Rather than just removing them, I've decided to list here the quotes which have made their appearance at the bottom of my home page. That means this article will get new items added each time I change that quote. So, here they are:
I first came to understand this idea when training people to use their computers. Of those who would swear they were "computer illiterate", some believed me when I told them it was just a matter of learning, and they were successful at gaining new skills. Others refused to learn. No matter how I presented the material, they'd respond with negative comments about their own abilities, giving up before they'd tried.
I have another quote like this that I'll put up eventually. The right thing is the right thing regardless of laws or the presence or absence of observers. An overabundance of laws tends to discourage understanding of this principle, discourage the best in people, and encourage the worst.
Next time you feel like you must do something despite knowing it will have a negative impact on someone (which "can't be helped"), think again. I'm convinced it's possible, though not natural or easy, to behave in a way which harms no one.
As someone who constantly makes up new universes, this spoke right to my heart. I don't understand the obsession so many have with the material world... (Even when I'm sometimes one of the many.)
See above. The mind is its own entertainment center.
Ayn Rand may not have understood the truth, but she understood reason. Willful blindness or ignorance simply cannot do any good. (More quotes like this will come.)
Sometimes, we know what's right, and have sufficient responsibility and integrity to do it, but not always happily, willingly. Learning to choose to do what we know we must do has to be one of the keys to both success and happiness.
This is one of my favorite quotes ever. If everyone understood freedom in this way, the world would be a far better place.
Nothing more needs to be said.
Truth is far more valuable than a fact ever dreamed of being, and facts often stop us from continuing on to discovery of the truth.
Many claim that membership in organized religion, particularly, and adherence to a group's standards, generally, destroy individuality. I contend that willing participation in a group offers a venue where your individuality can enhance the value of the whole in ways no one else's can, and that God wants nothing more than for you to be the best you possible.
This seemed appropriate for an election year. Are we allowing cunning people to replace or push out the wise?