Posted by Genia on July 20, 2006 at 17:58:13:
In Reply to: The Quotes - not exactly a quiz as such, more a group effort (txt) posted by Conundrum on July 20, 2006 at 02:11:30:
: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth"
Exodus, right after the ten commandments and before the calf; yes, I know the Bible halfways by heart.
: "Life does not forgive weakness"
Hitler. Bleh. Out of context the quote is okay... in context, though? Nothing that mam said should be taken in context... and yes, all ye logicians out there, I flaunt my Ah Hominems.
: "It is the enemy who can truly teach us to practice the virtues of compassion and tolerance"
The Dalai Lama... appropriately enough. Not that I agree, by the way.
: "The state can do what they want to do"
: "If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country"
Not sure... that would be the english writer, though
: "If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads"
Authory dude, the French one... I can see it's a translation from a mile away.
: "Crime is a product of social excess"
V. Lenin. - I was born in Soviet Russia... Come on.
: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"
Well, this one is a New Testement, but before it got to Mr. J it was said by Hillel the Elder.
: "And mankind is naught but a single nation"
Ironically, that's a Quran quote, but kill me if I know which place in there precisely.
: "Bulimia is soooo '87"
I'll stake my bets on this one as the movie quote, but I don't know which.
P.S. All identified quotes were recognized before the clues were read.
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