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Won’t and Can’t

January 6, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Won’t and Can’t

Yesterday, I saw the following quote on a t-shirt in a little souvineer shop in Hannibal, Missouri: A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. This quote uses a formula that could work for many other verbs, too.   Instead of “read,” you can substitute “think,” “vote,” “empathize,” “speak,” “listen,” or […]

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Camus quotes

December 2, 2007 | By | Reply More
Camus quotes

It’s a gray and rainy day in St. Louis.  Not a sad day, but a thoughtful day.  I took a moment to read some Camus.  I respond intensely to much of his work.  His simple writing style elegantly carries deep thoughts.   Here are some of my favorite quotes by Camus: A guilty conscience needs to confess. […]

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More quotes of note

December 2, 2007 | By | Reply More
More quotes of note

I collect quotes.   They come from many places.   Many of them come from the quote of the day page of The Quotations Page–it’s my browser’s home page.   Here is a sampling of quotations that I’ve especially enjoyed over the past two months: Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a […]

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A good source for subversive quotes

September 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
A good source for subversive quotes

Good quotes are explosive. There’s a novel hiding in every good quote. Well, here’s a good collection of subversive quotes from Vagabox.  It includes many of my favorites and many that I hadn’t read before.   Here’s a tiny sampling from a large collection: The police are not here to create disorder. They’re here to preserve […]

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More of my favorite quotes

June 17, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
More of my favorite quotes

I collect my favorites from various sources, though I was reminded of many of these quotes by The Quotations Page (which offers quotes of the day).  There is a condensed book in every good quote: Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948) […]

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Today’s offering from Quote of the Day

March 21, 2007 | By | 2 Replies More
Today’s offering from Quote of the Day

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) [Thanks go to The Quotations Page for this one].

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More of my favorite quotes

February 13, 2007 | By | 5 Replies More
More of my favorite quotes

I do love quotes!  A novel in every sentence, as I see it.   I’ve been collecting quotes for years. These are quotes that I noticed or noticed anew over the past six months.  There’s no particular theme here, though many of these do concern education/enlightenment: In preparing for battle I have always found that plans […]

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Journalism quotes

January 17, 2007 | By | Reply More
Journalism quotes

I reviewed about six sources for quotes to find quotes about journalism and media.  Here are some of my favorites.  People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. — A. J. Liebling (1904 – 1963) To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be […]

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The risk of failing to put pursuit of truth first

December 31, 2006 | By | 9 Replies More
The risk of failing to put pursuit of truth first

“He who begins by loving Christianity more than Truth, will proceed by loving his sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Aids to Reflection, “Moral and Religious Aphorisms,” no. 25 (1825)

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