Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thought for Today

"Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie; that one party can gain only at the expense of another."

~~~~~ Milton Friedman

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ John Sharp Williams

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thought for Today

"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."

~~~~~ Alexis de Tocqueville

Monday, July 28, 2014

Thought for Today

"Wake the power within thee slumbering, trim the plot that's in thy keeping, thou wilt bless the task when reaping sweet labour's prize."

~~~~~ John Stuart Blackie

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thought for Today

"When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, But his books were read."

~~~~~ Hilaire Belloc

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thought for Today

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."

~~~~~ Aldous Huxley

Friday, July 25, 2014

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

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thought for Today

"We need not worry so much about what man descends from – it's what he descends to that shames the human race."

~~~~~ Hal Boyle

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thought for Today

"No artist work is so high, so noble, so grand, so enduring, so important for all time, as the making of character of a child."

~~~~~ Charlotte Saunders Cushman

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thought for Today

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways."

~~~~~ Stephen Vincent Benet

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thought for Today

"They never taste who always drink:
They always talk, who never think."

~~~~~ Matthew Prior

Saturday, July 19, 2014

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thought for Today

"Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk."

~~~~~ Shmuel Yosef Agnon

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thought for Today

"Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself."

~~~~~ Vilfredo Pareto

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thought for Today

"I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens."

~~~~~ Isaac Bashevis Singer

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Thought for Today

"The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one, for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing."

~~~~~ John Clare

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thought for Today

"There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language."

~~~~~ William Osler

Friday, July 11, 2014

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thought for Today

"A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case."

~~~~~ Finley Peter Dunne

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thought for Today

"Trust gives you the permission to give people direction, get everyone aligned, and give them the energy to go get the job done. Trust enables you to execute with excellence and produce extraordinary results. As you execute with excellence and deliver on your commitments, trust becomes easier to inspire, creating a flywheel of performance."

~~~~~ Douglas Conant

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thought for Today

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."

~~~~~ Robert A. Heinlein

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thought for Today

"Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions."

~~~~~ Roger Babson

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thought for Today

"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."

~~~~~ John Mason Brown

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thought for Today

"The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom."

~~~~~ Robert Toombs

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Thought for the Day

"Sound moral principle is the only sure evidence of strength, the only firm foundation of greatness and perpetuity. Where this is lacking, no man's character is strong; no nation's life can be lasting."

~~~~~ Orson F. Whitney