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Melinda and I have focused on poverty and disease globally, and on education in the US. We picked those issues by starting with an idea we learned from our parents: Everyone’s life has equal value. If you begin with that premise, you quickly see where the world acts as though some lives aren’t worth as much as others. That’s where you can make the greatest difference, where every dollar you spend is liable to have the greatest impact.

Bill Gates

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.

Unknown

News in general doesn’t matter most of the time, and most people would be far better off if they spent their time consuming less news and more ideas that have more lasting import.

Evan Williams

Is he a traitor? Yes, absolutely. But so were Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Franklin, and Jefferson, to name a few. If you think being a traitor is always bad, no matter the circumstances or motives, you’re officially too dumb to vote.

Scott Adams

The government is not one monolithic thing. It’s a bunch of people, thinking they’re doing their jobs.

Brewster Kahle

Hat tip: Kent Peterson.

People who ‘hate getting old’ are idiots. Every year is a privilege. Let me tell you, callow miserabilists: getting to 60 feels like a triumph. I have no idea how I made it this far, but I am very grateful.

Ian Martin