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A comfortable career of prosperity, if it does not make people honest, at least keeps them so.
   —  William Makepeace Thackeray
[A leopard can’t change its spots.  “The Donald” has ALWAYS been about himself, but now at 70 years old, #AmnestyDon wants us to believe he wants to give back to America and help the rest of us…  I’ve gotta go find my boots ’cause it’s startin’ to get deep in here.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 A Tentative First Step
2014 Making People
2013 On Reading Books
2012 On America
2011 Shiver, Me Timbers!
2010 Fiduciary Breakdown

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I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
  ―  George Washington
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On This Day In:
2014 Unfolding
2013 Again
2012 Needs
Damned
2011 Potter & Prejudice
Blink, Blink

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It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
   —  Noël Coward
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On This Day In:
2014 Less Difficult
2013 The Spirit Of Liberty
2012 The Essential Freedom Of Aloneness
2011 A Problem Of Scale
Fred Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
2010 Another Book, Another Jog…

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Contentment consists not in great wealth, but in few wants.
  —  Epictetus
The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.
  —  Napoleon Bonaparte
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On This Day In:
2013 Faith, n.
2012 Surprise Me
2011 Confused With Truth

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There is no other way to guard yourself against flattery than by making men understand that telling you the truth will not offend you.
   ―  Niccolò Machiavelli
From:  “The Prince
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
    —  Oscar Levant
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On This Day In:
2013 RIP – Dear Abby
Half-Life Problems
2012 To The Soul…
2011 Reverted!!

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Above all, don’t lie to yourself.  The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.  And having no respect he ceases to love.
  —    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
From:   “The Brothers Karamazov
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On This Day In:
2012 At Your Marks!
2011 We Are Not Alone
Underlying Rationality
2010 Is the Obama Administration Failing?
In Other Words…
Quite Please!
In A Hostage Situation…
Are We Done Yet?
In Order…
Flip-flopping…
Proof of Choice…
On “Leading” A Democracy To War…
Actually, It’s All About Me…

 

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