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Quotes o’ the Day

Rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

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The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

Dante Alighieri

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The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work, and then they get elected and prove it.

P. J. O’Rourke

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The best revenge is to be unlike he who performed the injury.

Marcus Aurelius

Hoffer

Aurelius

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Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking, or economizing.

John Stuart Mill

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I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

Stephen Covey

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The moral crisis of our age has nothing to do with gay marriage or abortion; it is insider trading, obscene CEO pay, wage theft from ordinary workers, Wall Street’s continued gambling addiction, corporate payoffs to friendly politicians, and the billionaire takeover of our democracy.

Robert Reich

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I am fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.

George McGovern

Mill

McGovern

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Freedom of the press, freedom of association, the inviolability of domicile, and all the rest of the rights of man are respected so long as no one tries to use them against the privileged class. On the day they are launched against the privileged, they are overthrown.

Peter Kropotkin

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When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.

Isaac Asimov

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Why should we not honestly and candidly investigate the errors and crimes of our ancestors that we may correct, reform, and avoid them?

John Adams

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We are the product of 4.5 billion years of fortuitous, slow biological evolution. There is no reason to think the evolutionary process has stopped. Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation.

Carl Sagan

Kropotkin

Sagan

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It is usually futile to try to talk facts and analysis to people who are enjoying a sense of moral superiority in their ignorance.

Thomas Sowell

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To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

Voltaire

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If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s, but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side and superstition, ambition, and ignorance on the other.

Ulysses S. Grant

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Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Denis Diderot

Sowell

Diderot

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I don’t know what word in the English language — I can’t find one — applies to people who are willing to sacrifice the literal existence of organized human life so they can put a few more dollars into highly overstuffed pockets. The word “evil” doesn’t begin to approach it.

Noam Chomsky

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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

Albert Einstein

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He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.

Lao Tzu

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In my book, it’s pretty simple. If you work hard to prevent people from voting, you pretty much admit your ideas aren’t popular and you fear the verdict of the people.

Dan Rather

Chomsky

Rather

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We have come to live in a society based on insults, on lies, and on things that just aren’t true. It creates an environment where deranged people feel empowered.

Colin Powell

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Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him and let him know you trust him.

Booker T. Washington

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Every war, when it comes or before it comes, is represented not as a war, but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.

George Orwell

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Don’t find fault, find a remedy. Anybody can complain.

Henry Ford

Powell

Ford

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Being open to data, facts, and science doesn’t make you liberal, it makes you literate. It means you favor data, facts, and evidence over conspiracy theories, manufactured misinformation, and cherry-picked industry spins.

Former Senator Paul H. Douglas (D-IL)

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience; this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

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Few men think, yet all will have opinions.

George Berkeley

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Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn’t mean you are wiser then when it reached only to the end of the bar.

Edward R. Murrow

Douglas

Murrow

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Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

Gautama Buddha

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A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Elbert Hubbard

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I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all, I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Agatha Christie

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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

Buddha

Melville

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Quotes o’ the Day

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

Toni Morrison

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To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Thomas Paine

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

William Shakespeare

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I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.

Stephen Jay Gould

Morrison

Gould

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When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.

Socrates

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Reading a good book in silence is like eating chocolate for the rest of your life and never getting fat.

Becca Fitzpatrick

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I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain

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Fascism is cured by reading, and racism is cured by traveling.

Miguel de Unamuno

Socrates

de Unamuno

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