Mark Hinkle's Tumblelog

Profound quotes tagged by the less than prolific Mark Hinkle or stuff to random for the Socialized Software Blog
Jul 29
"What incensed him the most was the blatant jokes of the ones that passed it all off as a jest, pretending to understand everything and in reality not knowing their own minds." — James Joyce (Ulysses)
May 21
If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
Apr 21
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Mar 25
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Mar 19
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Mar 16
I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.

Howard Zinn

Author, A People’s History of the United States

R.I.P. Howard Zinn, Historian of the People « morphizm

Mar 09
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Feb 23
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.
Jan 04
Did you want to scream, when you were a child, seeing nothing but fat ineptitude around you, knowing how many things could be done and done so well, but having no power to do them? Having no power to blast the empty skulls around you? Having to take orders- and that’s bad enough- but to take orders from your inferiors! Have you felt that?

Gail Wynand

The Fountainhead | Ayn Rand

A person can have the greatest idea in the world. But if that person can’t convince enough other people, it doesn’t matter.
— George Burns