Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fred M. Vinson: Quote for May 31, 2011

Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man, by man-made institutions, by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made, man can change.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Joshua Chamberlain: Quote for May 30, 2011

Heroism is latent in every human soul - However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials - privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself - for some great good, dimly seen but dearly held.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Russell Baker: Quote for May 29, 2011

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Charles Austin Beard: Quote for May 28, 2011

One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Jesse Livermore: Quote for May 27, 2011

Everything happened as I had foreseen. I was dead right and – I lost every cent I had! I was wiped out by something that was unusual. If the unusual never happened there would be no difference in people and then there wouldn’t be any fun in life.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Francis de Sales: Quote for May 26, 2011

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hannah Arendt: Quote for May 25, 2011

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Will Durant: Quote for May 24, 2011

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Swami Rama: Quote for May 23, 2011

The poor long for riches, the rich long for heaven, but the wise long for a state of tranquility.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Arthur Schopenhauer: Quote for May 22, 2011

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Stephen Hawking: Quote for May 21, 2011

It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rita Mae Brown: Quote for May 20, 2011

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quote for May 19, 2011

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Adolf Hitler: Quote for May 18, 2011

The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, because the vast masses of a nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them more easy victims of a big lie than a small one, because they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell big ones. Such a form of lying would never enter their heads. They would never credit others with the possibility of such great impudence as the complete reversal of facts. Even explanations would long leave them in doubt and hesitation, and any trifling reason would dispose them to accept a thing as true. Something therefore always remains and sticks from the most imprudent of lies, a fact which all bodies and individuals concerned in the art of lying in this world know only too well, and therefore they stop at nothing to achieve this end.
from: Mein Kampf (Book 1926)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Marcus Aurelius: Quote for May 17, 2011

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Rensis Likert: Quote for May 16, 2011

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Groucho Marx: Quote for May 15, 2011

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Quote for May 14, 2011

He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cindy Sheehan: Quote for May 13, 2011

It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Martha Stewart: Quote for May 11, 2011

Giving information that will help everybody live better. That's a teacher's dream—to accumulate information and disperse it in a form that allows people to choose the way they're going to use it. That's what I think I do best.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Teresa Medeiros: Quote for May 10, 2011

Love does nothing but make you weak! It turns you into an object of pity and derision – a mewling pathetic creature no more fit to live than a worm squirming on the pavement after a hard summer rain.
from: The Vampire Who Loved Me (Book 2007)

Monday, May 9, 2011

F. Lee Bailey: Quote for May 9, 2011

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Osama bin Laden: Quote for May 8, 2011

I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U.S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Henry Ward Beecher: Quote for May 7, 2011

Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty--how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.