I was proud of America in 1941!

There are people in America today that are not proud of their country.
These people don’t know history or prefer to forget it.

The post below reminds how America saved the world from the Nazi Germany.

During my lifetime America helped many countries to recover after the WW2, saved or freed many countries from Communism, helped and continues to help many countries to develop their economies, to fight diseases.

I was shocked today to find out that students of UCLA voted to ban the American flag in the student area.

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

On June 22, 1941 without declaration of war Germany invaded the Soviet Union. At that time I was 7 years old.

In 73 years I wrote about that day and the Great Patriotic War in the post MY MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY.

Odessa was occupied during the war and my mother and I were fortunate to reach Sverdlovsk in the Ural Mountains and to rent a small room there. My mother was a nurse in a military hospital and she was able to come to our room only on Sundays for several hours

All other days I stayed in the room reading everything I could find. Our landlords, two mighty sisters about 65 years old, helped me daily to do the most important thing: to get my food ration.

During winter the situation in the city was especially bad. Food rations were tiny and there was impossible to get berries or…

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Quotes about ignorance

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.

Maya Angelou

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Weakness is what brings ignorance, cheapness, racism, homophobia, desperation, cruelty, brutality, all these things that will keep a society chained to the ground, one foot nailed to the floor.

Henry Rollins

If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

P. J. O’Rourke

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Painting by JF

Painting by JF

Several quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This post is relevant today especially for many black leaders in our country who incite hatred and divisiveness instead of following wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ 

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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Quotes about intelligence

There are posts in many blogs that everyone must read again and again.

It would be good if WordPress allowed bloggers to reblog their posts SEVERAL times!

I have about 700 posts on this blog. It is impractical to place links to them on pages.

Some important posts I already reblogged.

Today I want to introduce to you “Quotes about intelligence”.

Please click HERE to read them.  I hope that you’ll find them interesting.

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?   by  JF

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT? by JF

 

Several quotes about intelligence.

I think it is a proper time to remind my followers and guests what they possibly forgot. Let’s grow in right directions!

PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

Bryant H. McGill

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Several quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’ 

Means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek.

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

 

One quote about universe.

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.”

Frank Zappa

Okay, I've done that stupid trick of sticking my paw up in the air. Now where's that tasty treat you promised me?

Okay, I’ve done that stupid trick of sticking my paw up in the air. Now where’s that tasty treat you promised me?                                                    courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

 

Several quotes about intelligence.

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in his understanding of things.

Bryant H. McGill

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Albert Einstein

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

Napoleon Hill

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

Dwight D. Eisenhower