Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thought for Today

"When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective."

~~~~~ George C. Marshall

Friday, December 30, 2011

CAUTION: GLARY HOME PAGE HIJACKER

Glary Utilities has a new version, 2.41.0.1358. When I updated from the previous version, it hijacked my home pages on both my versions of Firefox (Beta [10] and Aurora [11]) and on Internet Explorer 8. It changed the home page to a Glary search page (which appeared to be a customized version of Google) and changed my default search engine from DuckDuckGo to Google. This was despite, during the installation procedure, my unchecking the boxes for the Ask toolbar and for changing my default search engine to Ask. This was something else entirely different – and it most definitely did not "Ask"!

It attempted to do the same thing to Google Chrome, but Chrome intercepted it and warned me – popped up an alert box saying something like "Arrr – something is trying to change your home page and your default search engine! Should I allow it?" and giving me a choice of 2 buttons to click – leave it alone or change it. It did not affect Opera or Safari, probably because those have so few users that Glary didn't think it was worth their while.

Bottom line: As far as I'm concerned, Glary has just thrown away its excellent reputation and proven that it cannot be trusted. Caveat utilitor (Let the user beware)!!!

If you elect to use Glary Utilities, here's how to defeat the Home Page hijacker:

Read each screen carefully. First, be sure to uncheck both boxes (bottom one first) on the Ask Toolbar screen. Then, a few screens later -- the one I didn't see -- watch for a screen that says "Select the additional tasks you would like Setup to perform while installing Glary Utilities, then click Next."

Under it you'll see three checkboxes, all checked by default!" First and second say "Create a desktop/Quick Launch icon," so you can safely leave them selected. However, the third one says "Set Glary Search as my home page" -- in other words, "You hereby have my permission to hijack my browser."

Yes, that makes it legal -- but IMHO, it doesn't make it right. Therefore, I can no longer trust Glary the way I used to, because by this act, they have proven to be unworthy of my trust.

Thought for Today

"And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane."

~~~~ Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him."

~~~~~ Pablo Casals

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate.
One thing at least is certain, light has weight.
One thing is certain and the rest debate.
Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight."

~~~~~ Arthur Eddington

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."

~~~~~ Louis Pasteur

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"The public character of every public servant is legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person."

~~~~~ Charles Babbage

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved."

~~~~~ Samuel Smiles

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard. One who works for the use of others, without profit to himself, is likely not to work any harder than he must."

~~~~~ B. Carroll Reece

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour."

~~~~~ Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thought for Today

"When evil acts in the world it always manages to find instruments who believe that what they do is not evil but honorable."

~~~~~ Max Lerner

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thought for Today

"One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant."

~~~~~ John Locke

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."

~~~~~ Will Rogers

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."

~~~~~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale."

~~~~~ Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?"

~~~~~ J. Paul Getty

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thought for Today

"Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death."

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments."

~~~~~ Gustave Flaubert

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thought for Today

"A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings."

~~~~ George Mason

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men."

~~~~~ George MacDonald

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave."

~~~~~ Louis Kronenberger

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"A moral lesson is better expressed in short sayings than in long discourse."

~~~~~ Johann Georg Zimmermann

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination."

~~~~~ Evelyn Underhill

Monday, December 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government."

~~~~~ Rose Wilder Lane

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

~~~~~ Samuel Butler

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Thought for Today

"He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense."

~~~~ Joseph Conrad

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air."

~~~~~ Henry Anatole Grunwald

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

~~~~ Rex Stout

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."

~~~~~ Winston Churchill

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."

~~~~~ C. S. Lewis

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"It would be foolhardy to count on the conscience of the world."

~~~~~ Stefan Zweig

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

~~~~~ Charles A. Beard

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"This nation was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the principle – among others – that honest men may honestly disagree; that if they all say what they think, a majority of the people will be able to distinguish truth from error."

~~~~~ Elmer Davis

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."

~~~~~ Andrew Carnegie

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do."

~~~~~ Victor Hugo

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set."

~~~~~ Lin Yutang

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is because nations tend towards stupidity and baseness that mankind moves so slowly; it is because individuals have a capacity for better things that it moves at all."

~~~~~ George Gissing

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thought for Today

"Admitting Error clears the Score,
And proves you Wiser than before."

~~~~~ Arthur Guiterman

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thought for Today

"The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable."

~~~~~ James A. Garfield

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal."

~~~~ Charles Buxton

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"Discipline strengthens the mind so that it becomes impervious to the corroding influence of fear."

~~~~~ Bernard Law Montgomery

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a scam. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming."

~~~~ John Coleman

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time."

~~~~ Franklin P. Adams

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thought for Today

"A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood."

~~~~~ William Shenstone

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell."

~~~~~ Karl Popper

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."

~~~~~ Oliver Goldsmith

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"Presumption should never make us neglect that which appears easy to us, nor despair make us lose courage at the sight of difficulties."

~~~~~ Benjamin Banneker

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance."

