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"We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows

that we are of importance enough to be courted." ---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"A man's word is the most valuable thing he can have.  If a man's word is worthless, the man is not worth much either."---My Dad said that.  ;)

 

 

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"A man's word is the most valuable thing he can have.  If a man's word is worthless, the man is not worth much either."---My Dad said that.  ;)

 

 

Sepiatone

My dad used to say that, too. I think they were right.

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"And you ask yourself what good are your dreams

in a world where nothing is what it seems?"

 

Bits and Pieces, Music by Dominic Frontiere, lyrics by Norman Gimbel

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"All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable." ---Fran Lebowitz


 


 


[Fran here reminds me a bit of DorothyP, what say you?]


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    "True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."---Franklin Roosevelt

 

 

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"No human rae is superior.  No religion is inferior.  All collective judgements are wrong.  Only racists make them"--Elie Wiesel

 

 

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"No human rae is superior.  No religion is inferior.  All collective judgements are wrong.  Only racists make them"--Elie Wiesel

 

 

Sepiatone

Not to be too hard on Wiesel, but isn't his last sentence a collective judgement?

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"The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life."--- Theodore Roosevelt
 

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Alice: "Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?"

Cheshire Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to".

 

Alice: "I don't care much where".

Cheshire Cat: "Then it doesn't much matter which way you go".

 

Alice: "So long as I get somewhere".

Cheshire Cat: "Oh, you're sure to do that if you walk long enough".

 

Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

 

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"For them that think death's honesty
Won't fall upon them naturally
Life sometimes must get lonely."---Bob Dylan( from "It's Alright, Ma( I'm olnly bleeding)"

 

 

Sepiatone
 

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 “In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield." - Warren Buffett

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...like just about everything else.

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"If I were I asked to prove that Zeus and Poseidon and Hera and the rest of the Olympians do not exist, I shold be at a loss to find conclusive arguments" -Bertrand Russell

                                                           

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On 11/16/2017 at 6:34 PM, Arsan404 said:

"If I were I asked to prove that Zeus and Poseidon and Hera and the rest of the Olympians do not exist, I shold be at a loss to find conclusive arguments" -Bertrand Russell

                                                           

Yeah, Bert, but as it is often said, the burden of proof is on them, not you. You didn't know Christopher Hitchins, but he maintained that anything asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

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"Science can purify religion from error and superstition.  Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes."---Pope John Paul II

 

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On 11/18/2017 at 2:30 AM, laffite said:

Yeah, Bert, but as it is often said, the burden of proof is on them, not you. You didn't know Christopher Hitchins, but he maintained that anything asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.

I've never read Hitchens, but that's the point Russell was trying to make, that the burden of proof is on them, not him. If he can't disprove a claim it doesn't mean the claim is right.

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