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Quote of the Day

To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction.

–Antoine de Saint Exupéry


Quote of the Day

By freethinking I mean the use of the understanding in endeavoring
to find out the meaning of any proposition whatsoever, in considering
the nature of the evidence for or against, and in judging of it
according to the seeming force or weakness of the evidence.

— Anthony Collins

Cita del Día

…todo pasará, tanto lo malo como lo bueno.

…Me acordaba de estas palabras y notaba que, lejos de reconfortarme, me apenaban todavía más. Pensaba: Quizá, verdaderamente, todo sea absurdo, pero resulta que de ese absurdo está hecha mi vida, ¿Y cómo es que yo tengo la impresión de que la vida se me ha dado para emplearla en cosas que no sean cuentos, y no para que todo pase y desaparezca, sin dejar rastro? Puede que todo sean tonterías ¡Sin embargo,…, el mundo entero me parece despoblado, se ha hecho enorme, ha perdido su sentido, y me siento tan afligido y tan solitario como si ya lo hubiese abandonado!

— Ivan Bunin (“Cuando la Vida Empieza”)

Quote of the Day

If you are neutral in situations of injustice,
you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse
and you say that you are neutral,
the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.

— Bishop Desmond Tutu

Quote of the Day

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation,
are people who want crops without ploughing the ground;
they want rain without thunder and lightning;
they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters.
The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one,
or it may be both. But it must be a struggle.
Power concedes nothing without a demand;
it never has and it never will.

— Frederick Douglass

Quote of the Day

Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?

— Lillian Hellman

Quote of the Day

I do not envy people who think they have a complete explanation of the world, for the simple reason that they are obviously wrong.

— Salman Rushdie

Quote of the Day

Attack another’s rights and you destroy your own.

— John Jay Chapman

Qyote of the Day

You can only protect your liberties in this world
by protecting the other man’s freedom.
You can only be free if I am free.

— Clarence S. Darrow

Quote of the Day

The goal of legalizing drugs is to bring them under effective legal control. If it were legal to produce and distribute drugs, legitimate businessmen would enter the business. There would be less need for violence and corruption since the industry would have access to the courts. And, instead of absorbing tax dollars as targets of expensive enforcement efforts, the drug sellers might begin to pay taxes. So, legalization might well solve the organized crime aspects of the drug trafficking problem. On average, drug use under legalization might not be as destructive to users and to society as under the current prohibition, because drugs would be less expensive, purer, and more conveniently available.

— National Institute of Justice