Posts Tagged ‘thought’

Quote of the day, March 9

March 9, 2017

Roger Cohen, on the democracies (2016)

“Western democracies are in the midst of an upheaval they only dimly grasp. Virtual direct democracy through social media has outflanked representative democracy. The impact of the smartphone on the human psyche is as yet scarcely understood; its addictiveness is treacherous and it can be the enemy of thought.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2016

Annie Besant, on thought

“Thought is just not something objective in our heads. Thought is power—real, objective power. Moreover, the thoughts we create have a life of their own. They have a kind of material reality that affects other people for good or ill—hence our responsibility to chose.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 18

October 18, 2012

Alan Barth, on censorship (1951)

“Thought that is silenced is always rebellious. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 28, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on thought

“The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.”