Commonplace 12 Wars and Weapons

“Once weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now wars are manufactured to sell weapons.” -Arundhati Roy This is a very powerful quote aimed at saying that many of the wars fought today are not fought for the right reasons. Many times these wars are simply fought so that someone can make money selling weapons.

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Commonplace 11 Ken Baldwin

“I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable, except for having just jumped” -Ken Baldwin, Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor This message from Ken Baldwin is very powerful. He is saying how that how before he jumped he thought that there was absolutely nothing he could do […]

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Commonplace 10 Churchill

“The best argument against democracy, is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” -Winston Churchill This quote from Winston Churchill stuck out to me because oh how it seems to mock the general public. Churchill is stating that the biggest problem with democracies often is the general public. This is because they can often be […]

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