LLapp
            July 14, 2016, 9:07 pm
            "I'm partial to the manatee, which emanates no vanity. It swims amidst anemones, and hasn't any enemies." - Jack Prelutsky

            kb83
            April 6, 2017, 9:56 am
            Wonderful , LLapp. Sounds alot like Ogden Nash.

            Capy
            June 30, 2017, 12:22 am
            That is a corollary that does not hold water

            skeeter
            October 22, 2017, 1:15 pm
            "I'm partial to the cryptoquotes, which offer little anecdotes. They get some yes and some no votes. Their addicts find no antidotes." -- Me.

            abra
            June 18, 2018, 11:39 am
            Nice, skeeter. I have no idea why this would be so.

            badbob
            November 5, 2018, 4:10 am
            nice skeeter. have you ever been to Nantucket?
            Last edited by LLapp; 09-25-2020, 04:29 AM.

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            • If laughter is the best medicine, I’m going to be very healthy after reading this exchange.

              "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."
              — Redd Foxx

              montyb
              March 29, 2012, 4:51 pm

              I hereby vow to consume enough preservative-filled fast ans processed foods that when I die I won't need enbalming.

              montyb
              July 6, 2014, 3:25 pm

              *and*

              puzzleme
              July 18, 2014, 8:53 pm

              Don't you hate it when it takes nearly two years to be able to correct a typo?

              SippyGurl
              October 17, 2015, 7:28 pm

              yah, have a few that need addressing... hit that enter button and go DOH

              montyb
              September 6, 2016, 11:18 pm

              Apparently I only see this quote on even-numbered years.

              wvwoman
              September 14, 2016, 7:34 pm

              montyb, when you're back in 2018, you can fix that one last typo...i'm surprised barnabas hasn't mentioned it!

              LLapp
              June 23, 2017, 12:37 pm

              Wow, good catch, wvwoman!

              fishbum
              September 25, 2017, 7:24 am

              Redd Foxx was not known for is good grammar.

              JJ20paws
              July 28, 2018, 9:22 am

              Shouldn't be lying about dying

              Roxanne
              August 3, 2018, 12:52 am

              Where are you, Monty? Only five months to go ....

              darkyr
              March 5, 2019, 12:39 am

              montyb is busy at the moment consuming preservative-filled fast and processed foods. Please leave a comment and he will respond back to you on his next available visit to this quote.

              kb83
              May 14, 2019, 4:47 pm

              montyb, you missed 2018. I hope you are still consuming enough preservatives.

              montyb
              February 22, 2020, 11:01 pm

              *embalming*

              abrown08
              October 23, 2020, 10:02 am

              There it is. The eight year journey comes to a close.

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