Karl A Hakkarainen: No vacation goes unpunished

No vacation goes unpunished.

– Karl A. Hakkarainen

Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Communication

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after

  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Source: Hindustan Times dated 31 March 2010.

MK Gandhi and Cyril Connolly

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Gandhi on Juhu Beach, Mumbai, May 1944.

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. –Cyril Connolly, critic and editor (1903-1974)

Poverty is the worst form of violence. –Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

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Peter Singer: Ethics and its progress

In an earlier stage of our development most human groups held to a tribal ethic. Members of the tribe were protected, but people of other tribes could be robbed or killed as one pleased. Gradually the circle of protection expanded, but as recently as 150 years ago we did not include blacks. So African human beings could be captured, shipped to America, and sold. In Australia white settlers regarded Aborigines as a pest and hunted them down, much as kangaroos are hunted down today. Just as we have progressed beyond the blatantly racist ethic of the era of slavery and colonialism, so we must now progress beyond the speciesist ethic of the era of factory farming, of the use of animals as mere research tools, of whaling, seal hunting, kangaroo slaughter, and the destruction of wilderness. We must take the final step in expanding the circle of ethics. –Peter Singer, philosopher, professor of bioethics (b. 1946)