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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. / Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) American author, illustrator [pseud. of Theodor Geisel] The Lorax (1971)

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. / Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) American author, illustrator [pseud. of Theodor Geisel] The Lorax (1971)

YODA: When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm?

Kasdan, Lawrence - Return of the Jedi (1983) [with George Lucas

YODA: When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not, hmm?

We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe: can we not take the leap?

Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Journal (28 Oct 1841

We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe: can we not take the leap?

And from your policy do not wholly banish fear, For what man living, freed from fear, will still be just? / Aeschylus (525-456 BC) Greek dramatist (Æschylus) The Eumenides

Aeschylus - The Eumenides

And from your policy do not wholly banish fear, For what man living, freed from fear, will still be just? / Aeschylus (525-456 BC) Greek dramatist (Æschylus) The Eumenides

We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization.  (More info ...)

Ogburn, Charlton Jr - "Merrill's Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure," Harper's Magazine (Jan 1957

We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization. (More info ...)

Ignorance might be bliss for the ignorant, but for the rest of us it’s a right fucking pain in the arse.

Gervais, Ricky - Twitter (13 Oct 2013

Ignorance might be bliss for the ignorant, but for the rest of us it’s a right fucking pain in the arse.

Every man hears only what he understands. / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, statesman, scientist The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, #385 [tr. Saunders (1892)]

Goethe, Johann von - The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, #385 [tr. Saunders (1892

Every man hears only what he understands. / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, statesman, scientist The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, #385 [tr. Saunders (1892)]

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.   / H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken] Minority Report, #323 (1956)

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic. / H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken] Minority Report, #323 (1956)

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

Higginson, T. W. - "A Plea for Culture," Atlantic Essays (1871

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. / Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-American author, polymath, biochemist I, Asimov: A Memoir (1994)

Asimov, Isaac - I, Asimov: A Memoir (1994

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. / Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-American author, polymath, biochemist I, Asimov: A Memoir (1994)

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