“Listening is not a reaction, it is a connection. Listening to a conversation or a story, we don’t so much respond as join in — become part of the action.”
— Ursula K. Le Guin
IN A TIME OF DECEIT TELLING THE TRUTH IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT. George Orwell
Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.(Emmeline Pankhurst)
I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry 1736-1799 United States
I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” CICERO (106-43BCE)
“Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.” Napolean Bonaparte.
The man who says he can and the man who says he cannot are both correct. -Confucius