Archive for July, 2012

Quote of the day, July 31

July 31, 2012

Robert F. Kennedy, on history

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. (more…)

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Quote of the day, July 30

July 30, 2012

Julian Barnes, on books

“Books say: She did this because. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 29

July 29, 2012

Socrates, on knowledge

“I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think.”

Quote of the day, July 28

July 28, 2012

Voltaire, on history

“History can be well written only in a free country.”

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Quote of the day, July 27

July 27, 2012

Eleanor Roosevelt, on freedom

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 26

July 26, 2012

Edward Degas, on art

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” 

Quote of the day, July 25

July 25, 2012

Oswaldo Paya Sardinas, on freedom

“Those who respect self-determination must support the Cuban people’s right to be consulted via referendum on fundamental issues: changes in the law to guarantee unequivocally freedom of speech and the right to assemble, the right to own and run businesses, amnesty for political prisoners, and truly democratic elections. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 24

July 24, 2012

Alexander Cockburn, on the truth

“They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.”

Quote of the day, July 23

July 23, 2012

Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)

“The State may not, consistently with the spirit of the First Amendment, contract the spectrum of available knowledge.”

Quote of the day, July 22

July 22, 2012

Christopher Hitchens, on thinking for oneself

“Take the risk of thinking for yourself; much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.”