Monday, December 31, 2012

Thought for Today

"In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it."

~~~~~ Alexander Smith

Sunday, December 30, 2012

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

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."

~~~~~ Pablo Casals

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thought for Today

"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."

~~~~~ Johannes Kepler

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~ Charles Babbage

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period."

~~~~~ Frances Wright

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"The moral case for individual initiative in a free economy holds that people have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve our lives."

~~~~~ Paul Ryan

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger."

~~~~~ Mark Rutherford

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thought for Today

"Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."

~~~~~ Sidney Hook

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off."

~~~~~ Bill Veeck

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed."

~~~~~ Saki (H. H. Munro)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup."

~~~~~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Today is Beethoven's 242nd birthday. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag (Happy birthday), Ludwig!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake, you're not going to make much progress."

~~~~~ Maurice Wilkins

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk."

~~~~~ Margaret Chase Smith

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in."

~~~~~ Gustave Flaubert

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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

Monday, December 10, 2012

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

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people."

~~~~~ Dalton Trumbo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck."

~~~~~ Joel Chandler Harris

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."

~~~~~ Willa Cather

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist."

~~~~~ Thomas Carlyle

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thought for Today

"If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved."

~~~~~ Russell Lynes

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Rex Stout

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years."

~~~~~ Jacques Barzun

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search."

~~~~~ John Templeton

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thought for Today

"The first requisite of a sound monetary system is that it put the least possible power over the quantity or quality of money in the hands of the politicians."

~~~~~ Henry Hazlitt

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more."

~~~~~ William Cowper

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth."

~~~~~ Ben Lindsey

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thought for Today

"'Tis known by the name of perseverance in a good cause, and of obstinacy in a bad one."

~~~~ Laurence Stern

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing is so unproductive as the law. It is expensive whether you win or lose."

~~~~~ Gilbert Parker

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is the mind which creates the world around us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched."

~~~~~ George Gissing

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thought for Today

"Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor."

~~~~~ Abe Lemons

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Arthur Guiterman

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."

~~~~~ Peter Drucker

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."

~~~~~ Charles Buxton

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"Decisions! And a general, a commander in chief who has not got the quality of decision, then he is no good."

~~~~~ Bernard Law Montgomery

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thought for Today

"When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see."

~~~~~ Chinua Achebe

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"Wisdom too often never comes, and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late."

~~~~~ Felix Frankfurter

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"Don't look at the downside of everything that comes along. It helps life move along so much smoother and nicer."

~~~~~ George Smathers

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ William Shenstone

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of."

~~~~ Richard Baxter

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall."

~~~~~ Oliver Goldsmith

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"Everybody is ambitious. The question is whether he is ambitious to be or ambitious to do."

~~~~~ Jean Monnet

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit."

~~~~~ Martha Gellhorn

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

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

Monday, November 5, 2012

Thought for Today

"One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go."

~~~~~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sunday, November 4, 2012

"Journalism"

Although reporters like to pretend that they practice a profession they call "journalism," they have no desire to submit to the discipline of a true profession – not if it would involve licensure, standards of practice, and sanctions for incompetence and malpractice.

Thought for Today

"Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring."

~~~~~ Bob Considine

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thought for Today

"Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger."

~~~~~ William C. Bryant

Friday, November 2, 2012

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

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is a sign that your reputation is small and sinking if your own tongue must praise you."

~~~~~ Matthew Hale

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thought for Today

"A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts."

~~~~~ Axel Munthe

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea."

~~~~~ John Adams

Monday, October 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests."

~~~~~ Epictetus

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent."

~~~~~ Napoleon Hill

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thought for Today

"You can retire from a job, but don't ever retire from making extremely meaningful contributions in life."

~~~~~ Stephen Covey

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"We no longer have a free market in the United States, we have a government controlled free market."

~~~~~ Jim Bunning

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"Half the things that people do not succeed in are through fear of making the attempt."

~~~~~ James Northcote

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thought for Today

"To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed."

~~~~~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Thought for Today

"Remember there's always a voice saying the right thing to you somewhere if you'll only listen for it."

