Quotes

No safe depository of the ultimate powers

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretions.

1802

Nothing great

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

I slept

I slept and dreamt that life was joy,
I awoke and saw that life was service,
I acted and behold, service was joy.

How to unite

The problem is not how to wipe out all differences, but how to unite with all differences intact.

STRANGE GAME

STRANGE GAME. THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS NOT TO PLAY.

Joshua

the computer simulation in War Games after trying to find a way to "win" at nuclear war

The loud little handful

The loud little handful--as usual--will shout for the war. The pulpit will--warily and cautiously--object--at first; the great, big, dull bulk of the nation will rub its sleepy eyes and try to make out why there should be a war, and will say, earnestly and indignantly, 'It is unjust and dishonorable, and there is no necessity for it.'

"The Mysterious Stranger," 1910

To bring peace among brothers

When the star in the sky is gone,
When the Kings and Princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks
The real work of Christmas begins.

To find the lost
To heal the broken
To feed the hungry
To release the prisoners
To rebuild the nations
To bring peace among brothers
To make music in the heart.

LSD and UNIX

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

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