The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Sunday, July 15, 2007
Refdesk Thoughts of the Day:

"What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he
looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Man is born to live..."

"Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

-Boris Leonidovich Pasternak


"Through our great good fortune..."

"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It
was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate

-Oliver Wendell Holmes


"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal..."

"The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal - that you can gather votes like box tops - is, I think, the ultimate indignity to the democratic process."

-Adlai Ewing Stevenson


"Don't forget..."

"Don't forget to love yourself."

-Soren Kierkegaard


"The curse which lies upon marriage is..."

"The curse which lies upon marriage is that too often the individuals are joined in
their weakness rather than in their strength - each asking from the other instead of
finding pleasure in giving. It is even more deceptive to dream of gaining through the child a plenitude, a warmth, a value, which one is unable to create for oneself; the child brings joy only to the woman who is capable of disinterestedly desiring the happiness of another, to one who without being wrapped up in self seeks to transcend her own existence."

-Simone de Beauvoir