Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thought for Today

"Americans need never fear their government because of the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation."

~~~~~ Gouverneur Morris

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Thought for Today

"Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend."

~~~~~ Walter Savage Landor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Arthur Rubinstein

Today, January 28, 2013, is the 126th birthday of Arthur Rubinstein. Here he is in 1975, 88 years old and nearly blind, performing Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Schneider conducting. Yes, the sound quality is not the greatest, but who cares?

Thought for Today

"Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life."

~~~~~ Jose Marti

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thought for Today

"I can't go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then."

~~~~~Lewis Carroll

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thought for Today

"I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within."

~~~~~ Douglas MacArthur

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thought for Today

"You can do anything in this world if you are prepared to take the consequences."

~~~~ W. Somerset Maugham

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thought for Today

"It is nearly always the most improbable things that really come to pass."

~~~~~ E. T. A. Hoffmann

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thought for Today

"Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life."

~~~~~ Justice Potter Stewart

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Thought for Today

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions – it only guarantees equality of opportunity."

~~~~~ Irving Kristol

Monday, January 21, 2013

Thought for Today

"There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."

~~~~~ Francis Bacon

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thought for Today

"Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success."

~~~~~ Mark Skousen

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thought for Today

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."

~~~~~ Daniel Webster

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thought for Today

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."

~~~~~ Robert M. Hutchins

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thought for Today

"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe."

~~~~~ Robert W. Service

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Thought for Today

"Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives."

~~~~ Andy Rooney

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thought for Today

"Those who actually hate animals to the point of being cruel to them are outcasts to the rest of us, no matter where in the world they live."

~~~~~ Nick Clooney

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thought for Today

"People crushed by laws, have no hope but to evade power. If the laws are their enemies, they will be enemies to the law; and those who have most to hope and nothing to lose will always be dangerous."

~~~~~ Edmund Burke

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thought for Today

"When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation."

~~~~~ Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thought for Today

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

~~~~~ George Washington Carver

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thought for Today

"Those who insist on the dignity of their office show they have not deserved it."

~~~~~ Baltasar Gracian

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thought for Today

"May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not."

~~~~~ Millard Fillmore

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Thought for Today

"From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned."

~~~~~ Charles Sumner

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thought for Today

"An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured."

~~~~~ Konrad Adenauer

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thought for Today

"But the basic difficulty still remains: It is the expansion of Federal power, about which I wish to express my alarm. How easily we embrace such business."

~~~~~ Everett Dirksen

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thought for Today

"Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight."

~~~~~ Orison Swett Marden

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thought for Today

"You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor."

~~~~ William Lyon Phelps

Tuesday, January 1, 2013