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Monday, July 22, 2019    

Patriotism is often the cry extolled when morally questionable acts are advocated by those in power.
-Chelsea Manning, (b.1987)
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Compare 07/13/2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019    

I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
  --Marie Curie, (1837-1934)
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Sunday, July 07, 2019    

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
  --Charles de Gaulle, French president (1890-1970)
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Compare 06/20/2019

Thursday, June 20, 2019    

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
  --Alexander Solzhenitsyn, novelist, Nobel laureate (1918-2008)
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Compare 06/17/2019

Monday, June 17, 2019    

The truth isn't always beauty, but the hunger for it is.
  -Nadine Gordimer, novelist, Nobel laureate (1923-2014)
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Compare 06/14/2019

Friday, June 14, 2019    

Tell all the Truth but tell it slant--
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind.
  --Emily Dickinson, poet (1830-1886)
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Compare 06/10/2019

Monday, June 10, 2019    

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
  --Emily Kimbrough, author and broadcaster (1899-1989)
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Thursday, May 30, 2019    

It may be observed that the English language is not a system of logic, that its vocabulary has not developed in correlation with generations of straight thinkers, that we cannot impose upon it something preconceived as an ideal of scientific method and expect to come out with anything more systematic and more clarifying than what we start with: what we start with is an inchoate heterogeneous conglomerate that retains the indestructible bones of innumerable tries at orderly communication, and our definitions as a body are bound to reflect this situation.
  --Philip Babcock Gove, lexicographer (1902-1972)
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