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"Every abridgement of a good book is a fool abridged." - Michel De Montaigne

"No people can be truly happy... if abridged of the freedom of their consciences" - William Penn

"A great sin is a course of wickedness abridged into one act." - Robert South

"All... natural rights may be abridged or modified in [their] exercise by law." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more than an abridged dictionary." - Dave Barry

"Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out." - Berkeley Breathed

"Physics has in the main contented itself with studying the abridged edition of the book of nature." - Arthur Eddington

"At each increase of knowledge, as well as on the contrivance of every new tool, human labour becomes abridged." - Charles Babbage

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." - Alice Paul

"Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so; It is not so. It is so; it is not so." - Benjamin Franklin

"We maintain therefore that in matters of Religion, no man's right is abridged by the institution of Civil Society, and that Religion is wholly exempt from its cognizance." - James Madison

"I am concerned that people who admire [Ayn] Rand are not often critical enough of the extent to which she has abridged the implications of [her] novels." - Murray Bookchin

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." - Anonymous

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." - Constitution of the United States

"Mentor's Official and Complete Procedural Handbook on Initial Succubus Intake and Probationary Period (Abridged). "Abridged?" I spun toward Jerome. "Tell me you're getting back at me for the time I accused you of wearing Old Spice." "That one's still coming," said the demon. "This one's for real." - Richelle Mead

"Mentor's Official and Complete Procedural Handbook on Initial Succubus Intake and Probationary Period (Abridged). "Abridged?" I spun toward Jerome. "Tell me you're getting back at me for the time I accused you of wearing Old Spice." "That one's still coming," said the demon. "This one's for real." - Richelle Mead

"The civil rights of none, shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretext infringed." - James Madison

"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." - Constitution of the United States

"The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, or to publish their sentiments; and the freedom of the press, as one of the great bulwarks of liberty, shall be inviolable." - James Madison

"Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality [whatever that means] were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie." - Antonin Scalia

"It is the position of some theists that their right to freedom OF religion is abridged when they are not allowed to violate the rationalists' right to freedom FROM religion." - James T. Green

"Mitochondrial DNA, which is a sort of abridged version of DNA, is passed directly from mother to child, so it's something that can be looked at to trace matrilineal descent." - Elizabeth Kolbert

"When I'm going to see a comedian, I don't want to see them hold back, and when I'm reading a book, I don't want to hear an abridged version." - Kathy Griffin

"For the record, pot, like the Reader's Digest , is not necessarily habit-forming, but both can lead to hard-core addiction : heroin, in one case, abridged bad books, in the other. Either way you look at it, a withdrawal from a meaningful life." - Mordecai Richler

"The following [addition to the Bill of Rights] would have pleased me: The people shall not be deprived or abridged of their right to speak, to write, or otherwise to publish anything but false facts affecting injuriously the life, liberty or reputation of others, or affecting the peace of the [United States] with foreign nations." - Thomas Jefferson

"Somewhere in the Bill of Rights is a Pig Amendment; our freedom to stuff ourselves cannot be abridged. Having so stuffed, we demand a technological solution to the fat problem. Give me cyclamates, or give me death! This is not only immoral; it is also boring." - John Leonard

"Reading is one of the true pleasures of life. In our age of mass culture, when so much that we encounter is abridged,adapted, adulterated, shredded, and boiled down, it is mind-easing and mind-inspiring to sit down privately with a congenial book..." - Thomas S Monson

"Such power I gave the people as might do, Abridged not what they had, now lavished new, Those that were great in wealth and high in place My counsel likewise kept from all disgrace. Before them both I held my shield of might, And let not either touch the other's right." - Plutarch

"But remember, when the people once part with power, they can seldom or never resume it but by force. Many instances can be produced in which the people have voluntarily increased the powers of their rulers; but few, if any, in which rulers have willingly abridged their authority. This is a sufficient reason to induce you to be careful, in the first instance, how you deposit the powers of government." - Robert Lee Yates

"Let the Common School be expanded to its capabilities, let it be worked with the efficiency of which it is susceptible, and nine tenths of the crimes in the penal code would become obsolete; the long catalogue of human ills would be abridged; men would walk more safely by day; every pillow would be more inviolate by night; property, life, and character held by a stronger tenure; all rational hopes respecting the future brightened." - Horace Mann

"Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governour of the Universe: And if a member of Civil Society, do it with a saving of his allegiance to the Universal Sovereign. We maintain therefore that in matters of Religion, no man's right is abridged by the institution of Civil Society and that Religion is wholly exempt from its cognizance." - James Madison

"In the index to the six hundred odd pages of Arnold Toynbee's A Study of History, abridged version, the names of Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes and Newton do not occur yet their cosmic quest destroyed the medieval vision of an immutable social order in a walled-in universe and transformed the European landscape, society, culture, habits and general outlook, as thoroughly as if a new species had arisen on this planet." - Arthur Koestler

"But remember, when the people once part with power, they can seldom or never resume it but by force. Many instances can be produced in which the people have voluntarily increased the powers of their rulers; but few, if any, in which rulers have willingly abridged their authority. This is a sufficient reason to induce you to be careful, in the first instance, how you deposit the powers of government." - Robert Yates

"Wherever the title of streets and parks may rest, they have immemorially been held in trust for the use of the public and, time out of mind, have been used for purposes of assembly... and discussing public question. Such use of the streets and public places has, from ancient times, been a part of the privileges, immunities, rights, liberties of citizens. The privilege of a citizen of the United States to use the streets and parks for communication of views on national questions may be regulated in the interest of all... but it must not, in the guise of regulation, be abridged or denied." - Jason Epstein

"By the laws of rectitude accused Persons, however atrocious their offences, are allowed to make their defence, and by a verdict of a Jury of their Peers, they are either convicted, or acquitted. I have some times thought that we Women are hardly dealt by since strictly speaking, we cannot legally be tried by our Peers, for men are not our Peers, and yet upon their breath our guilt or innocence depends- thus are our privileges in this, as in many other respects tyrannically abridged, and we are forced to yield to necessity." - Judith Sargent Murray

"Once upon a time there lived in Berlin, Germany, a man called Albinus. He was rich, respectable, happy; one day he abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress; he loved; was not loved; and his life ended in disaster. This is the whole of the story and we might have left it at that had there not been profit and pleasure in the telling; and although there is plenty of space on a gravestone to contain, bound in moss, the abridged version of a man's life, detail is always welcome." - Vladimir Nabokov



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