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Nov 24 '13
"The ultimate aim of government is not to rule, or restrain, by fear, nor to exact obedience, but contrariwise, to free every man from fear, that he may live in all possible security; in other words, to strengthen his natural right to exist and work without injury to himself or others. No, the object of government is not to change men from rational beings into beasts or puppets, but to enable them to develop their minds and bodies in security, and to employ their reason unshackled; neither showing hatred, anger, or deceit, nor watched with the eyes of jealousy and injustice. In fact, the true aim of government is liberty."
Baruch Spinoza
Feb 18 '13
"‎There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America."
William J. Clinton
Nov 28 '10

Anticrepuscular Rays Over Colorado - William Blake (Birthday), Helen Keller, George Washington, & Heinrich Heine





“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
- William Blake (Born November 28, 1757)

“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.”
- George Washington



“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail.

Security is mostly a superstition… Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
- Helen Keller

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Quote_of_the_day/November#28

“Where they burn books, sooner or later they will also burn people.”
- Heinrich Heine

http://www.themodernword.com/
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Anticrepuscular Rays Over Colorado
Credit & Copyright: John Britton

Explanation: What’s happening over the horizon? Although the scene may appear somehow supernatural, nothing more unusual is occurring than a setting Sun and some well placed clouds. Pictured above are anticrepuscular rays. To understand them, start by picturing common crepuscular rays that are seen any time that sunlight pours though scattered clouds. Now although sunlight indeed travels along straight lines, the projections of these lines onto the spherical sky are great circles. Therefore, the crepuscular rays from a setting (or rising) sun will appear to re-converge on the other side of the sky. At the anti-solar point 180 degrees around from the Sun, they are referred to as anticrepuscular rays. Pictured above is a particularly striking set of anticrepuscular rays photographed in 2001 from a moving car just outside of Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Read more at apod.nasa.gov
 
Oct 16 '10

William O. Douglas (Born October 16, 1898), Associate Justice Of The Supreme Court Of The United States

The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth.

We need to be bold and adventurous in our thinking in order to survive.

As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.

The struggle is always between the individual and his sacred right to express himself and the power structure that seeks conformity, suppression, and obedience.

The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/William_O._Douglas

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