Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
- Oscar Wilde -
If you aren't just brought up in your tribe but interact with other people either directly or vicariously, through journalism and literature, you see what life is like from other points of view and are less likely to demonize them or dehumanize others and more likely to empathize with them.
People are always angry at anyone who chooses very individual standards for his life; because of the extraordinary treatment which that man grants to himself, they feel degraded, like ordinary beings.
- Friedrich Nietzsche -
How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!
- Isaac Watts -
1. Trust your eyes, ears, common sense
2. Don't have baseless faith in institutions
3. Don't look for saviors
4. Look out for those more vulnerable than you
5. Stop caring what people think of you
6. Don't lie to make people feel better -- including yourself!
"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."
- Kofi Annan -
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
- Isaac Newton -
The future ain’t what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra -
Raise hell - big time. I want y'all to get out there and raise hell about damned near everything. My word, there's a world out there that needs fixing.
Get out there and get after it.
- Molly Ivins -
Are you ready to raise some hell? I am.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus -
Funkin' eh Al!