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|Quotations of the Day: January 2004|
January 31, 2004
It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as Gods will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them to believe youtry to share some of their poverty and see if you can accept it as Gods will yourself!
January 30, 2004
Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
January 29, 2004
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
January 28, 2004
When I say artist I dont mean in the narrow sense of the wordbut the man who is building thingscreating molding the earthwhether it be the plains of the westor the iron ore of Penn. Its all a big game of constructionsome with a brushsome with a shovelsome choose a pen.
January 27, 2004
The spirit of liberty is the spirit of Him who, near two thousand years ago, taught mankind that lesson it has never learned, but has never quite forgotten; that there may be a kingdom where the least shall be heard and considered side by side with the greatest.
January 26, 2004
Reading about ones failings in the daily papers is one of the privileges of high office in this free country of ours.
Nelson A. Rockefeller
January 25, 2004
The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned.
January 24, 2004
Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
January 23, 2004
I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material
but I know it [pornography] when I see it.
January 22, 2004
There is, in fact, no law or government at all; and it is wonderful how well things go on without them.
January 21, 2004
I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money.
Charles de Gaulle
January 20, 2004
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
January 19, 2004
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 18, 2004
The more it / GOES-tiddely-pom / The more it / GOES-tiddely-pom / On / Snowing.
January 17, 2004
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas.
January 16, 2004
Our culture is ill-equipped to assert the bourgeois values which would be the salvation of the under-class, because we have lost those values ourselves.
January 15, 2004
New-born desires, after all, have inexplicable charms, and all the pleasure of love is in variety.
January 14, 2004
Extinct is forever.
Friends of Animals
January 13, 2004
Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality.
January 12, 2004
The small force that it takes to launch a boat into the stream should not be confused with the force of the stream that carries it along: but this confusion appears in nearly all biographies.
January 11, 2004
Advertising causes conflicts at exactly the most vulnerable age for children to be in conflict with parents.
January 10, 2004
There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. They can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. They will not bear discussion.
January 9, 2004
In all history no class has been enfranchised without some selfish motive underlying. If to-day we could prove to Republicans or Democrats that every woman would vote for their party, we should be enfranchised.
Carrie Chapman Catt
January 8, 2004
Heaven opend wide / Her ever during gates, harmonious sound, / On golden hinges moving.
January 7, 2004
A government of laws and not of men.
January 6, 2004
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
January 5, 2004
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjectsmaking it possible
to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
January 4, 2004
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
January 3, 2004
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
January 2, 2004
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
January 1, 2004
Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world overexcept when they are different.