Mark Hinkle's Tumblelog

Profound quotes tagged by the less than prolific Mark Hinkle or stuff to random for the Socialized Software Blog
Aug 31
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Actually we are a vulgar, pushing mob whose passions are easily mobilized by demagogues, newspaper men, religious quacks, agitators and such like. To call this a society of free peoples is blasphemous. What have we to offer the world besides the superabundant loot which we recklessly plunder from the earth under the maniacal delusion that this insane activity represents progress and enlightenment?
Aug 14
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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

German Myth 12 - The Famous Goethe Quotation

Aug 09
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The philosophy behind much advertising is based on the old observation that every man is really two men — the man he is and the man he wants to be.
Jul 29
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"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
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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
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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
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Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.
Mar 19
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Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Mar 16
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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
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson