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August 1
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I have no objection to any person’s religion, be it what it may, so long as that person does not kill or insult any other person, because that other person don’t believe it also.

~ Herman Melville ~
~ Moby-Dick ~

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August 2
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The brightest flashes in the world of thought are incomplete until they have been proved to have their counterparts in the world of fact.

~ John Tyndall ~

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August 3
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The machine merely acts as an intermediary between the sensitive and the spiritual force. It is an extension of the sensitive. It magnifies the capability of the sensitive and acts as a link of some sort. It enables the sensitive to perform his function.

~ Clifford D. Simak ~

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August 4
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All love is sweet,
Given or returned. Common as light is love,
And its familiar voice wearies not ever.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

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August 5

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As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn't go.,

Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

~ Wendell Berry ~


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August 6
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I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethro'
Gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move.


~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~

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August 7
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There's not a single thing on offer in this all-too-temporary world for which you should ever sell your soul.

~ Alan Keyes ~

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August 8
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In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in the case of poetry, it's the exact opposite!

~ Paul Dirac ~



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August 9
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What magical trick makes us intelligent? The trick is that there is no trick. The power of intelligence stems from our vast diversity, not from any single, perfect principle.

~ Marvin Minsky ~
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August 10
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A constitutional republic dedicated before everything to the protection of liberty cannot legalize torture and remain a constitutional republic. It imports into itself a tumor of pure tyranny.

~ Andrew Sullivan ~

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August 11
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While utterly discarding all creeds, and denying the truth of all religions, there is neither in my heart nor upon my lips a sneer for the hopeful, loving and tender souls who believe that from all this discord will result a perfect harmony; that every evil will in some mysterious way become a good, and that above and over all there is a being who, in some way, will reclaim and glorify every one of the children of men; but for those who heartlessly try to prove that salvation is almost impossible; that damnation is almost certain; that the highway of the universe leads to hell; who fill life with fear and death with horror; who curse the cradle and mock the tomb, it is impossible to entertain other than feelings of pity, contempt and scorn.

~ Robert G. Ingersoll ~
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August 12
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Great literature, past or present, is the expression of great knowledge of the human heart; great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.

~ Edith Hamilton ~

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August 13
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Too much has already been said and written about "women's sphere". Leave women, then, to find their sphere.

~ Lucy Stone ~

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August 14
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Perfection, cosmically, was nothing but perfect Equanimity and Harmony; and in human relations, nothing but perfect Love and Justice. And Perfection began to glow before the eyes of the Western world like a new star, whose light touched with glamour all things as they came forth from Mystery, till to Mystery they were ready to return.
This — I thought is surely what the Western world has dimly been rediscovering. There has crept into our minds once more the feeling that the Universe is all of a piece, Equipoise supreme; and all things equally wonderful, and mysterious, and valuable. We have begun, in fact, to have a glimmering of the artist's creed, that nothing may we despise or neglect — that everything is worth the doing well, the making fair — that our God, Perfection, is implicit everywhere, and the revelation of Him the business of our Art.

~ John Galsworthy ~
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August 15

Spirituality is much wider than any particular religion, and in the larger ideas of it that are now coming on us even the greatest religion becomes no more than a broad sect or branch of the one universal religion, by which we shall understand in the future man's seeking for the eternal, the divine, the greater self, the source of unity and his attempt to arrive at some equation, some increasing approximation of the values of human life with the eternal and the divine values.

~ Sri Aurobindo ~


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August 16

Liberality consists less in giving a great deal than in gifts well timed.

~ Jean de La Bruyère ~


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August 17
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Life doesn't have a neat beginning and a tidy end, life is always going on. You should begin in the middle and end in the middle, and it should be all there.

~ V. S. Naipaul ~

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August 18
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In Balder's hand Christ placed His own,
And it was golden weather,
And on that berg as on a throne
The Brethren stood together!

And countless voices far and wide
Sang sweet beneath the sky
"All that is beautiful shall abide,
All that is base shall die."

~ Robert Williams Buchanan ~

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August 19
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Vast is the field of Science ... the more a man knows, the more he will find he has to know.

~ Samuel Richardson ~

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August 20
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We're beginning to learn the hard way that today's global ills are not cured by more and more science and technology.

~ Roger Wolcott Sperry ~

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August 21
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Everything was okay, as long as I could dream.
Its amazing, really, the difference between having a dream and not having any left that can come true. It's the difference between living and dying.
~ Alicia Witt ~

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August 22
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I love music passionately. And because l love it, I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

~ Claude Debussy ~

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August 23
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You may think, passer-by, that Fate
Is a pit-fall outside of yourself,
Around which you may walk by the use of foresight
And wisdom.

In time you shall see Fate approach you
In the shape of your own image in the mirror;
Or you shall sit alone by your own hearth,
And suddenly the chair by you shall hold a guest,
And you shall know that guest,
And read the authentic message of his eyes.

~ Edgar Lee Masters ~
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August 24
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Dictatorships foster oppression, dictatorships foster servitude, dictatorships foster cruelty; more abominable is the fact that they foster idiocy.

~ Jorge Luis Borges ~

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August 25
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How transitory all human structures are, nay how oppressive the best institutions become in the course of a few generations. The plant blossoms, and fades: your fathers have died, and mouldered into dust: your temple is fallen: your tabernacle, the tables of your law, are no more: language itself, that bond of mankind, becomes antiquated: and shall a political constitution, shall a system of government or religion, that can be erected solely on these, endure for ever?

~ Johann Gottfried Herder ~

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August 26
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The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

~ Mother Teresa ~

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August 27
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Poetry is the universal art of the spirit which has become free in itself and which is not tied down for its realization to external sensuous material; instead, it launches out exclusively in the inner space and the inner time of ideas and feelings.

~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel ~

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August 28
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To be apt in quotation is a splendid and dangerous gift. Splendid, because it ornaments a man's speech with other men's jewels; dangerous, for the same reason.

~ Robertson Davies ~

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August 29
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I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change.

~ Michael Jackson ~

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August 30
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I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep — great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth's magnetic field. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.

~ Edward Mills Purcell ~

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August 31
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To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the first duty of the educator.

~ Maria Montessori ~

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