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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Thursday, May 31, 2007
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect man."

-Alexander Hamilton


"Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance..."

"Wit lies in recognizing the resemblance among things which differ and the difference between things which are alike."

-Madame De Stael


"Nothing shows a man's character..."

"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


"A professional writer is..."

"A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

-Richard Bach


"With willing hearts and skillful hands..."

"With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible
takes a bit longer."

-Author unknown


"The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion..."

"The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative
capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance."

-Eric Hoffer