humanity

Astride Of a Grave

2021 June 16

They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more. — Thomas Beckett (Pozzo, in WFG)

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Magic Things

2021 June 16

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. — W. B. Yeats

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The Broken World

2021 June 16

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. — L. R. Knost

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The Illusion of Knowledge

2021 June 16

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge. — Stephen Hawking

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To Change One's Life

2021 June 16

To change one’s life: Start immediately Do it flamboyantly No exceptions — William James

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Truth

2021 June 16

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not believed. — William Blake

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America

2019 May 10

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. — Abraham Lincoln

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Be Not Afraid

0001 January 1

We want to stand upon our own feet and look fair and square at the world—its good facts, its bad facts, its beauties, and its ugliness; see the world as it is and be not afraid of it. — Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian

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Citizen of the World

0001 January 1

Never, when asked one’s country, answer, ‘I am Athenian or Corinthian,’ but ‘I am a citizen of the world.’ — Epictetus, Discourses, Book I:IX

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Equal Affection

0001 January 1

If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me. — W. H. Auden, The More Loving One

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