Welcome to Sott.net
Sun, 21 Apr 2019
The World for People who Think

Quote of the Day

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

- William Blake

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

- Albert Einstein

Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

- Leonardo da Vinci

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.

- Moliere

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

- John F. Kennedy

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

- Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

- Og Mandino

"An extraordinary and very perilous state of affairs had been created in the [US] South by the sudden and absolute emancipation of the negroes. Here was a vast laboring, landless, homeless class, once slaves, now free; unpractised in liberty, unschooled in self-control; never sobered by the discipline of self-support never established in any habit of prudence; excited by a freedom they did not understand, excited by false hopes; bewildered and without leaders, and yet insolent and aggressive; sick of work, covetous of pleasure - a host of dusky children untimely put out of school."

Future (Democratic) President under whose leadership the US set out to 'make the world safe for democracy'.

(From 'The Reconstruction of the Southern States', Atlantic Monthly, 1901)

- Woodrow Wilson

It does not require great art, or magnificently trained eloquence, to prove that Christians should tolerate each other. I, however, am going further: I say that we should regard all men as our brothers. What? The Turk my brother? The Chinaman my brother? The Jew? The Siam? Yes, without doubt; are we not all children of the same father and creatures of the same God?

- Voltaire

Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.

- Plato