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Friday, January 18, 2008
Aldous Huxley on Propaganda

"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."

-Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)

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Sunday, September 02, 2007
Pericles On The Soul Of Man

"The soul of man is immortal and imperishable."

- Pericles

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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Ben Franklin's Epitaph

Benjamin Franklin wrote his own epitaph. Here it is:

The body of
 B. Franklin, Printer
 (Like the Cover of an Old Book)
Its Contents torn Out
And Stript of its Lettering and Gilding)
Lies Here, Food for Worms.
But the Work shall not be Lost;
For it will (as he Believ'd) Appear once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.
B. Franklin Aug 31 1776

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Monday, July 23, 2007
1833 Constitutional Interpretation

"Another not unimportant consideration is, that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers, and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse, and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)


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Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Patriots

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."
-­ Mark Twain

"It does not take a majority to prevail, but a tireless, irate minority, keen to set brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."
-­ Samuel Adams


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Friday, April 13, 2007
Another Oldie But Goodie From Greece

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

-Aristotle


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Thursday, March 22, 2007
Honest Mistakes

"When people who are honestly mistaken learn the truth, they will either cease being mistaken, or cease being honest."

--Anon.


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Thursday, February 22, 2007
Jefferson on Washington

"His person, you know, was fine, his stature exactly what one would wish, his deportment easy, erect and noble."

- Thomas Jefferson (on George Washington in a letter to Dr. Walter Jones, 2 January 1814)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Man The Spirit

"The destiny of man is not measured by material computations.

"When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we're spirits -- not animals."

-  Winston Churchill


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Monday, February 12, 2007
Hollywood v. Washington

"After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood”

-US Senator and actor Fred Thompson

 


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