Common sense isn't.
When I went looking for an easy way to put random quotes into my web pages, here is the web page I found (Now at Archive.org). I liked Server-Side Includes and perl, which is why I chose this script. Highland Media is
stillno longer around, but they no longer support the script or make it available for download.
(With permission) I am making the script available here.
Here is the distribution Download in zip format: quote.zip
And here is the Additional Quote File with Dhamapada quotes (teachings of the Buddha): dhamapd.zip
There are also some more small quote files in text format still available from the page at Archive.org. That page also explains the script operation.
Here is a quote test page that shows several quotes at once.
Disclaimer: I do not provide any formal support for the script. I may be able to give some informal help as time permits. By downloading you agree to hold me, Highland Media, the author or any agent of Highland Media harmless of any damages directly or indirectly caused by the use of this or any free script.
|Quote of the moment|
|Thus, if there is anyone who is confident that he can advise me as to the best advantage of the state in this campaign which I am about to conduct, let him not refuse his services to the state, but come with me into Macedonia. I will furnish him with his sea-passage, with a horse, a tent, and even travel-funds. If anyone is reluctant to do this and prefers the leisure of the city to the hardships of campaigning, let him not steer the ship from on shore.|
|~ LIVY, book 44, chapter 22.Livy, trans. Alfred C. Schlesinger, vol. 13, p. 161 (1951).|
Lucius Aemilius Paulus is addressing the people at a public meeting.
President Franklin Roosevelt attacked armchair generals by citing this and preceding passages at his press conference, March 17, 1942: Being of an historical turn of mind, [I figured] that probably some poor devil had gone through this process of annoyance in past years, some previous time in history, so I went quite far back and I found [Lucius Aemilius] it sounds as if it were written in 1942.The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1942, p. 166 (1950). ~
Common sense isn't.
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