Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sergei Eisenstein: Quote for July 31, 2011

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Rupert Murdoch: Quote for July 30, 2011

There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard.

Friday, July 29, 2011

John Ruskin: Quote for July 29, 2011

There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Victor Frankl: Quote for July 28, 2011

Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Agatha Christie: Quote for July 27, 2011

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

George V. Lunt: Quote for July 26, 2011

In modern education Entertainment replaces learning in most schools. Curriculum is dumbed down to make students happy. Teachers inflate the self-esteem of students to get good ratings on their evaluations. Courses indoctrinate students in such things as environmental extremism, political correctness, sex education, and diversity training.

This type of education will eventually lead to a generation of "politically correct sheeple" instead of free-thinking individuals.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Robert Louis Stevenson: Quote for July 25, 2011

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Milton Friedman: Quote for July 24, 2011

A society that puts equality--in the sense of equality of outcome--ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

John O'Donohue: Quote for July 23, 2011

There is an unseen life that dreams us. It knows our true direction and destiny. We can trust ourselves more than we realize and we need have no fear of change.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ariel Durant: Quote for July 22, 2011

A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Will Durant: Quote for July 21, 2011

In Constantinople, more Christians were slaughtered by Christians in the years 342-343 than by all the persecutions by pagans in the history of Rome.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Jacques Cousteau: Quote for July 20, 2011

If we go on the way we have, the fault is our greed and if we are not willing to change, we will disappear from the face of the globe, to be replaced by the insect.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stefan Molyneux: Quote for July 19, 2011

When you get an infection, your immune system will first attempt to kill off the bacteria; if it is unable to do that, it will attempt to isolate it, forming a hard shell or cyst around the infection.

In a similar way, when a new idea “infects” the existing ecosystem of social thinking, intellectuals will first attempt to ignore it, but then will attempt to “kill it off” using a wide variety of emotionally manipulative tricks, such as scorn, eye-rolling, cynical laughter, aggression, insults, condescension, ad hominem attacks and so on.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dalai Lama XIV: Quote for July 18, 2011

Out of 5.8 billion people in the world, the majority of them are certainly not believers in Buddhism. We can't argue with them, tell them they should be believers. No! Impossible! And, realistically speaking, if the majority of humanity remain nonbelievers, it doesn't matter. No problem! The problem is that the majority have lost, or ignore, the deeper human values - compassion, a sense of responsibility. That is our big concern.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Jane Seymour: Quote for July 17, 2011

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life - so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mark Twain: Quote for July 16, 2011

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Frederick Douglass: Quote for July 15, 2011

Knowledge, wisdom, culture, refinement, manners, are all founded on work and the wealth which work brings. ... without money, there's no leisure, without leisure, no thought, without thought, no progress.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

General Douglas MacArthur: Quote for July 14, 2011

And in the end, through the long ages of our quest for light, it will be found that truth is still mightier than the sword.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tony Robbins: Quote for July 13, 2011

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Adrian Rogers: Quote for July 12, 2011

You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Immanuel Kant: Quote for July 11, 2011

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ella Wheeler Wilcox: Quote for July 10, 2011

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Henry Kissinger: Quote for July 9, 2011

It's not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Harry Houdini: Quote for July 8, 2011

I have spent a goodly part of my life in study and research. During the last thirty years I have read every single piece of literature on the subject of Spiritualism that I could. I have accumulated one of the largest libraries in the world on psychic phenomena, Spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, demonology, evil spirits, etc. some of the material going back as far as 1489, and I doubt if any one in the world has so complete a library on modern Spiritualism, but nothing I have ever read concerning the so-called Spiritualistic phenomena has impressed me as being genuine. It is true that some of the things I read seemed mystifying but I question if they would be were they to be reproduced under different circumstances, under test conditions, and before expert mystifiers and open minded committees. Mine has not been an investigation of a few days or weeks or months but one that has extended over thirty years and in that thirty years I have not found one incident that savoured of the genuine. If there had been any real unalloyed demonstration to work on, one that did not reek of fraud, one that could not be reproduced by earthly powers, then there would be something for a foundation, but up to the present time everything that I have investigated has been the result of deluded brains or those which were too actively and intensely willing to believe.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Howard Zinn: Quote for July 7, 2011

If teacher unions want to be strong and well-supported, it’s essential that they not only be teacher-unionists but teachers of unionism. We need to create a generation of students who support teachers and the movement of teachers for their rights.