Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Thought for Today

"Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you, it will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap."

~~~~~ William Bennett

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thought for Today

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government has grown out of too much government."

~~~~~ John Sharp Williams

Monday, July 29, 2013

Thought for Today

"The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens."

~~~~~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thought for Today

"Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course – because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you."

~~~~~ Alice Duer Miller

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Thought for Today

"The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher. It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day."

~~~~~ C. S. Forester

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thought for Today

"The finest works of art are precious, among other reasons, because they make it possible for us to know, if only imperfectly and for a little while, what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly."

~~~~~ Aldous Huxley

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thought for Today

"Every friend to the liberty of his country is bound to reflect, and step forward to prevent the dreadful consequences which shall result from a government of events."

~~~~~ Henry Knox

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thought for Today

"In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man."

~~~~~ John Philpot Curran

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thought for Today

"It's none of their business that you have to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way."

~~~~~ Ernest Hemingway

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Thought for Today

"The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling."

~~~~~ Petrarch

Friday, July 19, 2013

Thought for Today

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one's ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.

~~~~~ Victor Cherbuliez

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thought for Today

"In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish."

~~~~~ S. I. Hayakawa

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Thought for Today

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins."

~~~~~ Elbridge Gerry

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Thought for Today

"It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk."

~~~~~ Joshua Reynolds

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thought for Today

"Journalism: A profession whose business is to explain to others what it personally does not understand."

~~~~~ Lord Northcliffe

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thought for Today

"We Americans are a peculiar people. We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is."

~~~~~ A.B. "Happy" Chandler

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thought for Today

"Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own."

~~~~~ Charles Scribner, Jr.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Thought for Today

"Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert."

~~~~~ Dr. William Osler

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thought for Today

"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."

~~~~~ John Quincy Adams

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Thought for Today

"Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality."

~~~~~ Nikola Tesla

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Monday, July 8, 2013

Thought for Today

"A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success."

~~~~~ Alec Waugh

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Thought for Today

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."

~~~~~ Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thought for Today

"An offensive war, I believe to be wrong and would therefore have nothing to do with it, having no right to meddle with another man's property, his ox or his ass, his man servant or his maid servant or anything that is his."

~~~~~ Daniel Morgan

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thought for Today

"Everything is more complicated than it looks to most people."

~~~~~ Frederick Lewis Allen

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thought for Today

"The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct."

~~~~~ Calvin Coolidge

Monday, July 1, 2013

Thought for Today

"A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was."

~~~~~ Joseph Hall