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Monday, October 09, 2006
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:
"Persecution cannot harm him who stands by Truth..."
"Persecution cannot harm him who stands by Truth. Did not Socrates fall proudly a
victim in body? Was not Paul stoned for the sake of the Truth? It is our inner selves that hurt us when we disobey it, and it kills us when we betray it."
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money..."
I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form."
"You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear..."
"You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear, and you can’t change human nature
from intelligent self-interest into pure idealism - not in this life; and if you could, what would be left for paradise?"
-Joseph Gurney Cannon
"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind..."
"Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of red
cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will; a quality of the
imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals."
"Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail..."
"Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."
-Alfred Whitney Griswold