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Mon, 19 Nov 2018
The World for People who Think

Quote of the Day

The great danger is that under the pressures of anxiety and fear, the alternation of crisis and relaxation and new crisis, the people of the world will come to accept gradually the idea of war, the idea of submission to total power, and the abdication of reason, spirit and individual conscience. The great peril of the...cold war is the progressive deadening of conscience.

- Thomas Merton

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

Freedom is indivisible, and when one man is enslaved, all are not free.

- John F. Kennedy

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

- Mohandas Gandhi

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

- Groucho Marx

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

- John F. Kennedy

Consciousness means, literally, "knowing-together." A development of consciousness would therefore mean knowing "more together," and so it would bring about a new relationship to everything previously known. For to know more always means to see things differently.

- Maurice Nicoll

Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world - few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds - justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to a whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.

- The Vampire Lestat, pp. 332-333, Anne Rice

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.

- Robert Cushing

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

- Voltaire