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Quote of the Day 10-26-14

“The weakness of fascism and communism consists in their turning citizens into slaves. Slaves have nothing to gain and nothing to lose.

“The strength of democracy is that it encourages the common man to believe himself a ruler, that is, an oppressor of his neighbor.” 14 more words

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Searle against the rejection of realism

“I actually think that philosophical theories make a tremendous difference to every aspect of our lives. In my observation, the rejection of realism, the denial of ontological objectivity, is an essential component of the attacks on epistemic objectivity, … 74 more words

Rationality

quote du jour ~thich nhat hanh

Around us, life bursts with miracles–a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf, a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops. If you live in awareness, it is easy to see miracles everywhere. 81 more words

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THE WISE OLD OWL

A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.

Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? 9 more words

SPIRITUAL

RULES FOR BEING A HUMAN BEING.

No one knows who wrote this thought-provoking list, which has been around for years and years, but we wanted to share it with you. Here are the ten rules for being a human being.    271 more words

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