June 2017

Eleanor Roosevelt: “It’s Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness.” Quote or No Quote?

By | June 19th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

I try, every day, to live up to my name -- Professor Buzzkill. Some days are easier than others, and this is certainly one of those. People often take the quotation "It's better to [...]

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Churchill: “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” Quote or No Quote?

By | June 12th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

The exact wording of the "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all other possibilities" quote varies a little bit from time to time, but it [...]

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May 2017

Albert Einstein: The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

By | May 29th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Albert Einstein was one of the most significant scientific geniuses of the 20th century. His theories helped scientists break through some of the barriers to our understanding the physical world and [...]

April 2017

March 2017

Voltaire: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it.

By | March 27th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Outrageous charges and indefensible political ideas are often hurled around in times of political turmoil and rhetorical strife. Commentators sometimes respond by wheeling out the old "quote" by the French philosopher [...]

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Gloria Steinem: A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

By | March 13th, 2017|Quote or No Quote|

Ah, the 1970s. Lots of important things happened then, including the political coming of age of yours truly. This crucial development in world history was only surpassed by things like the [...]

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