Quote Of The Day

From Hindrocket’s latest post on Jamie Gorlick over at Powerline:

It’s been roughly 40 years since I have thought of Cicero’s first Catiline oration, but Gorelick’s misconduct brings it to mind:

When, O Catiline, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end of that unbridled audacity of yours, swaggering about as it does now?

Anyone who can quote Cicero gets extra credit in my book…

2 thoughts on “Quote Of The Day

  1. Oh, that is easy.
    […] the nature of commonwealths often overcomes reason.

    On the Commonwealth, Book Two, 56.

  2. A quote from farther down in Cicero, how about a contest to see who’s name can be matched to this one?

    Shame on the age and on its principles! The senate is aware of these things; the consul sees them; and yet this man lives. Lives! aye, he comes even into the senate. He takes a part in the public deliberations; he is watching and marking down and checking off for slaughter every individual among us. And we, gallant men that we are, think that we are doing our duty to the republic if we keep out of the way of his frenzied attacks.

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