The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.
- Quote of the day: Learning from History
- Quote of the day: Internet and Society
- Quote of the Day: Joseph Gerrald
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (1863–1952), U.S. philosopher “…Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes. This saying comes from the writings of George Santayana, a Spanish-born American author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries…“
The Internet is a mirror of the population that uses it – in reference to the proliferation of fraud, social abuse, and other online crimes. If you stand in front of a mirror and you don’t like what you see, it does not help to fix the mirror… Google Inc.’s vice president and Turing Award [...]
From a sign in the Sydney Botanical Garden put up close to the place where Joseph Gerrald’s (one of the “Scottish Martyrs”) grave once was:
For myself, my friend, whatever destiny awaits me, I am content. The cause which I have embraced has taken deep root, and must, I feel, ultimately triumph. I have my reward. I see through the cheering vista of future events the overthrow of tyranny, and the permanent establishment of benevolence and peace. It is as silent as the lapse of time, but as certain and inevitable.
Joseph Gerrald, 17 May 1795