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March 1
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March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.

~ Anonymous ~

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March 2
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We have retreated from the perennial values. I don't think that we need any new values. The most important thing is to try to revive the universally known values from which we have retreated.

~ Mikhail Gorbachev ~

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March 3
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It is the human condition to question one god after another, one appearance after another, or better, one apparition after another, always pursuing the truth of the imagination, which is not the same as the truth of appearance.

~ Émile Chartier ~

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March 4
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The problem of Eternity, of which the face of the Sphinx speaks, takes us into the realm of the impossible. Even the problem of Time is simple in comparison with the problem of Eternity.

~ P. D. Ouspensky ~
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March 5
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Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor.

~ Rosa Luxemburg ~

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March 6
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Even if a king defeats his enemy in battle, that still doesn't settle anything. There are other, less numerous armies of philosophers and scientists, and their contests determine the true triumph ordefeat of nations.
One scholar is matched with another; one creative mind with another; and one judicious temperament with his counterpart. A victory won on that field counts for three won by force of arms.

~ Cyrano de Bergerac ~

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March 7
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One swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.

~ Aristotle ~

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March 8
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A page of history is worth a volume of logic.

~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


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March 9
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Of course I have no right whatsoever to write down the truth about my life involving as it naturally does the lives of so many other people, but I do so urged by a necessity of truth-telling, because there is no living soul who knows the complete truth; here, may be one who knows a section; and there, one who knows another section: but to the whole picture not one is initiated.

~ Vita Sackville-West ~

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March 10
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Irony is the form of paradox. Paradox is what is good and great at the same time.

~ Friedrich Schlegel ~


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March 11
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One Thursday, nearly two thousand years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own in a small café in Rickmansworth suddenly realized what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no one would have to get nailed to anything.
Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it, the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, and so the idea was lost, seemingly for ever.

~ Douglas Adams ~
~ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish ~

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March 12
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I've seen fire and I've seen rain.
I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end.
I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend.
But I always thought that I'd see you again.

~ James Taylor ~

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March 13
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Rincewind thought: I can’t be talking to a tree. If I was talking to a tree I’d be mad, and I’m not mad, so trees can’t talk.

~ Terry Pratchett ~
~ The Light Fantastic ~

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In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.

~ Mircea Eliade ~

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March 14
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He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity
3.14159 26535897932 3846 264 338 3279...

~ Kate Bush ~

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March 15
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Strive for perfection in everything we do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.

~ Henry Royce ~

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March 16
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The Big Bang, the formation of stars and planets, the origin and evolution of life on this planet, the advent of human consciousness and the resultant evolution of cultures — this is the story, the one story, that has the potential to unite us, because it happens to be true.

~ Ursula Goodenough ~

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March 17
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Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being. And acceptance of the imperfect nature of being, or possibly the perfect nature of being, depending on how one looks at it. Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it.

~ William Gibson ~

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March 18
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I do not think discursively. It is not so much that I arrive at truth as that I take my start from it.

~ Nikolai Berdyaev ~


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March 19
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I believe the preservation of our civil liberties to be the most fundamental and important of all our governmental problems, because it always has been with us and always will be with us and if we ever permit those liberties to be destroyed, there will be nothing left in our system worthy of preservation.

~ Earl Warren ~
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March 20
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The number of the dead long exceedeth all that shall live. The night of time far surpasseth the day, and who knows when was the Æquinox? Every hour adds unto that current arithmetick, which scarce stands one moment.

~ Thomas Browne ~

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March 21
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Is it so small a thing
To have enjoy’d the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done;
To have advanc’d true friends, and beat down baffling foes?

~ Matthew Arnold ~

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March 22
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A knife is sharpened on stone, steel is tempered by fire, but men must be sharpened by men.

~ Louis L'Amour ~
~ The Walking Drum ~

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March 23

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Human beings are unable to be honest with themselves about themselves. They cannot talk about themselves without embellishing. This script portrays such human beings — the kind who cannot survive without lies to make them feel they are better people than they really are. It even shows this sinful need for flattering falsehood going beyond the grave — even the character who dies cannot give up his lies when he speaks to the living through a medium. Egoism is a sin the human being carries with him from birth; it is the most difficult to redeem.

~ Akira Kurosawa ~
~ Rashomon ~

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March 24

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If "freedom" means, first of all, the responsibility of every individual for the rational determination of his own personal, professional and social existence, then there is no greater fear than that of the establishment of general freedom. Without a thoroughgoing solution of this problem there never will be a peace lasting longer than one or two generations. To solve this problem on a social scale, it will take more thinking, more honesty and decency, more conscientiousness, more economic, social and educational changes in social mass living than all the efforts made in previous and future wars and post-war reconstruction programs taken together.

~ Wilhelm Reich ~

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March 25
'Woman's Suffrage' by Evelyn Rumsey Cary, 1905, Wolfsonian-FIU Museum.JPG  

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This is no simple reform. It really is a revolution. Sex and race, because they are easy, visible differences, have been the primary ways of organizing human beings into superior and inferior groups, and into the cheap labor on which this system still depends. We are talking about a society in which there will be no roles other than those chosen, or those earned. We are really talking about humanism.

~ Gloria Steinem ~

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March 26
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It is not enough to be in the right place at the right time. You should also have an open mind at the right time.

~ Paul Erdős ~

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March 27
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I did not think; I investigated. … It seemed at first a new kind of invisible light. It was clearly something new, something unrecorded.

~ Wilhelm Röntgen ~

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March 28
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It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

~ Teresa of Ávila ~

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March 29
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A poet must be able to claim … freedom to follow the vision of poetry, the imaginative vision of poetry … And in any case, poetry is religion, religion is poetry. The message of the New Testament is poetry. Christ was a poet, the New Testament is metaphor, the Resurrection is a metaphor; and I feel perfectly within my rights in approaching my whole vocation as priest and preacher as one who is to present poetry; and when I preach poetry I am preaching Christianity, and when one discusses Christianity one is discussing poetry in its imaginative aspects. … My work as a poet has to deal with the presentation of imaginative truth.

~ R. S. Thomas ~

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March 30
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The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

~ Vincent van Gogh ~

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March 31
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Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

~ Leo Buscaglia ~
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