Category: Quote of the Month

Most collectors collect tangibles. As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink. ~Terri Guillemets

Nov 13

October 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” ~ Albert Einstein

Oct 12

September 2017 – Quote of the Month

“This is the sense of the desert hills, that there is room enough and time enough.” ~ Mary Hunter Austin

Sep 13

August 2017 – Quote of the Month

“I think some of the funniest and most artistic people I know are the ones who had a hard time at school. They often have humility and artistry. So, as much as I feel bad for kids who have to go through a rough childhood, I believe that if they can turn it around, it’s …

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Aug 09

July 2017 – Quote of the Month

“The crucial test of ethical values is whether they apply to strangers, and those afar, not just in our midst.” ~ Bernard Crick, Essays on Citizenship, 2000

Jul 17

June 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Broken by it, I, too, may be; bow to it I never will. The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just; it shall not deter me.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

Jun 21

May 2017 – Quote of the Month

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” ~ George Orwell

May 01

April 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge is dangerous.” ~ Frank Herbert

Apr 07

March 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men …

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Mar 09

February 2017 – Quote of the Month

“A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.” ~ Crystal Eastman

Feb 05

January 2017 – Quote of the Month

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,’ said Frodo. ‘So do I,’ said Gandalf, ‘and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’” ~ The Shadow of …

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Jan 12

December 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning in a mythical world of intuition, a world that is no longer reality-based, a world of magic.” ~ Chris Hedges

Dec 01

November 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” ~ Wendell Berry

Nov 08

October 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist; a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, The …

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Oct 12

September 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Sep 01

August 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” ~George Orwell

Aug 03

July 2016 – Quote of the Month

“My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace – it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as …

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Jul 08

June 2016 – Quote of the Month

“While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.” ~Ethan Allen

Jun 04

May 2016 – Quote of the Month

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

May 10

April 2016 – Quote of the Month

“As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.” ~Christopher Dawson

Apr 14

March 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

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