Posts Tagged ‘mankind’

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.'”

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Quote of the day, Nov 22

November 21, 2012

Benjamin Franklin, on war (1783)

“All Wars are Follies, very expensive, and very mischievous ones. (more…)

Quote of the day, Feb. 8

February 7, 2012

Charles Dickens, on freedom (from Bleak House)

“I only ask to be free. (more…)

Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2011

Rudyard Kipling, on words

“Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.”