Monday, February 29, 2016

Thought for Today

"One can't judge Wagner's opera Lohengrin after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend to hear it a second time."

~~~~~ Gioachino Rossini

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Thought for Today

"I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older."

~~~~~ Michel de Montaigne

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Thought for Today

"However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure."

~~~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, February 26, 2016

Thought for Today

"Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come."

~~~~~ Victor Hugo

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thought for Today

"Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence."

~~~~~ John Foster Dulles

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Thought for Today

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."

~~~~~ Chester W. Nimitz

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thought for Today

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."

~~~~~ Tom Bodett

Monday, February 22, 2016

Thought for Today

"An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run."

~~~~~ James Russell Lowell

But James Russell Lowell never heard of Donald Trump.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thought for Today

"Truth is meant to save you first, and the comfort comes afterward."

~~~~~ Georges Bernanos

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Thought for Today

"It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong."

~~~~~ Wendell Willkie

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thought for Today

"If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days."

~~~~~ Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Thought for Today

"The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing."

~~~~~ Henry Adams

My Opinion of Trump

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thought for Today

"Bear in mind that brains and learning, like muscle and physical skill, are articles of commerce. They are bought and sold. You can hire them by the year or by the hour. The only thing in the world not for sale is character."

~~~~~ Justice Antonin Scalia

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Thought for Today

"It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."

~~~~~ Robert Jackson

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thought for Today

"My father [Theodore Roosevelt] always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening."

~~~~~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thought for Today

"Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me."

~~~~~ Leo Szilard

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thought for Today

"Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs."

~~~~~ William Allen White

Monday, February 8, 2016

Thought for Today

"The work of science is to substitute facts for appearances, and demonstrations for impressions."

~~~~~ John Ruskin

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Thought for Today

"Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind – listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody."

~~~~~ Eubie Blake

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Thought for Today

"I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds."

~~~~~ Louis Nizer

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thought for Today

"We shall never understand the ethical system taught by Jesus unless we realize that he was a Jew, not only by birth, but that he lived and taught as a Jew; the Sermon on the Mount was addressed to his distracted fellow nationals."

~~~~~ Arthur Keith

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thought for Today

"There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience."

~~~~~ Hartley William Shawcross

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thought for Today

"The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. It proceeds from not knowing what is going on in other people's minds."

~~~~~ Walter Bagehot

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thought for Today

"You must not forget that you have been given worldly means to use and employ against human arrogance and wrong."

~~~~~ Knute Nelson

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thought for Today

"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

~~~~~ Richard Whately