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March 1
 
Neither the sword of popes, nor the cross, nor the image of deathnothing will halt the march of truth. I wrote what I felt and that is what I preached with trusting spirit. I am convinced that after my destruction the teachings of false prophets will collapse.
~ Ferenc Dávid ~
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March 2
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UNLESS someone like you
cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It's not.
~ Dr. Seuss ~
 

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March 3
 
One must preach life, not death; spread hope, not fear and cultivate joy, man's most valuable treasure. That is the secret of the greatest of the wise, and it wil be the light of tomorrow.
~ Émile Chartier ~
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March 4
 
How far should one accept the rules of the society in which one lives? To put it another way: at what point does conformity become corruption? Only by answering such questions does the conscience truly define itself.
~ Kenneth Tynan ~
 

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March 5
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Two things have always been true about human beings. One, the world is always getting better. Two, the people living at that time think it`s getting worse.
It's because you get older, your responsibilities are different. Now I'm taking care of children instead of being a child. It makes the world look scarier. That happens to everyone.
~ Penn Jillette ~
 

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March 6
The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo.jpg  
Politics: a Trojan horse race.
~ Stanisław Jerzy Lec ~
 

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March 7
Photograph of Mrs. Reagan speaking at a "Just Say No" Rally in Los Angeles - NARA - 198584.jpg  
Life can be great, but not when you can't see it. So, open your eyes to life: to see it in the vivid colors that God gave us as a precious gift to His children, to enjoy life to the fullest, and to make it count. Say yes to your life. And when it comes to drugs and alcohol just say NO.
~ Nancy Reagan ~
 

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March 8
 
Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~
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March 9
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I am full of doubts ... Each new film is like a trial. Before I step in front of the camera, I do not know whether I am going to fall or whether I am going to fly — and that is exactly the way I want it to stay.
~ Juliette Binoche ~
 

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March 10
 
I had crossed de line of which I had so long been dreaming. I was free; but dere was no one to welcome me to de land of freedom, I was a stranger in a strange land, and my home after all was down in de old cabin quarter, wid de ole folks, and my brudders and sisters. But to dis solemn resolution I came; I was free, and dey should be free also; I would make a home for dem in de North, and de Lord helping me, I would bring dem all dere. Oh, how I prayed den, lying all alone on de cold, damp ground; "Oh, dear Lord," I said, "I haint got no friend but you. Come to my help, Lord, for I'm in trouble!"
~ Harriet Tubman ~
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March 11
Vannevar Bush 1940.jpg  
Scientific progress on a broad front results from the free play of free intellects, working on subjects of their own choice, in the manner dictated by their curiosity for exploration of the unknown.
~ Vannevar Bush ~
 

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March 12
 
I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life but that great consciousness of life.
~ Jack Kerouac ~
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March 13
 
Whereas "false stories" can be told anywhere and at any time, myths must not be recited except during a period of sacred time.
~ Mircea Eliade ~
 

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March 14
Empyrean Light and Shadows of Salvation.jpg  
Let us accept the world is a mystery. Nature is neither solely material nor entirely spiritual. Man, too, is more than flesh and blood; otherwise, no religions would have been possible. Behind each cause is still another cause; the end or the beginning of all causes has yet to be found.
~ Albert Einstein ~
 

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March 15
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Let us accept this as a sign from the Gods, and follow where they beckon, in vengeance on our double-dealing enemies. The die is cast.
~ Julius Caesar ~
 

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March 16
 
There are tremendous actual differences in values. Some value systems, such as the ones that motivate "honor killings", deserve to be morally condemned and rejected. But there are many other variations in values within the bounds of decency.
~ Richard Stallman ~
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March 17
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At Tara today in this fateful hour
I place all Heaven with its power,
And the sun with its brightness,
And the snow with its whiteness,
And fire with all the strength it hath,
And lightning with its rapid wrath,
And the winds with their swiftness along their path,
And the sea with its deepness,
And the rocks with their steepness,
And the earth with its starkness
All these I place,
By God's almighty help and grace,
Between myself and the powers of darkness.
~ Saint Patrick ~
 

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March 18
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Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-Thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.
~ John Updike ~
 

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March 19
 
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
~ William Jennings Bryan ~
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March 20
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The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
~ Jesus ~
 

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March 21
 
My view is that this is the beginning, not the end, of what is going to be a journey that takes some time.
~ Barack Obama ~
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March 22
John Martin - The Eve of the Deluge - WGA14146.jpg  
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.
~ Louis L'Amour ~
 

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March 23
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 approaching Jupiter.jpg  
You could never teach other people anything that mattered. The important things they had to learn for themselves, almost always by making mistakes, so that the lessons arrived too late to help. Experience was in that sense useless. It was precisely what could not be passed along in a lesson or an equation.
~ Kim Stanley Robinson ~
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March 24
 
When we estrange ourselves from history we do not enlarge, we diminish ourselves, even as individuals. We subtract from our lives one meaning which they do in fact possess, whether we recognize it or not. We cannot help living in history. We can only fail to be aware of it. If we are to meet, endure, and transcend the trials and defeats of the future — for trials and defeats there are certain to be — it can only be from a point of view which, seeing the future as part of the sweep of history, enables us to establish our place in that immense procession in which is incorporated whatever hope humankind may have.
~ Robert Heilbroner ~
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March 25
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Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
~ Jesus ~
 

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March 26
 
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.
~ Sterling Hayden ~
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March 27
Monti - ss Domenico e Sisto - Noli me tangere 1110288.JPG  
Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
~ Jesus ~
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~ Gospel of John ~

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March 28
 
Always think of yourself as everyone's servant; look for Christ Our Lord in everyone and you will then have respect and reverence for them all.
~ Teresa of Ávila ~
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March 29
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Imaginative truth is the most immediate way of presenting ultimate reality to a human being … ultimate reality is what we call God.
~ R. S. Thomas ~
 

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March 30
 
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
~ Vincent van Gogh ~
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March 31
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I don't want to talk about the texts or the class. We can do that another time. I just want to know the last time you saw a unicorn and do you still believe in primeval forests.
~ Leo Buscaglia ~
 

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