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Quote of the day:

Time is the great legalizer, even in the field of morals.

– HL Mencken

It’s a fair point, but we’re still going to do our part to speed it along a bit.

 

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8 comments to Time

  • “Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen”

    – Maimonides

    “The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.”

    – Hannah Arendt

    • Byddaf yn egluro:

      “Her conception of politics is based instead on the idea of active citizenship, that is, on the value and importance of civic engagement and collective deliberation about all matters affecting the political community. If there is a tradition of thought with which Arendt can be identified, it is the classical tradition of civic republicanism originating in Aristotle and embodied in the writings of Machiavelli, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and Tocqueville. According to this tradition politics finds its authentic expression whenever citizens gather together in a public space to deliberate and decide about matters of collective concern. Political activity is valued not because it may lead to agreement or to a shared conception of the good, but because it enables each citizen to exercise his or her powers of agency, to develop the capacities for judgment and to attain by concerted action some measure of political efficacy.”

      http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arendt/

      • sounds very couch-like… citizens gathering in a public place, deliberating and deciderering about matters of collective concern… and eating a pizza or fifty…

      • Servetus

        The seeming broad mindedness that equates crime and vice, if allowed to establish its own code of law, will invariably prove more cruel and inhuman than laws, not matter how severe, which respect and recognize man’s independent responsibility for his behavior….

        A crime, moreover, is met with punishment; a vice can only be exterminated.

        -Hannah Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism, pp. 81,86.

  • “There are three types of lies — lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
    ― Benjamin Disraeli

  • I’m so sorry… I don’t know how it happened… I… I…

    anyway, here’s that (totally On Topic!) which I neglected to previously provide:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxpcZrQQM-4