Re: [OT] Re: top post fixer?
On 1/23/07, Dave Sherohman <email@example.com> wrote:
On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 11:55:32AM -0500, celejar wrote:
> On 1/22/07, Dave Sherohman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 10:25:23AM -0600, John C wrote:
> >> >I would rather be exposed to the inconvenience attending too much
> >> >than those attending too small degree of it.
> >> > - Thomas Jefferson
> >> By the way, I do love the quote. :-)
> >So did I, as soon as I saw it. There are a lot of similarly great
> >quotes from Jefferson and his friends, but this is one of the few that I
> >can fit into a 4-line .sig. :)
> I would respectfully differ. This sort of thing is stirring but
> somewhat content-free.
I won't disagree with you. Many (most?) of the other great quotes I
mentioned earlier are much better and I'd rather use them. But that this
one (and the Franklin quote you mentioned) have the deciding advantage
that they can be crammed into a four-line-by-70ish-column signature,
while those with real meat to them are too large for that.
I confess that I am rather leery of Jefferson's almost unbalanced
extremism as manifested in his over-the-top support for the French
Revolution, as in the notorious Adam and Eve quote .