Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thought for Today

"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length."

~~~~~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

Monday, April 29, 2013

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 Poincaré

Sunday, April 28, 2013

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

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Herbert Spencer

Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thought for Today

"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime."

~~~~~ Edward Grey

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Thought for Today

"There is no human bliss equal to twelve hours of work with only six hours in which to do it."

~~~~~ Anthony Trollope

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thought for Today

"For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear – when you are the hammer, strike."

~~~~~ Edwin Markham

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thought for Today

"Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will."

~~~~~ Aiden Wilson Tozer

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Thought for Today

"The belief in the possibility of a short decisive war appears to be one of the most ancient and dangerous of human illusions."

~~~~~ Robert Wilson Lynd

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thought for Today

"A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way."

~~~~~ Fisher Ames

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thought for Today

"A mob is the method by which good citizens turn over the law and the government to the criminal or irresponsible classes."

~~~~~ Ray Stannard Baker

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Thought for Today

"Men become wise just as they become rich, more by what they save than by what they receive."

~~~~~ Wilbur Wright

Monday, April 15, 2013

Thought for Today

"The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have."

~~~~~ Henry James

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thought for Today

"I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think."

~~~~~ Anne Sullivan

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Thought for Today

"No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it."

~~~~~ Thomas Jefferson

Friday, April 12, 2013

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thought for Today

"Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation."

~~~~~ Charles Evans Hughes

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thought for Today

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself."

~~~~~ Joseph Pulitzer

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Thought for Today

"Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage."

~~~~~ Charles Simmons

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thought for Today

"Standardization of our educational systems is apt to stamp out individualism and defeat the very ends of education by leveling the product down rather than up."

~~~~~ Dr. Harvey Cushing

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thought for Today

"A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor."

~~~~~ William Wordsworth

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thought for Today

"If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it, to take their money by force for your own needs, then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you."

~~~~~ Neal Boortz

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thought for Today

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."

~~~~~ Booker T. Washington

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thought for Today

"Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience."

~~~~~ James Freeman Clarke

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thought for Today

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."

~~~~~ Washington Irving

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thought for ALL Days

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."

~~~~~ Emile Zola (April 2, 1840 - September 29, 1902)

Thought for Today

"As citizens we have to be more thoughtful and more educated and more informed. I turn on the TV and I see these grown people screaming at each other, and I think, well, if we don't get our civility back, we're in trouble."

~~~~~ Emmylou Harris

Monday, April 1, 2013

Thought for Today

"False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing."

~~~~~ Joseph de Maistre