“I’ve heard that under this new legislation, smoking will be restricted to a single house in the geographic center of each state…Some people say that the government is becoming the health police. I don’t know about that, but if they ever come after me for my bacon, they’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers.”–Carleton Bryant
“[The clergy] must be dignified, not deceitful, not addicted to drink, not greedy for sordid gain, holding fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.” –St. Paul (I Timothy 3:9)
“I do repent: but heaven hath pleased it so,
To punish me with this and this with me,
That I must be their scourge and minister.” Hamlet (Act III, Scene iv)
This quote from Hamlet is the key to understanding the play.
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