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April 1
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The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there. The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners. Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals.

~ The Coen Brothers ~
~ The Big Lebowski ~

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April 2
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You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate.

You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today.

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~ Marvin Gaye ~
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April 3
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Humanity will ever seek but never attain perfection. Let us at least survive and go on trying.

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~ Dora Russell ~

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April 4
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We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.

~ William Gladstone ~
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April 5
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In any country, regardless of what its laws say, wherever people act upon the idea that the disadvantage of one man is the good of another, there slavery exists. Wherever, in any country the whole people feel that the happiness of all is dependent upon the happiness of the weakest, there freedom exists.


~ Booker T. Washington ~
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April 6
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No one could have less faith in the absolute and definitive importance of the work created by man, because I believe that this world is nothing but a dream.

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~ Gustave Moreau ~

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April 7
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I call that mind free, which jealously guards its intellectual rights and powers, which calls no man master, which does not content itself with a passive or hereditary faith, which opens itself to light whencesoever it may come, which receives new truth as an angel from heaven.

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~ William Ellery Channing ~
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April 8

Life is short, short, brother!
Ain't it the truth?
And there is no other
Ain't it the truth?
You gotta rock that rainbow while you still got your youth!
Oh! Ain't it the solid truth?

~ Yip Harburg ~
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April 9
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The Doctor

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.

~ Francis Bacon ~
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April 10
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I know now that it was meant to be this way. Sometimes, we have to look beyond what we want and do what's best. This is the path that I've chosen. Let's talk about something else. …You've become a truly great warrior … yet, you've remained humble. You've shown me that power is nothing if not guided by love. And watching you grow has helped me grow … That's why I'm here.

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~ Piccolo ~
~ Dragon Ball GT ~
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April 11
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A first grader should understand that his or her culture isn't a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society. Cultural relativity is defensible and attractive. It's also a source of hope. It means we don't have to continue this way if we don't like it.

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~
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April 12
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The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers. Each of us emerges from the preconsciousness of babyhood and simply finds himself here, in it, in the world. That experience alone astonishes some people. What is all this — what is the world? And what are we? From the beginning of humanity some have been under a compulsion to ask these questions, and have felt a craving for the answers. This is what is really meant by any such phrase as "mankind's need for metaphysics."

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~ Bryan Magee ~
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April 13
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Let us do something while we have the chance! It is not every day that we are needed. Not indeed that we personally are needed. Others would meet the case equally well, if not better. To all mankind they were addressed, those cries for help still ringing in our ears! But at this place, at this moment of time, all mankind is us, whether we like it or not. Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for once the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us!
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~ Samuel Beckett ~
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April 14
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Criticism, whatever may be its pretensions, never does more than to define the impression which is made upon it at a certain moment by a work wherein the writer himself noted the impression of the world which he received at a certain hour.

~ James Branch Cabell ~
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April 15
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The acquisition of any knowledge is always of use to the intellect, because it may thus drive out useless things and retain the good. For nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~
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April 16
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The finest words in the world are only vain sounds, if you cannot comprehend them.
~ Anatole France ~
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April 17
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If rules make you nervous and depressed, and not desirous of participating in the Wiki, then ignore them and go about your business.
~ Lee Daniel Crocker ~
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April 18
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The moral nature of man is more sacred in my eyes than his intellectual nature. I know they cannot be divorced — that without intelligence we should be Brutes — but it is the tendency of our gaping, wondering dispositions to give pre-eminence to those faculties which most astonish us. Strength of character seldom, if ever, astonishes; goodness, lovingness, and quiet self-sacrifice, are worth all the talents in the world.
~ George Henry Lewes ~
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April 19
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Of greatest significance to me has been the insight that I attained as a fundamental understanding from all of my LSD experiments: what one commonly takes as "the reality," including the reality of one's own individual person, by no means signifies something fixed, but rather something that is ambiguous — that there is not only one, but that there are many realities, each comprising also a different consciousness of the ego.
~ Albert Hofmann‎‎ ~
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April 20
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When the last eagle flies over the last crumbling mountain
And the last lion roars at the last dusty fountain
In the shadow of the forest though she may be old and worn
They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn.

~ Jimmy Webb ~
The Last Unicorn
~ Peter S. Beagle ~ ~
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April 21
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To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive — to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.

~ Rollo May ~
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April 22
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Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.

~ Anne Louise Germaine de Staël ~
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April 23
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Now I will believe
That there are unicorns; that in Arabia
There is one tree, the phoenix' throne, one phoenix
At this hour reigning there.

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~ William Shakespeare ~
~ The Tempest ~
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April 24
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In all things there must be order, but it must of such a kind as is possible to observe … to see a man burnt for doing as he thought right, harms the people, for this is a matter of conscience.

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~ William the Silent ~

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April 25

Man is one name belonging to every nation upon earth. In them all is one soul though many tongues. Every country has its own language, yet the subjects of which the untutored soul speaks are the same everywhere.

~ Tertullian ~
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April 26
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No man — prince, peasant, pope, — has all the light, who says else is a mountebank. I claim no private lien on truth, only a liberty to seek it, prove it in debate, and to be wrong a thousand times to reach a single rightness. It is that liberty they fear. They want us to be driven to God like sheep, not running to him like lovers, shouting joy!

~ Morris West ~
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April 27
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Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience.

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~ Coretta Scott King ~

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April 28
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I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.

~ Harper Lee ~
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April 29
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It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover. To know how to criticize is good, to know how to create is better.

~ Henri Poincaré ~
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April 30
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Anything you don't understand is dangerous until you do understand it.

~ Larry Niven ~

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