Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Robert Frost: Quote for November 30, 2011

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright: Quote for November 29, 2011

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Harper Lee: Quote for November 28, 2011

Before I can live with other folks, I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
from: To Kill a Mockingbird (Book 1960)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Henrik Ibsen: Quote for November 27, 2011

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

rances Perkins: Quote for November 26, 2011

Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.

Friday, November 25, 2011

George MacDonald: Quote for November 25, 2011

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Henry Ward Beecher: Quote for November 24, 2011

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kristin Armstrong: Quote for November 23, 2011

We postpone the finality of heartbreak by clinging to hope. Though this might be acceptable during early or transitional stages of grief, ultimately it is no way to live. We need both hands free to embrace life and accept love, and that's impossible if one hand has a death grip on the past.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

D. H. Lawrence: Quote for November 22, 2011

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Janeane Garofalo: Quote for November 21, 2011

Borrow money from a pessimist – they don’t expect it back.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Joseph Stalin: Quote for November 20, 2011

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Aldous Huxley: Quote for November 19, 2011

And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing... a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Miss Piggy: Quote for November 18, 2011

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Henry Hazlitt: Quote for November 17, 2011

The whole gospel of Karl Marx can be summed up in a single sentence: Hate the man who is better off than you are. Never underrnany circumstances admit that his success may be due to his own efforts, to the productive contribution he has made to the whole community. Always attribute his success to the exploitation, the cheating, the more or less open robbery of others. Never under any circumstances admit that your own failure may be owing to your own weakness, or that the failure of anyone else may be due to his own defects - his laziness, incompetence, improvidence, or stupidity.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Gaius Petronius Arbiter: Quote for November 16, 2011

I'm sure the reason such young nitwits are produced in our schools is because they have no contact with anything of any use in everyday life.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Frank Herbert: Quote for November 15, 2011

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quote for November 13, 2011

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

George Washington: Quote for November 12, 2011

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Emma Goldman: Quote for November 11, 2011

Crime is naught but misdirected energy. So long as every institution of today, economic, political, social, and moral, conspires to misdirect human energy into wrong channels; so long as most people are out of place doing the things they hate to do, living a life they loathe to live, crime will be inevitable, and all the laws on the statutes can only increase, but never do away with, crime.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Durruti: Quote for November 10, 2011

We are going to inherit the earth. There is not the slightest doubt about that. The bourgeoisie may blast and burn its own world before it finally leaves the stage of history. We Are not afraid of ruins. We who plowed the prairies and built the cities can build again, only better next time. We carry a new world, here in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kevin Costner: Quote for November 9, 2011

I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Andy Rooney: Quote for November 8, 2011

One question in my mind, which I hardly dare mention in public, is whether patriotism has, overall, been a force for good or evil in the world. Patriotism is rampant in war and there are some good things about it. Just as self-respect and pride bring out the best in an individual, pride in family, pride in teammates, pride in hometown bring out the best in groups of people. War brings out the kind of pride in country that encourages its citizens in the direction of excellence and it encourages them to be ready to die for it. At no time do people work so well together to achieve the same goal as they do in wartime. Maybe that's enough to make patriotism eligible to be considered a virtue. If only I could get out of my mind the most patriotic people who ever lived, the Nazi Germans.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hosea Ballou: Quote for November 7, 2011

The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

William O. Douglas: Quote for November 6, 2011

Thus if the First Amendment means anything in this field, it must allow protests even against the moral code that the standard of the day sets for the community. In other words, literature should not be suppressed merely because it offends the moral code of the censor.