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April 7th, 2009


06:57 am
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.

-- Mark Twain

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April 3rd, 2009


07:40 pm
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.

-- Edward R. Murrow

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July 8th, 2008


07:29 pm
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.

-- Isaac Asimov

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June 24th, 2008


06:40 pm
Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.

-- C. Wright Mills

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June 20th, 2008


11:43 pm
Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower.

-- Lady Marguerite Blessington

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June 19th, 2008


05:30 am
Plagiarists are purloiners who filch the fruit that others have gathered, and then throw away the basket.

-- Paul Chatfield (a/k/a Horace Smith)

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June 17th, 2008


05:14 am
Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

-- Kimberly Johnson

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June 15th, 2008


09:58 pm
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.

-- Denis Diderot

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June 14th, 2008


08:13 pm
How a real publisher responds to allegations of plagiarism by one of its authors:

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/books/story/2008/04/19/edwards-romance-signet.html

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June 13th, 2008


08:38 pm
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathy with despised and persecuted ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences.

-- Susan B. Anthony

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