Friday, July 31, 2020

Quote of the Day -- John Lewis

Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.
 – John Lewis

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Colin Wright

You have exactly one life in which to do everything you’ll ever do. Act accordingly. 
-- Colin Wright

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Carol Tavris

The scientific method is designed to help investigators overcome the most entrenched human cognitive habit: the confirmation bias, the tendency to notice and remember evidence that confirms our beliefs or decisions, and to ignore, dismiss, or forget evidence that is discrepant. That's why we are all inclined to stick to a hypothesis we believe in. Science is one way of forcing us, kicking and screaming if necessary, to modify our views. 
-- Carol Tavris

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.
-- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Monday, July 27, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Blaise Pascal

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others. 
– Blaise Pascal

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Edward R. Murrow

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be creditable; to be credible we must be truthful.
 – Edward R. Murrow

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Frank Herbert

Good governance never depends upon laws, but upon the personal qualities of those who govern. The machinery of government is always subordinate to the will of those who administer that machinery. The most important element of government, therefore, is the method of choosing leaders. 
-- Frank Herbert

Friday, July 24, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Duchess Goldblatt

If you have the education, wits, and leisure time to pursue you own interests, you have it better than 99% of the people who ever lived. 
-- Duchess Goldblatt

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Harlan Ellison

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.
 -- Harlan Ellison

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Sue Fitzmaurice

You must go on adventures to find out where you belong. 
-- Sue Fitzmaurice

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Mark Twain

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
-- Mark Twain

Monday, July 20, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Margaret Shepherd

Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith. 
-- Margaret Shepherd

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Dōgen

A fish swims in the ocean, and no matter how far it swims, there is no end to the water.  A bird flies in the sky, and no matter how far it flies, there is no end to the air.  
-- Dōgen

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Joseph Joubert

There is in the soul a taste for the good, just as there is in the body an appetite for enjoyment. 
-- Joseph Joubert

Friday, July 17, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Orson Scott Card

It’s called civilization. Women invented it, and every time you men blow it all to bits, we just invent it again. 
-- Orson Scott Card

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Quote of the Day -- George Carlin

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. 
-- George Carlin

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Quote of the Day -- John Shedd

A ship in harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
-- John Shedd

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Quote of the Day -- William Cobbett

Good government is known from bad government by this infallible test: that under the former the labouring people are well fed and well clothed, and under the latter, they are badly fed and badly clothed. 
-- William Cobbett

Monday, July 13, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Goerge R R Martin

When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.
― George R.R. Martin

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Lillian Hellman

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. 
-- Lillian Hellman

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Arthur C Clarke

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all. 
-- Arthur C Clarke

Friday, July 10, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Trevor Noah

We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited. 
-- Trevor Noah

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Frederick Douglass

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. 
-- Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears, and above all, may silence make you strong. 
-- Chief Dan George

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Quote of the Day -- James Baldwin

Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.
James Baldwin

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Jefferson

The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
 ― Thomas Jefferson

Friday, July 3, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Willa Cather

That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.
 -- Willa Cather

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Quote of the Day -- H.L. Mencken

It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false.
-- H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Bruce Schneier

Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge. 
-- Bruce Schneier