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Quote of the Day

The room being hung around with a collection of the portraits of remarkable men, among them were those of Bacon, Newton and Locke. Hamilton asked me who they were. I told him they were my trinity of the three greatest men the world had ever produced, naming them. He paused for some time: "The greatest man," said he, "that ever lived, was Julius Caesar."

~ Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush

- Thomas Jefferson

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.

- Henry Wallace, 33rd Vice-President of the United States

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.

- John F. Kennedy

The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

- John F. Kennedy

Those who follow the great part of themselves become great men, and those who follow the small part of themselves become small men.

- Mencius

In the struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

- The 14th Dalai Lama

A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, and fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death.

- Chris Hedges

Let China sleep, for when she wakes she will shake the world.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

He who learns must suffer
And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget
Falls drop by drop upon the heart,
...And in our own despair, against our will,
Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

- Agamemnon; Aeschylus

When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

- Samuel Johnson