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Storyteller’s Creed

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that … Continue reading

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The Worst Cowardice

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. Confucious, “Reader’s Digest, 1996 calendar

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Truth, Politics, Knowledge, Power

When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power. Alston Chase, “Reader’s Digest”, August 1995

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Reading & Thinking

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. John Locke

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Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great as a knowing fool. But to … Continue reading

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Looking Into The Eyes of a Child

Sometimes, looking deep into the eyes of a child, you are conscious of meeting a glance full of wisdom. The child has known nothing yet but love and beauty – all this piled-up world knowledge you have acquired is unguessed. … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken Quotes

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. … Continue reading

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