~~~~~ Thomas Hughes

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Lewis Mumford

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry."

~~~~~ James Truslow Adams

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"I have never seen an ass who talked like a human being, but I have met many human beings who talked like asses."

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thought for Today

"When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country."

~~~~~ Noah Webster

Monday, October 15, 2012

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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."

~~~~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage."

~~~~~ Margaret Thatcher

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death."

~~~~ Lyman Beecher

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life."

~~~~~ Walter Anderson

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do."

~~~~~ Lewis Cass

Monday, October 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong."

~~~~~ Bill Vaughan

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity."

~~~~~ William Samuel Johnson

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thought for Today

"Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig."

~~~~~ John McCarthy

Friday, October 5, 2012

Erin Bonsteel's Take on Last Night's Debate

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."

~~~~~ President Chester A. Arthur (A DEMOCRAT! How times have changed!)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thought for Today

"I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there be no redress."

~~~~~ Elizabeth Montagu

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."

~~~~~ Daniel J. Boorstin

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Ludwig von Mises

Friday, September 28, 2012

Thought for Today

"Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more."

~~~~~ Georges Clemenceau

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Thought for Today

"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."

~~~~~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today."

~~~~~ Pope Paul VI

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."

~~~~~ William Faulkner

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thought for Today

"No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there."

~~~~~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New testament, that says, 'If you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no troubles.'"

~~~~~ Ray Charles

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."

~~~~~ Lord Chesterfield

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thought for Today

"Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven."

~~~~~ Charles Williams

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"Too much good fortune can make you smug and unaware. Happiness should be like an oasis, the greener for the desert that surrounds it."

~~~~~ Rachel Field

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us."

~~~~ Samuel Johnson

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"I do not bring forgiveness with me, nor forgetfulness. The only ones who can forgive are dead; the living have no right to forget."

~~~~~ Chaim Herzog

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Thought for Today

"The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician."

~~~~~ James J. Hill

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others."

~~~~~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Friday, September 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"Let's all understand that these guiding principles cannot be discarded for short-term political gains. They represent what this country is all about. They are indigenous to the American idea. And these are principles which are not negotiable."

~~~~~ Barbara Jordan

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"I always lose the election in the polls, and I always win it on election day."

~~~~~ Benjamin Netanyahu

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor."

~~~~~ H. L. Mencken

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Thought for Today

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure."

~~~~~ David Herbert Lawrence

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"All happy families resemble one another; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

~~~~~ Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed."

~~~~ Claude Pepper

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Taylor Caldwell

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thought for Today

"True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people. There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate."

~~~~~ Marquis de Lafayette

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Thought for Today

"The progress of science is strewn, like an ancient desert trail, with the bleached skeleton of discarded theories which once seemed to possess eternal life."

~~~~~ Arthur Koestler

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"Don't leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented."

~~~~~ Richard Wright

Monday, September 3, 2012

Thought for Today

"Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before."

~~~~~ Loren Eiseley

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Thought for Today

The more things change ...  
"When I was in Philadelphia during the Depression in 1930 or '31, I got a very sad job as a night watchman in a garage. The cars in the garage had been abandoned by their owners, since they had lost their jobs and couldn't keep up the payments."

~~~~~ Tom Glazer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"I say to you that the price of liberty is and always has been blood, human blood, and if our liberties are lost, we shall never regain them except at the price of blood. They must not be lost."

~~~~~ J. Reuben Clark

Friday, August 31, 2012

Thought for Today

"Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds."

~~~~~ Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"If you are worthy of its affection, a cat will be your friend but never your slave."

~~~~ Theophile Gautier

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing."

~~~~~ John Locke

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thought for Today

"Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean."

~~~~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thought for Today

"The strength and power of a country depends absolutely on the quantity of good men and women in it."

~~~~~ John Ruskin

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things."

~~~~~ Adam Smith

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing is so galling to a people not broken in from birth as a paternal, or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read, and say, and eat, and drink and wear."

~~~~~ Thomas Babington

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thought for Today

"Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand."

