Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres: Quote for August 31, 2010

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Martin Buber: Quote for August 30, 2010

Every person born into the world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique....If there had been someone like her in the world, there would have been no need for her to be born.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Alan Keyes: Quote for August 29, 2010

Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Marilyn Monroe: Quote for August 28, 2010

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Joyce Brothers: Quote for August 27, 2010

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ron Paul: Quote for August 26, 2010

Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism. A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank. It's not capitalism when the system is plagued with incomprehensible rules regarding mergers, acquisitions, and stock sales, along with wage controls, price controls, protectionism, corporate subsidies, international management of trade, complex and punishing corporate taxes, privileged government contracts to the military-industrial complex, and a foreign policy controlled by corporate interests and overseas investments. Add to this centralized federal mismanagement of farming, education, medicine, insurance, banking and welfare. This is not capitalism.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Benjamin Franklin: Quote for August 25, 2010

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kevin Mitnick: Quote for August 24, 2010

The methods that will most effectively minimize the ability of intruders to compromise information security are comprehensive user training and education. Enacting policies and procedures simply won't suffice. Even with oversight the policies and procedures may not be effective: my access to Motorola, Nokia, ATT, Sun depended upon the willingness of people to bypass policies and procedures that were in place for years before I compromised them successfully.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Alfred Adler: Quote for August 23, 2010

What do you first do when you learn to swim? You make mistakes, do you not? And what happens? You make other mistakes, and when you have made all the mistakes you possibly can without drowning - and some of them many times over - what do you find? That you can swim? Well - life is just the same as learning to swim! Do not be afraid of making mistakes, for there is no other way of learning how to live!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Malcolm Muggeridge: Quote for August 22, 2010

I will lift up mine eyes unto the pills. Almost everyone takes them, from the humble aspirin to the multi-coloured, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep, wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one. It is an age of pills.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Yoko Ono: Quote for August 21, 2010

Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Nelson Mandela: Quote for August 20, 2010

Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Increase Mather: Quote for August 19, 2010

Drink is in itself a good creature of God, and to be received with thankfulness, but the abuse of drink is from Satan. The wine is from God, but the Drunkard is from the Devil.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Richard Dawkins: Quote for August 18, 2010

Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brooks Atkinson: Quote for August 17, 2010

The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Herbert Marcuse: Quote for August 16, 2010

Freedom of enterprise was from the beginning not altogether a blessing. As the liberty to work or to starve, it spelled toil, insecurity, and fear for the vast majority of the population. If the individual were no longer compelled to prove himself on the market, as a free economic subject, the disappearance of this freedom would be one of the greatest achievements of civilization.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ivan Illich: Quote for August 15, 2010

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only to serve itself as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hannah Arendt: Quote for August 14, 2010

To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Richard Stallman: Quote for August 13, 2010

One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control. It's just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenseless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dr. Michael Ellner: Quote for August 12, 2010

Just look at us. Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mary Kay Ash: Quote for August 11, 2010

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyway.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sigmund Freud: Quote for August 10, 2010

Today I resumed my practice and saw my first batch of nuts again. I must now transmute the nervous energy gained during my holidays into money to fill my depleted purse.
from: A letter to Carl Jung. (Oct 1, 1910)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Joseph Sobran: Quote for August 9, 2010

People who create things nowadays can expect to be prosecuted by highly moralistic people who are incapable of creating anything. There is no way to measure the chilling effect on innovation that results from the threats of taxation, regulation and prosecution against anything that succeeds. We'll never know how many ideas our government has aborted in the name of protecting us.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rachel Carson: Quote for August 8, 2010

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dante Alighieri: Quote for August 7, 2010

Consider your origins: you were not made that you might live as brutes, but so as to follow virtue and knowledge.