Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thought for Today

"A farmer travelling with his load
Picked up a horseshoe on the road,
And nailed it fast to his barn door,
That luck might down upon him pour;
That every blessing known in life
Might crown his homestead and his wife,
And never any kind of harm
Descend upon his growing farm."

~~~~~ James Thomas Fields

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Thought for Today

"Men of authority have employed all the destructive agents around them to promote their own personal interests at the sacrifice of every just, honorable, and lawful consideration."

~~~~~ John White Geary

Monday, December 29, 2014

Thought for Today

"Outside of the Constitution we have no legal authority more than private citizens, and within it we have only so much as that instrument gives us. This broad principle limits all our functions and applies to all subjects."

~~~~~ Andrew Johnson

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thought for Today

"We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools; that's the only way most of us got through."

~~~~~ Sam Levenson

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thought for Today

"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."

~~~~~ Johannes Kepler

Friday, December 26, 2014

Thought for Today

"I think you need people of principle, of character, that are leaders, that take stands on important tough issues that will affect the future of this country."

~~~~~ Sean Hannity

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thought for Today

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."

~~~~~ Sydney J. Harris

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thought for Today

"We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them."

~~~~~ Abigail Adams

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thought for Today

"You will find as you grow older that courage is the rarest of all qualities to be found in public life."

~~~~~ Benjamin Disraeli

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is a simple but sometimes forgotten truth that the greatest enemy to present joy and high hopes is the cultivation of retrospective bitterness."

~~~~~ Robert Menzies

Friday, December 19, 2014

Thought for Today

"The way to an American economic comeback, the way to help those out of work today find a paycheck, is to unleash the forces of job creation in America. The source of new jobs isn't going to be the bureaucracies of Washington, but rather the creativity, ingenuity, and hard work of the American people."

~~~~~ Rob Portman

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thought for Today

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."

~~~~~ Hector Hugh Munro ("Saki")

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thought for Today

"This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble."

~~~~~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is possible to be a master in false philosophy, easier, in fact, than to be a master in the truth, because a false philosophy can be made as simple and consistent as one pleases."

~~~~~ George Santayana

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thought for Today

"For reasons that are both fair and foul – but mostly for fair reasons – we have come under the domain of a scientific-management system whose ambitions are endless. They want to manage every second of our lives, every expenditure that we make. And the schools are the training ground to create a population that's easy to manage."

~~~~~ John Taylor Gatto

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thought for Today

"If we should have to fight, we should be prepared to so so from the neck up instead of from the neck down."

~~~~~ Jimmy Doolittle

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thought for Today

"Communism possesses a language which every people can understand – its elements are hunger, envy, and death."

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thought for Today

"The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead."

~~~~~ William Lloyd Garrison

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men."

~~~~~ George MacDonald

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thought for Today

"One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well."

~~~~~ Louis Kronenberger

Monday, December 8, 2014

Thought for Today

"You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward."

~~~~~ James Thurber

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thought for Today

"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."

~~~~~ Willa Cather

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Thought for Today

"The want of education and moral training is the only real barrier that exists between the different classes of men."

~~~~~ Susanna Moodie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thought for Today

"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

~~~~~ Walt Disney

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thought for Today

"If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do."

~~~~~ Samuel Butler

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thought for Today

"True science is never speculative; it employs hypotheses as suggesting points for inquiry, but it never adopts the hypotheses as though they were demonstrated propositions."

~~~~~ Cleveland Abbe

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thought for Today

"We have seen a central government taking more and more control over public education, over communications, over transportation, over every detail of our daily lives."

~~~~~ Robert W. Welch, Jr.