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