Month: April 2010


The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone?
– Thomas Wolfe

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
– Andre Gide

What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
– Joseph Addison

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
– Frank William Leahy

Our elections are free, it’s in the results where eventually we pay.
– Bill Stern

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
– Stephen King

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
– George Orwell

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
– Thomas Szasz

Look into any man’s heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
– Henrik Ibsen

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.
– William Ellery Channing

Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
– Lord Acton

I don’t trust a man who uses the word evil eighteen times in ten minutes. If you’re half evil, nothing soothes you more than to think the person you are opposed to is totally evil.
– Norman Mailer

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
– Lorraine Hansberry

A thing long expected takes the form of the unexpected when at last it comes.
– Mark Twain

Yours and we are,
Rex Barker

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