Tag Archive: Quote

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 20

Mourning in America

Inverted American Flag - Sign of Distress

“A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends.” ~ Henry A. Wallace

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 29

The Dreamers of Dreams

Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompas

I really know next to nothing about the man Gene Wilder who died today at the age of 83.   We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams. ~ Willy Wonka But I do know that he left an indelible glowing and warm memory in my childhood: that of Willy Wonka …

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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 19

Warning: Outdoors May Contain Nature

Personal Tragedy or National News Fodder On June 14th, 2016, tragedy struck a Nebraska family when their two year old son was attacked and killed by an alligator at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Five days later and this event is still making national headline news. As unadulteratedly heartbreaking as this is for the child’s family; as much …

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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 30

Trumped Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares "You're fired!" at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Donald Trump could almost qualify as a cartoon character, except for the dark rancor that spews from his round, orange mouth. What at first might have seemed like an extension of one of his reality TV shows has long crossed the border into scary fascism. Here is why I think the man is a danger …

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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

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

Jan 07

December 2015 – Quote of the Month

“The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is reason.” ~Thomas Paine

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