-John Keating (Played by Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society(more…)
984 – “Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd.”
889 – “I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it. The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.”
861 – “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
832 – “We must keep our faith in the Republic. The day we stop believing democracy can work is the day we lose it.”
–Jamillia, Queen of Naboo (Played by Ayesha Dharker) in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
May the Force be with you. Always. Happy Star Wars Day!
765 – “I believe that dreams — day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing — are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. A prominent educator tells me that fairy tales are of untold value in developing imagination in the young.”
–L Frank Baum
Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day, so go out and reread your favorite or tell a new one!
661 – “People don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
656 – Eisenhower’s Kinship Among Nations Quote
“Kinship among nations is not determined in such measurements as proximity of size and age. Rather we should turn to those inner things — call them what you will — I mean those intangibles that are the real treasures free men possess. To preserve his freedom of worship, his equality before law, his liberty to speak and act as he sees fit, subject only to provisions that he trespass not upon similar rights of others….”
–Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States of America
29 years ago today, in 1989, Mauerfall began when East and West Berliners joined together and began dismantling the Berlin Wall, which would eventually lead to the fall of the Iron Curtain and preceded the collapse of the Soviet Union.