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Who was Donald James?

Donald James Wheal was a British television writer, novelist and non-fiction writer who wrote under the pen names Dresden James, Thomas Dresden and James Barwick.

Born August 22, 1931
Died April 28, 2008
Aged 76 years old

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Best 6 Quotes by Donald James

“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat.”

“Better a sovereign in squalor than a slave in splendour.”

“The goal of tyrants is tyranny, and the goal of tyranny is tyranny.”

“The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves.”

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.”

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“At least half of my life's many mistakes can be safely put down to impetuosity: the other half derive from inertia.”


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