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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Jun 2018, 23:05

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and many accomplishments, owes the fact of his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.
~ John Jeavons
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Post by Perrorist » 23 Jun 2018, 04:26

True that.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 05 Jul 2018, 20:32

The less the knowledge, the harder to add to it.

BY JOHN M. ROBERTSON

In an account of the modern Egyptians in the first half of the nineteenth century: “Some Egyptians who had studied for a few years in France declared to me that they could not instil any of the notions which they had there acquired even into the minds of their most intimate friends.” So in modern Japan there were many assassinations of reformers, and some civil war, before Western ideas could gain a footing. The less the knowledge, in short, the harder to add to it.
Chapter II PRIMITIVE FREETHINKING
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Post by Dreamweaver » 15 Aug 2018, 01:27

“As democracy is perfected, the office [of president] represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move towards a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

HL Mencken in the Baltimore Sun (26 July 1920)
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Post by Perrorist » 15 Aug 2018, 07:53

A prophet before his time.

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Post by Mahalia » 15 Aug 2018, 16:13

Given to me quite a few years back by my driving instructor - I still remember it and it still holds good.
"Right of way is something you are given, if it isn't given - you haven't got it"
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Post by Mahalia » 21 Aug 2018, 12:11

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today 8-[
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Post by Dreamweaver » 18 Nov 2018, 11:55

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford
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Post by lynny » 18 Nov 2018, 12:04

Good old Henry! One of his quotes which I often refer to is.....

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right. :icon_biggrin:

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Post by Dreamweaver » 15 Jun 2019, 21:47

You have traveled too fast over false ground;
Now your soul has come to take you back.

Take refuge in your senses, open up
To all the small miracles you rushed through.

Become inclined to watch the way of rain
When it falls slow and free.

Imitate the habit of twilight,
Taking time to open the well of color
That fostered the brightness of day.

Draw alongside the silence of stone
Until its calmness can claim you.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Jun 2019, 21:29

“Happiness cannot be attained by wanting to be happy—it must come as the unintended consequence of working for a goal greater than oneself.”

Fred Kofman (a philosopher and Vice President of LinkedIn, operating one of the world’s largest business networks.)
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Post by Dreamweaver » 04 Jul 2019, 20:18

"There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good.
The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics.
Good patriots carry on a lover's quarrel with their country...”

—William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
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Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Jul 2019, 09:15

"On the Horrors of the Slave Trade", speech delivered in the House of Commons (12 May 1789).

Let us not despair; it is a blessed cause, and success, ere long, will crown our exertions. Already we have gained one victory; we have obtained, for these poor creatures, the recognition of their human nature, which, for a while was most shamefully denied. This is the first fruits of our efforts; let us persevere and our triumph will be complete. Never, never will we desist till we have wiped away this scandal from the Christian name, released ourselves from the load of guilt, under which we at present labour, and extinguished every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times, will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonour to this country.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 10 Jul 2019, 09:25

Also from Wilberforce -

"Nor ought we to omit the moral injury which our country sustains from the number of persons who are rendered ferocious and unfeeling by the hardening nature of their constant occupation."

Applies today as then! :twocents-mytwocents:
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Post by Perrorist » 10 Jul 2019, 12:49

I doubt Dutton would comprehend this.

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