~~~~~ Robert G. Allen

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"People do not care how nobly they live, only how long, despite the fact that it is within everyone's reach to live nobly, but within no one's reach to live long."

~~~~~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Thought for Today

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."

~~~~~ Saint Francis de Sales

Monday, August 20, 2012

Thought for Today

"I want to be able, as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye."

~~~~~ Edgar Guest

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in private and public life have been the consequence of action without thought."

~~~~~ Bernard Baruch

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"A man with a surplus can control circumstances, but a man without a surplus is controlled by them, and often has no opportunity to exercise judgment."

~~~~ Marshall Field

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."

~~~~ Davy Crockett

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thought for Today

"Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way."

~~~~~ Charles Bukowski

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values."

~~~~~ Phyllis Schlafly

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"We are having the single worst recovery the U.S. has had since the Great Depression. I don't care how you measure it. The East Coast knows it. The West Coast knows it. North, South, old, young, everyone knows it's the worst recovery since the Great Depression."

~~~~~ Arthur Laffer

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."

~~~~~ Alfred Hitchcock

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Do not be fooled into believing that because a man is rich he is necessarily smart. There is ample proof to the contrary."

~~~~~ Julius Rosenwald

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."

~~~~~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"The person that loses their conscience has nothing left worth keeping."

~~~~~ Izaak Walton

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes."

~~~~~ Sara Teasdale

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from their relations with the people they are supposed to serve. The people are not masters of the bureaucracy, but its clients."

~~~~ Alan Keyes

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject; the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual."

~~~~~ Alexander Fleming

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."

~~~~~ Bruce Barton

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"Aye, I'm tellin' ye, happiness is one of the few things in this world that doubles every time you share it with someone else."

~~~~~ Harry Lauder

Friday, August 3, 2012

Thought for Today

"A book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early."

~~~~~ Rupert Brooke

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid."

~~~~~ Herman Melville

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thout for Today

"Most of the energy of political work is devoted to correcting the effects of mismanagement of government."

~~~~~ Milton Friedman

Monday, July 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long."

~~~~~ Thomas Sowell

Sunday, July 29, 2012

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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thought for Today

"When a woman like that whom I've seen so much,
All of a sudden drops out of touch;
Is always busy and never can,
Spare you a moment, it means a man."

~~~~~ Alice Duer Miller

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world."

~~~~~ Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"Seems like everything people oughta know they just don't want to hear. I guess that's the big trouble with the world."

~~~~~ Daniel Mainwaring

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Thought for Today

"And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say."

~~~~~ Matthew Prior

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully."

~~~~~ Victor Cherbuliez

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"If the laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the lawyers."

~~~~~ George Savile

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly with mere appearances; but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession."

~~~~~ Isaac Watts

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like."

~~~~~ Walter Benjamin

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"We didn't do wrong things because we didn't want to embarrass our parents."

~~~~~ Paul Prudhomme

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert."

~~~~~ William Osler

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court."

~~~~~ Finley Peter Dunne

Monday, July 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"When liberty is taken away by force it can be restored by force. When it is relinquished voluntarily by default it can never be recovered."

~~~~~ Dorothy Thompson

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."

~~~~~ John D. Rockefeller

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."

~~~~~ Robert A. Heinlein

Friday, July 6, 2012

Thought for Today

"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win."

~~~~~ John Paul Jones

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits."

~~~~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

For the RINO Who Has Everything ...

Today is Sen. Lamar Alexander's (RINO-TN) 72nd birthday, so I decided to propose an appropriate gift:

For the RINO who has everything ...

No, not this time around, but 2014 will be here before we know it. Lamar has been marinating in the Washington DC cesspool so long that, just like Al Gore's father, the late Sen. Albert Gore Sr., he has lost touch with his constituents. It's long past time for him to join his friend Richard Lugar in retirement.

Thought for Today

"Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote."

~~~~~ Edward Young

Monday, July 2, 2012

Thought for Today

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."

~~~~~ Hermann Hesse

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society."

~~~~~ Gideon Welles

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."

~~~~~ Frederic Bastiat

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."

~~~~~ Andrew Bernstein

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination."

~~~~~ Moses Hadas