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Quote of the day, March 27

March 27, 2017

David Brinkley, on the successful man

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 10

January 10, 2017

Latin proverb

“Caesar non supra grammaticos.” (The emperor is not above the grammarians.)

Quote of the day, Jan. 9

January 9, 2017

Nat Hentoff, on freedom

“Those who created this country chose freedom. With all of its dangers. And do you know the riskiest part of that choice they made? They actually believed that we could be trusted to make up our own minds in the whirl of differing ideas. That we could be trusted to remain free, even when there were very, very seductive voices—taking advantage of our freedom of speech—who were trying to turn this country into the kind of place where the government could tell you what you can and cannot do.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 7

January 7, 2017

Second Epistle of John 1:2

“For the truth’s sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be with us for ever.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2016

Charles Dickens, from David Copperfield

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. To begin my life with the beginning of my life, I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 19

December 19, 2016

Warren Buffett, on getting ahead

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 4

December 4, 2016

Roy Blount Jr., on a good book

“A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 20

November 22, 2016

Leonard Cohen, “There Is a War”

There is a war between the rich and poor
A war between the man and the woman
There is a war between the ones who say there is a war
And the ones who say there isn’t ….

Quote of the day, Nov. 17

November 17, 2016

Walter Winchell, on democracy

“Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 14, 2016

Bill Watterson, on education (from  Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection)

Calvin: I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog! Want to see my book report?

Hobbes: (Reading Calvin’s paper) “The Dynamics of Interbeing and Monological Imperatives in Dick and Jane: A Study in Psychic Transrelational Gender modes.”

Calvin: Academia, here I come!