Monthly Archives: October 2010

On the Forum

“If Virtue and Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security”. Samuel Adams (1722-1803), in a  letter to James Warren, February 12, 1779 Last week I attended the Candidate Forum hosted … Continue reading

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On Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth-and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part … Continue reading

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On Honesty

“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.”  Will Durant (1885-1981) American writer, historian, philosopher, and the 1968 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Well, the campaign ads have begun. Mud-slinging, out-of-context quotes, and general … Continue reading

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On Responsibility

Responsibility: A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911 A few weeks … Continue reading

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