Philip L Ferguson
PLF13 at SPAMstudent.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Dec 9 18:41:07 MST 1999
Among Paul B's inspiring quotes was:
>The great appear great to us only because we are on our knees -- let us
This was credited to a newspaper called The Rebel.
I don't know about this, but the above quote is familiar to me as being
associated with the irish revolutionary leader James Connolly. I thihk it
was emblazoned on the cover of one of the newspapers he edited. He, in
turn, had not dreamed it up but taken it from a French revolutionary of the
late 1700s, Desmoulins I think.
A quote I like and used to use a lot for different things, mainly related
to youth, comes from Bernadette Devlin and is from her autobiography 'The
Price of My Soul', published around 1971 or 72 I think. It is;
"We were born into an unjust system; we are not prepared to grow old in it."
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