Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lysander Spooner: Quote for September 30, 2010

A government that can at pleasure accuse, shoot, and hang men, as traitors, for the one general offense of refusing to surrender themselves and their property unreservedly to its arbitrary will, can practice any and all special and particular oppressions it pleases. The result -- and a natural one -- has been that we have had governments, state and national, devoted to nearly every grade and species of crime that governments have ever practiced upon their victims; and these crimes have culminated in a war that has cost a million of lives; a war carried on, upon one side, for chattel slavery, and on the other for political slavery; upon neither for liberty, justice, or truth. And these crimes have been committed, and this war waged, by men, and the descendants of men, who, less than a hundred years ago, said that all men were equal, and could owe neither service to individuals, nor allegiance to governments, except with their own consent.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Helen Keller: Quote for September 29, 2010

Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sophie Tucker: Quote for September 28, 2010

From birth to age 18, a girl needs good parents, from 18 to 35 she needs good looks, from 35 to 55 she needs a good personality, and from 55 on she needs cash.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Dr. Vernon Coleman: Quote for September 27, 2010

Most patients probably assume that when a doctor proposes to use an established treatment to conquer a disease he will be using a treatment which has been tested, examined and proven. But this is not the case. The savage truth is that most medical research is organized, paid for, commissioned or subsidized by the drug industry (and the food, tobacco and alcohol industries). This type of research is designed, quite simply, to find evidence showing a new product is of commercial value. The companies which commission such research are not terribly bothered about evidence; what they are looking for are conclusions which will enable them to sell their product. Drug company sponsored research is done more to get good reviews than to find out the truth.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ronald Reagan: Quote for September 26, 2010

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Robert Browning: Quote for September 25, 2010

It’s wiser being good than bad;
It’s safer being meek than fierce:
It’s fitter being sane than mad.
My own hope is, a sun will pierce
The thickest cloud earth ever stretched;
That, after Last, returns the First,
Though a wide compass round be fetched;
That what began best, can’t end worst,
Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.
from: Apparent Failure (Poem 1856)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jean Paul Richter: Quote for September 24, 2010

Fancy rules over two thirds of the universe, the past, and future, while reality is confined to the present.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jimmy Carter: Quote for September 23, 2010

If you have a task to perform and are vitally interested in it, excited and challenged by it, then you will exert maximum energy. But in the excitement, the pain of fatigue dissipates, and the exuberance of what you hope to achieve overcomes the weariness.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bodhidharma: Quote for September 22, 2010

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions, passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons. Greed, anger, and delusion.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hafsat Abiola: Quote for September 21, 2010

Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Timothy Leary: Quote for September 20, 2010

Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities — the political, the religious, the educational authorities — who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing — forming in our minds — their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Susan Greenfield: Quote for September 19, 2010

Real conversation in real time may eventually give way to these sanitized and easier screen dialogues, in much the same way as killing, skinning and butchering an animal to eat has been replaced by the convenience of packages of meat on the supermarket shelf. Perhaps future generations will recoil with similar horror at the messiness, unpredictability and immediate personal involvement of a three-dimensional, real-time interaction.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sarah Bernhardt: Quote for September 18, 2010

The monster of advertisement... is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public.
Miss Bernhardt just described one of today's Social Networks.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Werner Heisenberg: Quote for September 17, 2010

Not only is the Universe stranger than we think, it is stranger than we can think.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alexis de Tocqueville: Quote for September 16, 2010

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Paulo Freire: Quote for September 15, 2010

Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Marcia Wieder: Quote for September 14, 2010

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.

Monday, September 13, 2010

J. L. Mackie: Quote for September 13, 2010

God is omnipotent; God is wholly good; and yet evil exists. There seems to be some contradiction between these three propositions, so that if any two of them were true the third would be false. But at the same time all three are essential parts of most theological positions: the theologian it seems, at once must adhere and cannot consistently adhere to all three.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Peter McWilliams: Quote for September 12, 2010

Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Robert M. Bowman: Quote for September 11, 2010

Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media.
Doesn't it seem strange that so many professionals in all fields question the official account of the events of 9/11? When have so many highly credible individuals have ever questioned a conspiracy theory? Here are some links to see what some of these professionals have to say:

Patriots Question 911

Architects and Engineers for 911 truth

911 Truth Organization

Friday, September 10, 2010

Erich Fromm: Quote for September 10, 2010

Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Quote for September 9, 2010

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Charles Kingsley: Quote for September 8, 2010

Thank God every morning when you get up, that you have something to do that day which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle never know.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ted Nugent: Quote for September 7, 2010

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.

Monday, September 6, 2010

H. L. Mencken: Quote for September 6, 2010

If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.