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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 06:10 pm
“A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.”
― Alexander Hamilton
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Wed 28 Aug, 2019 11:59 pm
C'est une grande folie de vouloir être sage tout seul.
-- La Rochefoucauld
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 29 Aug, 2019 05:39 am
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”
― Alexander Hamilton
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Sep, 2019 05:40 am
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." -Frederick Douglass
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Sep, 2019 10:01 am
"1. All fungi are edible. 2. Some fungi are only edible once." -Terry Pratchett
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 01:15 pm
“Logic and truth are two very different things, but they often look the same to the mind that’s performing the logic.”
― Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 01:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Quote:
“Logic and truth are two very different things, but they often look the same to the mind that’s performing the logic.”
― Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human

The evidence is all around us. Just observe our politics and religions.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 06:45 pm
“Sometimes it's not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don't mean.”
― Bob Dylan
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 03:38 am
Dieu a dit : "Il faut partager. Les riches auront la nourriture, les pauvres auront de l'appétit."
-- Coluche
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Olivier5
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 03:45 am
Politicians invest money in prisons rather than in schools, because for  sure, they won't go back to school.
-- Coluche
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 09:59 pm
The civil rights movement didn't deal with the issue of political disenfranchisement in the Northern cities. It didn't deal with the issues that were happening in places like Detroit, where there was a deep process of deindustrialization going on. So you have this response of angry young people, with a war going on in Vietnam, a poverty program that was insufficient, and police brutality. All these things gave rise to the black power movement. The black power movement was not a separation from the civil rights movement, but a continuation of this whole process of democratization.
Danny Glover
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 11:50 am
“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2019 12:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
It's worse than that! We build bombs that can destroy this planet. Isn't that insanity?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2019 12:48 pm
I was hurt so deep that I made up my mind never to hurt anybody else, no matter what. I never made jokes about anybody's big ears, their stut- terin', or about them bein' off their nut.
In reference to being teased at school as a child for his looks, as quoted in Schnozzola : The Story of Jimmy Durante (1951) by Gene Fowler
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2019 09:18 pm
“The first time it was reported that our friends were being butchered there was a cry of horror. Then a hundred were butchered. But when a thousand were butchered and there was no end to the butchery, a blanket of silence spread.
When evil-doing comes like falling rain, nobody calls out "stop!"

When crimes begin to pile up they become invisible. When sufferings become unendurable the cries are no longer heard. The cries, too, fall like rain in summer.”
― Bertolt Brecht, Selected Poems
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 10 Sep, 2019 02:36 pm
“Dreams, memories, the sacred--they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.”
― Yukio Mishima, Spring Snow
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 12 Sep, 2019 09:04 am
“All I ever wanted was a world without maps.”
― Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Sep, 2019 03:13 pm
“I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies. I think that young people who want to understand the world can profit from the works of Plato and Socrates, the behaviour of the three Thomases, Aquinas, More and Jefferson — the austere analyses of Immanuel Kant and the political leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt. [The World Is My Home (1991)]”
― James A. Michener
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Fri 13 Sep, 2019 04:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
Always enjoyed Michener's stories. Hawaii started out slow, but once he got into the story, you couldn't put the book down.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 13 Sep, 2019 07:22 pm
“A Man About To Tell The Truth Should Keep One Foot In The Stirrup.”--Mongolian saying
 

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