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Quote of the Day!

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We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. 

Martin Luther King Jr.

March 7, 1965: The first civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery began 50 years ago today. Demonstrators met with brutal force from state and local lawmen and footage of the violent clashes finally shifted public opinion.

#Selma50

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Happy Sunday! Here’s your quote of the day…

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Thus it is that no cruelty whatsoever passes by without impact. Thus it is that we always pay dearly for chasing after what is cheap. 

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

December 28, 1973: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book about the Soviet prison camp system, The Gulag Archipelago, was published 41 years ago today. The Russian writer was arrested and exiled for his work.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts

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Love Of Words’ Quote of the Day!

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There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. 

Charles Dickens

December 19, 1843: Charles Dickens self-published one of his most enduring works, A Christmas Carol, 171 years ago today. He wrote it in just six weeks.

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Happy Thursday everyone! Here is your quote of the day…

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I have possessed that heart, that noble soul, in whose presence I seemed to be more than I really was, because I was all that I could be. 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

October 30, 1772: A German law student died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was Karl Wilhelm Jerusalem, a young man suffering from unrequited love, and the inspriation for Johann Wolfang von Goethe’s Romantic masterpiece, The Sorrows of Young Werther.

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Quote of the day for Wednesday, September 3rd

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Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. 

Frederick Douglass

September 3, 1838: Writer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass escaped slavery by boarding a train dressed in a sailor’s uniform and carrying borrowed identification. He wrote about his journey in his autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.

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Quote of the day for Monday!

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I have drunken deep of joy, 
And I will taste no other wine tonight. 

Percy Bysshe Shelley

An anti-monarchical, anti-war atheist, Percy Bysshe Shelley (born August 4, 1792) found that most publishers of the day shied away from his work. He did not find fame until after his death at age 29.

Quote of the day for Wednesday, July 2nd

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In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.

Thurgood Marshall

The first black justice on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall (born July 2, 1908) was part of significant civil rights decisions.

Quote of the day for Thursday!

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The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear

Aung San Suu Kyi

Happy 69h birthday, Aung San Suu Kyi! The Myanmar opposition leader was under frequent house arrest over the past three decades, but remained a potent political figure. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 and plans to run for president in her country’s 2015 elections.

TGIF! Here’s your quote of the day…

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I want to understand you,
I study your obscure language.

Alexander Pushkin

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (born June 6, 1799) was part of the country’s literati from age 15. By 26, he had begun publishing the serialization of Eugene Onegin, his novel in verse. By 37, he was dead, killed in one of the 29 duels that he fought in his short life.