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Quotes About Wisdom and Values in Full Color!

quotes about wisdom March 29th, 2018

In the last decade, “memes” have become very popular on social media. Memes are graphic images with a very small amount of text. They can be funny, trenchant, pithy, provocative and catchy. I have made a number of memes, and I do so with a bit more wording, and really consider them to represent wisdom and value. In this blog which features quotes about wisdom, I show some of the memes I have made over the last year or two, and point out how the quotes about wisdom and values depicted can really be made engaging and thought-provoking when coupled with graphic imagery. Enjoy!

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Quotations About Doubt and Skepticism

quotations about doubt September 28th, 2017

In the interview I conducted with the author of Doubt: A History, Jennifer Michael Hecht, many great quotations about doubt found their way into the book chapter. She is erudite and a great exponent of philosophy and literature, but quotations about doubt by great minds throughout the ages aptly supplement the discussion.

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The Commons: Crucial Public Goods

The Commons means "public" September 10th, 2017

K. Sabeel Rahman wrote a tidy piece about “public goods” – basically, goods and services open to the public. Contrast this with private and member-only kinds of benefits and accoutrements. Things such as public roads, public water, public sewer, open spaces and parks, museums, schools, fire protection and the like are public goods that (typically) are funded by tax dollars. Here is why preserving the Commons for us all is critical.

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Books on Values: Building a Life of Value

one of the best books on values June 3rd, 2017

Values of the Wise has three wonderful, insightful books on values that range from $8 to $20. They primarily use quotations to evoke wisdom and inspiration. They are organized by value: in other words, the chapter on Truth & Justice features an introductory essay, eighteen pages of some of the best and most unique quotations on the subjects, and then a closing essay. The book is very accessible because you can flip to any page and start reading; there is no need to start at the beginning and read it like a novel. One doesn’t wear all of one’s jewelry (or clothes) every single day, and the same is true for the wisdom present in this book that Diane Zehr, Pastor of Florence Christian Church in Florence, KY describes with the following words:

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Frederick Douglass Quotes: Master of His Fate

Frederick Douglass Quotes June 2nd, 2017

Daniel L. Katz, in the interesting book Why Freedom Matters, quotes the letter escaped slave and then-abolitionist Frederick Douglass wrote to his former master, Thomas Auld. He writes: “For audacious correspondence, it’s hard to beat Frederick Douglass’ (1815-1895) letter to his former master.” He ain’t lyin’! This is one of the most interesting things I have ever read. If you are interested in rare or unique Frederick Douglass quotes, you’ve come to the right place. Think about it: a slave endures the full measure of cruelty that was the custom of the upper class in the South for hundreds of years, then bravely escapes, makes his way north, evades capture, learns to read, marries, has four children, becomes a great writer, and grows into one of the most famous and eloquent and forceful abolitionists.

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The Ethical Issues of American Foreign Policy

April 12th, 2017

America started a war for “independence” just decades after it got going, and has been engaged in conflict every decade since. World War II was relatively mandatory, but of the hundreds of other actions, conflicts, strikes, and wars, the vast majority have been elective and meant to secure our national interests, broadly defined. Some would

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Voices of a People’s History: Anthony Arnove Interviewed

April 10th, 2017

Anthony Arnove, Ph.D. has done work with Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky – two of the heavy hitters in the fields of history, progressive politics, and anti-war struggles. Aiming for truth, he and Zinn present essays about values and ethics that are really something else to read in this wonderful book full of wisdom! It’s basically a

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Philosophy and Ethics: Overview

April 10th, 2017

This show presents a survey of philosophy, values, and ethics. Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. joins Jason to discuss these heady topics. An attempt is made to be thorough, but also to just touch on some interesting questions that get at the fundamentals. Easier than reading a textbook, Dolhenty of The Radical Academy will enlighten us with his

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Values in Business

April 10th, 2017

For the fifth show Jason has done on business values and ethics, we all have our personal values, but of course, values are inherent in the business world. Do we cheat or tell the truth? Do we compete fairly or in an unscrupulous manner? How do we treat the employees (or, do we steal time

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Overcoming Adversity

April 9th, 2017

Have you ever wondered why some people triumph over persecution and adversity, while others fall to the wayside and become eternal victims? Life is about change, values and ethics, about evolving as a person, about moving forward, not standing still. We all have faced challenges and troubles, and know what it is like to succeed

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