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Thursday, November 15, 2007

November Quotations

"Sir, he who would earn his bread writing books must have the assurance of a duke, the wit of a courtier, and the guts of a burglar."
~~ Dr. Samuel Johnson [1709-84]

"The situation is fluid."
~~ radio talk show host Stacy Taylor

"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood; think big.”
~~ Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham [1846-1912]

"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."
~~ Analects of Confucius

"Do not seek to have events happen as you want them to, but instead want them to happen as they do happen, and your life will go well."
~~ Epictetus [55?–135? C.E.]

"Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear."
~~ Upanishads

"America's mainstream media have died. They were infected and killed by corporatism."
~~ Rob Kall, founder of OpEdNews

"The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way."
~~ Henry Miller [1891-1980]

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just."
~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

"The dark night of fascism is descending upon America."
~~ Tom Wolfe (2007)

"Growing old is mandatory / Growing up is optional"
~~ t-shirt

"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending."
~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [1807-82]

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
~~ John Muir [1838-1914]

"Voluntary simplicity is a high value."
~~ radio talk show host Thom Hartmann

"Why shouldn't truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility."
~~ Norman Cousins

"Those believing [that] they have not voted are mistaken, for their indifference affects all our futures."
~~ M.A. Denck

"Freedom is when the people speak. Democracy is when the govern- ment listens."
~~ Alistair Farrugia

"The only title in our democracy that is superior to that of President is that of citizen."
~~ Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis [1856-1941]

"An intellectual is someone who can find something more interesting
than sex."
~~ Anonymous

"Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government."
~~ Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black [1886-1971]

"The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous."
~~ Frederick Douglass [1818-95]

"Every nation has its war party. It is not the party of democracy. It is the party of autocracy. It seeks to dominate absolutely."
~~ Sen. Robert M. 'Fighting Bob' La Follette [1855-1925]

"Man does not live on enchiladas alone."
~~ New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya (in "Zia Summer")

"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."
~~ Edward R. Murrow [1908-65]

"The opinion of 10,000 men is of no value if none of them know anything about the subject."
~~ Marcus Aurelius [121-180 C.E.]

"I can't name a writer who's had a more perfect life. My books are all in print, I'm in all the school libraries, and when I go places I get the applause at the start of my speech."
~~ Ray Bradbury

"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just as long as I'm the dictator. Heh, heh, heh."
~~ George W. Bush (speech on 18 December 2000)

"All's fair in love and business."
~~ Archie Goodwin character, written by Rex Stout [1886-85]

"A newspaper that is true to its purpose concerns itself not only with the way things are but with the way [that] they ought to be."
~~ Joseph Pulitzer [1847-1911]

"There are times when you just have to p*ss off everybody in order to get something constructive done."
~~ Alj Mary of Phoenix, AZ

{many other such quotations are posted
on the Working Minds website}

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