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DAILY QUOTE 10.23.15

“Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?”

– Voltaire


pour encourager les autres


The Shooting of Admiral Byng on board the Monarque (1757)
unknown engraver – image: National Portrait Gallery



The phrase pour encourager les autres is used, of a punishment or sacrifice, to mean… 720 more words


How to Rob the Lottery (And Get Away With It)

François-Marie Arouet, better known by his pen name Voltaire, was a famous French philosopher and writer during the 18th century. He wrote everything from poems to essays, novels to serious works of science, and advocated for human rights and freedom of religion and expression in a time where such ideas could get you killed. 438 more words


How to fetishize procedure

It’s quite simple — there’s even a process to it.


Recognize first that in establishing a political community, one can only be so concrete. It’s just not realistic that our economic and legal systems treat each worker and each citizen as the robust, fully-realized person they are. 862 more words


Happy Boss's Day! (Maybe)

 It’s Boss’s Day!* Yay (maybe)! To borrow an old bit:

“I quit because of religious differences.”

“Oh, yeah?”

“Yeah, my boss thought he was God. 61 more words


Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 10/16/16

 “To forgive our enemies their virtues – that is a greater miracle.”   —   Voltaire

(Our government should try this tactic.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR