May 31, 2002
If my life has any meaning at all, it
is that those who start out as outcasts can wind up as being part of the system.
All day long and all night
through, / One thing only must I do: / Quench my pride and cool my blood, / Lest I perish in the flood.
May 29, 2002
who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
—John F. Kennedy
May 28, 2002
For 350 years
we have been taught that reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man. Football’s place
is to add a patina of character, a deference to the rules and a respect for authority.
Profit and morality are
a hard combination to beat.
—Hubert H. Humphrey
May 26, 2002
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a
May 25, 2002
None shall rule but the humble, / And none but Toil shall have.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 24, 2002
cross that Brooklyn Bridge, you’re out of this world. The only noise you hear is the hardening of your arteries.
May 23, 2002
cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton.
All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal
sense that “we choose death.”
May 22, 2002
There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
Arthur Conan Doyle
May 21, 2002
True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, / What oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed; / Something
whose truth convinced at sight we find, / That gives us back the image of our mind.
May 20, 2002
If all mankind
minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing
that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
May 19, 2002
is in the morning, and mystery in the night, and the beauty of mystery is everywhere; but still the plain truth remains, that
mouth and purse must be filled.
May 18, 2002
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life:
the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
May 17, 2002
is a vital expression of the human organism.
May 16, 2002
The Constitution devotes the national domain
to union, to justice, to defence, to welfare and to liberty. But there is a higher law than the Constitution.
May 15, 2002
answer to the question, “How can you be both a lawmaker and a mother?”] I have a brain and a uterus, and I use
May 14, 2002
Let us reform our schools, and we shall find little reform needed in our prisons.
May 13, 2002
crammed with heaven, / And every common bush afire with God; / And only he who sees takes off his shoes; / The rest sit round
it and pluck blackberries.
—Elizabeth Barrett Browning
May 12, 2002
The martyr sacrifices herself (himself in a few instances) entirely
in vain. Or rather not in vain; for she (or he) makes the selfish more selfish, the lazy more lazy, the narrow narrower.
May 11, 2002
is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.
Conscience is the perfect interpreter
May 9, 2002
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
May 8, 2002
human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any
race, creed or nationality, will always point in the right direction.
—Harry S. Truman
That we devote ourselves
to God, is seen / In living just as though no God there were.
Politics in America is the binding
—Theodore H. White
May 5, 2002
In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate
confidant.… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known—no wonder, then, that I return the love.
May 4, 2002
begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
May 3, 2002
Since it is difficult to join them together,
it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
May 2, 2002
probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.
May 1, 2002
day, an hour, of virtuous liberty / Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.