Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Quote of the day, Nov. 23

November 23, 2017

Wendell Berry, from The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members—among them the need to need one another. The answer to the present alignment of political power with wealth is the restoration of the identity of community and economy.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 15

November 17, 2017

Charles Kuralt, on family and friends

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 5

November 6, 2017

Martin Luther, on music

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 2

November 3, 2017

Gamaliel Bailey, on giving

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 29, 2017

Cotton Mather, on monsters

“Ye monsters of the bubbling deep,
Your Maker’s praises spout;
Up from the sands ye codlings peep,
And wag your tails about.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2017

James Madison, on knowledge

“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2017

Mother Teresa, on the world’s problems

“The biggest problem in the world today is not poverty or disease but the lack of love and charity and the feeling of being unwanted.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 11

September 11, 2017

Suzanne Vega, on her biggest disappointment

“How little money really changes things. It buys doctors but not health, clothes but not taste, makeup but not beauty. When I was young and didn’t have anything, I imagined money had more power.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 5

August 5, 2017

Billie Jean King, on sports

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.”

Quote of the day, July 6

July 6, 2017

Barbara J. Fields, on class

“In America, straightforward talk about class inequality is all but impossible, indeed taboo. Political appeals to the economic self-interest of ordinary voters, as distinct from their wealthy compatriots, court instant branding and disfigurement in the press as divisive ‘economic populism’ or even ‘class warfare.'”