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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is the Soul’s Right To Breathe

“Liberty is the soul’s right to breathe and, when it cannot take a long breath, laws are girdled too tight.” – Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

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Thought For the Day: It Is By Character and Not By Intellect the World Is Won

“It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall, biographer (28 Sep 1868-1956)

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Thought For the Day: The Central Function of Imaginative Literature Is To Make You Realize That Other People Act On Moral Convictions Different Than Your Own

“The central function of imaginative literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own.” – William Empson, literary critic and poet (27 Sep 1906-1984)

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Thought For the Day: It Is Curious That Physical Courage Should Be So Common In the World and Moral Courage So Rare

“It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Thought For the Day: A Writer Needs Three Things, Experience, Observation, and Imagination, Any Two of Which, At Times Any One of Which, Can Supply the Lack of Others

“A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.” -William Faulkner, novelist (25 Sep 1897-1962)

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Thought For the Day: We All Have Our Time Machines. Some Take Us Back, They’re Called Memories. Some Take Us Forward, They’re Called Dreams

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” -Jeremy Irons, actor (b. 19 Sep 1948)

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Thought For the Day: Monsters Are Real, and Ghosts Are Real Too. They Live Inside Us, and Sometimes, They Win

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” -Stephen King, novelist (b. 21 Sep 1947)

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Thought For the Day: Wrongs Are Often Forgiven, But Contempt Never Is. Our Pride Remembers It Forever

“Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.” -Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)

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Thought For the Day: We Want A Society In Which We Are Free To Make Choices, To Make Mistakes, To Be Generous and Compassionate. That Is What We Mean By A Moral Society

“We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society — not a society in which the State is responsible for … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Mistakes Are Part of the Dues That One Pays For A Full Life

“Mistakes are part of the dues that one pays for a full life.” – Sophia Loren, actor and singer (b. 20 Sep 1934)

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