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Quote of the day, July 4

July 4, 2017

Carl Schurz, on freedom

“If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.”

Quote of the day, July 3

July 3, 2017

George Washington, letter to his niece Harriet Washington (October 30, 1791)

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2017

Marcus Tullius Cicero, on teaching

“The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.”

Quote of the day, June 1

June 1, 2017

The Rolling Stones, from “Paint It Black”

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors any more, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by, dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a newborn baby, it just happens every day …

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.”