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Quotation Of The Day

A place to post quotations that inspired you, made your day better, or made you pause and think.

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Mark Twain's War Prayer.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 13. 9 Replies

The Last American

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Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

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Comment by Loren Miller on June 17, 2017 at 7:16pm

R Thomas, as it comes to that, well-behaved ANYBODY, men or women, don't make history. It's the people that rock the boat that make it happen!

Comment by Thomas Murray on June 17, 2017 at 2:10pm

...I have been thinking about this the past week and it pops up every now and then Every time I remember this quote, I think it in terms of my mother..who was a firey women......

" Well-behaved women seldom make history; …"

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on June 17, 2017 at 1:33pm

In a similar vein:

Man can't even create a worm, yet he creates gods by the dozens.

--Montaigne

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 17, 2017 at 1:02pm

That Ingersoll quote had me in stitches!

Comment by Loren Miller on June 17, 2017 at 5:20am

If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.
― Voltaire

Voltaire isn't the only one to have said so, but I do admire his brevity.

Comment by Loren Miller on June 16, 2017 at 8:29am

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
-- John F. Kennedy

I can't help but notice but that the above quote appeared as a postscript in both The Missiles of October and Thirteen Days, two very well done retrospectives on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.  It is one of the truest things JFK ever said, and something which 21st century politicians in the here and now could very much stand to recognize.

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2017 at 9:01pm

Gary, we share that admiration for RGI.

Comment by Gary S on June 15, 2017 at 8:23pm

I have had a long admiration of Ingersoll. Here is another of his that I like:

Infidels in all ages have battled for the rights of man, and have at all times been the fearless advocates of liberty and justice.

Comment by Daniel W on June 15, 2017 at 2:27pm

Few nations have been so poor as to have but one god. Gods were made so easily, and the raw material cost so little, that generally the god market was fairly glutted and heaven crammed with these phantoms.

- Robert Green Ingersoll

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And from Neil Gaiman's multi-layered sci fi / genre-spanning  novel, "American Gods", which I am currently reading:

Religions are, by definition, metaphors, after all: God is a dream, a hope, a woman, an ironist, a father, a city, a house of many rooms, a watchmaker who left his prize chronometer in the desert, someone who loves you—even, perhaps, against all evidence, a celestial being whose only interest is to make sure your football team, army, business, or marriage thrives, prospers, and triumphs over all opposition. Religions are places to stand and look and act, vantage points from which to view the world.”


― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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Thanks Loren for being a continuous wellspring of great quotes.

Comment by Idaho Spud on June 15, 2017 at 8:38am

I always thought that Dillard quote was excellent.

 

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