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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
jcbarros
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:34:38 AM

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Nothing is what it seems.
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:19:57 AM

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Daemon wrote:
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Amen, brother!
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 1:25:29 AM

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the context from which this was drawn follows:

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`I am not so unreasonable, sir, as to think you at all responsible for my mistakes and wrong conclusions; but I always supposed it was Miss Havisham.'

`As you say, Pip,' returned Mr Jaggers, turning his eyes upon me coolly, and taking a bite at his forefinger, `I am not at all re- sponsible for that.'

`And yet it looked so like it, sir,' I pleaded with a downcast heart.

`Not a particle of evidence, Pip,' said Mr Jaggers, shaking his head and gathering up his skirts. `Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.'

`I have no more to say,' said I, with a sigh, after standing silent for a little while. `I have verified my information, and there's an end.'

`And Magwitch -- in New South Wales -- having at last disclosed himself,' said Mr Jaggers, `you will comprehend, Pip, how rigidly throughout my communication with you, I have always adhered to the strict line of fact. There has never been the least departure from the strict line of fact. You are quite aware of that?'

`Quite, sir.'

Great Expectations
Bully_rus
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 6:29:27 AM
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Take nothing on its looks, taste it. Get deeper and deeper until eventually you reach its core. Be careful with your teeth.
Christine
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:44:21 AM
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thanks, leonAzul
Ridge_Runner
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:40:08 PM
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Apply this to our President and you will realize he is not a Christian, American or Patriot.
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 9:59:55 PM

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My dad used to say, "Never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see."
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:04:45 PM

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Ridge_Runner wrote:
Apply this to our President and you will realize he is not a Christian, American or Patriot.


Welcome to the forum, Ridge_Runner.

Just a word of advice, however. If you throw bombs like that, only trouble can follow. If you want to make such statements, it would do you good service to back them up with some evidence, or facts.

Of course, you could say it is simply your opinion, in which case, you have every right to it, but if only that, you should state that fact.
Christine
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:34:08 PM
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Ridge_Runner wrote:
Apply this to our President and you will realize he is not a Christian, American or Patriot.


shame on youShame on you
leonAzul
Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:37:06 PM

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Ridge_Runner wrote:
Apply this to our President and you will realize he is not a Christian, American or Patriot.

Evidence?
guidegoose
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 8:18:20 AM
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FounDit wrote:
My dad used to say, "Never believe anything you hear, and only half of what you see."
Yep, my dad said that too!

guidegoose
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 8:20:02 AM
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Daemon wrote:
Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
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