O'Brien . . . My Long Road Back

● Notes ‘n Quotes

“Whaika te Whakapono”

Seek for the Truth  –  Follow the Truth

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●  A selection of relevant notes and quotes that inspired me . . .

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“He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it”

Plato

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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell

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“Never believe anything until it’s been officially denied.”

Claud Cockburn

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“The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the
greatest enemy of the state.”

Joseph Goebbels / Propaganda Minister — Nazi Third Reich

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“A half truth is the most cowardly of lies.”

Mark Twain

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“The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.”

Alexander Jablokov / “The Place of No Shadows”

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“Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be
subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a
government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to
observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent
teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime
is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker,  it breeds contempt for
law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To
declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the
means — to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure
the conviction of a private criminal — would bring terrible retribution.”

Justice Louis Brandeis / Olmstead et al  v. United States (1928)

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“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth”

Albert Einstein

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“ NO freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold,
or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise
destroyed;  nor will we not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful
judgment of his peers, or by the law of the land.  We will sell to no man, we
will not deny or defer to any man either justice or right.”

Magna Carta 1297  / Article 29 — New Zealand Legislation: Acts

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“. . . All Governments lie . . .”

Isidor Feinstein Stone

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“Being honest may not get get you many friends
— but it’ll always get you the right ones.”

John Lennon

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“. . . I,  Patrick John O’Brien,  do swear that I will well and truly serve our
Sovereign Lady the Queen in the Police, without favour or affection, malice
or ill will, until I am legally discharged;  that I will see and cause  Her Majesty’s
Peace  to be kept and preserved;  that I will prevent to the best of my power
all offences against the peace;  and that while I continue to hold the said office
I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof
faithfully according to law.  So help me God . . .”

Police Oath

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“Fear not the path of truth, or the lack of people walking on it.”

Robert Kennedy

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“But if these years have taught me anything it is this:  you can never run away.
Not ever. The only way out is in.”

Junot Díaz

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“Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.”

Mother Teresa

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“If you tell the truth, it becomes a part of your past.
If you lie, it becomes a part of your future.”

Unknown

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