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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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Compulsory Education is Sickening


My Homeschooler is learning more than your Honor StudentJust as eating against one’s will is injurious to health, so studying without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.
— Leonardo da Vinci, Writings of Leonardo da Vinci (1833)

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2010 in education, sentience

 

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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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Deceivers Deny Debate


Temperate, sincere, and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them…

— Dr. Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Provisions of the Last Will and Testament of Dr. James Rush

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2010 in education, Politics

 

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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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Liberty, or Atrophy


Thomas Babington MacaulayMany politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.

The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learnt to swim. If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever.

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Essays Contributed to the ‘Edinburgh Review’ vol. 1 ‘Milton’ (1843)

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2009 in Politics, sentience

 

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Strive against Oppression


I can't believe we still have to protest this crapThe best Jihad
is to speak a just word
to an unjust ruler.

Mishkat al-Masabih, quoting Muhammad.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in Foreign Policy, Politics

 

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