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Thursday, March 30, 2017    

Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. --Luther Burbank, horticulturist (1849-1926)
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Compare 03/27/2017

Monday, March 27, 2017    

Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens.   --William Beveridge, economist and social reformer (1879-1963)

(71:2.7) Public opinion, common opinion, has always delayed society; nevertheless, it is valuable, for, while retarding social evolution, it does preserve civilization. Education of public opinion is the only safe and true method of accelerating civilization; force is only a temporary expedient, and cultural growth will increasingly accelerate as bullets give way to ballots. Public opinion, the mores, is the basic and elemental energy in social evolution and state development, but to be of state value it must be nonviolent in expression.

(71:3.1) And after all, no state can transcend the moral values of its citizenry as exemplified in their chosen leaders. Ignorance and selfishness will insure the downfall of even the highest type of government.

(100:1.2) The chief inhibitors of growth are prejudice and ignorance.  Read More

Compare 03/20/2017

Monday, March 20, 2017    
Society is like a stew. If you don't keep it stirred up you get a lot of scum on the top.  Read More

Compare 03/16/2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017    

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.    --Peter De Vries, editor, novelist (1910-1993)  Read More

Compare 03/13/2017

Monday, March 13, 2017    
We're here to put a dent in the universe.  Read More

Compare 03/03/2017

Friday, March 03, 2017    
When the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre -- the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward 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.  Read More

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