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Searching for the ideal rose we don’t see that each rose is the utmost perfection for itself.  For fear of not finding the rose we seek, we hang on to the concept of “rose” and never learn that “a rose is a rose is a rose”.
  —  Claudio Naranjo
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On This Day In:
2015 Getting The Story Right
2014 Like Shells On The Shore
2013 More And Why
2012 How To Gain Effective Fire
2011 Patriot Act

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No period of history has ever been great or ever can be that does not act on some sort of high, idealistic motives, and idealism in our time has been shoved aside, and we are paying the penalty for it.
    —   Alfred North Whitehead
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On This Day In:
2013 Theft
2012 Cranky Old Man
2011 A Man’s Got To Know His Limitations

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Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.  But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
   —  Carl Schurz
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On This Day In:
2013 Still Just Passing Through
2012 Live Or Die
2011 On Secession
2010 A Rocky Weekend

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I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
  —   Anne Frank
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