Jun 012016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too. ~ Marcus Aurelius

This is from his Wiki page:

Marcus Aurelius (26 April 121 – 17 March 180 AD) was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He ruled with Lucius Verus as co-emperor from 161 until Verus’ death in 169. He was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” ~ Emma Goldman

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May 012016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” ~ Emma Goldman

This is from his Wiki page:

Emma Goldman (June 27, 1869 – May 14, 1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains. ~ Abul Al-Maʿarri



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Apr 012016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains. ~ Abul Al-Maʿarri

This is from his Wiki page:

Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri (Arabic أبو العلاء المعري Abū al-ʿAlāʾ al-Maʿarrī 973–1057) was a blind Arab philosopher, poet, and writer. Born in modern day Maarrat al-Nuʿman, Syria, he studied at Aleppo, Tripoli and Antioch. Producing popular poems in Baghdad, he nevertheless refused to sell his texts. In 1010, he returned to Syria after his mother began declining in health, and continued writing which gained him local respect.

Described as a “pessimistic freethinker”, Al-Maʿarri was a controversial rationalist of his time, citing reason as the chief source of truth. He was pessimistic about life describing himself as “a double prisoner” of blindness and isolation.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

All a great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in trying to do the impossible. ~ Stephen Vizinczey



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Mar 022016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

All a great power has to do to destroy itself is persist in trying to do the impossible. ~ Stephen Vizinczey

This is from his Wiki page:

Stephen Vizinczey, originally István Vizinczey (born 1933, in Káloz, Hungary), is an author and writer.

Vizinczey has written two books of literary, philosophical and political essays: The Rules of Chaos (1969) and Truth and Lies in Literature (1985).

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

Resist much, obey little. ~ Walt Whitman



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Feb 012016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

Resist much, obey little. ~ Walt Whitman

This is from his Wiki page:

Walter “Walt” Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular. — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh



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Jan 012016
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

The western mind is linear, the eastern mind is circular. — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

This is from his Wiki page:

Osho (11 December 1931 – 19 January 1990), born Chandra Mohan Jain, and also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh About this sound pronunciation, during the 1970s and 1980s and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru, and spiritual teacher who garnered an international following.

A professor of philosophy, he travelled throughout India in the 1960s as a public speaker. His outspoken criticism of socialism, Mahatma Gandhi and institutionalised religions made him controversial

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. — Robert Frost

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Dec 022015
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. — Robert Frost

This is from his Wiki page:

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.

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Last month’s tagline:

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. ~ Mark Twain

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Sep 022015
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them. ~ Mark Twain

This is from his Wiki page:

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.

Twain was born shortly after a visit by Halley’s Comet, and he predicted that he would “go out with it”, too. He died the day after the comet returned. He was lauded as the “greatest American humorist of his age”, and William Faulkner called Twain “the father of American literature”.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. ~ Bertrand Russell

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Aug 032015
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. ~ Bertrand Russell

This is from his Wiki page:

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a Welsh philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been any of these in any profound sense.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions. ~ Ambrose Bierce



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Jul 012015
 

A new tagline is unveiled here today. I said earlier that I would replace the tagline once a month, so here it is.

Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions. ~ Ambrose Bierce

This is from his Wiki page:

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil’s Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto “Nothing matters”, and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname “Bitter Bierce”.

You can read more about him here.

Last month’s tagline:

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ~ George Orwell



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