Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thought for Today

"Habit with him was all the test of truth; It must be right: I've done it from my youth."

~~~~~ George Crabbe

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thought for Today

"If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are."

~~~~~ Charles de Montesquieu

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thought for Today

"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."

~~~~~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thought for Today

"It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible."

~~~~~ Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thought for Today

"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."

~~~~~ Will Rogers

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thought for Today

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."

~~~~~ Warren Buffett

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thought for Today

"Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves."

~~~~~ Joseph Priestley

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cowardly Liberal Journalists

The Juan Williams firing has been thoroughly dissected and debated from every conceivable angle – except for one.

Maybe I've missed it, but I haven't seen anyone describe how all of Juan Williams' courageous liberal colleagues at NPR rose as one and resigned in mass protest at his unconscionable treatment. Oh, that's right – no one has described it because it never happened. In fact, not one of Juan's fellow NPR journalists, friends and colleagues who worked with him for a decade, has uttered so much as a peep in his defense.

To me, their silence is deafening. Acquiescence in evil equals tacit approval of evil.

The so-called professional journalists at NPR – every man and woman of them – ought to be hanging their heads in shame. They have proven beyond any doubt that they are exactly what we on the right have always suspected: hot air balloons – gasbags devoid of any real substance who go wherever the prevailing leftist doctrinal winds carry them, then collapse in a heap once they run out of (OPM) fuel.

If nothing else, Juan Williams has learned who his real friends are.

Thought for Today

"To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals – this alone is worth the struggle."

~~~~~ William Osler

Friday, October 22, 2010

Thought for Today

"The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people."

~~~~~ Sen. Phil Gramm

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thought for Today

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation."

~~~~~ Gen. Douglas MacArthur

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thought for Today

"The principle of maximum diversity operates both at the physical and at the mental level. It says that the laws of nature and the initial conditions are such as to make the universe as interesting as possible. As a result, life is possible but not too easy. Always when things are dull, something new turns up to challenge us and to stop us from settling into a rut. Examples of things which make life difficult are all around us: comet impacts, ice ages, weapons, plagues, nuclear fission, computers, sex, sin and death. Not all challenges can be overcome, and so we have tragedy. Maximum diversity often leads to maximum stress. In the end we survive, but only by the skin of our teeth."

~~~~~ Freeman Dyson

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thought for Today

"If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission."

~~~~~ Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thought for Today

"A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, 'Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?'

Holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. Yet, added he, none of you can tell where it pinches me.

~~~~~ Plutarch

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thought for Today

"Any idiot can face a crisis – it's day to day living that wears you out."

~~~~~ Anton Chekhov

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thought for Today

"You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."

~~~~~ Marcus Aurelius

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thought for Today

"I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago."

~~~~~ Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thought for Today

"Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning."

~~~~~ Louis Nizer

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Thought for Today

"People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way?'"

~~~~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thought for Today

"The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised."

~~~~~ John C. Calhoun

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thought for Today

"One of life's best coping mechanisms is to know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire – then you've got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat and a lump in the breast are not the same kind of lump. One needs to learn the difference."

~~~~~ Robert Fulghum

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thought for Today

"All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity."

~~~~~ James Fenimore Cooper

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thought for Today

"Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future."

~~~~~ Ulysses S. Grant

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thought for Today

"If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives."

~~~~~ Chinese proverb

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thought for Today

"No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent."

~~~~~ William Ellery Channing

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thought for Today

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

~~~~~ Elie Wiesel

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thought for Today

"When you innovate, you've got to be prepared for everyone telling you you're nuts."

~~~~~ Larry Ellison

Monday, October 4, 2010

Thought for Today

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm."

~~~~~ Aldous Huxley

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thought for Today

"The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer."

~~~~~ Charles F. Kettering

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thought for Today

"What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."

~~~~~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thought for Today

"There are two ways of meeting difficulties: You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them."

~~~~~ Phyllis Bottome