Monday’s Toons & Quotes — 001

As mentioned in THIS post, here’s the new Monday’s offering.

The Toons are by artists who gave permission to share their work. The Quotes are from the original Jokes of the week.



There is nothing more horrible than the murder of a beautiful theory by a brutal gang of facts.
–François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

There is a momentous difference between coming to believe what we have been told and deciding, as Jefferson did, out of knowledge and thoughtful judgment, to “hold” something true. The former is a kind of slavery and easy to achieve; the latter is difficult, for it requires knowledge and governed intellect.
–Richard Mitchell

It is assumed that the skeptic has no bias; whereas he has a very obvious bias in favor of skepticism.
–Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Smallness of mind is the cause of stubbornness, and we do not credit readily what is beyond our view.
— François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open.
–Clive Bell

The ability to discriminate between that which is true and that which is false is one of the last attainments of the human mind.
–James Fennimore Cooper

Life is hard, but at least it’s short. — E. J. D’Alise (circa 1980)

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