Friday, October 31, 2008

Remembered

"I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." --John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Advances III

"Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority."
--Thomas Henry Huxley

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Conquer

"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty."
--Henri Frederic Amiel, "The Private Journal of Henri Frederic Amiel"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Nature II

Natura nihil fit in frustra - Nature does nothing in vain.
(Latin-English Phrase)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Motivations

"Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change."
--Malcolm X

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Neutrality

"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
--Paulo Freire

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
--Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, October 24, 2008

Trick

"The trick of a class war is not to let the victim know he's under attack." --Unknown

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obligations

"The obligation to endure gives us the right to know."
--Jean Rostand

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Range

"It's hard to remember, if all you see of a chicken are it's body parts wrapped in plastic, or crates of them crammed on a slaughterhouse bound truck, but chickens are individuals. Anyone who gets to know a particular chicken learns that their range of emotions is vast and undeniable."
--PETA investigator

Monday, October 20, 2008

Start

"If you can start the day without caffeine . . . If you can get going without pep pills. . . If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it . . . If you can conquer the world tension without medical help . . . If you can relax without liquor. . . If you can sleep without the aid of drugs . . . Then my friend, you are almost as good as your dog. "
--Author Unknown

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Source

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.
Every wonderful sight will vanish, every sweet word will fade,
But do not be disheartened,
The source they come from is eternal, growing,
Branching out, giving new life and new joy.
Why do you weep?
The source is within you
And this whole world is springing up from it.
--Jelauddin Rumi

Ethical

"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
--Albert Schweitzer

Friday, October 17, 2008

Children III

"We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up."
--Phyllis Diller

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Majority II

"We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down."
--William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008) American author and journalist, founded 'National Review'
Source: The Jeweler’s Eye, 1968

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Reality

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." --Albert Einstein

Monday, October 13, 2008

Still II

"No, you can't have my civil rights. I'm still using them!"
--Author Unknown

Crayon

"Crayon outside the lines."
--Author Unknown

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hinder

"Left unhindered, the world is indeed predictable. Our mission, then, is to hinder."
--TLC

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sarchasm

Sarchasm: "That vast gulf between the author of satire or sarcasm and the recipient who just doesn't get it."
--Author Unknown

Friday, October 10, 2008

Judges

"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers."
--H. L. Mencken

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Power II

"When you get into politics, you find that all your worst nightmares about it turn out to be true, and the people who are attracted to large concentrations of power are precisely the ones who should be kept as far away from it as possible."
--Ken Livingstone,Member of Parliament

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Children II

"When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay."
--Brian Aldiss

Monday, October 06, 2008

Banking

"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits."
--Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941)
President of the Bank of England in the 1920's, the second richest man in Britain

Search

"For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed." --Clifton Fadiman

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Judgment

"I am grateful that I am not as judgmental as all those censorious, self-righteous people around me."
--Author Unknown

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Smarts

"It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese."
--Carl Sagan

Friday, October 03, 2008

The House Handout Sellout Vote

Since I got the first Breaking News alert on the House Of Non-Representatives selling this country down the toilet and to China, I've been trying to access the House voting website, to no avail.

It must be overwhelmed because so many people want to make sure their Rep voted *for* the handout, so they can be thanked appropriately.

With a pitchfork and torch...no Vaseline...

TLC

Empathy

"Empathy is your pain in my heart"
--Author unknown

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Two

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats".
--Albert Schweitzer