Sunday, June 30, 2013

Thought for Today

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."

~~~~~ Frederic Bastiat

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thought for Today

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

~~~~~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thought for Today

"Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time."

~~~~~ Luigi Pirandello

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thought for Today

"The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled."

~~~~~ Ross Perot

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thought for Today

"Large increases in cost with questionable increases in performance can be tolerated only in race horses and women."

~~~~~ Lord Kelvin

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thought for Today

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book – I'll waste no time reading it."

~~~~~ Moses Hadas

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thought for Today

"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy."

~~~~~ Edward P. Morgan

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Thought for Today

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."

~~~~~ Wilhelm von Humboldt

Friday, June 21, 2013

Thought for Today

"Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended."

~~~~~ Matthew Simpson

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Thought for Today

"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others."

~~~~~ Blaise Pascal

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thought for Today

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

~~~~~ Red Adair

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thought for Today

"As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not."

~~~~~ Carl Van Vechten

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Thought for Today

"Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth."

~~~~~ Alvin Adams

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thought for Today

"People don't ever seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune."

~~~~~ William McFee

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thought for Today

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

~~~~~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thought for Today

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."

~~~~~ William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thought for Today

"What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?"

~~~~~ Harriet Martineau

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thought for Today

"You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write."

~~~~~ Saul Bellow

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thought for Today

"Seek not good from without: seek it within yourselves, or you will never find it."

~~~~~ Bertha von Suttner

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thought for Today

"The possibility of bringing white-collar criminals to justice is ever receding over the horizon."

~~~~~ Sara Paretsky

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thought for Today

"Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways."

~~~~~ Samuel McChord Crothers

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thought for Today

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."

~~~~~ William Ralph Inge

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Thought for Today

"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience."

~~~~~ Adam Smith

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Thought for Today

"The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech."

~~~~~ Justice Anthony Kennedy

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Thought for Today

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."

~~~~~ Martha Washington

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Thought for Today

"It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past."

~~~~~ Karl Von Clausewitz