Divisions

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“If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant

Right and wrong

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“Let us cease from wrath and refrain from angry looks. Nor let us be resentful when others differ from us. For all men have hearts and each heart has its own learnings. Their right is our wrong and our right is their wrong. We are not unquestionably sages, nor are they unquestionably fools. Both of us are simply ordinary men. How can any man lay down a rule by which to distinguish right from wrong? For we are all, one with another, wise and foolish, like a ring which has no end…” ~ Prince Shōtoku (574-622 AD), Seventeen Article Constitution, (page 261 in The Buddhist Tradition of India, China, and Japan; ed. William Theodore de Bary)