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June 1
Angels are those beings who have been on an earth like this, and have passed through the same ordeals that we are now passing through. They have kept their first estate far enough to preserve themselves in the Priesthood. They did not so violate the law of the Priesthood and condemn themselves to the sin against the Holy Ghost as to be finally lost. They are not crowned with the celestial ones. They are persons who have lived upon an earth, but did not magnify the Priesthood in that high degree that many others have done who have become Gods, even the sons of God. Human beings that pertain to this world, who do not magnify or are not capable of magnifying their high calling in the Priesthood and receive crowns of glory, immortality, and eternal lives, will also, when they again receive their bodies, become angels and will receive a glory. They are single, without families or kingdoms to reign over. All the difference between men and angels is, men are passing through the day of trial that angels have already passed through.
~ Brigham Young ~


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June 2
When Nature gives a gorgeous rose,
Or yields the simplest fern,
She writes this motto on the leaves, —
"To whom it may concern!"
And so it is the poet comes
And revels in her bowers,
And, — though another hold the land,
Is owner of the flowers.
~ John Godfrey Saxe ~


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June 3
It might be crazy to expect a high government official to speak the truth. It might be crazy to believe that government policy will be something more than the handmaiden of the most powerful interests. It might be crazy to argue that we should preserve a tradition that has been part of our tradition for most of our historyfree culture.
If this is crazy, then let there be more crazies. Soon.
~ Lawrence Lessig ~


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June 4
Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them. Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will break our hearts.
~ Robert Fulghum ~


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June 5
Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
~ John Maynard Keynes ~


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June 6
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


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June 7
Art is a refining and evocative translation of the materials of the world.
~ Gwendolyn Brooks ~


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June 8
Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.
~ Marguerite Yourcenar ~


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June 9
One thing most of us agree on is that the universe exists (people who deny that usually follow some trade other than science), so if some theoretical particle interaction would lead ultimately to the nonexistence of the universe, then you can save a lot of electricity by not trying to demonstrate it.
~ Joe Haldeman ~


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June 10
You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.
~ Thelonious Monk ~


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June 11
We see nothing truly till we understand it.
~ John Constable ~


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June 12
Destiny and history are untidy.
~ Djuna Barnes ~


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June 13
Gradually I began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking which had been characteristic of my orientation. This began, most recognizably, with the rejection of politically-oriented thinking as essentially a hopeless waste of intellectual effort.
~ John Forbes Nash ~


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June 14
By what strange law of mind is it that an idea long overlooked, and trodden under foot as a useless stone, suddenly sparkles out in new light, as a discovered diamond?
~ Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


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June 15
People don't ever seem to realise that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.
~ William McFee ~


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June 16
If others have their will Ann hath a way.
~ James Joyce ~
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~ Ulysses ~


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June 17
My work is a game, a very serious game.
~ M. C. Escher ~


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June 18
I believe we are born with our minds open to wonderful experiences, and only slowly learn to limit ourselves to narrow tastes. We are taught to lose our curiosity by the bludgeon-blows of mass marketing, which brainwash us to see "hits," and discourage exploration.
~ Roger Ebert ~


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June 19
The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame.
~ Salman Rushdie ~


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June 20
The well taught philosophic mind
To all compassion gives;
Casts round the world an equal eye,
And feels for all that lives.
~ Anna Letitia Barbauld ~


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June 21
Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
~ Reinhold Niebuhr ~


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June 22
We see what we are told that we see.
Repetition and pride are the keys to this.
To hear and to see
Even an obvious lie
Again
And again and again
May be to say it,
Almost by reflex
Then to defend it
Because we have said it
And at last to embrace it
Because we've defended it.
~ Octavia Butler ~


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June 23
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
This is what I wanna be
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Why the hell it means so much to me.
~ KT Tunstall ~


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June 24
The very pure spirit does not bother about the regard of others or human respect, but communes inwardly with God, alone and in solitude as to all forms, and with delightful tranquility, for the knowledge of God is received in divine silence.
~ John of the Cross ~


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June 25
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
~ George Orwell ~


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June 26
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and so they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.
~ Pearl S. Buck ~


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June 27
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
~ Jacques Deval ~


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June 28
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau ~


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June 29
It is another of the miraculous things about mankind that there is no pain nor passion that does not radiate to the ends of the earth. Let a man in a garret but burn with enough intensity and he will set fire to the world.
~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry ~


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June 30
I see myself as a huge fiery comet, a shooting star. Everyone stops, points up and gasps "Oh look at that!" Then — whoosh, and I'm gone... and they'll never see anything like it ever again ... and they won't be able to forget me — ever.
~ Jim Morrison ~


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