Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. — Plato (via kushandwizdom)

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jewishpolitics:

conservativelibrarian:

This is NOT a warning you want to come true…

Didn’t this already happen?

jewishpolitics:

conservativelibrarian:

This is NOT a warning you want to come true…

Didn’t this already happen?

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Just because things hadn’t gone the way I’d planned didn’t necessarily mean they’d gone wrong. — Ann Patchett (via psych-facts)
Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another. Plato, The Republic (via whats-out-there)

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policymic:

Disturbing photos show a cop choking a college student

Police had been responding to a “disturbance” near the University of Tennessee when a house party estimated to be composed of 800+ individuals spilled out onto the street. Deputy Brandon Gilliam wrote in the report that when detaining Dotson, he “began to physically resist officers’ instructions to place his hands behind his back, and at one point grabbed on to an officer’s leg.” At some point, Deputy Phillips felt the need to begin choking Dotson to the point where he passed out — lethal force by any definition.

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The deputy who assaulted the student was fired and the deputies who stood by were suspended. As it should be.

This dude made a rookie mistake. You never assault the rich white kids, they’re the only ones the system cares about after all.

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LETS FUCKING CLARIFY:

A COP CHOKES A WHITE BOY AFTER A ROWDY PARTY UNTIL HE PASSED OUT AND GETS FIRED ASAP.

A COP PUTS AN ASTHMATIC BLACK MAN IN A CHOKE HOLD UNTIL HE DIED AND WE’RE STILL WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO FUCKING HAPPEN. 

THIS IS WHY I CANNOT TRUST “THE SYSTEM”. ITS EITHER SUPER FUCKED UP OR ITS WORKING JUST THE WAY THEY INTENDED IT TO. and we all know which one is right.

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Success comes to those who do not waste time comparing what they are doing with what others are doing. — Paolo Coelho (via floatingonatidalwave)
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake. — Confucius (via hqlines)


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We can never be gods, after all—but we can become something less than human with frightening ease. N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms  (via mirroir)

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Every work of art contains elements that are praised and applauded without explanation; and it is easy to see that these elements are the ones most readily understood by mediocre intelligences. Claude Debussy (via socratic-thinker)

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Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not. — Neil Degrasse Tyson (via psych-facts)
A barrier is a limitation only when you perceive it as one. — Stephen Richards (via psych-facts)
Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion. — Annie Lennox (via larmoyante)

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The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. — William Blake, Heaven and Hell (via muirin007)

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Confession is not betrayal. What you say or do doesn’t matter; only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you-that would be the real betrayal. George Orwell || 1984 (via socratic-thinker)

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