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Perfect is the enemy of the good enough.
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It isn't enough to stand up and fight darkness.  You've got to stand apart from it, too. You've got to be different from it.  —Harry Dresden
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All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.  --Edmund Burke

A good day

Apr. 28th, 2008 08:34 pm
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I'm just settling down for the evening with a glass of wine. It's been a good day today. I got lots done, and about 90% of actually done were actually on the list, and I got at least 80% of the list done.

Yep, feeling sorta self righteous.

Went to a really good class on Advocacy. Learned about the state government, etc. It was given by an advocacy group called Voices for Alabama Children.

Begged for some money today, for the ASA Teacher Appreciation Dinner from an as yet not to be named source. I've got a better than 50% chance, I think. If they come through, I'll name names.

And I even managed to get a supper on the table, with Mark's help, and we had a family dinner. And I got him some socks and underwear done. So he's a happy camper.
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The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.
- Socrates
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I cribbed this from  , but think they're good rules for everyone:

* There is more to moral behavior than mindlessly following rules.
* Be especially skeptical of positive claims.
* If you want your life to have some sort of meaning, it's up to you to find it.
* Search for what is true, even if it makes you uncomfortable.
* Make the most of your life, as it's probably the only one you'll have.
* It's no good relying on some external power to change you; you must change yourself.
* Just because something's popular doesn't mean it's good.
* Assume nothing
* Don't believe things just because you want them to be true.

and finally (and most importantly):

* All beliefs should be open to question.
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He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you. --
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146
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If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
- Catherine Aird
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Whatever you are, be a good one.
--Abraham Lincoln
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It is important to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay.
--Albus Dumbledore
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"If you want to have good ideas you must have many ideas. Most of them will be wrong, and what you have to learn is which ones to throw away."--Linus Pauling (1901-1994)


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