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Here's a good (probably apocryphal) story about Bertrand Russell......

He was giving a public lecture on astronomy, talking about stars, galaxies, gravity etc...

At the end, an old woman stood up and said "What you have told us is rubbish! The world is really a plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise!"

He gave a huge smile and asked "Then what, madam, is the tortoise standing on?"

"Oh, you're very clever young man" she replied "but it's tortoises all the way down!"

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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

--Bertrand Russell

(Reposting a quote I originally posted here in August 2012)

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“I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.” Jacob Marley, in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

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"I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society — from a give-it-to-me to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain." (Speech, February 1984) Margaret Thatcher

Much admired.

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If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.

~Margaret Thatcher

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"When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change."

~Annette Funicello

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"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

Margaret Thatcher

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"I hate extremes of any kind. Communism and the National Front both seek the domination of the state over the individual. They both, I believe crush the right of the individual. To me, therefore, they are parties of a similar kind. All my life I have stood against banning Communism or other extremist organisations because, if you do that, they go underground and it gives them an excitement that they don't get if they are allowed to pursue their policies openly. We'll beat them into the ground on argument... The National Front is a Socialist Front."

- Margaret Thatcher, 21 April, 1978

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"I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime. "

- Margaret Thatcher, March 5, 1973

RIP - 13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013

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Indeed :)

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