Archive for November, 2010

Quote of the day, Dec. 1

November 30, 2010

Mark Twain, on reading

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 30

November 29, 2010

Warren Watson, on the state of the student media

“The lack of awareness of the First Amendment on the part of students is shocking on the one hand, but understandable on the other.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 29

November 28, 2010

Andrei D. Sakharov, on civil liberty and freedom of information

“As long as a country has no civil liberty and freedom of information and no independent press, then there exists no effective body of public opinion to control the conduct of government.”

 

Quote of the Day, Nov. 28

November 28, 2010

H.L. Mencken, on the truth

“The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2010

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on freedom of speech

“Every idea is an incitement … Eloquence may set fire to reason.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 26

November 26, 2010

Charles M. Schulz, on belief

“The way I see it, it doesn’t matter what you believe–just so you’re sincere.”

 

Quote of the day, Nov. 25

November 24, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, a Thanksgiving proclamation (1863)

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 24

November 23, 2010

John Milton, on books

“Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God’s image; but he who destroys a good book, kills reason itself, kills the image of God, as it were in the eye.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 23

November 23, 2010

Abraham Lincoln, on liberty (1864)

“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 22

November 22, 2010

Mark S. Fowler, on freedom of the press

“There are very few friends of a free press in the world. Year by year those countries which enjoy a free press grow fewer in number. (more…)