Ethical teaching is weakened if it is tied up with dogmas that will not bear examination. – Margaret E. Knight who was born on this day in 1838.
Unfortunately, many people do not consider fun an important item on their daily agenda. For me, that was always a high priority in whatever I was doing. – Chuck Yeager who celebrates his 96th birthday today.
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius. Anna Pavlova who was born on this day in 1882.
It would be faster if you were a dictatorship of course! I suppose scientifically that dictatorship is the way … but we reject that entirely. It [democracy] is slower. Yes, the more people that take part, it means that we take that much more time in making decisions … but generally speaking this is adequate in a democracy. – Sir Keith Holyoake who was born on this day in 1904.
Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it’s a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don’t expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend. Carole King who celebrates her 77th birthday today.
It’s increasingly apparent that the absence of purpose – or of a moral language – within government, media or business, could become one of the most dangerous own goals for capitalism and for freedom. – Elisabeth Murdoch who was born on this day in 1909.