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  • #1
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #2
    Claude Adrien Helvétius
    “To prohibit the reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.”
    Claude Adrien Helvétius

  • #3
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
    Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
    Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
    Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
    Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
    Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
    Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #4
    Charles Bukowski
    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #5
    The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

  • #6
    Charles Bukowski
    “Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #7
    Winston S. Churchill
    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #8
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #9
    “Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
    Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing

  • #10
    Jesse Ventura
    “Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not going there thinking "Gee, I gotta pick the winner so I can brag to my friends 'Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she won'". Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when you've done that, don't ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you that you've wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON'T vote your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote.”
    Jesse Ventura

  • #11
    Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...”
    Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • #12
    Salman Rushdie
    “What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
    Salman Rushdie

  • #13
    Ray Bradbury
    “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #14
    Bruce Coville
    “Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.”
    Bruce Coville

  • #15
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “Non nobis solum nati sumus.

    (Not for ourselves alone are we born.)”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #16
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “Dum Spiro, spero”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero



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