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January 19, 2016
Man, no doubt, owes many other moral duties to his fellow men; such as to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, protect the defenceless, assist the weak, and enlighten the ignorant. But these are simply moral duties, of which each man must be his own judge, in each particular case, as to whether, and how, and how far, he can, or will, perform them. But of his legal duty — that is, of his duty to live honestly towards his fellow men — his fellow men not only may judge, but, for their own protection, must judge. And, if need be, they may rightfully compel him to perform it. They may do this, acting singly, or in concert. They may do it on the instant, as the necessity arises, or deliberately and systematically, if they prefer to do so, and the exigency will admit of it.
~ Lysander Spooner ~
January 20, 2016
There is no conflict in the absolute universe, but there is conflict in the relative world.
~ Koichi Tohei ~
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January 21, 2016
I yield to no man in sympathy for the gallant men under my command; but I am obliged to sweat them tonight, so that I may save their blood tomorrow.
~ Stonewall Jackson ~
January 22, 2016
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Man, whence is he?
Too bad to be the work of a god, too good for the work of chance.
~ Gotthold Ephraim Lessing ~
January 23, 2016
I see but one rule: to be clear. If I am not clear, all my world crumbles to nothing.
~ Stendhal ~
January 24, 2016
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It was part of her discernment to be aware that life is the only real counselor, that wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissues.
~ Edith Wharton ~

January 25, 2016
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Once you begin to take yourself seriously as a leader or as a follower, as a modern or as a conservative, then you become a self-conscious, biting, and scratching little animal whose work is not of the slightest value or importance to anybody.
~ Virginia Woolf ~
January 26, 2016
Everybody should fear only one person, and that person should be himself.
~ Philip José Farmer ~
January 27, 2016
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It is said that a wise man who stands firm is a statesman, and a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
~ Hyman G. Rickover ~
January 28, 2016
  For the sincere friend
Who gives me his frank hand.
And for the cruel man who pulls out of me
the heart with which I live,
I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.

~ José Martí ~

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January 29, 2016
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
~ Edward Abbey ~
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January 30, 2016
We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~
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January 31, 2016
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The cynic says "blessed is he who expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed." I say "blessed is he who expecteth everything, for he can't always be disappointed.
~ Tallulah Bankhead ~
February 1, 2016
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Every today is at the same time both a cradle and a shroud: a shroud for yesterday, a cradle for tomorrow. Today, yesterday, and tomorrow are equally near to one another, and equally far. … Today is doomed to die — because yesterday died, and because tomorrow will be born. Such is the wise and cruel law. Cruel, because it condemns to eternal dissatisfaction those who already today see the distant peaks of tomorrow; wise, because eternal dissatisfaction is the only pledge of eternal movement forward, eternal creation. He who has found his ideal today is, like Lot's wife, already turned to a pillar of salt, has already sunk into the earth and does not move ahead. The world is kept alive only by heretics: the heretic Christ, the heretic Copernicus, the heretic Tolstoy. Our symbol of faith is heresy: tomorrow is an inevitable heresy of today, which has turned into a pillar of salt, and to yesterday, which has scattered to dust. Today denies yesterday, but is a denial of denial tomorrow. This is the constant dialectic path which in a grandiose parabola sweeps the world into infinity. Yesterday, the thesis; today, the antithesis, and tomorrow, the synthesis.
~ Yevgeny Zamyatin ~
February 2, 2016
There is something so familiar about this. Do you ever have déjà vu?
~ Andie MacDowell as "Rita" ~
~ Groundhog Day ~
February 3, 2016
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.
~ Simone Weil ~
February 4, 2016
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I believe we are on an irreversible trend towards more freedom and democracy, but that could change.
~ Dan Quayle ~
February 5, 2016
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
~ Adlai Stevenson ~
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February 6, 2016
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Emancipate yourself from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds
~ Bob Marley ~
February 7, 2016
Euclid taught me that without assumptions there is no proof. Therefore, in any argument, examine the assumptions. Then, in the alleged proof, be alert for inexplicit assumptions. Euclid's notorious oversights drove this lesson home.
~ Eric Temple Bell ~
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February 8, 2016
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Of course there is a monkey. There is always a monkey.

~ J. J Abrams & Doug Dorst ~
~ S. ~

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