"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Freedom of Speech

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King

A belated Happy New Year to everyone in Blogland!!

Here are a few paintings for you to enjoy!!

Castel dell'Ovo, Naples. c.1820 - Antonie Sminck Pitloo

The Arcadian or Pastoral State 1836 - Thomas Cole


  1. Great quotes for this time.

  2. There is light in the paintings and light in the quotations. Let us hope for a bit of enlightenment in the world.

    Happy New Year.

  3. Hello Ruby,
    Thanks for dropping a kind comment on my blog :)
    your choice of paintings is excellent, the kind of artists I really admire!
    You have a great taste :)
    Kind regards from France!

  4. Happy New Year, Ruby.

    je suis Charlie


    je suis juif

  5. Oh you are right, Je suis Charlie. And there is those that can paint, excellent Ruby.

  6. Freedom of speech and expression should never be curbed ... sad what's happening around us.

  7. Exit or Ruby but the intention is good:-)
    I would recommend this lovely paintings that hang on the wall, especially the last one:-)


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