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June 1
  There are times when the utmost daring is the height of wisdom. ~ Carl von Clausewitz


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June 2
  The capacity to produce social chaos is the last resort of desperate people. ~ Cornel West


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June 3
  When government disappears, it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone, other interests will take their place. ~ Lawrence Lessig


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June 4
  To insist on one's place in the scheme of things and to live up to that place.
To empower others in their reaching for some place in the scheme of things.
To do these things is to make fairy tales come true.

~ 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
  I can be forced to live without happiness, but I will never consent to live without honor. ~ Pierre Corneille


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June 7
  A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man. ~ Paul Gauguin


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June 8
  History does not always repeat itself. Sometimes it just yells, "Can't you remember anything I told you?" and lets fly with a club. ~ John W. Campbell


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June 9
 

Be a clown, be a clown,
All the world loves a clown.
Act the fool, play the calf,
And you'll always have the last laugh.

~ Cole Porter ~


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June 10
  We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. ~ E. O. Wilson


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June 11
  Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. ~ Ben Jonson


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June 12
  We are adhering to life now with our last muscle — the heart. ~ Djuna Barnes


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June 13
  So long as all is ordered for attack, and that alone, leaders will instinctively increase the number of enemies that they may give their followers something to do. ~ William Butler Yeats


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June 14
  True love ennobles and dignifies the material labors of life; and homely services rendered for love's sake have in them a poetry that is immortal. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe


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June 15
  I protect my right to be a Catholic by preserving your right to believe as a Jew, a Protestant, or non-believer, or as anything else you choose. We know that the price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that they might some day force theirs on us. ~ Mario Cuomo


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June 16
  When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity — but actually it's about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial. ~ Joyce Carol Oates


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June 17
  Our security strategies have not yet caught up with the risks we are facing. The globalization that has swept away the barriers to the movement of goods, ideas and people has also swept with it barriers that confined and localized security threats. ~ Mohamed ElBaradei


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June 18
  Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. ~ Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington


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June 19
  The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. ~ Aung San Suu Kyi


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June 20
  For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt. ~ Lillian Hellman


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June 21
  Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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June 22
  If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we are at no loss to perceive that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions of the human mind. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt


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June 23
  We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done. ~ Alan Turing


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June 24
  All I do is done in love; all I suffer, I suffer in the sweetness of love. ~ John of the Cross


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June 25
  By "nationalism" I mean first of all the habit of assuming that human beings can be classified like insects and that whole blocks of millions or tens of millions of people can be confidently labelled "good" or "bad." ... By "patriotism" I mean devotion to a particular place and a particular way of life, which one believes to be the best in the world but has no wish to force on other people. Patriotism is of its nature defensive, both militarily and culturally. Nationalism, on the other hand, is inseperable from the desire for power. ~ George Orwell


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June 26
  Every event has had its cause, and nothing, not the least wind that blows, is accident or causeless. ~ Pearl S. Buck


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June 27
  We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but in the use we make of them, in the imagination and courage with which we seek wisdom beyond the senses. ~ Helen Keller


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June 28
  Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains. ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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June 29
  Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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June 30
 

Life is a jest, and all things show it,
I thought so once, and now I know it.

~ John Gay ~


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