"The American people are smart. They've gotten sick of the predictable hyperpartisan talking points and canned anger."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."John Avlon on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."John Avlon on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."John Avlon on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."John Avlon on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."John Avlon on Maya Angelou
"One tell-tale sign of a Wingnut: they always confuse partisanship with patriotism."
"First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals."
"I'm an independent. I'm a centrist. A new generation is arriving that has grown up with a multiplicity of choice in every aspect of their lives, and yet politics is the last place that they are told that they should be satisfied with a choice between brand A and brand B. It doesn't fit the way they think. It doesn't fit the way they live."
"What's different now is that while political leaders used to give talking points to talk radio, now talk-radio hosts are giving talking points to political leaders. It's all part of the suffocating spin cycle we're in. In media, politics and publishing, the conventional wisdom is to play to this base."
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