From the Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

June 30: Work

June 30

The only place “success“ comes before “work” is in the dictionary.
~Donald Kendall

Money does not change men, it only unmasks them.
~Mme. Riccoboni

Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
~Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of 18th-century Romanticism of French expression

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June 30: Writers

June 30

What is possible can never be demonstrated to be false; and ‘tis possible the course of nature may change, since we can conceive such a change. Nay, I will go farther, and assert, that he could not so much as prove by any probable arguments, that the future must be conformable to the past. All probable arguments are built on the supposition, that there is this conformity betwixt the future and the past, and therefore can never prove it. This conformity is a matter of fact, and if it must be proved, will admit of no proof but from experience. But our experience in the past can be a proof of nothing for the future, but upon a supposition, that there is a resemblance betwixt them. This therefore is a point, which can admit of no proof at all, and which we take for granted without any proof.
~David Hume, An Abstract of A Treatise on Human Nature (1740), ed. John Maynard Keynes and Piero Sraffa (1938), p. 15

When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future, truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won’t one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
~Jean Rostand, Pensées d’un Biologiste (1939), translated in The Substance of Man (1962), Chapter 7

A man who can dominate a London dinner table can dominate the world. The future belongs to the dandy. It is the exquisites who are going to rule.
~Oscar Wilde (1854−1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Illingworth, in A Woman of No Importance, Act 3.

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