Thursday, December 31, 2015

Thought for Today

"A farmer traveling 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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thought for Today

"A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible as an argument than a whole one. It carries better."

~~~~~ Stephen Leacock (anticipating Donald Trump?)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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

Monday, December 28, 2015

Thought for Today

"Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate.
One thing at least is certain, light has weight.
One thing is certain and the rest debate.
Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight."

~~~~~ Arthur Eddington

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Thought for Today

"The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages."

~~~~~ Charles Babbage

Friday, December 25, 2015

Thought for Today

"Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do."

~~~~~ Clara Barton

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thought for Today

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery."

~~~~~ Samuel Smiles

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thought for Today

"I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, 'Give, give.'"

~~~~~ Abigail Adams

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thought for Today

"There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour."

~~~~~ Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Thought for Today

"I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature."

~~~~~ Sidney Hook

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thought for Today

"When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead."

~~~~~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Thought for Today

"Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endeavor to understand him."

~~~~~ George Santayana

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Thought for Today

"The idea that global warming is the most important problem facing the world is total nonsense and is doing a lot of harm."

~~~~~ Freeman Dyson

Monday, December 14, 2015

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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Thought for Today

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

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thought for Today

"Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependent upon popular opinion?"

~~~~~ William Lloyd Garrison

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thought for Today

"A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings."

~~~~~ George Mason

Thursday, December 10, 2015

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

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thought for Today

"He that has light within his own clear breast
May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day:
But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts
Benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
Himself his own dungeon."

~~~~~ John Milton

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thought for Today

"Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck."

~~~~~ Joel Chandler Harris

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thought for Today

"The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government."

~~~~~ Rose Wilder Lane

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thought for Today

"If an eloquent speaker speak not the truth, is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?"

~~~~~ Thomas Carlyle

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thought for Today

"If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved."

~~~~~ Russell Lynes

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thought for Today

"Authors are ordinary people who usually start to live apart, in the imagination, because they don't fit in with normal, healthy people."

~~~~~ Henry Williamson