Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Calvin Coolidge: Quote for June 30, 2009

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Quote for June 29, 2009

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quote for June 28, 2009

Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Chancellor Palpatine: Quote for June 27, 2009

Anikan, if one is to understand the great mystery, one must study all its aspects, not just the dogmatic, narrow view of the Jedi. If you wish to become a complete and wise leader, you must embrace a larger view of the Force.
Ian McDiarmid acted as Chancellor Palpatine
Hayden Christensen appears in this clip acting as Anakin Skywalker.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Henry Ford: Quote for June 26, 2009

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jenda: Quote for June 25, 2009

Wouldn't it be better, sire, if the "Purple Death" spared those millions of slaves to labor for you and killed only those with intelligence enough to oppose you?

Name your own reward if you can prove this to me.

This man of low intellect has a type mind that is easily controlled by a superior will. And this man has a type of thinking brain that exercises a will of its own, a type we must destroy.... Ready, your majesty.....Turns on test chamber. The intelligent man gets vaoprized....You see, your majesty, the man of simple intellect is saved.
Earl Dwire acted as Jenda
Charles Middleton appears in this clip acting as Emperor Ming.

Modern governments are probably all working on their own versions of the "Purple Death."

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Milan Kundera: Quote for June 24, 2009

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Claus von Stauffenberg: Quote for June 23, 2009

I had a dream. My dream was for a peace loving German nation, led by the best from all sections of the population. A nation that believes in human rights and justice. A nation that hates this war and desires peace and freedom for all its people.
from: Operation Valkyrie (2004)
Sebastian Koch acted as Claus von Stauffenberg

Monday, June 22, 2009

Robert Thurman: Quote for June 22, 2009

Commercial interests with their advertising industry do not want people to develop contentment and less greed. Military interests in economic, political, ethnic or nationalist guises, do not want people to develop more tolerance, nonviolence and compassion. And ruling groups in general, in whatever sort of hierarchy do not want the ruled to become too insightful, too independent, too creative on their own, as the danger is that they will become insubordinate, rebellious, and unproductive in their allotted tasks.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Master Kan: Quote for June 21, 2009

Remember always that a wise man walks with his head bowed, humble like the dust.
from: Kung Fu Season 1 (1972)-
Philip Ahn acted as Master Kan
David Carradine appears in this clip acting as Kwai Chang Caine.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stephen King: Quote for June 20, 2009

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance...logic can be happily tossed out the window.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Susan B. Anthony: Quote for June 19, 2009

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Saddam Hussein: Quote for June 18, 2009

After shooting his best friend.
The man who can sacrifice even his best friend is a man without weakness. In the eyes of my enemies, I am stronger now.
from: House of Saddam (2008)
Yigal Naor acted as Saddam Hussein

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Pat Robertson: Quote for June 17, 2009

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Edgar Allan Poe: Quote for June 16, 2009

I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.
To read Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem: "The Raven", click here.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jonathan Swift: Quote for June 15, 2009

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Billy Pilgrim: Quote for June 14, 2009

On Tralfamadore you learn that the world is just a collection of moments all strung together in beautiful random order. And if we're going to survive it's up to us to concentrate on the good moments and ignore the bad.
from: Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Michael Sacks acted as Billy Pilgrim
Holly Near appears in this clip acting as Barbara Pilgrim.
Gary Waynesmith appears in this clip acting as Stanley.