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Quotes of the Day for 5 September 2003 – Neutrality

On this day in 1939, following England and France's declarations of war against the Axis powers, US President Franklin Roosevelt invoked the Neutrality Act of 1937. It didn't work. Strangely enough, I wasn't able to find any quotes suggesting neutrality is a solution for much of anything.

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The quotes:

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
     - Dante Alighieri, 1265 - 1321

Neutral men are the devil's allies.
     - Edwin Hubbel Chapin, 1814 - 1880

A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
     - Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
     - Max Eastman, 1883 - 1969

I founded the New York Tribune as a journal removed alike from servile partisanship on the one hand and from gagged and mincing neutrality on the other.
     - Horace Greeley, 1811 - 1872

Road food is always neutral in color and taste. It only turns exciting a couple of hours later.
     - Thomas Cobb

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