"...a liberal who has been mugged by reality."
The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever.mario cuomo
It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think it just as important that we prepare people for the definition of being gentle. ... for so many years gentle has been equated with weakness but it requires more strength to be gentle. So it's the every day encounters of life that I think we prepare children for and prepare them to be good to other people and to consider other people.bob keeshan
I have actually programmed a fair bit in Perl, like I have C++ code published with my name on it. Other things I have tried and have no intention to do again if I can at all avoid it include smoking, getting drunk enough to puke and waste the whole next day with hang-over, breaking a leg in a violent car crash, getting mugged in New York City, or travel with Aeroflot.erik naggum
[A neoconservative is] a liberal who has been mugged by reality. A neoliberal is a liberal who got mugged by reality but has not pressed charges.Irving Kristol
Letting I dare not wait upon I would is a mug's game, and those who play it usually get mugged.
My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night , for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.