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March 1
Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Life of Lt. Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, 7th IDF Chief of Staff in photos (11).jpg  
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I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death, say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in — the war for peace.

~ Yitzhak Rabin ~

File:Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Life of Lt. Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, 7th IDF Chief of Staff in photos (8).jpg

  Bill Clinton, Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein I of Jordan at the peace treaty signing ceremony.jpg

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March 2
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I define anarchist society as one where there is no legal possibility for coercive aggression against the person or property of any individual.

~ Murray Rothbard ~

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March 3
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We prove what we want to prove, and the real difficulty is to know what we want to prove.

~ Émile Chartier ~


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March 4
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Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness. We need to acknowledge this. All too often, we think only in terms of light: "And then the lightbulb went on and I got it!" It is true that insights may come to us as flashes. It is true that some of these flashes may be blinding. It is, however, also true that such bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.

~ Julia Cameron ~

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March 5
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I do not own an inch of land,
But all I see is mine.

~ Lucy Larcom ~

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March 6
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Who are you and who am I
To say we know the reason why
Some are born, some men die,
Beneath one infinite sky?
There'll be war, there'll be peace,
But everything one day will cease,
All the iron turned to rust,
All the proud men turned to dust,
And so all things time will mend,
So this song will end.

~ David Gilmour ~


  David Gilmour in Munich July 2006-ed-.JPG
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March 7
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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

~ Aristotle ~

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  Parapet figure of Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) on the roof of the main building of the University of Graz.JPG

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March 8
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Technology always has unforeseen consequences, and it is not always clear, at the beginning, who or what will win, and who or what will lose.

~ Neil Postman ~


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March 9
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It is found in every light of hope,
It knows no bounds nor space
It has risen in red and black and white,
It is there in every race.

It lies in the hearts of heroes dead,
It screams in tyrantseyes,
It has reached the peak of mountains high,
It comes searing ‘cross the skies.

It lights the dark of this prison cell,
It thunders forth its might,
It is "the undauntable thought", my friend,
That thought that says "I'm right!"

~ Bobby Sands ~

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March 10
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What I am is what I am.
Are you what you areor what?

~ Edie Brickell ~

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March 11
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We puzzle as to whether the universe is bounded or extends forever; whether, indeed, it may only be one universe among many. We speculate as to whether our universe began in a vast explosion, whether it pulsates between utter compression and wide diffusion, whether it is self-renewing and thus unchanged forever. And we are humble.
But science teaches more than this. It continually reminds us that we are still ignorant and there is much to learn. Time and space are interconnected in strange ways; there is no absolute simultaneity.

~ Vannevar Bush ~


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March 12

With a mental effort, he grabbed hold of his thoughts and braked them to a stop. There was something new here, factors he hadn't counted on. He kept reassuring himself there was an explanation for everything, once you had your facts straight.

~ Harry Harrison ~

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March 13
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The History of Religions is destined to play an important role in contemporary cultural life. This is not only because an understanding of exotic and archaic religions will significantly assist in a cultural dialogue with the representatives of such religions. It is more especially because ... the history of religions will inevitably attain to a deeper knowledge of man. It is on the basis of such knowledge that a new humanism, on a world-wide scale, could develop.

~ Mircea Eliade ~

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March 14
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Sweet and gentle and sensitive man
With an obsessive nature and deep fascination
For numbers
And a complete infatuation with the calculation
Of π.

~ Kate Bush ~

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  Jiuhuashan bodhisattva image.jpg

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March 15
Lightning over Oradea Romania 2.jpg  
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What comes now? The earth awaits
What fierce wonder from the skies?
Thunder, trampling through the night?
Morning, with illustrious eyes?
Morning, from the springs of light:
Thunder, round Heaven's opening gates.

~ Lionel Johnson ~

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  Morning Aarti of the Ganges at sunrise, Varanasi.jpg

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March 16
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Art has a double face, of expression and illusion, just like science has a double face: the reality of error and the phantom of truth.

~ René Daumal ~


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Katsushika Hokusai - Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji- The Great Wave Off the Coast of Kanagawa - Google Art Project.jpg

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March 17
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White rabbit art color.pngTheMatrix.pngCyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding…
~ William Gibson ~

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March 18
Chiron instructs young Achilles - Ancient Roman fresco.jpg  
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From infancy on, we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few.

~ John Updike ~

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March 19
Richard Francis Burton by Rischgitz, 1864.jpg  

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I am an individual … a circle touching and intersecting my neighbours at certain points, but nowhere corresponding, nowhere blending. … But my individuality, however all-sufficient for myself, is an infinitesimal point, an atom subject in all things to the Law of Storms called Life. I feel, I know that Fate is. But I cannot know what is or what is not fated to befall me. Therefore in the pursuit of perfection as an individual lies my highest, and indeed my only duty, the "I" being duly blended with the "We." … I am bound to take careful thought concerning the consequences of every word and deed. When, however, the Future has become the Past, it would be the merest vanity for me to grieve or to repent over that which was decreed by universal Law.

~ Richard Francis Burton ~
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March 20
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The trees are cloth'd with leaves, the fields with grass;
The blossoms blow; the birds on bushes sing;
And Nature has accomplish'd all the Spring.

~ Virgil ~
as translated by
~ John Dryden ~


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March 21
Naucalpan Benito Juárez.jpg  
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Let us now pledge all our efforts to obtain and consolidate the benefits of peace. Under its auspices, the protection of the laws and of the authorities will be sufficient for all the inhabitants of the Republic. May the people and the government respect the rights of all. Between individuals, as between nations, peace means respect for the rights of others.

~ Benito Juárez ~


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March 22
Marcel marceau red skelton in 1965.JPG  
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I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.

~ Marcel Marceau ~

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  Marcel Marceau - 1971.jpg

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March 23
Caspar David Friedrich - Frau am Fenster - Google Art Project.jpg  

Only the person who has faith in himself is able to be faithful to others.

~ Erich Fromm ~

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  Caspar David Friedrich - Wanderer above the sea of fog.jpg

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March 24
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The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.

~ Wilhelm Reich ~

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March 25
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All social phenomena are the result of a series of various causes, in most cases so inwardly related that it is quite impossible clearly to separate one from the other. We are always dealing with the interplay of various causes which, as a rule, can be clearly recognised but cannot be calculated according to scientific methods.

~ Rudolf Rocker ~

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  Genius of Liberty Dumont July Column.jpg

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March 26
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Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost ~

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  Starr 061108-9822 Munroidendron racemosum.jpg

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March 27
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They may veil their eyes, but they cannot hide
The sun’s meridian glow;
The heel of a priest may tread thee down,
And a tyrant work thee woe:
But never a truth has been destroyed;
They may curse it, and call it crime;
Pervert and betray, or slander and slay
Its teachers for a time.
But the sunshine aye shall light the sky,
As round and round we run;
And the truth shall ever come uppermost,
And justice shall be done.

~ Charles Mackay ~

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March 28
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If you can approach the world's complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will find worlds within worlds, beauties you could not heretofore imagine, and your own mundane preoccupations will shrink to proper size, not all that important in the greater scheme of things.

~ Daniel Dennett ~


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March 29
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Sunlight's a thing that needs a window
Before it enter a dark room.
Windows don't happen.

~ R. S. Thomas ~

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  Glasmalerei von Mucha.jpg
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March 30
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It is better and more satisfactory to acquit a thousand guilty persons than to put a single innocent one to death.

~ Maimonides ~

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  Maimonides statue - Cordoba.jpg

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March 31
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Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two. A constant coming and going: wisdom lies in the momentary.

~ Octavio Paz ~

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