Archive for June, 2015

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2015

Lewis Carroll, on language

“Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.”

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Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2015

Alexander Solzhenitsyn, on censorship

“If decade after decade the truth cannot be told, each person’s mind begins to roam irretrievably. One’s fellow countrymen become harder to understand than Martians.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2015

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom

“Who would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2015

Dorothy Dunnett, on history

“Where are the links of the chain …  joining us to the past?”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 26, 2015

Sir Walter Scott

“To enjoy leisure, it is absolutely necessary it should be preceded by occupation.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2015

Adam Smith, from The Wealth of Nations

“Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 25, 2015

David Hume, on knowledge

“Reading and sauntering and lounging and dosing, which I call thinking, is my supreme Happiness.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 25, 2015
Darwin statue in the Natural History Museum in London. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Darwin statue in the Natural History Museum in London. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

Charles Darwin, on freedom of thought

“Freedom of thought is best promoted by the gradual illumination of men’s minds, which follows from the advance of science.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 22, 2015

John Constable, on art

“The sky is the source of light in Nature and it governs everything.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 22, 2015

John Wilmot, on education

“Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.”