|"For just actions and all forms of virtuous activity are beautiful and good. He who knows the beautiful and good will never choose anything else, he who is ignorant of them cannot do them, and even if he tries, will fail. Hence the wise do what is beautiful and good, the unwise cannot and fail if they try. Therefore since just actions and all other forms of beautiful and good activity are virtuous actions, it is clear that Justice and every other form of Virtue is Wisdom." Socrates, Xenophon Memorabilia 3.9.5.|
"Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor." A. J. Toynbee (1889-1975), Historian. Readers Digest, October, 1958.
"No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; evey man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee." John Dunne in "Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions XVII." Meditations, 1624.
"Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures--in this century as in other our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together." Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), Author. Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939.
"Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all." John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. President. Speech, May 21, 1963.
"The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it." John Locke (1632-1704), Philosopher. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693.
Virtue (Arete) is knowledge. Socrates (469-399 B.C), Citizen and Philosopher., (cf. Meno & Protagoras), ca 400 B.C.
"The government is us; we are the government, you and I." Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), U.S. President. Speech, September 9, 1902.
"I live in a strictly rural community, and people here speak of «The Radio» in the large sense, with an overmeaning. When they say «The Radio» they don't mean a cabinet, an electrical phenomenon, or a man in a studio, they refer to a pervading and somewhat godlike presence which has come into their lives and homes. It is a mighty attractive idol." E. B. White (1899-1985), Author. Sabbath Morn (February, 1939). Reprinted in "One Man's Essay," 1942.
"The internet--like rock 'n' roll, hollywood, and the atomic bomb--was born in the U.S.A." Alix Christie, Montieth Illingworth, & Larry Lange, One World. Information Week, Oct. 2, 1995.
"Of all the nations in the world, the United States was build in nobody's image. It was the land of the unexpected, of unbounded hope, of ideals, of quest for an unknown perfection." Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-), Influential social historian and educator known for his 3 volumes on American civilization called "The Americans." The Image, 1961.
"The conflict between the men who make and the men who report the news is as old as time. News may be true, but it is not truth, and reporters and officials seldom see it the same way....In the old days, the reporters or couriers of bad news were often put to the gallows; now they are given the Pulitzer Prize, but the conflict goes on." James Reston (1909 - ). U.S. journalist. The Artillery of the Press, The Tug of History, 1966.
"The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. The pressure to compete, the fear somebody else will make the splash first, creates a frenzied environment in which a blizzard of information is presented and serious questions may not be raised." Carl Bernstein (1944 - ). U.S. journalist. Guardian (London), June 3, 1992.
"Believe me, the [recent] trend toward outsourcing has very little to do with economizing and a great deal to do with quality." Peter Drucker (1909 - ), Distinguished management professor. Managing in a Time of Great Change, 1995.
"It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes. It may even lie on the surface; but we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions--especially selfish ones." Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-), Novelist. Peace and Violence, 1973.