Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December Words of Wisdom

The most dangerous opponents of free speech in America today are mainstream journalists and social media companies, and the irony should be lost on no one. --Buck Sexton

You can't go on being a good egg. You either hatch, or go bad. --C.S. Lewis

There's nothing that elevates you more than an act of courage. There's nothing that demeans you more than an act of cowardice. --Rudy Giuliani

We know they're lying, they know they're lying, they know we know they're lying, we know they know we know they're lying, but they're still lying. 
--Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind, next to honor. --Aristotle

In a democracy, we have always had to worry about the ignorance of the uneducated. Today we have to worry about the ignorance of people with college degrees. --Thomas Sowell

Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It's time to start living. --Unknown

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true. The other is to refuse to accept what it true. --Soren Kierkegaard

Capitalism is relatively new in human history. Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering, and enslaving their fellow man. Capitalism makes it possible to become wealthy by serving your fellow man. --Walter E. Williams

It is with love and joy that I create my day. --Louise Hay

Don't let anything deprive you of hope. --St. Nektarios of Aegina

One of the most pathetic - and dangerous - signs of our times is the growing number of individuals and groups who believe that no one can possibly disagree with them for any honest reason. --Thomas Sowell

I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots. --Albert Einstein

Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news. --Zbigniew Brzezinski (in 1972)

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. --Benjamin Franklin

My true self is free. I cannot be contained. --Marcus Aurelius

Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it covers. --Kahlil Gibran

Governments are fully capable of doing the unthinkable, and doing so suddenly with no exit plan, little consideration of cost, and a callous disregard for individual rights. --Jeffrey Tucker

The devil wouldn't be attacking you so hard if there wasn't something valuable inside of you. Thieves don't break into empty houses. --Victor Marx

I always tell my students to complicate your characters: never make it easy for the reader. Nobody is ever one thing. That's what makes characters compelling. --Marlon James

Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future. --Seneca

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