Monday, January 31, 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 agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it."

~~~~~ Ambrose Bierce

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thought for Today

"Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."

~~~~~ An Wang

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thought for Today

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

~~~~~ James Herriot

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thought for Today

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

~~~~~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thought for Today

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

~~~~~ Robert A. Heinlein

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thought for Today

"No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people."

~~~~~ William Howard Taft

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thought for Today

"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none."

~~~~~ Andrew Jackson

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thought for Today

"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country."

~~~~~ Mel Brooks

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thought for Today

"Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody."

~~~~~ Stanislaw Lec

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thought for Today

"In any ethical situation, the thing you want least to do is probably the right action."

~~~~~ Jerry Pournelle

Friday, January 21, 2011

Thought for Today

"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased."

~~~~~ Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thought for Today

"When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state."

~~~~~ Xun Zi

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thought for Today

"It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf."

~~~~~ H. L. Mencken

Monday, January 17, 2011

Thought for Today

"It makes no difference if I burn my bridges behind me – I never retreat."

~~~~~ Fiorello LaGuardia

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thought for Today

"Better beware of notions like genius and inspiration; they are a sort of magic wand and should be used sparingly by anybody who wants to see things clearly."

~~~~~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thought for Today

"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value."

~~~~~ Alan Greenspan

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thought for Today

"Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it."

~~~~~ John Henry Newman

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thought for Today

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations."

~~~~~ William Feather

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thought for Today

"We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality."

~~~~~ Arthur C. Brooks

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thought for Today

"He that is possessed with a prejudice is possessed with a devil, and one of the worst kinds of devils, for it shuts out the truth, and often leads to ruinous error."

~~~~~ Tryon Edwards

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thought for Today

"There are many persons ready to do what is right because in their hearts they know it is right. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the make the first move – and he, in turn, waits for you."

~~~~~ Marian Anderson

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Thought for Today

"My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth."

~~~~~ Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thought for Today

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today."

~~~~~ Thomas Sowell

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thought for Today

“The principle feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad things -- war and hunger and date rape -- liberals testify to their own terrific goodness. More important, they promote themselves to membership in a self-selecting elite of those who care deeply about such things. It's a kind of natural aristocracy, and the wonderful thing about this aristocracy is that you don't have to be brave, smart, strong or even lucky to join it, you just have to be liberal.”

~~~~~ P. J. O'Rourke

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thought for Today

"Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today."

~~~~~ Maxwell Maltz

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Thought for Today

"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length."

~~~~~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thought for Today

"Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong."

~~~~~ Baltasar Gracian

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thought for Today

"To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm."

~~~~~ Friedrich August von Hayek

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Thought for Today

"Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity."

~~~~~ Rabbi Meir Kahane

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Thought for Today

"If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult."

~~~~~ P. J. O'Rourke