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    We envy not the warmer clime, that lies
    In ten degrees of more indulgent skies,
    Nor at the coarseness of our heaven repine,
    Though o’er our heads the frozen Pleiads shine:
    ‘Tis Liberty that crowns Britannia’s Isle,
    And makes her barren rocks and her bleak mountains smile.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    Our disputants put me in mind of the scuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.
    —Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    The basic rule of human nature is that powerful people speak slowly and subservient people quickly—because if they don’t speak fast nobody will listen to them.
    Michael Caine [Maurice Joseph Micklewhite] (b. 1933)