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Two Thoughts (24 - 30 September)
Sunday, 24 September
Two thoughts from Madam C. J. Walker
"I got my start by giving myself a start."
"I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them."
Monday, 25 September
Two thoughts from Wendy Kaminer
"The press and the public like certainty and affirmation of popular biases. But real science thrives on the capacity for doubt."
"What might once have been called whining is now exalted as a process of asserting selfhood; self-absorption is regarded as a form of self-expression."
Tuesday, 26 September
Two thoughts from Martin Scorsese
“And as I've gotten older, I've had more of a tendency to look for people who live by kindness, tolerance, compassion, a gentler way of looking at things."
“You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it.”
Wednesday, 27 September
Two thoughts from George MacDonald
"A man's real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks."
"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen"
Thursday, 28 September
Two thoughts from Jean de La Fontaine
"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."
"Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire."
Friday, 29 September
Two thoughts from Matthieu Ricard
"Worries are pointless. If there's a solution, there's no need to worry. If no solution exists, there's no point to worry."
"While it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it."
Saturday, 30 September
Two thoughts from Octavia Butler
“When your rage is choking you, it is best to say nothing.”
“Repressive societies always seemed to understand the danger of "wrong" ideas.”
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