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I have often been asked to be fair and view a matter from all sides.  I did so, hoping something might improve if I viewed all sides of it.  But the result was the same.  So I went back to viewing things only from one side, which saves me a lot of work and disappointment.  For it is comforting to regard something as bad and be able use one’s prejudice as an excuse.
     —    Karl Kraus
On This Day In:
2015 Some Meaningful Resemblance
2014 Bloom
Orange October (VII) – The Giants Win The Pennant!!
2013 Walking The Walk
2012 Legacy Of Star Trek (TOS)
2011 Tolerating The Intolerant
Passionate Germs
2010 Giants Win Game 1 In Philly (4 to 3)!!

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All primitive people thought that a lunatic was possessed by a spirit.  When his incoherent words more or less accord with the moral prejudices of the time, the spirit is a good one, and the man is a saint.  In the opposite case, the spirit is evil and the man must be suppressed.  It is just according to the time and place and the doctors, whether a prophetess would be worshiped as a priestess or dunked as a witch.  Innumerable violent lunatics have escaped the cells, thanks to the War, and their very violence has made heroes of them.  And in every Parliament there are at least five or six undisputed idiots who got elected for their madness through the admiration of their constituents.
    —    André Maurois
On This Day In:
2013 Well Written
2012 Related Parts
2011 The King Is Oscar
Better Reputation?

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