Saturday, June 30, 2012

Charles Dickens: Quote for June 30, 2012

Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Henrik Ibsen: Quote for June 29, 2012

The majority never has right on its side. Never, I say! That is one of these social lies against which an independent, intelligent man must wage war. Who is it that constitute the majority of the population in a country? Is it the clever folk, or the stupid? I don't imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over.
from: An Enemy of the People (Play 1882)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Malcolm Muggeridge: Quote for June 28, 2012

Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Margaret Thatcher: Quote for June 27, 2012

In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nora Ephron: Quote for June 26, 2012

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

Monday, June 25, 2012

George Bernard Shaw: Quote for June 25, 2012

The art of government is the organization of idolatry. The bureaucracy consists of functionaries; the aristocracy, of idols; the democracy, of idolaters. The populace cannot understand the bureaucracy: it can only worship the national idols.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Arthur C. Clarke: Quote for June 24, 2012

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nicholas Sparks: Quote for June 23, 2012

You're going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at all the right times. But in the end, it's always their actions you should judge them by. It's actions, not words, that matter.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gary Johnson: Quote for June 22, 2012

This country would be a better place to live in if all the resources we currently put toward criminalizing marijuana were instead spent by law enforcement on protection from real crime, as opposed to victimless crime.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mikhail Gorbachev: Quote for June 21, 2012

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Vera Nazarian: Quote for June 20, 2012

It's easier for a rich man to ride that camel through the eye of a needle directly into the Kingdom of Heaven, than for some of us to give up our cell phone.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ray Kurzweil: Quote for June 19, 2012

Machines will follow a path that mirrors the evolution of humans. Ultimately, however, self-aware, self-improving machines will evolve beyond humans' ability to control or even understand them.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Louisa May Alcott: Quote for June 18, 2012

I ask not for any crown
But that which all may win;
Nor try to conquer any world
Except the one within.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ray Bradbury: Quote for June 17, 2012

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Voltaire: Quote for June 16, 2012

As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Marilyn Monroe: Quote for June 15, 2012

If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

G. K. Chesterton: Quote for June 14, 2012

As regards moral courage, then, it is not so much that the public schools support it feebly, as that they suppress it firmly.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lemony Snicket: Quote for June 13, 2012

Is it useful to feel fear, because it prepares you for nasty events, or is it useless, because nasty events will occur whether you are frightened or not?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Eric Hoffer: Quote for June 12, 2012

Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and turns into a racket.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Harry Truman: Quote for June 11, 2012

Those who want the Government to regulate matters of the mind and spirit are like men who are so afraid of being murdered that they commit suicide to avoid assassination.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sam Walton: Quote for June 9, 2012

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Anita Brookner: Quote for June 8, 2012

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, rnbut it is very rare because most people are strategists.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Steven M. Greer: Quote for June 7, 2012

In the near future, every person will arise to the responsibility of independently seeking the truth, reading, studying, meditating, and praying for their own spiritual development…. We will eventually evolve a universal spirituality.
from: Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge (Book 2006)
Steven Greer is an American Medical Doctor as well as a leading Ufologist. His quote seems to be overly optimistic.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

John McCain: Quote for June 6, 2012

If we don´t re-enact the draft, I don´t think we´ll have anyone to chase Bin Laden to the gates of hell.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ludwig von Mises: Quote for June 5, 2012

No one shall be idle if I have to work; no one shall be rich if I am poor. Thus we see, again and again, that resentment lies behind all socialist ideas.