October 22

Time for some more wisdom from the ancients or, at least, dead white men.

John Adams Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right… and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers.

Edmund Burke To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.

Joseph Conrad The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement—but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims.

Joseph Henshaw One doth but breakfast here, another dines, he that liveth longest doth but sup; we must all go to bed in another world.

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