"Do not hold the delusion that your advancement
is accomplished by crushing others."
Marcus Tullius Cicero
(106-43 B.C.) Roman Statesman, Philosopher and Orator
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Makes you think about yourself. Sometimes we do the same thing towards other people.
 -- Julie van Niekerk, Randfontein, South Africa     
    The congress of the U.S. advances by crushing the people under the weight of added laws and taxes. Personally, I'm fed up with being stepped on.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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     -- Colin, Colorado Springs      
    Unfortunately, too often people advance themselves by crushing others. The question is, what kind of advancement is that?
     -- Anonymous     
    I hope people who are guilty of this will take a moment to do some self-reflections.
     -- Anonymous, Singapore     
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     -- Anonymous      
     -- Hunter, Gatlinburg      
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    A tough one to live by ... and at election-time, impossible. Nonetheless, a nice moral to build into one's life. One doesn't elevate one's self by damaging another's.
     -- Bobble, No. Ferrisburgh, VT     
     -- E G B, Redding. Ca      
    There are always those who wish to dominate, monopolize and oppress others for the sake of plundering their labor and wealth.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    ...for there is no action without reaction - Newton's third law
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
    Tearing down the winners in the name of 'fairness' is the progressive's game. To the victor go the spoils -- but a social democrat can steal it all away with the stroke of a pen ...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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