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  • "Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in

    purely materialistic things. Today we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the

    old temples, yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth."

    -- Dr. Harold Urey, Nobel Laureate in chemistry

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  • I get up each morning, gather my wits.

    Pick up the paper, read the obits.

    If I'm not there I know I'm not dead.

    So I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed.

    Oh, how do I know my youth is all spent?

    My get-up-and-go has got-up-and-went.

    But in spite of it all, I'm able to grin,

    And think of the places my get-up has been.

    -- Pete Seeger

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  • Water

    The best of man is like water,

    Which benefits all things, and does not contend with them,

    Which flows in places that others disdain,

    Where it is in harmony with the Way.

    So the sage:

    Lives within nature,

    Thinks within the deep,

    Gives within impartiality,

    Speaks within trust,

    Governs within order,

    Crafts within ability,

    Acts within opportunity.

    He does not contend, and none contend against him.

    -- Lao Tse, "Tao Te Ching"

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    "The egg's already been cracked, so make sure to make a good omelette"

    -anonymous?


      Edited by likmd  

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  • The only solution is ... a balance of power. We arm our side with exactly

    that much more. A balance of power -- the trickiest, most difficult,

    dirtiest game of them all. But the only one that preserves both sides.

    -- Kirk, "A Private Little War", stardate 4211.8

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    Beyond jealousy and betrayal; beyond hate and desire; beyond pain and death; lies the ultimate revelation; the final choice; the end


      Edited by Higu  

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  • In the broad and final sense all institutions are educational in the

    sense that they operate to form the attitudes, dispositions, abilities

    and disabilities that constitute a concrete personality...Whether this

    educative process is carried on in a predominantly democratic or non-

    democratic way becomes, therefore, a question of transcendent importance

    not only for education itself but for its final effect upon all the

    interests and activities of a society that is committed to the democratic

    way of life.

    -- John Dewey (1859-1953), American philosopher

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    When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second.

    When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour.

    That's relativity.

    Einstein


      Edited by Easy Bakes  

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