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Quote of the Day

When a true genius appears in the world,
you may know him by this sign, that the dunces
are all in confederacy against him.

— Jonathan Swift

Quote of the Day

A person is strong only when he stands upon his own truth,
when he speaks and acts from his deepest convictions. Then, whatever the
situation he may be in, he always knows what he must say and do. He may
fall, but he cannot bring shame upon himself or his cause. If we seek
the liberation of the people by means of a lie, we will surely grow
confused, go astray, and lose sight of our objective, and if we have any
influence at all on the people we will lead them astray as well — in
other words, we will be acting in the spirit of reaction and to its
benefit.

— Mikhail Bakunin

Cita el Día

No había que lamentar nada de lo pasado. Era de lamentar lo de ahora, lo de hoy, todas estas horas y días que yo iba perdiendo, que yo en mi soledad iba sufriendo, que ya no traían ni dones agradables ni conmociones profundas.

— Hermann Hesse (“El Lobo Estepario”)

Cita del Día

La tragedia de la vida no consiste en dejar de alcanzar una meta, sino en carecer de una meta que alcanzar.

— Stephen Barlas (“Justicia para una madre”)

Quote of the Day

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

— Woodrow Wilson

Quote of the Day

At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question.
It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is “not done”…
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.
A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing, either in the popular press or in the highbrow periodicals.

— George Orwell

Cita del Día

Hay hombres que luchan un día
y son buenos;
hay otros que luchan un año
y son mejores;
los que luchan algunos años
y son muy buenos;
pero pocos son los que luchan toda la vida
y estos son los imprescindibles.

— Bertolt Brecht

Cita del Día

A veces creo que estamos dentro de un libro, dentro de un largo cuento de horror de Kafka, pero cuando me da una gripa, me doy cuenta que estoy vivo y que todo esto, desgraciadamente, es real.

— Ana María Cano (“Praga, Un Cuento de Kafka”)

Quote of the Day

All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws.

— Voltaire

Quote of the Day

Because just as good morals, if they are to be maintained, have need of the laws, so the laws, if they are to be observed, have need of good morals.

— Niccolo Machiavelli