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Interesting Passages…

August 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Lately, I’ve taken to writing passages I find meaningful in the backs of the books I’ve been reading. I started this practice while reading Robert Heinlein’s Time Enough For Love, and continued it over the next six or seven books I’ve read.

Here are a couple interesting passages from Orson Scott Card’s book The Worthing Saga. My comments are italicized.

“It is a low sort of man that changes his mind for the hope of wealth.” I think that this same statement could be applied to a hope for power. A vast majority of human beings (most of them politicians) can be described as those low sorts of men.

Paraphrased: “How many citizens think nothing of adultery, yet shudder at the sight of their own stool?” How many, indeed. A spot-on critique of modern-day “progressive thinking,” in my opinion.

“To do what must be done even when you don’t want to, even when it hurts or when no one would know you didn’t do it…is to be an adult.” Responsibility for one’s place and purpose as an adult in society described perfectly.

I’ll get around to adding some good quotes from Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long some day.

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