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Your Quote of the Day

 
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 11 Feb, 2017 02:25 pm
“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.”
― John Lennon
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 12 Feb, 2017 07:37 pm
“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2017 11:36 am
“Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?”
― Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue
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George
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2017 01:06 pm
"Wait. What?"

My youngest son.
Often.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 13 Feb, 2017 07:43 pm
America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

Oscar Wilde
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2017 11:22 am
@edgarblythe,
Great quote, on many account! I'm particularly touched by an eminent rationalist accepting his emotions as useful to cut the mind's chase.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2017 12:20 pm
@Olivier5,
I've never been bothered to doubt atheism, but I can see where many could be in that trap.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 15 Feb, 2017 08:49 am
“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2017 11:24 am
“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
― Arthur C. Clarke
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George
 
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Reply Thu 16 Feb, 2017 12:50 pm
O tempora! O mores!
(Oh the times! Oh the customs!)

~Marcus Tullius Cicero, "First Oration Against Cataline"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 17 Feb, 2017 05:57 am
Janis Ian quoted this from, I Thimk, Twitter:
“Am I racist if I feel uncomfortable about a guy with a turban on my plane because that isn’t okay with me.” Answer: "Ugh I know what you mean, I get really uncomfortable whenever I see a white man walk into a movie theater or elementary school.”
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 08:17 pm
Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?

-Henry Miller
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 08:48 pm
@edgarblythe,
thank especially for that one, eB
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 09:17 pm
@ossobucotemp,
Many don't realize the depth of Miller's thinking. More than a few of his writings are boring, but he often came through with gems like that.
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 09:50 pm
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. ― George Bernard Shaw
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 09:54 pm
In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority. ― Edmund Burke
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giujohn
 
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Reply Sun 19 Feb, 2017 09:57 pm
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence. — George Washington
George
 
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Reply Mon 20 Feb, 2017 06:42 am
@giujohn,
Nope. He didn't write or say that.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 20 Feb, 2017 08:13 am
@George,
If a man named Trump ever becomes president, revolt. Revolt with all your might.
George Washington
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giujohn
 
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Reply Mon 20 Feb, 2017 09:45 am
@George,
Your right...But he did say:

Washington made in his first State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1790: "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined."
 

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