Blaise Pascal, Penseé 347: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Speeches, Republican National Convention, Night 1

I'm going to collect the speeches from the Republican Convention in three blog entires, and will do the same for the Democratic Convention.

These are from the first night of the Republican Convention:

(Mia Love, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah; Congressional Candidate)

(Artur Davis, Democratic Congressman who changed affiliation to Republican Party)

(Ann Romney)

I was particularly impressed with Ann Romney's speech. 

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