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don_socalDecember 15, 2012

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. ~J.C. Watts

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. ~Buddha

The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between political parties either - but right through every human heart. ~Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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anneliese_32(6)

Don, you outdid yourself today. Thanks for a week which gave me lots to think over.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 6:27AM
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mawheel

Don, thank you for another week of thoughtful--and thought-provoking quotes.

I have a question that probably has no answer: why is it that after centuries of such wisdom being passed down to us, human beings haven't learned from it?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 7:38AM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

Thanks for good things this week.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 8:34AM
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lilosophie

Provocative, interesting, excellent quotes all week, thank you, Don!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 1:08PM
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