Quote of the day, Sept. 9

September 10, 2017

J.K. Rowling, on relationships (from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”

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Quote of the day, Sept. 8

September 8, 2017

Bertrand Russell, on the truth

“It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 7

September 7, 2017

Eudora Welty, on writing

“Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 6

September 6, 2017

John Calvin, on hope

“We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 5

September 5, 2017

J. R. R. Tolkien, on wandering

“Not all those who wander are lost.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 4

September 4, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt, on labor

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 3

September 3, 2017

Malala Yousafzai, on education

“With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 2

September 2, 2017

Epictetus, on freedom

“Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2017

Judge Murray Gurfein, on press freedom (1971)

“A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 31, 2017

William Shakespeare, from Twelfth Night

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”