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 March 25

1807 … British Parliament passes Slave Trade Act.

“I. ‘Whereas the Two Houses of Parliament did, by their Resolutions of the Tenth and Twenty-fourth days of June One Thousand eight hundred and six, severally resolve, upon certain Grounds therein mentioned, that they would, with all practicable Expedition, take effectual Measures for the Abolition of the African Slave Trade in such Manner, and at such Period as might be deemed advisable, And whereas it is fit upon all and each of the Grounds mentioned in the said Resolutions, that the same should be forthwith abolished and prohibited, and declared to be unlawful’;”

  ~ Slave Trade Act (citation 47 Geo III Sess. 1 c. 36)

     William Wilberforce

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This Date in History

 March 23

1900 … Erich Fromm born

“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ‘Patriotism’ is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by ‘patriotism’ I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare … never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.”

  ~ Erich Fromm, The Sane Society

     Erich Fromm

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This Date in History

March 10

1876 … the first phone call.

“Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.”

~ Alexander Graham Bell, Boston, Mass.

Alexander Graham Bell 

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This Date in History … including Today

      

        March 8

Happy International Women’s Day

 

   “A promise is a promise:

    Time for action to end violence against women.”

          ~ Ban Ki-moon, U.N. Secretary-General

         International Women's Day               

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This Date in History

        

March 7 … Death of Aquinas

“Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.”

 

aquinas  ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas

      (1225 ~ March 7, 1274)

 

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This Date in History: . . . March 6

Ayn Rand (d. March 6, 1982)

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark. In the hopeless swamps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all, do not let the hero in your soul perish and leave only frustration for the life you deserved, but never have been able to reach. The world you desire can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.”

  ~ Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand 1

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“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”

 Confucius Statue at the Yushima Seido

 ~ Confucius

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Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

Ambrose Bierce  ~ Ambrose Bierce

THE DEVIL’S DICTIONARYAmbrose Bierce - Devil's Dictionary

 

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“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

Albert Einstein 1  ~ Albert Einstein

 

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“The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free”

Baruch Spinoza  ~ Benedict (Baruch) Spinoza

 

 

 

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