Monday, April 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation."

~~~~ Hosea Ballou

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house."

~~~~ Henri Poincare

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty."

~~~~ James Monroe

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thought for Today

"The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools."

~~~~~ Herbert Spencer

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go – if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall."

~~~~~ Bernard Malamud

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit."

~~~~~ Edward R. Murrow

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thought for Today

"They who do not understand that a man may be brought to hope that which of all things is the most grievous to him, have not observed with sufficient closeness the perversity of the human mind."

~~~~~ Anthony Trollope

Monday, April 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."

~~~~~ Chauncey Depew

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"Act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world."

~~~~~ Immanuel Kant

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thought for Today

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones."

~~~~~ Charlotte Bronte

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language."

~~~~~ Fisher Ames

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road."

~~~~~ Isak Dinesen

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"Indifference may not wreck a man's life at any one turn, but it will destroy him with a kind of dry-rot in the long run."

~~~~~ Bliss Carman

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose -- not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember."

~~~~~ Anne Sullivan

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"Yes, forget your weakness, whatever that weakness may be. It is egotism, it is selfishness after. all, for it is a dwelling on self. Forget your weakness; and remember your strength."

~~~~~ Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity – unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity."

~~~~~ Henry Clay

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thought for Today

"First-rate people hire first-rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people."

~~~~~ Leo Rosten

"That explains a great deal about the Obama administration."

~~~~~ me

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could."

~~~~~ William Hazlitt

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer. It can't be treated just where it's visible – every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed."

~~~~~ David Hackworth

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."

~~~~~ William Ellery Channing

Friday, April 6, 2012

Thought for Today

"The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses."

~~~~~ Lowell Thomas

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"I had faith in Israel before it was established, I have in it now. I believe it has a glorious future before it – not just another sovereign nation, but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization."

~~~~~ Harry S. Truman

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thought for Today

"Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."

~~~~ Washington Irving

Monday, April 2, 2012

Thought for Today

"Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers."

~~~~~ Camille Paglia

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them."

~~~~~ Alan Perlis