~~~~ William Wirt

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thought for Today

"Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing."

~~~~~ Konrad Lorenz

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"Governmental aid is a drawback rather than an assistance, as, although it may facilitate in the routine of artistic production, it is an impediment to the development of true artistic genius."

~~~~~ John Philip Sousa

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"You may choose your words like a connoisseur, And polish it up with art, But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays, Is the word that comes from the heart."

~~~~~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friday, November 4, 2011

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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thought for Today

"As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish."

~~~~~ Demosthenes

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"Hate is able to provoke disorders, to ruin a social organization, to cast a country into a period of bloody revolutions; but it produces nothing."

~~~~~ Georges Sorel

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"Depend upon yourself. Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgment as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgment will be much in your favor."

~~~~~ Grantland Rice

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thought for Today

"Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual."

~~~~~ Natalie Clifford Barney

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations."

~~~~~ John Adams

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"Do we believe that the goal of government is to promote equal opportunity for all Americans to make the most of their lives? Or, do we now believe that government's role is to equalize the results of peoples lives?"

~~~~ Paul Ryan

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is no such thing as a person that nothing has happened to, and each person's story is as different as his fingertips."

~~~~~ Elsa Lanchester

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas."

~~~~~ Alfred Whitney Griswold

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen."

~~~~~ Desiderius Erasmus

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self."

~~~~~ Max Stirner

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice."

~~~~~ Kurt Huber

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."

~~~~~ Johnny Carson

Prophetic words!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day."

~~~~~ Franz Liszt

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."

~~~~ Alfred Nobel

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thought for Today

"He never wants anything but what's right and fair; only when you come to settle what's right and fair, it's everything that he wants and nothing that you want."

~~~~~ Thomas Hughes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thought for Today

"A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind."

~~~~~ Lewis Mumford

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."

~~~~~ Thomas Reed

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists."

~~~~ Dennis Prager

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."

~~~~ Noah Webster

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"The state of Israel must, from time to time, prove clearly that it is strong, and able and willing to use force, in a devastating and highly effective way. If it does not prove this, it will be swallowed up, and perhaps wiped off the face of the earth."

~~~~~ Moshe Sharett

Friday, October 14, 2011

Thought for Today

"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office."

~~~~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thought for Today

"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects."

~~~~~ Margaret Thatcher

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"I wonder how often in the past I may have missed the good in people because I pre-judged, based on the differences?"

~~~~~ Anne Perry

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thought for Today

"Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality."

~~~~~ Harlan Stone

Monday, October 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous."

~~~~~ James Clavell

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"Don't try to tear down other people's religion about their ears, Build up your own perfect structure of truth, and invite your listeners to enter in and enjoy its glories."

~~~~~ Brigham Young

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual."

~~~~ Frank Herbert

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"If someday they say of me that in my work I have contributed something to the welfare and happiness of my fellow man, I shall be satisfied."

~~~~~ George Westinghouse

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it."

~~~~~ Chester A. Arthur

(A DEMOCRAT! How times have changed!)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times."

~~~~~ President Rutherford B. Hayes

Monday, October 3, 2011

Thought for Today

"Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds."

~~~~~ John Perry Barlow

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

~~~~~ Mohandas Gandhi

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement in the midst of a nervous breakdown, displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders."

~~~~~ Michael Medved

Friday, September 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them."

~~~~~ Elie Wiesel

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure were inflicted by bad governments."

~~~~~ Ludwig von Mises

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light."

~~~~~ Ellis Peters

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."

~~~~ Samuel Adams

Monday, September 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"The Nobel is a ticket to one's own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it."

~~~~~ T. S. Eliot

(It appears that Obama is no exception.)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work."

~~~~~ William Faulkner

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well."

~~~~~ John Marshall

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs."

~~~~~ Walter Lippmann

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"The politician is an acrobat. He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does."

~~~~~ Maurice Barres

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them."

~~~~ Joseph Story

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning."

~~~~~ Sen. Chuck Grassley

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit."

~~~~~ Robert H. Schuller

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion."

~~~~~ James Fenimore Cooper

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is one thing a professor can be absolutely certain of: almost every student entering the university believes, or says he believes, that truth is relative."

~~~~~ Allan Bloom

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"Between a fellow who is stupid and honest and one who is smart and crooked, I will take the first. I won't get much out of him, but with that other guy I can't keep what I've got."

~~~~~ Lewis B. Hershey

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done."

~~~~~ Arnold Palmer

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"Ultimately, there is no compromise. Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not."

~~~~~ Daniel Pipes

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world."

~~~~~ Claude Pepper

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Thought for Today

"Remember, half the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their class."

~~~~~ Al McGuire

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other."

~~~~~ Taylor Caldwell

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not."

~~~~~ David Seabury

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Real Reason?

Turns out that the bust of Churchill that Obama so disdainfully returned to the British was sculptured by Sir Jacob Epstein – a Jew. So perhaps there was more to the Putz-in-Chief's actions than sympathy with his Mau-Mau grandfather who was arrested and interrogated by the British.

Suggestion: whichever Republican candidate wins the Presidency should ask the Brits if he (or she) could please borrow the bust for the length of his term so that it could be restored to its place of honor in the Oval Office. Each successor President should then renew the request before taking office.

Thought for Today

"The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation."

