Tag: Philosophy

Feb 08

January 2018 – Quote of the Month

“There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” ~Jane Austen

Jan 09

December 2017 – Quote of the Month

“National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space. Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.” ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Dec 30

A Rainbow of Stone

Rainbow Bridge - 2017 photo by Glen Green

I wanted to write a post expressing my frustration and outrage at the train wreck of modern conservative politics, but I just finished a long post on my password protected Friends and Family section and I’m out of steam. These things need said: flares of distress need sent up. Spotlights of attention must be shone. …

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Dec 03

November 2017 – Quote of the Month

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.” ~ Voltaire

Nov 13

October 2017 – Quote of the Month

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

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

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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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

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

Mar 06

February 2016 – Quote of the Month

“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ~Robert Strauss

Feb 01

January 2016 – Quote of the Month

“We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.” ~Carl Sagan, Cosmos

Oct 06

September 2015 – Quote of the Month

“I don’t think the American Dream was that everyone was going to make it or that everyone was going to make a billion dollars, but it was that everyone was going to have an opportunity and the chance to live a life with some decency and a chance for some self-respect.” ~Bruce Springsteen (as captured …

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Sep 03

August 2015 – Quote of the Month

The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Apr 04

March 2015 – Quote of the Month

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~ Hal Borland

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