Archive for September, 2012

Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2012

I.F. Stone, on newspapers

“The fault I find with most American newspapers is not the absence of dissent. it is the absence of news. (more…)


Quote of the day, Sept. 20

September 20, 2012

Norman Cousins, on libraries

“A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas—a place where history comes to life.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 19

September 19, 2012

William Cobbett, on opinion writing

“I set out as a sort of self-dependent politician. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 18

September 18, 2012

Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne), on individuality

“The things that make me different are the things that make me.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2012
Robert E. Lee, on learning from defeat
“We must expect reverses, even defeats. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 16, 2012

William Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar (Cicero speaking)

“Indeed, it is a strange disposed time:
But men may construe things after their fashion,
Clean from the purpose of the things themselves.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 15

September 15, 2012

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on law

“True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2012

Dave Barry, on the Internet 

“The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 13

September 13, 2012

Thomas Merton, on temptation

“The biggest human temptation is … to settle for too little.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 12

September 12, 2012

Alfred North Whitehead, on history

“We think in generalities, but we live in detail. (more…)