Friday, May 31, 2013

Thought for Today

"I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well."

~~~~~ Johann Sebastian Bach

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thought for Today

"One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions."

~~~~~ Cornelia Otis Skinner

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Thought for Today

"How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win."

~~~~~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thought for Today

"We shall never have more time. We have, and always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going... Concentrate on something useful."

~~~~~ Arnold Bennett

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thought for Today

"No nation ever yet found any inconvenience from too close an inspection into the conduct of its officers, but many have been brought to ruin and reduced to slavery by suffering gradual impositions and abuses."

~~~~~ Edward Livingston

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Thought for Today

"One of the sublimest things in the world is plain truth."

~~~~~ Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thought for Today

"He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles."

~~~~~ Harry Emerson Fosdick

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thought for Today

"Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done."

~~~~~ Vance Packard

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thought for Today

"In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold;
Alike fantastic, if too new, or old:
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to lay the old aside."

~~~~~ Alexander Pope

Monday, May 20, 2013

Thought for Today

"Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself."

~~~~~ Honore de Balzac

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thought for Today

"All anger is not sinful, because some degree of it, and on some occasions, is inevitable. But it becomes sinful and contradicts the rule of Scripture when it is conceived upon slight and inadequate provocation, and when it continues long."

~~~~~ Wilson Mizner

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thought for Today

"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."

~~~~~ Edward T. Hall

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Thought for Today

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."

~~~~~ L. Frank Baum

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thought for Today

"It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn."

~~~~~ B. C. Forbes

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thought for Today

"Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."

~~~~~ Henry Cabot Lodge

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thought for Today

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

~~~~~ Isaac D'Israeli

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thought for Today

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within."

~~~~~ Ariel Durant

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thought for Today

"I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am."

~~~~~ Henry J. Kaiser

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Thought for Today

"Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth."

~~~~~ Joseph Joubert

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thought for Today

"The difference between Liberty and liberties is as great as God and gods."

~~~~~ Ludwig Borne

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Thought for Today

"The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you."

~~~~~ Soren Kierkegaard

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Thought for Today

"The teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron."

~~~~~ Horace Mann

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thought for Today

"I'd look at one of my stonecutters hammering away at the rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet, at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I knew it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before."

~~~~~ Jacob August Riis

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thought for Today

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."

~~~~~ Jerome K. Jerome

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Thought for Today

"He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young."

~~~~~ Joseph Addison