Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Life’s like a play; it’s not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters.

Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman, philosopher

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Either you think, or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

This nation has placed its destiny in the hands and heads and hearts of its millions of free men and women; and its faith in freedom under the guidance of God. Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose

– FDR’s State of the Union address, January 6, 1941 

From the book Crash -The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind. 

– John Stuart Mill, philosopher

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Better to show up than to give up.

-Bernie Sanders

Though your favorite candidate, whoever that might be, from whatever party, may have dropped out, don’t forget to vote! It’s the easiest chance each of us has, as a citizen, to change things.

Weekly Wisdom – The Penny Mason Post

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius–and lots of courage–to move in the opposite direction. 

-Albert Einstein