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Sunday, September 15, 2019    

I was sixteen years old when the first World War broke out, and I lived at that time in Hungary. From reading the newspapers in Hungary, it would have appeared that, whatever Austria and Germany did was right and whatever England, France, Russia, or America did was wrong. A good case could be made out for this general thesis, in almost every single instance. It would have been difficult for me to prove, in any single instance, that the newspapers were wrong, but somehow, it seemed to me unlikely that the two nations located in the center of Europe should be invariably right, and that all the other nations should be invariably wrong. History, I reasoned, would hardly operate in such a peculiar fashion, and it didn't take long until I began to hold views which were diametrically opposed to those held by the majority of my schoolmates. ... Even in times of war, you can see current events in their historical perspective, provided that your passion for the truth prevails over your bias in favor of your own nation.
----Leo Szilard, physicist (1898-1964)
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019    

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.
  --Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)
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Tuesday, September 03, 2019    

Quite frankly I talk about the fact that I'm a feminist as often as I can, and every time I do it gets huge reaction and media reacts and the Twitterverse explodes and things like that, because here I am saying I'm a feminist. I will keep saying that until there is no more reaction to that when I say it, because that's where we want to get to.
   --Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1971)  Read More

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019    

I count him braver who overcomes his desires, than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is the victory over self.
   --Aristotle (384–322 BC)
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Sunday, August 25, 2019    

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
   --Confucius (551-479 B.C.)
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Sunday, August 18, 2019    

Everyone has a belief system, B.S., the trick is to learn not to take anyone's B.S. too seriously, especially your own.
  --Robert Anton Wilson, novelist (1932-2007)

(115:1.1) Partial, incomplete, and evolving intellects would be helpless in the master universe, would be unable to form the first rational thought pattern, were it not for the innate ability of all mind, high or low, to form a universe frame in which to think. If mind cannot fathom conclusions, if it cannot penetrate to true origins, then will such mind unfailingly postulate conclusions and invent origins that it may have a means of logical thought within the frame of these mind-created postulates. And while such universe frames for creature thought are indispensable to rational intellectual operations, they are, without exception, erroneous to a greater or lesser degree.

 

     Robert Anton Wilson was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized by Discordianism as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings and interviews.
     Wilson described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything."

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Thursday, August 15, 2019    

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
  ---Albert Schweitzer, philosopher, physician, musician, Nobel laureate (1875-1965)
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Monday, August 12, 2019    

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
  --Carl Sandburg, (1878-1967)
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