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Started by Daniel W. Last reply by k.h. ky on Friday.
Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 5.
Started by Daniel W. Last reply by tom sarbeck Jan 29.
A triple play for today. These seem so relevant right now.
"What can one possibly introduce into a mind that is already full, and full of itself?" - Joseph Joubert
"To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice." - Confucius
"The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing." - James Henry Leigh Hunt
Another pair that correlate well: With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil — that takes religion. -- Steven Weinberg Nothing is so effective as the notion of the sacred for motivating good people to do bad things. -- Ozymandias Ramses II (YouTube producer)
Bertold, I like that Mencken quote you have given. Here is a shorter version of the same thought that I also like:
It is better to walk alone, than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. - Herman Siu
The prophet is the voice of doom addressing those who are doomed to intensify the chaos they seek to avoid.
Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant.
Thanks Loren! I need inspiration these days :-)
A compliment to yours, Daniel: Shepherd Book once said to me, "If you can't do something smart, do something right." -- Jayne Cobb, "Serenity"
The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. –- Isaac Asimov
And what is this rough beast, it's hour come at last,Slouching toward Bethlehem to be born?-- Joni Mitchell, "Slouching Toward Bethlehem," from the W. B. Yeats poem, "The Second Coming
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