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

Thought for Today

"Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them."

~~~~~ Chaim Weizmann

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

Thought for Today

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing."

~~~~~ George S. Patton

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is idle to await unanimity."

~~~~~ Robert Dale Owen

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