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"My doctor says that I have a malformed public duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fiber," he muttered to himself, "and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes."
-- Ford Prefect
As your attorney, it is my duty to inform you that it is not important that you understand what I'm doing or why you're paying me so much money. What's important is that you continue to do so.
Believe nothing! Belief is a confession of ignorance! Therefore do not even believe what even I tell you! All I can do is to teach you to enlighten yourselves. Your first duty is to abolish your ignorance, and only you yourselves can do this.
In the purer ages of the commonwealth, the use of arms was reserved for those ranks of citizens who had a country to love, a property to defend, and some share in enacting those laws, which it was their interest, as well as duty, to maintain. But in proportion as the public freedom was lost in extent of conquest, war was gradually improved into an art, and degraded into a trade.
-- Edward Gibbon
Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal considerations should stand in the way of performing a duty.
-- Ulysses S. Grant
The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it.
-- Abbie Hoffman
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