"Read, every day, something no one else is reading.
Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do.
It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity."
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(1729-1781) German Dramatist
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This quote makes me feel freer and a bit exhilarated at once. Great!
 -- Maggie, Cuxhaven     
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    This quote defines my very nature! I am always functioning in the manner Lessing declares!!!!!!!!!!! Bravo to him!
     -- Odette     
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    Are we all unanimous on this?
     -- John-Douglas, Nassau     
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    We realize our humanity in the midst of our humbly realizing our individuality.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Just to read everyday is becoming exceptional. I like the "silly enough" - not taking ourselves to serious. The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land would have everyone an equal "Borg".
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Ronw13, Oregon      
     -- E Archer, NYC      
    It is not enough to say "read every day" without adding something like 'about the thoughts that enrich your wisdom concerning goodness' - otherwise it just will be the waste of time, unless addressing a four-year old. Victor Martin. (martinvf@yahoo.com)
     -- Victor Martin, Arvada, Colorado     
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