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Quote of the Day

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

– C. G. Jung


Quote of the Day

“I am half-inclined to think we are all ghosts.

… It is not only what we have inherited from our fathers and mothers that exists again in us,
but all sorts of dead ideas and all kinds of old dead beliefs and things
of that kind.

… Whenever I take up a newspaper and read it, I fancy I
see ghosts creeping between the lines. There must be ghosts all over the
world. They must be as countless as the grains of the sands.”

– Henrik Ibsen

Quote of the Day

“Suppose the world were only one of God’s jokes, would you work any the less to make it a good joke instead of a bad one?”

— George Bernard Shaw

Quote of the Day

To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetfull of evils past, is a mercifull provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil dayes, and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting remembrances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions.

—Sir Thomas Browne

Quote of the Day

“Republicans don’t know how to defend morally an individual’s right to achieve wealth and to keep it, and that is why they fail. … It’s part and parcel with their ambivalence over the individualist heritage of the nation. … One of the things that people have to understand is that the American Revolution was truly an epic revolution in the way individuals were perceived in relation to the rest of the society.  Throughout history individuals had always been cogs in some machine; they’d always been something to be sacrificed for the king, the tribe, the gang, the chieftain, the society around them, the race, whatever, and the real revolution, in (the United States of) America especially, was a moral revolution.  It was a moral revolution in that … suddenly, with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the individual, his life, his well-being, his property, his happiness became central to our values, and thatis what really made (the United States of) America unique. 

People came here from all over the world to try to escape the kind of oppression they had and experienced in the past. They came here for freedom; they came here for self-expression and self-realization, and (the United States of) America offered them that kind of a place.”

— Robert Bidinotto

Quote of the Day

“If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?”

— Robert Anton Wilson

(Socialist) Quote of the Day

“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

— Hillary Clinton

Quote of the Day

“The Nazis are well remembered for murdering well over 11 million people in the implementation of their slogan, ‘The public good before the private good,’ the Chinese Communists for murdering 62 million people in the implementation of theirs, ‘Serve the people,’ and the Soviet Communists for murdering more than 60 million people in the implementation of Karl Marx’s slogan, ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.’  Anyone who defends any of these, or any variation of them, on the grounds of their ‘good intentions’ is an immoral (NOT ‘amoral’) enabler of the ACTUAL (not just the proverbial) road to hell.”

— Rick Gaber

(Socialist) Quote of the Day

“To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou;
socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.”

— Joseph Goebbels

Quote of the Day

“Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”

– Andrew Carnegie