Quote of this day, Nov. 9

November 10, 2017

John Calvin, on the state of being

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 8

November 8, 2017

Isaac Asimov, on education

“People think of education as something they can finish.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 7

November 7, 2017

Leonard Cohen, on poetry

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 6

November 6, 2017

James A. Garfield, on the truth

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”

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. 4

November 4, 2017

Lillian Hellman, on writing

“Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 3

November 3, 2017

William Lloyd Garrison, on freedom

“If the State cannot survive the anti-slavery agitation, then let the State perish. If the Church must be cast down by the strugglings of Humanity to be free, then let the Church fall and its fragments be scattered to the four winds of Heaven, never more to curse the earth.”

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, Nov. 1

November 2, 2017

Thomas Paine, from The Age of Reason

“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2017

Stephen King, from Bag of Bones

“The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”