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Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on.
William Shakespeare

[Jealousy] arouses a husband's fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
Proverbs 6:34


In America, they [American Jews] may feel they are Jews. But in Israel, they feel they are Americans.
Ernest van den Haag

To the Greeks, the beautiful was holy, and to the Jews the holy was beautiful.
Author unidentified


A joke never gains over an enemy, but often loses a friend.
Thomas Fuller


Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
Frank Zappa

Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
G. K. Chesterton

Exaggeration of every kind is as essential to journalism as it is to the dramatic art, for the object of journalism is to make events go as far as possible.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable, and literature is not read.
Oscar Wilde

Journalism possesses in itself the potentiality of becoming one of the most frightful monstrosities and delusions that have ever cursed mankind. This horrible transformation will occur at the exact instant at which journalists realise that they can become an aristocracy.
G. K. Chesterton


There is no such thing as an independent press. You know it, and I know it. I [as a journalist] am paid $150 a week for keeping honest opinions out of the paper. We are intellectual prostitutes, and our time and our talents are the property of other men.
An unidentified New York editor, 1917


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain

The man from whom the joys of life have departed is living no more, but should be counted with the dead.

Great joys, like griefs, are silent.
Shakerley Marmion


There must always be a goodly number of judges, for few will always do the will of the few.
Niccolò Machiavelli

Judges ought to remember that their office is jus dicere, and not jus dare—to interpret law, and not to make law, or give law.
Francis Bacon


We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others by their acts.
Harold Nicholson

State a moral case to a plowman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.
Thomas Jefferson

Many complain of their Memory, few of their Judgment.
Author unidentified


Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
H. L. Mencken

Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or bring justice to our enemies, justice will be done.
George W. Bush

I like my wine French, my beer German, my vodka Russian, and my judicial system American.
Chief Justice John Roberts

Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.
Exodus 23:2-3

Pardoning the Bad, is injuring the Good.
Author unidentified

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