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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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Comment by Joan Denoo on August 16, 2017 at 2:22pm

"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."
~ Helen Keller



Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2017 at 2:13pm

The ship, to borrow a legendary Irish newspaper headline, is deserting the sinking rats.

--Charles Pierce, on *45's dismantling of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum

Comment by Thomas Murray on August 16, 2017 at 1:54pm

Chris,

"Is it okay to reply with some smart alley remark?"

Sure!

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2017 at 1:02pm

I’m glad that girl died. They were a bunch of Communists out there protesting against somebody’s freedom of speech, so it doesn’t bother me that they got hurt at all.


--Justin Moore, Grand Dragon, Loyal White Knights of the KKK

Comment by Alan Perlman on August 16, 2017 at 12:47pm

Daniel, I was just going to post this Goebbels gem, which is still my all-time favorite quote on persuasion:

"The truth is what most people believe.  And they believe that which is repeated most often."

In this age of "alternate facts" and "fake news," it's as relevant as ever.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 16, 2017 at 10:08am

An economist is someone who knows a thousand ways to make love and doesn't have a girlfriend.


--A former chief economist for the NY Stock Exchange

Comment by Daniel W on August 16, 2017 at 10:08am

Consider the source, recent events, and the state of things today...

Joseph Paul Goebbels, Hitler's Propaganda Minister:

"National Socialism is a religion. All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel."

Comment by Loren Miller on August 16, 2017 at 6:42am

The religious see religion as universal and necessary, like air is necessary for life.  Here come the atheists and say, no, what you are doing is NOT universal, because we do without it and we do okay.  To them, it's tantamount to saying, "We don't breathe air."  And we don't ... breathe THEIR "air" so to speak, in that we don't believe without reason or substantiation.
-- me

Comment by Loren Miller on August 16, 2017 at 6:41am

An OPEN mind is one thing; a RECEPTIVE mind is quite another.  Add "skeptical" to that second quality and I suspect you have an optimal combination.

My $0.02 worth.

Comment by Chris on August 15, 2017 at 6:12pm

Thomas you got me on 

“A mind perpetually open, will be a mind perpetually vacant.”

I don't know a quote to reply to that. Is it okay to reply with some smart alley remark? Often quotes aren't attributable  to anyone.

One of my least favorite quotes is:  

"Insanity is doing the same thing (over and over again) and expecting different results."

Here's my stupid quote:

An open mind, open ears, and open questions will catch

(wind) {how do I strike the word wind?]

 air in a parachute providing a soft landing to knowledge. 

 

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