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Random quote of the day:

“The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.”

—Jules Renard, The Journal of Jules Renard

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Random quote of the day:

“Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact—it is silence which isolates.”

—Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain

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Random quote of the day:

“The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is no one has as yet discovered.”

—Oscar Wilde, “Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young,” The Chameleon, December 1894

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Random quote of the day:

“Excess in love, indeed the only desirable, belongs to saints. Societies, they exude excess only in hatred. This is why one must preach to them an intransigent moderation.”

—Albert Camus, Notebooks 1951-1959, tr. Ryan Bloom

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Completely awesome. NSFW language. Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels, HBO’s The Newsroom.

Random quote of the day:

 

“Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but the middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.”

—Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

—attributed to Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Random quote of the day:

 

“I’m very wary of people who give us the lessons of history or the laws for the future of cultures.  But I do think one thing the historian can do is to warn us against the overgeneralizations of social scientists, politicians, preachers, all those who think they’re in on the secrets of the future.”

—Daniel J. Boorstin, interview, NewsHour

 

 

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