The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, December 02, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on
the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving."

-Albert Einstein


"Give light and the people..."

"Give light and the people will find their own way."

-Scripps-Howard newspapers


"There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations..."

"There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise
up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the braveā€¦. It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace - but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! - I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"

-Patrick Henry


"Never give in, never give in,..."

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or
small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good

-Sir Winston Churchill


"Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind..."

"Give us courage and gaiety and the quiet mind. Spare to us our friends, soften to us our enemies. Bless us, if it may be, in all our innocent endeavors. If it may not, give us the strength to encounter that which is to come, that we be brave in peril, constant in tribulation, temperate in wrath, and in all changes of fortune and down to the gates of death, loyal and loving one to another."

-Robert Louis Stevenson