Daily Quote: July 31

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Trees bear fruits only to be eaten by others;
the fields grown grains, but they are consumed by the world.
Cows give milk, but she doesn’t drink it herself – that is left to others.
Clouds send rain only to quench the parched earth.
In such giving, there is little space for selfishness.
~ Munshi Premchand (July 31, 1880 – October 8, 1936)

Daily Quote: July 29

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When the past no longer illuminates the future,
the spirit walks in darkness.
~ Alexis de Tocqueville (July 29, 1805 – April 16, 1859)

There is a current trend to re-write history and to change the social biases associated with it.  This is a very dangerous use of the pen.  When history is rewritten to make it seem less prejudiced, society forgets how much struggle was required to reduce prejudice and gain equality.