i'm testing a new page, so please disregard this post... thank you. -mgmtThe world is not all honey and no bee. Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.
mutatis mutandis - changing [only] those things which need to be changed
post hoc ergo propter hoc - after this, therefore because of this
cum hoc ergo propter hoc - with this, therefore because of this
Ceteris paribus - with other things the same - "All other things being equal..."
ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia - the use of a thing is not invalid as a consequence of the abuse of a thing
INRI - Iesvs Nazarenvs Rex Iudaeorvm - Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews
In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox. There exists in such a case a certain institution or law; let us say, for the sake of simplicity, a fence or gate erected across a road. The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, "I don’t see the use of this; let us clear it away." To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: "If you don’t see the use of it, I certainly won’t let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it."- G.K. Chesterton, The Thing 1929
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem - Thomas Jefferson
There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.- Washington's Farewell Address 1796
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit: occidentis telum est.
"A sword alone kills no one; it is the weapon of a killer." - Seneca the Younger