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April 3, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Civilization is a perishable commodity.”  —  Helen MacInnes

“Society is indeed a contract … It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.”  —  Edmund Burke

“Every generation plants a seed that will not germinate, flower, and fruit until a later generation. What grows from that seed may be a noxious, poisonous weed that kills and destroys. Or it may be a beautiful, fragrant flower that gives pleasure, inspires, and illuminates. Or it may be nourishing fruit that gives and enhances life. It is the responsibility of each generation to decide what kind of seed it will plant and what kind of seed it will allow to be planted.”  — Daedalus


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March 2, 2018 § 1 Comment

“Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue.”  —  Ambrose Bierce

“There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.”  —  Edmund Burke

“It is easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient.”  —  George Eliot


April 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

“Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.” —  Edmund Burke

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” — Frederick Douglass

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.”  —  Martin Niemöller


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