"Quote" of the Week!

17th November, 2011

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

     Thomas Huxley

Facts about Thomas Huxley: 
  1. He was a scientist and philosopher  
  2. Believed that Darwin's Theory was the best explanation for evolution. 
  3. He is credited with the invention of the word "agnosticism" which described his philosophical stand.  
We live in a world plagued with ignorance.  Be a master of something, but don't disregard everything else.  And just like Thomas Huxley said, despite his philosophical and ideological stance, "try to learn something about everything and everything about something". 

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10th November, 2011

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
Friedrich Engels

This Philosopher and Revolutionary of German descent lived in England for two years, where he worked in his father's milling company.  By night, he played an investigative role to research the deplorable living conditions of the working class.  Armed with sufficient information to write a book, after his tenure in England, Friedrich Engels went back to Germany, and wrote his famous book, "The Conditions of the Working Class in England," in which he exposes what he saw as oppression of those at the bottom of the social hierarchy.

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 Friedrich Engels quote is reminiscent to that of Martin Dunford's in "Life Journeys: Scaling Heights," which states, "If not now, when?". 

Food For Thought:  A sense of urgency is required for our prosperity and the prosperity of this country.   Bitange Ndemo, in his story, also shares his concerns about the "casualness in which we handle situations...".
28th October, 2011

 "Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."

John F. Kennedy

Facts about JFK:

1.  He was the youngest president to run and be elected as president.

2.  He is the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize.

3.  He was behind the creation of the American Peace Corps.

4. He was a proponent of peace; he sought to contain communism and promote Human Rights.

What do you think about JFK's Ideology?
Which African leaders are similar to JFK, and why? 
Feel free to discuss...the floor is open!


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