Charles Darwin:

The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.

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Frank Herbert:

Show me a completely smooth operation and I’ll show you a cover up. Real boats rock.

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Napoleon Bonaparte:

Orders and decorations are necessary in order to dazzle the people.

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Friedrich Schiller:

Against stupidity the very gods
Themselves contend in vain.

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Virgil:

Every man makes a god of his own desire.

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D. H. Lawrence:

Our civilisation cannot afford to let the censor-moron loose. The censor-moron does not really hate anything but the living and growing human consciousness.

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T. E. Lawrence:

An opinion can be argued with; a conviction is best shot. The logical end of a war of creeds is the final destruction of one.

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Annie Lane:

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop, especially when they’re holding a smartphone.

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John Wesley:

As to matters of dress, I would recommend one never to be first in the fashion nor the last out of it.

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Marilyn Monroe:

In Hollywood, a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hair-do.

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“Privacy for me, but not for thee.”

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Carolyn Hax:

. . . idiocy is a condition with tragically few remedies.

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Thomas Robert Dewar:

If we are here to help others, I often wonder what the others are here for.

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Walter Lippmann:

The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples.

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13 September 2016 · Comments Off on QOTD · Categories: First Looks

David Carr:

We tell ourselves that we lie to protect others, but the self usually comes out looking damn good in the process.

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