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Heard in Passing
April 25, 2013   
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“During a spelling test, the student suddenly stopped writing, rose from his seat, insulted the teacher using obscene words, threw an exercise book at her and then grabbed a chair threatening to assault her.”
—A police report from Lidzbark Warmiński in northern Poland after officers were called in to a local elementary school to restore order

“The system of logical argument you are using has not as yet found universal application as a set of useful rules for the interchange of thought.”
—Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski debating with Anna Sobecka, a member of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party

“The Ministry of Transport is no catwalk.”
—Patryk Jaki, a deputy from the Solidarna Polska opposition party, while submitting a motion for the dismissal of Transport Minister Sławomir Nowak, who in his college days worked as a fashion model to make ends meet

“They are like a medieval feast of fools when sovereigns and subjects traded places for just one day.”
—Writer Szczepan Twardoch, when asked about the role of parliamentary elections in contemporary democracies
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