Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Alexander Graham Bell: Quote for January 31, 2012

Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Follow it up, explore all around it, and before you know it, you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tom Bodett: Quote for January 30, 2012

They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Benjamin Disraeli: Quote for January 29, 2012

There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Dick Gregory: Quote for January 28, 2012

If they took all the drugs, nicotine, alcohol and caffeine off the market for six days, they'd have to bring out the tanks to control you.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Frank Zappa: Quote for January 27, 2012

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross: Quote for January 26, 2012

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

E. E. Cummings: Quote for January 25, 2012

We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

H. L. Mencken: Quote for January 24, 2012

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mahatma Gandhi: Quote for January 23, 2012

I worship God as Truth only. I have not yet found Him, but I am seeking after Him. I am prepared to sacrifice the things dearest to me in pursuit of this quest. Even if the sacrifice demanded my very life, I hope I may be prepared to give it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brian Tracy: Quote for January 22, 2012

Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Eugene Ionesco: Quote for January 21, 2012

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kirk Kirkpatrick: Quote for January 20, 2012

If the Lord had meant us to pay income taxes, he'd have made us smart enough to prepare the return.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Percy Andreae: Quote for January 19, 2012

And here we come to the vital distinction between the advocacy of temperance and the advocacy of prohibition. Temperance and self-control are convertible terms. Prohibition, or that which it implies, is the direct negation of the term self-control. In order to save the small percentage of men who are too weak to resist their animal desires, it aims to put chains on every man, the weak and the strong alike. And if this is proper in one respect, why not in all respects? Yet, what would one think of a proposition to keep all men locked up because a certain number have a propensity to steal? Theoretically, perhaps, all crime or vice could be stopped by chaining us all up as we chain up a wild animal, and only allowing us to take exercise under proper supervision and control.
from: The Prohibition Movement (Book 1915)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Michael Pollan: Quote for January 18, 2012

Many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals. In our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pablo Casals: Quote for January 17, 2012

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Albert Camus: Quote for January 16, 2012

The Poor Man whom everyone speaks of, the Poor Man whom everyone pities, one of the repulsive Poor from whom charitable souls keep their distance, he has still said nothing. Or, rather, he has spoken through the voice of Victor Hugo, Zola, Richepin. At least, they said so. And these shameful impostures fed their authors. Cruel irony, the Poor Man tormented with hunger feeds those who plead his case.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Martin Luther King: Quote for January 15, 2012

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Charlotte Iserbyt: Quote for January 14, 2012

I realized that America's transition from a sovereign constitutional republic to a socialist democracy would not come about through warfare, but through the implementation and installation of the 'system' in all areas of government -- federal, state and local.

The brainwashing for acceptance of the system's control would take place in the school through indoctrination and the use of behavior modification, which comes under so many labels, the most recent labels being Outcome-Based Education, Skinnerian Mastery Learning, or Direct Instruction.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sloan Wilson: Quote for January 13, 2012

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Anne Bronte: Quote for January 12, 2012

Oh, I am very weary,
Though tears no longer flow;
My eyes are tired of weeping,
My heart is sick of woe.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Buckminster Fuller: Quote for January 11, 2012

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Madonna: Quote for January 10, 2012

No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.

Monday, January 9, 2012

John Adams: Quote for January 9, 2012

Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the "latent spark"... If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

John Steinbeck: Quote for January 8, 2012

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

John Taylor Gatto: Quote for January 7, 2012

It is absurd and anti-life to move from cell to cell at the sound of a gong for every day of your natural youth in an institution that allows you no privacy and even follows you into the sanctuary of your home demanding that you do its "homework".