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

Friday, August 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles."

~~~~ Camillo di Cavour

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

Thought for Today

"Nations have come under the control of haters and fools."

~~~~~ Carroll O'Connor

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Herman Melville