Posts Tagged ‘human’

Quote of the day, Jan. 14

January 15, 2018

Christopher Hitchens, on race

“For years, I declined to fill in the form for my Senate press credential that asked me to state my ‘race,’ unless I was permitted to put ‘human.’ The form had to be completed under penalty of perjury, so I could not in conscience put ‘white,’ which is not even a color let alone a ‘race,’ and I sternly declined to put ‘Caucasian,’ which is an exploded term from a discredited ethnology. Surely the essential and unarguable core of [Dr. Martin Luther] King’s campaign was the insistence that pigmentation was a false measure: a false measure of mankind (yes, mankind) and an inheritance from a time of great ignorance and stupidity and cruelty, when one drop of blood could make you ‘black.'”

Quote of the day, Oct. 7

October 7, 2017

Edmund Burke, on the mind (1775)

“The march of the human mind is slow.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 24

September 24, 2016

Blaise Pascal, from the Pensees

“All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.”