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The Early Bird Gets…Tired


Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people.

— George Ade, True Bills (1904)

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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Humor, Politics

 

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Reality <- Dick


Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.

Philip K. DickHow To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later (1978)

Each little blurry light in this picture is a galaxy, full of billions of stars. This is just from one tiny square of the sky. It goes on endlessly, even if we don't know about it.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2011 in education, Science, sentience

 

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It’s Still Lying


Even if what you say is technically true, if you knowingly leave a false impression, you are a liar

Veracity does not consist in saying, but in the intention of communicating truth.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2010 in Philosophy, Politics

 

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Jefferson, on Socialized Medicine


Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. Thus in France the emetic was once forbidden as a medicine, and the potatoe as an article of food.
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia (1781-1785)

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2010 in economic, Politics

 

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Never Be Offended


Never be offended by an honest opinion:
  • If the person is correct, then you have no room to complain,
  • and if they’re wrong, then it’s irrelevant, no threat anyway.
 
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Posted by on July 22, 2010 in Politics, sentience

 

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Diamond, or Pebble?


A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
Joseph Roux, Meditations of a Parish Priest

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Humor, Quotations

 

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Inalienable Rights


Williamsburg Declaration of RightsA right is not what someone gives you;

it’s what no one can take from you.

Ramsey Clark, U. S. Attorney General, New York Times, 2 October 1977

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2010 in Politics

 

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