~~~~~ Dixie Lee Ray

Friday, September 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"He who sees the truth, let him proclaim it, without asking who is for it or who is against it."

~~~~~ Henry George

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"I have always felt that a man's religion was his personal and private affair."

~~~~ Leverett Saltonstall

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thought for Today

"One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home."

~~~~~ Pam Brown

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly."

~~~~~ Theophile Gautier

Monday, August 29, 2011

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

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons."

~~~~~ Robertson Davies

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"Governments have never learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it."

~~~~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"The republic was not established by cowards, and cowards will not preserve it."

~~~~~ Elmer Davis

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday's burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it."

~~~~~ John Newton

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken."

~~~~~ Orson Scott Card

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"Science progresses best when observations force us to alter our preconceptions."

~~~~ Vera Rubin

Monday, August 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"Do what is right, not what you think the high headquarters wants or what you think will make you look good."

~~~~~ Norman Schwarzkopf

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect."

~~~~~ Thomas S. Monson

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thought for Today

"Some people think that our planet is suffering from a fever. Now scientists are telling us that Mars is experiencing its own planetary warming: Martian warming. This has led some people, not necessarily scientists, to wonder if Mars and Jupiter, non signatories to the Kyoto Treaty, are actually inhabited by alien SUV-driving industrialists."

~~~~~ Fred Thompson

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life."

~~~~~ Samuel Goldwyn

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes."

~~~~~ E. F. Schumacher

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"Men should stop treating feminists like ladies, and instead treat them like the men they say they want to be."

~~~~~ Phyllis Schlafly

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thought for Today

"Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them."

~~~~~ Russell Baker

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thought for Today

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."

~~~~ William Bernbach

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money."

~~~~ Mary Roberts Rinehart

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thought for Today

"Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves – and by which they are willing to be judged."

~~~~ Frederick W. Smith

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"Do your best when no one is looking. If you do that, then you can be successful in anything that you put your mind to."

~~~~ Bob Cousy

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"Then, like an old-time orator impressively he rose; I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

~~~~ Sara Teasdale

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thought for Today

"We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts."

~~~~~ Alan Keyes

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this – never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening."

~~~~ Alexander Fleming (discoverer of penicillin)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home."

~~~~~ Winston Churchill

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell them."

~~~~ Louis Armstrong

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Thought for Today

"Judgment comes from experience – and experience comes from bad judgment."

~~~~~ Walter Wriston

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"If your religion doesn't teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless."

~~~~~ Dennis Prager

Monday, August 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"One of the great problems with Americans is that – being a decent people – they assume that everyone else is equally decent."

~~~~~ Meir Kahane

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Thought for Today

"The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem."

~~~~~ Milton Friedman

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending."

~~~~~ Thomas Sowell

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"The trouble with the public is that there is too much of it; what we need in public is less quantity and more quality."

~~~~ Don Marquis

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better."

~~~~~ Malcolm Forbes

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"One cannot legislate problems out of existence. It has been tried."

~~~~~ Norman Ralph Augustine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?"

~~~~~ Elias Canetti

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."

~~~~ Alexandre Dumas

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

~~~~~ Raymond Chandler

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become."

~~~~~ Ronald Reagan

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"Mozart's music is like an X-ray of your soul – it shows what is there, and what isn't."

~~~~ Isaac Stern

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thought for Today

"No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other."

~~~~~ Thomas Berger

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Thought for Today

"The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old."

~~~~ Rosalyn S. Yalow

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure."

~~~~~ S. I. Hayakawa

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant."

~~~~~ Art Linkletter

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"The accomplice to the crime of corruption is frequently our own indifference."

~~~~~ Bess Myerson

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand."

~~~~~ Lord Northcliffe

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do."

~~~~~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out."

~~~~~ Pierre Berton

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God."

~~~~~ William Blackstone

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe."

~~~~ Don Herold

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thought for Today

"Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision."

~~~~~ Dick Armey

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"I do not believe in abortion at will. I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have an abortion she should... I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder."

~~~~ Nancy Reagan

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now."

~~~~~ P. T. Barnum

Monday, July 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

~~~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"It's just not easy to explain to someone else what you don't understand yourself."

~~~~~ Wislawa Szymborska

Friday, July 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already."

~~~~~ Georg C. Lichtenberg

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances."

~~~~~ William Powell

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after day because they want to rule the world and no one will even publish their letter to the editor."

~~~~~ Mark Helprin

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings."

~~~~~ Helen Keller

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain."

~~~~~ Colin Wilson

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was. It does not need to adopt new and startling methods."

~~~~~ Robert Henri

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"The man who voyages strange seas must of necessity be a little unsure of himself. It is the man with the flashy air of knowing everything, who is always with it, that we should beware of."

~~~~~ Fred Hoyle

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."

~~~~~ Edward P. Morgan

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering."

~~~~~ Carl Hubbell

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."

~~~~~ Josiah Stamp