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Quote of the Day

If the gods listened to the prayers of men,
all humankind would quickly perish since they
constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

– Epicurus

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There is no flag large enough to cover
the shame of killing innocent people.

– Howard Zinn

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You see, we don’t always get to pick our battles. We don’t often get to choose the rules of engagement. Sometimes a nasty bit of violence comes at us out of the blue, and it’s not always of our making. We neither ask for it nor subscribe to it, but life won’t ask you if it’s fair or if you’re ready. If you can’t roll with it, if you aren’t programmed to react when the hits come in on your blind side, then you go down in the first round. Or you can cover up and try to ride it out, but getting beaten into a corner is no way to win a fight. The sad truth is they won’t tire when they’re winning and so you’ll still lose, and you’ll get hurt more in the process.

— Jonathan Maberry (The Dragon Factory)

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The Right of all members of society to form their own beliefs and communicate them freely to others must be regarded as an essential principle of a democratically organized society.

~ Thomas I. Emerson

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There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.

~ Hodding Carter

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What then is the spirit of liberty? I cannot define it; I can only tell you my own faith. The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the minds of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias…

~ Judge Learned Hand

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The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.

— Khalil Gibran

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When a government takes over a people’s economic life it becomes
absolute, and when it has become absolute it destroys the arts,
the minds, the liberties and the meaning of the people it governs.

— Maxwell Anderson

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People unfit for freedom — who cannot do much with it —
are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute
of a “have” type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow,
learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically
an attribute of a “have not” type of self.

— Eric Hoffer

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What is a left-wing socialist but a Marxist without a gun?

— Don Feder