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June 1
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Beauty cannot be defined by abscissas and ordinates; neither are circles and ellipses created by their geometrical formulas.

~ Carl von Clausewitz ~
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June 2
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You can't lead the people if you don't love the people. You can't save the people, if you don't serve the people.

~ Cornel West ~
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June 3
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If the Internet teaches us anything, it is that great value comes from leaving core resources in a commons, where they're free for people to build upon as they see fit.

~ Lawrence Lessig ~
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June 4
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Love the battle between chaos and imagination.

~ Robert Fulghum ~

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June 5
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The reward for living is the living itself.

~ Charles Hartshorne ~

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June 6
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The hand of the aggressor is stayed by strength — and strength alone.

~ Dwight D. Eisenhower ~
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June 7

The world can only be redeemed through action — movement — motion. Uncoerced, unbribed, and unbought, humanity will move toward the light.


~ Alice Moore Hubbard ~
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June 8
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Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

~ Scott Adams ~

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June 9
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This rule I propose,
Always have an ace in the hole.

Always try to arrive at
Having an ace some place private.

Always have an ace in the hole.

~ Cole Porter ~

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June 10
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Love is a fire that burns unseen,
A wound that aches yet isn't felt,
An always discontent contentment,
A pain that rages without hurting,
A longing for nothing but to long,
A loneliness in the midst of people,
A never feeling pleased when pleased,
A passion that gains when lost in thought.

~ Luís de Camões ~
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June 11
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The great vice of the present day is bravura, an attempt to do something beyond the truth. In endeavouring to do something better than well, they do what in reality is good for nothing. Fashion always had, & will have, its day — but truth (in all things) only will last, and can only have just claims on posterity

~ John Constable ~

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June 12
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Life is not to be told, call it as loud as you like, it will not tell itself.

~ Djuna Barnes ~

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June 13

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.

~ William Butler Yeats ~
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June 14
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Each time I think I've made a connection with someone... once they find out what I can do, whether it's hours or days later, everything changes. Invariably they freak. They get retroactively paranoid, wondering what else Clark Kent is hiding from them.

~ Mark Waid ~
~ Superman: Birthright ~
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June 15
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Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit; for such mutilation undercuts the life principle of trust, without which every human act, may it feel ever so good and seem ever so right is prone to perversion by destructive forms of conscientiousness.

~ Erik Erikson ~
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June 16
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Values exist in a transcendental realm, beyond space and time. They can neither be fought for, nor destroyed.

~ Enoch Powell ~
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June 17
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The global community has become irreversibly interdependent, with the constant movement of people, ideas, goods and resources. In such a world, we must combat terrorism with an infectious security culture that crosses borders — an inclusive approach to security based on solidarity and the value of human life. In such a world, weapons of mass destruction have no place.

~ Mohamed ElBaradei ~
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June 18
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A plot is about things that happen. A story is about people who behave. To admire a story you must be willing to listen to the people and observe them.

~ Roger Ebert ~
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June 19
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Is it not proven beyond all dispute that there is no limit to the enormities which men will commit when they are once persuaded that they are keepers of other men's consciences? To spread religion by any means, and to crush heresy by all means is the practical inference from the doctrine that one man may control another's religion. Given the duty of a state to foster some one form of faith, and by the sure inductions of our nature slowly but certainly persecution will occur. To prevent for ever the possibility of Papists roasting Protestants, Anglicans hanging Romish priests, and Puritans flogging Quakers, let every form of state-churchism be utterly abolished, and the remembrance of the long curse which it has cast upon the world be blotted out for ever.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~
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June 20
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It's time to start believing — Oh yes
Believing who you are:
You are a shining star.

~ Lionel Richie ~

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June 21
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Cause, Principle, and One eternal
From whom being, life, and movement are suspended,
And which extends itself in length, breadth, and depth,
To whatever is in Heaven, on Earth, and Hell;
With sense, with reason, with mind, I discern,
That there is no act, measure, nor calculation, which can comprehend
That force, that vastness and that number,
Which exceeds whatever is inferior, middle, and highest;
Blind error, avaricious time, adverse fortune,
Deaf envy, vile madness, jealous iniquity,
Crude heart, perverse spirit, insane audacity,
Will not be sufficient to obscure the air for me,
Will not place the veil before my eyes,
Will never bring it about that I shall not
Contemplate my beautiful Sun.

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~ Giordano Bruno ~
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June 22
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One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.

~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~
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June 23
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All worthy work is open to interpretations the author did not intend. Art isn't your pet — it's your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.

~ Joss Whedon ~
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June 24
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I have said that God is pleased with nothing but love; but before I explain this, it will be as well to set forth the grounds on which the assertion rests. All our works, and all our labours, how grand soever they may be, are nothing in the sight of God, for we can give Him nothing, neither can we by them fulfil His desire, which is the growth of our soul. As to Himself He desires nothing of this, for He has need of nothing, and so, if He is pleased with anything it is with the growth of the soul; and as there is no way in which the soul can grow but in becoming in a manner equal to Him, for this reason only is He pleased with our love.

~ John of the Cross ~
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June 25

The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.

~ George Orwell ~
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June 26
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So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar … But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.

~ Julian ~
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June 27
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Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need.

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~ Gaston Bachelard ~
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June 28
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The longer I live, the larger allowances I make for human infirmities.

~ John Wesley ~

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June 29
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To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades' victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world.

~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry ~
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June 30
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All was taken away from you: white dresses,
wings, even existence.
Yet I believe you,

There, where the world is turned inside out,
a heavy fabric embroidered with stars and beasts,
you stroll, inspecting the trustworthy seams.

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~ Czesław Miłosz ~
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