Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thought for Today

"Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen."

~~~~~ Maimonides

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thought for Today

"One measure of your success will be the degree to which you build up others who work with you. While building up others, you will build up yourself."

~~~~~ James E. Casey

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thought for Today

"I'd rather see folks doubt what's true than accept what isn't."

~~~~~ Frank A. Clark

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thought for Today

"What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties."

~~~~~ Prof. William Hepworth Thompson (1810-1886)

Prof. Thompson was describing a colleague at Cambridge, but could just as easily have been describing Obama.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thought for Today

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

~~~~~ Viktor E. Frankl

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thought for Today

"Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history."

~~~~~ Norman Borlaug

Monday, March 24, 2014

Thought for Today

"Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone."

~~~~~ Agnes Macphail

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thought for Today

"In life, particularly in public life, psychology is more powerful than logic."

~~~~~ Ludwig Quidde

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thought for Today

"Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him."

~~~~~ Louis L'Amour

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thought for Today

[Ed.: I posted this last year on Phyllis McGinley's birthday, but it's so great -- and so apropos -- that I'm posting it again.]

"When blithe to argument I come,
Though armed with facts, and merry,
May Providence protect me from
The fool as adversary,
Whose mind to him a kingdom is
Where reason lacks dominion,
Who calls conviction prejudice
And prejudice opinion."

~~~~~ Phyllis McGinley

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians."

~~~~~ Henrik Ibsen

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Thought for Today

"None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life."

~~~~~ William Jennings Bryan

Monday, March 17, 2014

Thought for Today

"The church's teaching on marriage is unequivocal, it is uniquely, the union of a man and a woman and it is wrong that governments, politicians or parliaments should seek to alter or destroy that reality."

~~~~~ Keith O'Brien

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Thought for Today

"Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools."

~~~~~ William Lamb Melbourne

Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thought for Today

"In all science, error precedes the truth, and it is better it should go first than last."

~~~~~ Hugh Walpole

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thought for Today

"'How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.'"

~~~~~ John Abbott

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thought for Today

"To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise."

~~~~~ Vannevar Bush

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thought for Today

"Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed, and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights."

~~~~~ Leland Stanford

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Thought for Today

"Certitude is not the test of certainty. We have been cocksure of many things that were not so."

~~~~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thought for Today

"Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody."

~~~~~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thought for Today

"Ignorance is an evil weed, which dictators may cultivate among their dupes, but which no democracy can afford among its citizens."

~~~~~ William Beveridge

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Thought for Today

“In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this.”

~~~~~ Ryszard Kapuscinski

Monday, March 3, 2014

Thought for Today

"There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness."

~~~~~ William Godwin

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Thought for Today

"Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them."

~~~~~ Carl Schurz

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Thought for Today

"You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up."

~~~~~ William Dean Howells