Archive for June, 2016

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2016

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”



Quote of the day, June 29

June 28, 2016

Clark Kerr, on free speech

“The university is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas. Thus it permits the freest expression of views before students, trusting to their good sense in passing judgment on these views. Only in this way can it best serve American democracy.”

Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2016

Rabindranath Tagore, from Stray Birds

“A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2016

Fannie Lou Hamer, on democracy

“With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, ’cause that’s what really happens.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 27, 2016

Neil Armstrong, on books

“Through books you will meet poets and novelists whose creations will fire your imagination. You will meet the great thinkers who will share with you their philosophies, their concepts of the world, of humanity and of creation. You will learn about events that have shaped our history, of deeds both noble and ignoble. All of this knowledge is yours for the taking… Your library is a storehouse for mind and spirit. Use it well.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 25, 2016

Winston S. Churchill, speech of June 16, 1941

“The stars in their courses proclaim the deliverance of mankind. Not so easily will the onward progress of the peoples be barred. Not so easily will the lights of freedom die. But time is short. Every month that passes adds to the length and to the perils of the journey that will have to be made. United we stand. Divided we fall. Divided, the dark age returns. United, we can save and guide the world!”

Quote of the day, June 24

June 24, 2016

Flannery O’Connor, from The Habit of Being (1961)

“The fewer claims made for a book, the better chance it has to stand on its own feet. ‘Explanations’ are repugnant to me and to send out a book with directions for enjoyment is terrible.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2016

George Orwell, from Animal Farm

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Quote of the day, June 22

June 22, 2016

Proverbs, 4:23

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”

Quote of the day, June 21

June 21, 2016

Proverbs, 15:7

“The lips of the wise spread knowledge, but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.”