He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.
The basic problem is that web 2.0 tools are not supportive of democracy by design. They are tools designed to gather spy-agency-like data in a seductive way, first and foremost, but as a side effect they tend to provide software support for mob-like phenomena.
Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
The strength and power of despotism consists wholly in the fear of resistance.
We are a people in a quandary about the present. We are a people in search of our future. We are a people in search of a national community.
I'm not into watching stuff I did last week, let alone three or four years ago.
I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey.
My mother was a teacher, my father was a community organizer. I come from a working class background.
I don't feel famous.
I have an imagination because my life is so boring that my imagination lets me get off the reality of what's going on.
Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
Contrary to current cynicism about past golden ages, the abstraction known as 'the intelligent layperson' does exist - in the form of millions of folks with a passionate commitment to continuous learning.
Stephen Jay Gould
One day my dad would say, 'OK, if you want to play tennis I can help you out.' And that's how it started. And I had a goal. I wanted to beat my mom first. And my parents and my brother. And that was the ultimate goal.
God is ever present. He's in every breath, in every step. He's here, always, always.
Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
W. H. Auden
The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.
Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.
To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
Do what you say you will do.
He lives who dies to win a lasting name.
On the last analysis, then, love is life. Love never faileth and life never faileth so long as there is love.
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Therefore keep in the midst of life. Do not isolate yourself. Be among men and things, and among troubles, and difficulties, and obstacles.
Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority: envy our uneasiness under it.
He who dares not (reason), is a slave.
He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; and he that dares not reason is a slave.
Be slow to resolve, but quick in performance.
Self-defense is Nature's eldest law.
Since every man who lives is born to die, and none can boast sincere felicity, with equal mind, what happens, let us bear, nor joy nor grieve too much for things beyond our care.
Railing and praising were his usual themes; and both showed his judgment in extremes. Either over violent or over civil, so everyone to him was either god or devil.
So over violent, or over civil that every man with him was God or Devil.
Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.
All objects lose by too familiar a view.
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