Quotation Of The Day


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

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Andrew Apr 8. 4 Replies

Dan Rather on "Alternative Facts"

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by eric stone Mar 6. 37 Replies

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Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

I just ran accross another of his brilliant lines: 

"The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains."

~  Al-Ma’arri, Arab poet & Freethinker 

Comment by Joan Denoo on Tuesday

f the pagan period, has often been compared to Dante’s Divine Comedy.  Al-Ma’arri’s poetry was renowned for his unflinching religious skepticism:

They all err—Moslems, Jews,
Christians, and Zoroastrians:
Humanity follows two world-wide sects:
One, man intelligent without religion,
The second, religious without intellect.

~  Al-Ma’arri, The Epistle of Forgiveness, Arab poet & Freethinker 

Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday

If the ignorance of nature gave birth to such a variety of gods, the knowledge of this nature is calculated to destroy them.
― Paul Henri Thiry

Lovely concept.  All I want to know is WHEN.

Comment by Loren Miller on Tuesday

Of course they want to stop it, Ruth ... when it was their boy in the hot seat!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday
The John Birch Society once fulminated on the idea of Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government; now, it wants to stop the investigation into Russia’s 2016 election meddling and possible collusion with the campaign of President Donald Trump.

John Savage

Interesting Orwell quote, Joan.

Comment by Daniel W on July 17, 2017 at 9:57am

“Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” - Abraham Lincoln.

“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” - Rabindranath Tagore

Comment by Loren Miller on July 17, 2017 at 6:10am

'But if the gods do not exist at all - then we are lost,' I said.
'On the contrary - we are found!' said Aesop.
'But when we are afraid, who can we turn to, if not the gods?'
'Ourselves. We turn to ourselves anyway. We only pretend there are gods and that they care about us. It is a comforting falsehood.'
― Erica Jong

I've said it many times: reliance on something that doesn't exist does harm to ALL of us.

Comment by Gary S on July 16, 2017 at 9:59pm

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. -

Bertrand Russell

Comment by Joan Denoo on July 16, 2017 at 4:41pm

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” 
― George Orwell1984

Comment by Loren Miller on July 16, 2017 at 7:37am

Ruth, if you think THAT is bad, try this on for size:

I gave them statutes that were not good and ordinances by which they could not live.  I defiled them through their very gifts, in their offering up all their firstborn, in order that I might horrify them, so that they might now that I am the LORD.
-- Ezekiel 20:25-26

Now, somebody tell me: HOW FUCKED UP IS THAT???


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