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Ponder Points

A Ponder Point is a significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument or suggestion that needs to be weighed in the mind with thoroughness and care.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Points For The Discriminating Ponderer

From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant.
~Dalai Lama~

As long as there are entrenched social and political distinctions between sexes, races, or classes, there will be forms of science whose main function is to rationalize and legitimize these distinctions.
~Elizabeth Fee~

Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.
~Samuel Johnson~

Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
~Merry Browne~

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.
~George Aiken~

One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
~Franklin Thomas~

No man has ever been born a Negro hater, a Jew hater, or any other kind of hater. Nature refuses to be involved in such suicidal practices.
~Harry Bridges~

Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that's what they'll become for us.
~Richard Cowper~

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