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Mon, 26 Jun 2017
The World for People who Think

Quote of the Day


I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.

- Abraham Lincoln

By their own follies they perished, the fools.

- Homer, The Odyssey

My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and US support for these policies.

- Norman G. Finkelstein

The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.

- Aldous Huxley

Evil deeds do not prosper; the slow man catches up with the swift.

- Homer, The Odyssey

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.

- D.H. Lawrence

The human heart cries out for help; the human soul implores us for deliverance; but we do not heed their cries, for we neither hear nor understand. But the man who hears and understands we call mad, and flee from him.

- Khalil Gibran

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

- Aeschylus

The bourgeois produces the Bolshevist, inevitably as every half-truth at length produces the contradiction of itself in the opposite half-truth.

- D.H. Lawrence

In the end, we return to the question, just how much do you love truth? Do you really love truth or are you just curious? Do you love it enough to rebuild your understanding to conform to a reality that doesn't fit your current beliefs, and doesn't feel 120% happy? Do you love truth enough to continue seeking even when it hurts, when it reveals aspects of yourself (or human society, or the universe) that are shocking, complex and disturbing, or humbling, glorious and amazing - or even, when truth is far beyond human mind itself? Just how much do we love truth? It's a good question to ask ourselves, I think.

- Scott Mandelker