Thursday 3 April 2008

Quote Of The Day (03/04/08)

'It is sad to have to admit that most men consider it their human right to dispute, even to overpower the human rights of their fellows. Even sadder is the aspect of the world today, which offers no hope of improvement in the foreseeable future.

But this should not stifle our longing for a state of affairs in which the sanctity of each man`s human rights is intangibly self-evident. Humanity has benefited by all such blessings only because an ever-increasing number of people have yearned passionately for redemption until it was granted. All progess in social thinking and feeling which eliminated friction in community life has come about only through the force of such longing. We must never give up our longing.'

Arnold Schoenberg; Style and Idea (pg 204)

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