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  • #1
    Seneca
    “errare humanum est, sed perseverare diabolicum: 'to err is human, but to persist (in the mistake) is diabolical.”
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  • #2
    Bill Watterson
    “Once it's too late, you appreciate what a miracle life is.”
    Bill Watterson

  • #3
    P.J. O'Rourke
    “If government were a product, selling it would be illegal.”
    P.J. O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government

  • #4
    G.K. Chesterton
    “I’ve searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.”
    G.K. Chesterton

  • #5
    Stanley Hauerwas
    “Jesus is Lord, and everything else is bullshit.”
    Stanley M. Hauerwas

  • #6
    H.L. Mencken
    “A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”
    H.L. Mencken

  • #7
    Dave Barry
    “No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.”
    Dave Barry

  • #8
    James Baldwin
    “Hatred is always self hatred, and there is something suicidal about it.”
    James Baldwin

  • #9
    Ignatius of Loyola
    “Go forth and set the world on fire.”
    St. Ignatius Loyola

  • #10
    Ilsa J. Bick
    “Those brain-zapped kids weren’t the only - or maybe even the worst - enemy.”
    Ilsa J. Bick, Ashes

  • #11
    Pythagoras
    “No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself. No man is free who cannot command himself.”
    Pythagoras

  • #12
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The essence of our struggle is that men shall be free.”
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
    To make this a living force and bring it to clear consciousness is perhaps the foremost task of education.
    The foundation of morality should not be made dependent on myth nor tied to any authority lest doubt about the myth or about the legitimacy of the authority imperil the foundation of sound judgment and action.”
    Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein: The Human Side

  • #14
    Robert Frost
    “Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.”
    Robert Frost

  • #15
    Nikola Tesla
    “The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”
    Nikola Tesla

  • #16
    George Bernard Shaw
    “What is the matter with universities is that the students are school children, whereas it is of the very essence of university education that they should be adults.”
    George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance

  • #17
    Henry Rollins
    “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”
    Henry Rollins

  • #18
    Theodore Dalrymple
    “If the history of the 20th Century proved anything, it proved that however bad things were, human ingenuity could usually find a way to make them worse.”
    Theodore Dalrymple

  • #19
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #20
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”
    Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

  • #21
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #22
    John Steinbeck
    “Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain and if you don't believe that, watch an illiterate adult try to do it.”
    John Steinbeck

  • #23
    William Ralph Inge
    “The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.”
    William Ralph Inge

  • #24
    Zhuangzi
    “Let your heart be at peace.
    Watch the turmoil of beings
    but contemplate their return.

    If you don't realize the source,
    you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
    When you realize where you come from,
    you naturally become tolerant,
    disinterested, amused,
    kindhearted as a grandmother,
    dignified as a king.
    Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
    you can deal with whatever life brings you,
    And when death comes, you are ready.”
    Chuang Tzu
    tags: tao

  • #25
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #26
    Harry Truman
    “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”
    Harry S. Truman

  • #27
    Albert Camus
    “Man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he cannot free himself from them.”
    Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

  • #28
    Ambrose Bierce
    “Bigamy, n. A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a punishment called trigamy.”
    Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

  • #29
    Novalis
    “Every disease is a musical problem; every cure is a musical solution.”
    Novalis

  • #30
    Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    “Beat a dog once and you only have to show him the whip.”
    Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich



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