Quotes



Tolerance

“We set ourselves to achieve a society that would be maximally tolerant. But that resolve not only gives maximum scope to the activities of those who have set themselves to achieve the maximally intolerant society. It also . . . paralyses our powers of resistance to them.”—David Stove


Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 02/22 at 06:26 AM
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John Jay Chapman Quotes

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher, nor will learning alone do it. The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent, and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
John Jay Chapman

Everybody in America is soft, and hates conflict. The cure for this, both in politics and social life, is the same - hardihood. Give them raw truth.
John Jay Chapman

Good government is the outcome of private virtue.
John Jay Chapman

It is three and a half hours long, four characters wide and a cesspool deep.
John Jay Chapman

People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
John Jay Chapman

Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
John Jay Chapman

The world of politics is always twenty years behind the world of thought.
John Jay Chapman


Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 02/18 at 10:31 PM
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What We Have Loved

Reflecting on what his legacy might be, and how he should react to the inevitable process of growing old, Wordsworth wrote: “What we have loved, others will love, and we will teach them how.”


Posted by Michael L Umphrey on 06/27 at 11:25 PM
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