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  • Freedom of action is limited by nature and government. Freedom of thought is limited by fear.


  • When our height is measured after age fifty, growing-old becomes an oxymoron.


  • Facts and imagination are mortal enemies that take no prisoners.


  • There is that kind of success that requires the failure of another. There is that kind of success that doesn’t require the failure of another. The most likely type of success comes from the latter, as one doesn’t need to devote time struggling against someone that wants you to fail.


  • New fashions are most often are just recycled fashions.


  • The most valuable knowledge of all is the knowledge of what we do not know.


  • Understanding one’s self is aided by exploring our fears. Except for the fears that are obviously linked to verifiable risk, each fear acts as a peephole into what we are and what we were and may become. Like having multiple cancers, each fear needs to be excised or else risk the death of that which we each hope to become.


  • The biggest challenge to the political conservative is how to open the doors of opportunity to liberals without feeling threatened by the newcomers. The biggest challenge to the political liberal is how to open the doors of opportunity without being threatened by those that might become conservatives.


  • Without controversy, life would become so insipid that we would demand controversy when there would otherwise have been none.


  • The sheep would gain nothing by proclaiming their neutrality to the wolf.


  • Those that believe that there is a natural classification that has created one class above another, has only discovered one of the most perverse ways our minds can function.


  • The word “yet” has magical properties in converting impossibilities into possibilities.


  • Each generation shocks their elders with an updated form of what the elders did when they were young.


  • WALT HASKINS


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