Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thought for Today

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."

~~~~~ Chester W. Nimitz

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thought for Today

"Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five."

~~~~~ John Updike

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thought for Today

"Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message."

~~~~~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thought for Today

"The real scientist is ready to bear privation and, if need be, starvation rather than let anyone dictate to him which direction his work must take."

~~~~~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thought for Today

"The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to his teachers."

~~~~~ Dr. Harvey Cushing

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thought for Today

"The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning."

~~~~~ Lewis Thomas

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thought for Today

"It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life. The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated... it is finished when it surrenders."

~~~~~ Ben Stein

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thought for Today

"If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf."

~~~~~ R. Buckminster Fuller

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thought for Today

"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified."

~~~~~ Samuel Johnson

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thought for Today

"Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America."

~~~~~ William Howard Taft

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thought for Today

"You're a sovereign as a citizen. If you're not involved in your government, you're not doing your job. In the long run that's very bad for the Republic."

~~~~~ Michael Novak

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thought for Today

"Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man."

~~~~~ Satchel Paige

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thought for Today

"I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages."

~~~~~ Rudyard Kipling

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thought for Today

"An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through."

~~~~~ William Makepeace Thackeray

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thought for Today

"In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened."

~~~~~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thought for Today

"The question of who is right and who is wrong has seemed to me always too small to be worth a moment's thought, while the question of what is right and what is wrong has seemed all-important."

~~~~~ Albert Jay Nock

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thought for Today

"Vain-glorious men are the scorn of the wise, the admiration of fools, the idols of paradise, and the slaves of their own vaunts."

~~~~~ Francis Bacon

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thought for Today

"The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it."

~~~~~ Edgar Watson Howe

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thought for Today

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character."

~~~~~ Horace Greeley

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thought for Today

"A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says 'I was beaten,' he does not say 'My men were beaten'."

~~~~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

That, in a nutshell, is why Obama is not, never was, and never will be a leader.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thought for Today

"Incumbent, n.: Person of liveliest interest to the outcumbents."

~~~~~ Ambrose Bierce

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thought for Today

"Surely the best way to meet the enemy is head on in the field and not wait till they plunder our very homes."

~~~~~ Oliver Goldsmith

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Thought for Today

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

~~~~~ James Madison

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thought for Today

"The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it."

~~~~~ Elbert Hubbard

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thought for Today

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

~~~~~ Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, July 2, 2010

Thought for Today

"Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are."

~~~~~ Peggy Noonan

Thursday, July 1, 2010