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A Quote by Tom Yeshe on thing of everything, thing theory, ralphs club la jolla, theory of everything, kosmos, yeshe, theory, philosophy, physics, politics, spirituality, something, anything, nothing, and everything

The Thing of Everything

Anything is many things*.

Each and every thing — everything — is something else, so nothing is anything exclusively.

Including everything is the Thing of Everything.

* The scope of “things” is all-inclusive, including all words and all meanings, all thoughts and all theories, from philosophy to physics, from politics to spirituality.

Cheers!
~ Tom

Tom Yeshe

Source: Tom: http://t4om.zaadz.com/

Contributed by: Tom Yeshe

A Quote by Larry Brilliant on spirituality, religion, politics, questions, and values

If you don't put the spiritual and religious dimension into our political conversation, you won't be asking the really big and important question. If you don't bring in values and religion, you'll be asking superficial questions. What is life all about? What is our relationship to God? These are the important questions. What is our obligation to one another and community? If we don't ask those questions, the residual questions that we're asking aren't as interesting.

Larry Brilliant

Source: A Life of Service: Conversation with Larry Brilliant, M.D.: http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/Elberg/Brilliant/brilliant-con5.html

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on vested interests, politics, bush, and capitalism

Alliance (noun)
In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply in each others pockets that neither can seperately plunder a third.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary

Contributed by: Pierre

A Quote by Frank on government, politics, culture, knowledge, society, principles, process, popular, and misconception

When people don't understand the principles of government or understand the execution of the process of government, government suffers at the hand of popular misconception.

Frank Salvato

Contributed by: Frank

A Quote by Al Franken on love, liberals, conservatives, politics, right, left, america, and franken

They (Conservatives) don't get it.  We (Liberals) love America just as much as they do.  But in a differenct way.  You see, they love America the way a four-year-old loves her mommy.  Liberals love America like grown-ups.j  To a four-year-old everything mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes mommy is bad.  Grown-up love means understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow.

Al Franken

Source: Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, Pages: 24

Contributed by: Josef

A Quote by Michael Ignatieff on politics, academics, election, war, philosophy, and responsibility

In academic life, false ideas are merely false and useless ones can be fun to play with. In political life, false ideas can ruin the lives of millions and useless ones can waste precious resources. An intellectual's responsibility for his ideas is to follow their consequences wherever they may lead. A politician's responsibility is to master those consequences and prevent them from doing harm.


Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Michael Ignatieff

Source: NY Times 08.05.07 Michael Ignatieff, a former professor at Harvard and contributing writer for the magazine, is a member of Canada's Parliament and deputy leader of the Liberal Party.

Contributed by: Digital Ghost

A Quote by Justin Alexander Samra on truth, freedom, politics, government, motivation, life, hard work, and society

When any government, but especially the government of a Democracy or a Republic takes upon itself the responsibility of making people equal as in an identical sense - of talent, skill, ability, ambition, and social worth - than a free society cannot stand. The people must be allowed to fail or succeed based on their own merit, free of government interference and dependence. Free societies are unfortunately fragile structures by nature and can always be destroyed from within by corrupting forces when surrounded by inattentive eyes. Only when the people are self-motivated, self sufficient, independent, and ever vigilant against government power, control, and intrusion can liberty, freedom, peace, and prosperity flourish.

Justin Samra

Contributed by: Justin

A Quote by Naomi Klein on hope, politics, fear, and activism

Politics hates a vacuum. If it isn't filled with hope, someone will fill it with fear.

Naomi Klein

Contributed by: Alan

A Quote by Rudy Giuliani on politics, vote, election, american, giuliani, president, and 2008

I don't feel like I'm running against them, I feel like I'm running to try to show the American people what I can do and what I can accomplish.

Rudy Giuliani

Source: 6/14/07 rally in Philadelphia

Contributed by: Editor Kate

A Quote by George Washington on government, reason, force, politics, freedom, liberty, economics, and society

Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

Contributed by: 1Vector3

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