Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Manufacturing Consent.......

There are no true consistencies...

In memory of Stephen Hawking.....

Remember to look up at the stars and 

not down at your feet.

Try to make sense of what you see and 

about what makes the universe exist. 

Be curious. 

And however difficult life may seem, 

there is always something you can do, 

and succeed at. 

It matters that you don’t just give up.

--Stephen Hawking, 
As he celebrated his 70th birthday.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

quote of the day......

A single idea, if it is right, 

saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences.

-- Jacques Maritain
(1882-1973) French Catholic philosopher

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Quote of the day.....

A fact which is not denied but 

whose truths are rationalized  

loses its objective base. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Quote of the day.....

I see that there are many young people here; 

as an old man, a little advice... 

Life can set us a lot of snares, a lot of bumps, 

we can fail a thousand times, in life, in love, 

in the social struggle, but if we search for it 

we'll have the strength to get up again and start over. 

The most beautiful thing about the day is that it dawns. 

There is always a dawn after the night has passed. 

Don't forget it, kids. 

The only losers are the ones who stop fighting.

--José_Mujica. 40th President of Uruguay.
On Sunday 7 December 2014.During a talk at 
the 28th Guadalajara International Book Fair (Mexico).

Monday, February 12, 2018

Quote of the day....

Only free men are.....

thoroughly grateful 

one to another.

-- Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

Quote of the day.....

In the general course of human nature, 

A power over a man's subsistence amounts to 

a power over his will.

-- Alexander Hamilton(1757-1804) 
Secretary of the Treasury
Source: Federalist Paper 79.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Quote of the day.....

It is maintained that a society is free only 

when dissenting minorities have room to 

throw their weight around. 

As a matter of fact, a dissenting minority feels 

free only when it can impose its will on the majority: 

what it abominates most is the dissent of the majority.

-- Eric Hoffer. (1902-1983) American author.
Philosopher. Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Quote of the day.....

The question is not, Can they reason? nor

Can they talk? but,

Can they suffer?

-- Jermy Bentham.