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January 29, 2010



Oi Rachel, acredito que a frase em português do Machado de Assis seja a seguinte: “a indiferença é o pior de todos os males.”
Está frase pode ser achada em seu primeiro romance, chamado de Ressurreição e publicado primeiramente em 1872.
Você pode achar maiores informações aqui: http://www.machadodeassis.net/hiperTx_romances/obras/ressurreicao.htm


Tom Jobim e Chris Rock, geniais.

Aliás, nunca vi nada de não-genial sair da boca do Chris Rock.


Adriana, you're my hero!! And Marina, I agree :)


Thank you for the quotes, I love them too.

"Sin la mujer, la vida es pura prosa." --Rubén Darío
"Cómo no me he preocupado de nacer, no me preocupo de morir." --Federica García Lorca
"Nada está perdido si se tiene el valor de proclamar que todo está perdido y hay que empezar de nuevo." --Julio Cortázar


"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."


"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle."



"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."



"That government is best which governs least."



"individual freedom/initiative, a high degree of cooperation/competition and free flow, unfettered access to information are the characteristics that, combined, will create the most free and prosperous of societies."


The Gritty Poet

"The well is deep, I wish you well"- Chung Me ( The Chinese philosopher/opium dealer from this movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090274/ ).

By the way plenty of Machado´s work, The Divine Comedy, Shakespeare and much more can be found, in Portuguese, here http://www.dominiopublico.gov.br/pesquisa/PesquisaObraForm.jsp .


Liberalism in Brazil:


also read the comments by clicking on "view all comments" at the end of the article.


Love love love the quotes about the DR!

"Jóvenes y mayores: Dense cuenta que estamo viviendo una vida mundiana que no merese la pena vivir. Porque es mui bonita la vida y tu ties que fortaleserte y tener clonpleta fes en Dios y en ustedes mismo. Con simpatía y cariño. De este que lla es libre."


Btw, that was written by Camarón jsut before his death

Charles Perry

just a suggestion for discussion:

"The sanctions were lifted as soon as Sean Goldman was returned. Yet there are 60 or 70 more reported cases similar to Sean, so why was the threat of sanctions lifted so soon?
So much effort was put into it, and we let the ball drop so quickly. Why not lift the sanctions only after the other children are also returned? Or at least when half of them are returned? Or even 30 more. Or 20 more. Or even 10 more! Or even just 5 more!

We negotiate with a kidnapper who has 70 kids. He lets 1 kid go, and now everything's honky dory?
The kidnapper is our pal?

Could it be interpreted that, in reality, the threat of sanctions was immediately lifted, because the other kids don't matter as much as Sean?
Or perhaps because they're from a less wealthy background? Because their alienated parent doesn't have the means to hire expensive international attorneys? Because the other kids are of little interest? Because the other kids are not worth the politicians' time and effort?

see what I mean? food for thought...

Ashley, the Accidental Olympian

"The actions and reactions of others have nothing to do with me."

-- No clue who said this, but I love it. I tell myself this when I'm in an argument with someone, or feeling guilty. It helps me look at my life a little differently.


"if you think it's possible you're almost certainly right, and if you think it's impossible you're almost certainly wrong" Einstein


"There are times when it is better to be silent and thought an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".(unknown)


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