Alchemical Thoughts

Quote on taking a stand

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Update note: This is another of those old posts I had in private status previously that I am bringing up front. As I look back, I see that I did not jot down which book I got the quote from. If I had to guess, it was probably a book of political quotes I used to have back then. At the time I jotted it down, a few adversities were crossing my path, and while things have gotten better since then, it is still a good quote to remember. So, via the Wayback Machine, this comes from June 11, 2007.

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I came across this quote in one of the books I have been reading. I thought it was great, so here goes:

“If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals from customers, clients, or ever government, recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he’ll eat you last.” –Ronald Reagan

I think this is very applicable to the library world as well. For me, it is a reminder not to let certain people who would rather I fall silent get to me. I am not going down the easy path just yet.


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