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September 1
 
Trade isn't about goods. Trade is about information. Goods sit in the warehouse until information moves them.
~ C. J. Cherryh ~
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September 2
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Free trade consists simply in letting people buy and sell as they want to buy and sell. It is protection that requires force, for it consists in preventing people from doing what they want to do. Protective tariffs are as much applications of force as are blockading squadrons, and their object is the same — to prevent trade. The difference between the two is that blockading squadrons are a means whereby nations seek to prevent their enemies from trading; protective tariffs are a means whereby nations attempt to prevent their own people from trading. What protection teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.
~ Henry George ~
 

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September 3
September 11th Tribute In Light 2014.jpg  
The true architectural art, that art toward which I would lead you, rests, not upon scholarship but upon human powers; and, therefore, it is to be tested, not by the fruits of scholarship, but by the touch-stone of humanity.
~ Louis Sullivan ~
 

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September 4
Tribute in Light by Imaji - 2 - 11 September 2005 - Trinity Church.jpg  
The genius of a composer is found in the notes of his music; but analyzing the notes will not reveal his genius. The poet's greatness is contained in his words; yet the study of his words will not disclose his inspiration. God reveals himself in creation; but scrutinize creation as minutely as you wish, you will not find God, any more than you will find the soul through careful examination of your body.
~ Anthony de Mello ~
 

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September 5
Caspar David Friedrich - Kreuz im Wald.jpg  
Close your bodily eye, so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards. A picture must not be invented but felt. Observe the form exactly, both the smallest and the large and do not separate the small from the large, but rather the trivial from the important.
~ Caspar David Friedrich ~
 

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September 6
 
An irresistible passion that would induce me to believe in innate ideas, and the truth of prophecy, has decided my career. I have always loved liberty with the enthusiasm which actuates the religious man with the passion of a lover, and with the conviction of a geometrician.
~ Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette ~
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September 7
Burt Reynolds 1991 portrait crop.jpg  
We’re only here for a little while, and you’ve got to have some fun, right? I don’t take myself seriously, and I think the ones that do, there’s some sickness with people like that.
~ Burt Reynolds ~
 

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September 8
Aimee Mann in performance (15 October 2005) (2).jpg  

Though you pay for the hands they're shaking
The speeches and the mistakes they're making
As they struggle with the undertaking
Of simple thought.

What you want, you don't know
You're with stupid now.
What you know, you don't want to know
You're with stupid now.

~ Aimee Mann ~
 

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September 9
Cesare Pavese ritratto.jpg  
There comes a day when, for someone who has persecuted us, we feel only indifference, a weariness at his stupidity. Then we forgive him.
~ Cesare Pavese ~
 

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September 10
Franz Werfel (1890–1945) 1920 © Madame d'Ora (1881–1963) OeNB 306112.jpg  
Magnify the divine mystery and the holiness of mankind.
~ Franz Werfel ~
 

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September 11
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Since September 11, an entire generation of young Americans has gained new understanding of the value of freedom and its cost and duty and its sacrifice.
The battle is now joined on many fronts. We will not waiver, we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail.
Thank you. May God continue to bless America.
~ George W. Bush ~
 

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September 12
La Vérité Sortant du Puits (1).JPG  
Truth would quickly cease to be stranger than fiction, once we got as used to it.
~ H. L. Mencken ~
 

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September 13
La Vérité - Luc-Olivier Merson - musée d'Orsay.jpg  
In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.
~ Sherwood Anderson ~
 

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September 14
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Patriotism or any other version of the herd instinct seems to me an entirely inadequate basis of virtue. Christianity is from that point of view an explanation of and a support for an essential ingredient in man's nature — far the best, though necessarily imperfect.
~ Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood ~
 

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September 15
 
Party is known to encourage prejudice, and to lead men astray in the judgment of character. Thus it is we see one half the nation extolling those that the other half condemns, and condemning those that the other half extols. Both cannot be right, and as passions, interests and prejudices are all enlisted on such occasions, it would be nearer the truth to say that both are wrong.
Party is an instrument of error, by pledging men to support its policy, instead of supporting the policy of the state. Thus we see party measures almost always in extremes, the resistance of opponents inducing the leaders to ask for more than is necessary.
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party. Thus have we seen those territorial divisions and regulations which ought to be permanent, as well as other useful laws, altered, for no other end than to influence an election.
Party, has been a means of entirely destroying that local independence, which elsewhere has given rise to a representation that acts solely for the nation, and which, under other systems is called the country party, every legislator being virtually pledged to support one of two opinions; or, if a shade of opinion between them, a shade that is equally fettered, though the truth be with neither.
~ James Fenimore Cooper ~
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~ The American Democrat ~
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September 16
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The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
~ Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke ~
 

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September 17
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One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect.
~ William Carlos Williams ~
 

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September 18
 
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords: but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain; and expectations improperly indulged must end in disappointment. If it be asked, what is the improper expectation which it is dangerous to indulge, experience will quickly answer, that it is such expectation as is dictated not by reason, but by desire; expectation raised, not by the common occurrences of life, but by the wants of the expectant; an expectation that requires the common course of things to be changed, and the general rules of action to be broken.
~ Samuel Johnson ~
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September 19
 
There is a spell of unresisted power
In wonder-working weak simplicity,
Because it is not fear'd.
~ Hartley Coleridge ~
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September 20
 
It is safer to try to understand the low in the light of the high than the high in the light of the low. In doing the latter one necessarily distorts the high, whereas in doing the former one does not deprive the low of the freedom to reveal itself as fully as what it is.
~ Leo Strauss ~
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September 21
 
There is, though I do not know how there is or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope.
~ H. G. Wells ~
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September 22
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Let it be your maxim through life, to know all you can know, yourself; and never to trust implicitly to the informations of others.
~ Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield ~
 

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September 23
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Poor man want to be rich
Rich man want to be king
And a king ain't satisfied
Till he rules everything.
I want to go out tonight
I want to find out what I got.

Well, I believe in the love that you gave me
I believe in the faith that can save me
I believe in the hope
And I pray that some day it may raise me
Above these badlands.

~ Bruce Springsteen ~
 

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September 24
 
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald ~
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September 25
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The trouble begins when we start to be so impressed by the strategies of our systematized thought that we forget that it does relate to an obverse, that it is hewn from negation, that it is but very small security against the void of negation which surrounds it. And when that happens, when we forget these things, all sorts of mechanical failures begin to disrupt the function of human personality.
~ Glenn Gould ~
 

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September 26
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The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is that we are still not thinking.
~ Martin Heidegger ~
 

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September 27
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The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak.
~ Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet ~
 

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September 28
 
There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.
~ Evelyn Beatrice Hall ~
  Glasgow. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Giosuè Argenti - "Modesty" (1866).jpg

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September 29
Statue of Archangel Michael over the main Gate of the church Sankt Michaelis in Hamburg Germany.jpg  
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we call upon thy holy name, and as suppliants we implore thy clemency, that by the intercession of Mary, ever Virgin Immaculate and our Mother, and of the glorious Archangel St. Michael, thou wouldst deign to help us against Satan and all other unclean spirits, who wander about the world for the injury of the human race and the ruin of souls.
~ Pope Leo XIII ~
 

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September 30
Mevlana Statue, Buca.jpg  
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, idolator, worshipper of fire,
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
~ Rumi ~
 

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