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A Quote by Tim Freeman on drugs, innocence, quiet, and silence

When they took the fourth amendment, I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment, I kept quiet because I know I'm innocent. When they took the second amendment, I said nothing because I don't own a gun. Now they've come for the first amendment, and I can't say anything at all.

Tim Freeman

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A Quote by Stanislaw Ulam on chess, drugs, happiness, kindness, mathematics, practice, reality, reason, unhappiness, and world

In many cases, mathematics is an escape from reality. The mathematician finds his own monastic niche and happiness in pursuits that are disconnected from external affairs. Some practice it as if using a drug. Chess sometimes plays a similar role. In their unhappiness over the events of this world, some immerse themselves in a kind of self-sufficiency in mathematics. (Some have engaged in it for this reason alone.)

Stanislaw Ulam

Source: Adventures of a Mathematician, Scribner's, New York, 1976.

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A Quote by Sanjay Ingh on control, drugs, fighting, justice, losing, needs, pain, and thought

You thought you knew what pain was. You thought that whatever happened, you could handle it. You thought that you were in control. You thought wrong. Now you've lost it all. She's gone. All that's left is the numbing pain. You have to let go to stop the pain, but you can't. It's like a drug to you now. You don't want to need it, but it has become a part of you, and it won't loosen its grip on you. The control you once fought for, is gone. You have no control. And you just don't care

Sanjay Ingh

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A Quote by Russel M. Nelson on addiction, children, choice, consequences, drugs, freedom, gifts, god, habits, life, power, spirit, and world

Agency, or the power to choose, was ours as spirit children of our Creator before the world was. It is a gift from God, nearly as precious as life itself. Often, however, agency is misunderstood. While we are free to choose, once we have made those choices, we are tied to the consequence of those choices. We are free to take drugs or not. But once we choose to use a habit-forming drug, we are bound to the consequences of that choice. Addiction surrenders later freedom to choose.

Russel M. Nelson (1924 -)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on drugs, mankind, and words

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

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A Quote by Roy Blount, Jr. on drugs and time

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.The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'

Roy Blount

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on books, drugs, lies, lovers, people, reality, and thought

Book lovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly, and perhaps a few of them are so. But there are others who will lie and scheme and steal to get books as wildly and unconscionably as the dope-taker in pursuit of his drug. They may not want the books to read immediately, or at all; they want them to possess, to range on their shelves, to have at command. They want books as a Turk is thought to want concubines - not to be hastily deflowered, but to be kept at their master's call, and enjoyed more often in thought than in reality.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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A Quote by Robert L. Carothers on abuse, alcohol, behavior, culture, day, depression, drugs, environment, judgment, learning, reality, students, and time

We cannot build the new culture for learning to which we aspire in an environment which is depressed and dampened every day by the impact of alcohol and drug abuse, and we should not, and we cannot, hide from that reality any longer. More and more of our students are demanding that they not be imposed upon by others whose judgment and behavior are impaired by substance abuse. It is time to take a stand . . .

Robert L. Carothers

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on drugs, god, labor, pleasure, sleep, wonder, and work

Work is the best wonder drug ever devised by God. Work is as necessary to man as eating and sleeping. Pleasure derived from labor is the sweetest of all pleasures.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on alcohol, drugs, greed, ignorance, love, people, power, society, stupidity, and trouble

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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