New Blog Post: “Famous Quotations From Voltaire That Still Apply to the Modern World”

New Blog Post: "Famous Quotations From Voltaire That Still Apply to the Modern World"

Why should you, an extremely intelligent – and, for that matter, attractive – person care about Voltaire quotes? François-Marie Arouet (1694 – 1778), who is better known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was one of the most prolific writers of the French Enlightenment. As a historian, philosopher, polemicist, and pen pal to numerous important figures of his time, Voltaire was a vehement advocate for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, civil liberties, and the separation of church and state.

New Blog Post: “Greed Quotes That Will Leave You Wanting More”

New Blog Post: "Greed Quotes That Will Leave You Wanting More"

Most collections of greed quotes are soundly against the concept of greed. Why, then, are we presenting quotes in favor of one of the seven deadly sins? It’s not because we get off on controversy. Greed, whether you like it or not, is one of our inextricable impulses which makes us all human. Whether we would become better or worse off without greed is moot. You could no sooner rid people of greed than you could rid them of vertebrae or blood cells.

New Blog Post: “Fahrenheit 451 Quotes That Will Get You All Fired Up”

New Blog Post: "Fahrenheit 451 Quotes That Will Get You All Fired Up"

Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose job is to do the flambéing. Nearly everyone in Montag’s world is a vapid twit, and would no sooner pick up a book than they would a dead rat. Some thinkers persist, however, and they are dealt with harshly. Montag begins to question his purpose in life when an old woman, who owns a contraband library that he was dispatched to destroy, chooses to roast alongside her books rather than live without them.

New Blog Post: “Individuality Quotes That Are Special – Just Like You!”

New Blog Post: "Individuality Quotes That Are Special – Just Like You!"

In all seriousness, you are in fact highly qualified to judge whatever you read. Tear apart every idea you encounter, sort the wheat from the excrement (the latter of which ironically suffers from no shortage during the “information age”), and carefully choose which truths you’ll hold dear. This isn’t just your right as a rational creature. It is your duty.

New Blog Post: “Civil Disobedience Quotes To Read During Your Next Sit-In”

New Blog Post: "Civil Disobedience Quotes To Read During Your Next Sit-In"

Listing the best civil disobedience quotes is easy. Anyone can do it. I just did it. But it takes a great deal of tact to endorse its practice.  On the one hand, I do believe civil disobedience is a moral response to an immoral state of affairs; on the other, I hardly need some boneheaded misanthropes with a pile of bricks and a lust for shop windows to go blaming this article for their poor life choices.

New Blog Post: “Democracy Quotes for the People, by Libertas Bella”

New Blog Post: "Democracy Quotes for the People, by Libertas Bella"

Is democracy the best form of government? Maybe. Your own opinion of it largely hinges on which McPoliticalParty™ you prefer, and how well it did in the previous Free & Fair Election™. Ultimately, the only ideal form of government is dictatorship, and in that case, it’s only ideal for the dictator. But because too few of us are charismatic enough to ever become dictators, democracy will just have to do for now.

New Blog Post: “Tyranny Quotes That We Will Force You to Read For Your Own Good”

New Blog Post: "Tyranny Quotes That We Will Force You to Read For Your Own Good"

People who feel obligated to defend the largest and most powerful organization on the face of the planet ought to consider that an abusive father can still make his kids macaroni and cheese for dinner after he has spent the past half hour throwing empty liquor bottles at them. But they’re probably more concerned about getting the taste of boot polish out of their mouths.

New Blog Post: “Freedom of Speech Quotes That Beg Repeating”

New Blog Post: "Freedom of Speech Quotes That Beg Repeating"

Listen: A blog post isn’t going to change anyone’s mind about free speech. Freedom of speech quotes, however expertly they may have been curated, are not poised to make some pink-haired, nose-pierced, garishly-tattooed liberal arts student put down their hashtag pitchfork and reconsider whether they’re actually doing good by demanding the public crucifixion of anyone whose point of view falls right of Mao Zedong’s.