Sunday, June 30, 2013


"Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."
--E.M. Forster


"If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling -- killing."
--Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, June 29, 2013


"The difference between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn't get indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself."
--Joseph Sobran (1946-2010) Columnist

Friday, June 28, 2013


"If you go on with this nuclear arms race, all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce."
--Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
British Prime Minister (1940-45, 51-55)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


"Fear is an instructor of great sagacity, and the herald of all revolutions."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet, essayist

Good V

"Dictators always look good until the last minutes."
--Tomas G. Masaryk

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


"Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage."
--H. L. Meneken

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Medicine II

"You want to know who's a real medicine man? He's the one who doesn't say 'I'm a medicine man.' He doesn't ask you to come to him. You've got to go and ask him. And you'll find he's always there among his own people."
--Louis Farmer, Ononaga


"You have to have a lot of patience to hear those old people talk, because when they talk, they talk about motivation, the feeling, the unsound that is around the universe. They explain everything to one understanding. They bring it all together, and when they finish, just one word comes out. Just one word. They might talk all day, and just one word comes out."
--Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

Saturday, June 22, 2013


"The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. I have lived quite long enough and am trying to die; but I simply cannot do it. A single beef-steak would finish me; but I cannot bring myself to swallow it. I am oppressed with a dread of living forever. That is the only disadvantage of vegetarianism."
--George Bernard Shaw

Friday, June 21, 2013


"Nut cases only succeed in multiple killings when they can be confident their prospective victims are disarmed."
--Vin Suprynowicz (1950-) American columnist, author
Source: Fact or Phobia on Guns: The Choice is Ours, The Linertarian Enterprise, August 31, 1999.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


"One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.".
--Sir William Osler, Aphorisms from his Bedside Teachings (1961) p. 105


"He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels."
--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


"Perhaps it will be found that to obtain a just republic (and it is to secure our just rights that we resort to government at all) it must be so extensive as that local egoisms may never reach its greater part; that on every particular question, a majority may be found in its councils free from particular interests, and giving, therefore, an uniform prevalence to the principles of justice."
--Thomas Jefferson, letter to Monsieur D'Ivernois, Feb. 6, 1795

Monday, June 17, 2013


"In the next century, nations as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. National sovereignty wasn't such a great idea after all."
--Strobe Talbot, President Clinton's Deputy Secretary of State, as quoted in Time, July 20th, l992.

Friday, June 14, 2013


"Yes, sometimes unusual things happen after a switch to a vegetarian diet. I've seen a number of cases in which the poor people broke out in violent attacks of good health, followed by bouts of physical exercise and sweet thoughts."
--Author Unknown

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Contract II

 "Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation."
--Walter Winchell

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day."
--Jacques Yves Cousteau

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


"A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a
--Howard Scott


"I know hundreds of people who have spent years and thousands of dollars on tests looking for ulcers or spastic bowels. I tell them to lay off all dairy products for two weeks. The results are usually so striking that it changes their lives."
--David Jacobs

Monday, June 10, 2013

Responsibility III

"Finally, my fellow Americans, let us examine our attitude towards peace and freedom here at home. The quality and spirit of our own society must justify and support our efforts abroad. We must show it in the dedication of our own lives -- as many of you who are graduating today will have an opportunity to do, by serving without pay in the Peace Corps abroad or in the proposed National Service Corps here at home. But wherever we are, we must all, in our daily lives, live up to the age-old faith that peace and freedom walk together. In too many of our cities today, the peace is not secure because freedom is incomplete. It is the responsibility of the executive branch at all levels of government -- local, State, and National -- to provide and protect that freedom for all of our citizens by all means within our authority. It is the responsibility of the legislative branch at all levels, wherever the authority is not now adequate, to make it adequate. And it is the responsibility of all citizens in all sections of this country to respect the rights of others and respect the law of the land.'

--President John F. Kennedy
American University Commencement Address
June 10, 1963

Full Speech:

Saturday, June 08, 2013


"The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to a lack of respect for humans too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence."
--Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux


"The victim who is able to articulate the situation of the victim has ceased to be a victim; he or she has become a threat."
--James Baldwin.

Thursday, June 06, 2013


"Our government... teaches the whole people by its example.  If the government becomes the lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
--Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


[L]et no man think that he fights this battle for others; he fights for himself, and so do we all. The Golden Rule is not sentimentality, but the deepest practical wisdom. For the teaching of our time is that cruelty is contagious, and its disease knows no bounds of race or nation. Where men can be deprived because their skin is black, others may suffer because they believe that men should not be so deprived; and in the fullness of time others will be deprived because their skin is white. If men can suffer because they hold one belief, then others may suffer for the holding of other beliefs.

Freedom is not money, that I could enlarge mine by taking yours. Our liberty can grow only when the liberties of all our fellow men are secure; and he who would enslave others ends only by chaining himself, for chains have two ends, and he who holds the chain is as securely bound as he whom it holds. And as President Kennedy said at the Berlin Wall in 1963, "Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free."

--Robert F. Kennedy (November 20, 1925 - June 6, 1968)
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
June 8th, 1966

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


"Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighbouring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?"
--Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)
Lebanese-born American Mystic Poet, Painter

Reality III

"Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it."
--Jane Wagner (and Lily Tomlin)

Sunday, June 02, 2013


"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
--Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American essayist, poet, naturalist


"Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses."
--H. L. Mencken

Saturday, June 01, 2013


"When you see the golden arches you are probably on your way to the pearly gates."
--William Castelli, M.D.