Friday, November 14, 2008

Optimistic Quote for the Day

“Reason is at its best related to generosity, to being able to acknowledge the truth or justice of another’s claim even when it cuts against the grain of one’s own interests and desires. To be reasonable in this sense involves not some desiccated calculation but courage, realism, justice, humility, and largess of spirit; there is certainly nothing clinically disinterested in this.”

Terry Eagleton, Illusions of Postmodernism, Blackwell, 1996, 123.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quote for the Day

Mongol General: "What is best in life?"

Conan the Barbarian (aka the current Republican governor of California): "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."