Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oscar Romero: Quote for March 31, 2011

Peace is not the product of terror or fear.
Peace is not the silence of cemeteries.
Peace is not the silent revolt of violent repression.
Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution
of all to the good of all.
Peace is dynamism. Peace is generosity.
It is right and it is duty.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kofi Annan: Quote for March 30, 2011

In some ways, the challenges are even more daunting than they were at the peak of the cold war. Not only do we continue to face grave nuclear threats, but those threats are being compounded by new weapons developments, new violence within States and new challenges to the rule of law.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Harry Browne: Quote for March 29, 2011

Some people say that Libertarians want anarchy. But anarchy is what we have now. Our cities aren't safe, our schools are centers of violence, the politicians have turned the rule of law into a chaotic web of millions of regulations and mandates. Libertarians want to restore order by removing, wherever possible, the destabilizing influence of government.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Charley Reese: Quote for March 28, 2011

Here's your enemy for this week, the government says. And some gullible Americans click their heels and salute -- often without knowing who or even where the enemy of the week is.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Arthur Miller: Quote for March 27, 2011

I believe in work. If somebody doesn't create something, however small it may be, he gets sick. An awful lot of people feel that they're treading water -- that if they vanished in smoke, it wouldn't mean anything at all in this world. And that's a despairing and destructive feeling. It'll kill you.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Henry Miller: Quote for March 26, 2011

Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dawna Markova: Quote for March 25, 2011

I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling orrncatching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

B. F. Skinner: Quote for March 24, 2011

Many instructional arrangements seem "contrived," but there is nothing wrong with that. It is the teacher's function to contrive conditions under which students learn. It has always been the task of formal education to set up behavior which would prove useful or enjoyable later in a student's life.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Margaret Sanger: Quote for March 23, 2011

Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man's attitude may be, that problem is hers -- and before it can be his, it is hers alone. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.
Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood.rn

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Christopher Pearse Cranch: Quote for March 22, 2011

If there comes a little thaw,
Still the air is chill and raw,
Here and there a patch of snow,
Dirtier than the ground below,
Dribbles down a marshy flood;
Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing,
"This is Spring."

Monday, March 21, 2011

Herbert Hoover: Quote for March 21, 2011

Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of "emergency". It was the tactic of Lenin, Hitler, and Mussolini. In the collectivist sweep over a dozen minor countries of Europe, it was the cry of men striving to get on horseback. And "emergency" became the justification of the subsequent steps. This technique of creating emergency is the greatest achievement that demagoguery attains.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Robert Wilensky: Quote for March 20, 2011

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Golda Meir: Quote for March 19, 2011

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Anais Nin: Quote for March 18, 2011

Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death. He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying "You gave me the wrong key!"

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Benjamin Siegel: Quote for March 17, 2011

Class, that's the only thing that counts in life. Class. Without class and style, a man's a bum; he might as well be dead.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Henry Fonda: Quote for March 16, 2011

Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mary Schmich: Quote for March 15, 2011

Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Monday, March 14, 2011

James Thurber: Quote for March 14, 2011

Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Franklin D. Roosevelt: Quote for March 13, 2011

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Albert Szent-Györgyi: Quote for March 12, 2011

If any student comes to me and says he wants to be useful to mankind and go into research to alleviate human suffering, I advise him to go into charity instead. Research wants real egotists who seek their own pleasure and satisfaction, but find it in solving the puzzles of nature.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Edward Teller: Quote for March 11, 2011

Today, nothing is unusual about a scientific discovery's being followed soon after by a technical application: The discovery of electrons led to electronics; fission led to nuclear energy. But before the 1880's, science played almost no role in the advances of technology. For example, James Watt developed the first efficient steam engine long before science established the equivalence between mechanical heat and energy.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Charles Ponzi: Quote for March 10, 2011

Even if they never got anything for it, it was cheap at that price. Without malice aforethought I had given them the best show that was ever staged in their territory since the landing of the Pilgrims! It was easily worth fifteen million bucks to watch me put the thing over.
Charles Ponzi was the inventor of the "Ponzi Scheme." This is an illegal investment scheme where current investors pay the returns of earlier investors.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

John Perry Barlow: Quote for March 9, 2011

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thomas Jefferson: Quote for March 8, 2011

The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them, inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Quote for March 7, 2011

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling.