Quote of the day, Sept. 19

September 19, 2017

 Bertolt Brecht, on books

“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 18

September 18, 2017

Hugo Black, on the First Amendment (1942)

“Freedom to speak and write about public questions is as important to the life of our government as is the heart to the human body.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017

Hippocrates, on knowledge

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 17, 2017

Heinrich Heine, on books

“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 15

September 15, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt, on knowledge and compassion

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on satisfaction

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 13

September 13, 2017

Maya Angelou, on storytelling

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 12

September 12, 2017

Mary Madsen, on freedom of the press (2017)

“So why is this important? We can’t all be aware of what is going on at all times in every part of the country. It is up the press, and now the internet, to provide larger numbers of people with more information. The press give us information about things from major events in government policy to the actions of celebrities. This information is generally honest and true, maybe biased depending on the source or incomplete depending on the time. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the day, Sept. 11

September 11, 2017

Suzanne Vega, on her biggest disappointment

“How little money really changes things. It buys doctors but not health, clothes but not taste, makeup but not beauty. When I was young and didn’t have anything, I imagined money had more power.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 10

September 10, 2017

William James, on wisdom

“The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.”