“The purpose of reading history is not to deride or vilify anybody. And it shouldn’t be. At best, the study of history should help us to honestly, dispassionately understand the rights and wrongs of people we regard as our ancestors and use those lessons to shape our present and future.”
“the goal of history is to enable the forward march of humanity towards Progressiveness.”
“Awards get their value from the person—the person doesn’t become great because he has bagged awards.”
“If learning lessons from history is a mark of enlightenment, so is breaking free from it. This applies equally to every religion, caste, creed and group.”
“humanity has no hope of survival unless religion is wiped out.”
“Every man—saint, sadhu, prophet…whatever the garb—who speaks about his actions being directed by the voice of God is simply evading responsibility for his actions. Remember I told you that we create our gods based on which stage of development we are with respect to ethics, morals and spirituality? A”
“The act of concealing truth is known as ‘aavarana’, and that of projecting untruth is called ‘vikshepa’. When these occur at the level of an individual, it is known as ‘avidya’ and when they occur at the level of a group or the world, it is known as ‘maya’.”
“If learning lessons from history is a mark of enlightenment, so is breaking free from it.”
“History is a quest for truth.”
“Maybe she was drunk - the woman never could drink. One little sniff of tequila and she was off into some blonde la-la land.”
“News flash, Bozo. Don't ever tell a girl to relax. It only makes us madder.”
“That’s my girl,” she said, her eyes holding a shared pain as she saw my confusion. “Al, where are you going to put her? Not in your room. She’d pull a line through you and kill you when you hog the blankets. I’ll take the waif in. I promise I’ll bring this one up properly.”
“I expect Custer was crazy enough to believe he would win, being the type of man who carries the whole world within his own head and thus when his passion is aroused and floods his mind, reality is utterly drowned.”
“You invented the internet?’ It was my idea, Martha said. Rats are delicious, George said.”
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