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The Path to the Ocean


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Nothing new under the sun

"There is no new thing under the sun."

-- Ecclesiastes 1:9

Groucho on success

"The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake those, you've got it made."

-- Groucho Marx

A great revolution...

"A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but of the government."

-- Goethe, quoted in Johann Peter Eckermann, Coversations with Goethe, 1836

We have normality...

"We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem."

-- Douglas Adams


"Now. Or never."

-- Henry David Thoreau

All men recognize the right of revolution.

"All men recognize the right of revolution."

-- Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849

We do not inherit the land...

"We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

-- Native American saying

Nothing is easier than self-deceit.

"Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true."

-- Demosthenes

Educated in America

"It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind."

-- James Baldwin

Obama's Foreign Policy

"Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint."

-- Barack Obama, during his inaugurational speech, 20 Jan 2009
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