Carl Becker in Wikipedia
Generally speaking, men are influenced by books which clarify their own thought, which express their own notions well, or which suggest to them ideas which their minds are already predisposed to accept
~ Carl Becker
Quotes on: Books, Influence, Men, Speech
Waves: books, books and reading, Literature, misc, Random
The value of history is, indeed, not scientific but moral: by liberalizing the mind, by deepening the sympathies, by fortifying the will, it enables us to control, not society, but ourselves - a much more important thing; it prepares us to live more
Quotes on: History, Mind, Value
Waves: Empowerment, History
If you are thrown out of drug court, you are automatically facing 2 1/3 to 4 years in state prison.
Your life will be very different, ... You need to work your way back, and the one thing I can do is push you in that direction. Society is based on honesty and you have paid and will continue to pay for many years, a price for your lack of honesty.
You made a series of very poor decisions,
There's times when you'll think that you mightn't, / There's times when you know that you might; / But the things you will learn from the Yellow and Brown, / They'll 'elp you a lot with the White!
~ Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936)
Waves: Rudyard Kipling
We are trying to show our support for child soldiers in Uganda. Every night, they have to leave their homes to go to urban areas.
~ Brian Pompeii
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
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