recently found pieces of wisdom

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.” ― Maya Angelou
 "You don’t need to be brilliant to be a danger to democracy; quite literally, an idiot could do it." -- yonatan zunger ["when villains aren't super"]

"it took a day and night of hard drinking to do some hard thinking about the implications."  [from greg benford's "reasons not to publish"]

"Vote because you can. Speak because you can. March because you can. Rights not exercised are quickly forgotten and lost." -- garry kasparov

"Dystopia and utopia are both *literary categories*. To the relatively rich, naturalistic description of the lives of the poor seem dystopian." -- william gibson

'And all those exclamation marks, you notice? Five? A sure sign of someone who wears his underpants on his head.' -- terry pratchett ["Maskerade"]

"I can see this is going to be an Extra-Strength Monday The block button, it's the Excedrin of Twitter" -- stonekettle

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence" - Christopher Hitchens (Hitchens's Razor)

  "Any leader who justifies an action by invoking 'the will of the people' is about to do something very nasty to their people." -- alain de botton

“Zen pretty much comes down to three things -- everything changes; everything is connected; pay attention.” -- Jane Hirshfield 

"Ever wonder what it'd be like to go back in time and help fight nazis? Support Civil Rights Era? Resist Native genocide? Now's your chance" -- xeni jardin

Am feeling very grateful to all the people who took their time to explain to me what communism is really like. Truly appreciate it:)" -- martina navratilova 

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