Saturday, July 31, 2010

Al Capone: Quote for July 31, 2010

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Anton Chekhov: Quote for July 30, 2010

Men are made for happiness, and anyone who is completely happy has a right to say to himself: "I am doing God's will on earth."

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Petra Kelly: Quote for July 29, 2010

A truly free society must not include a "peace" which oppresses us. We must learn on our own terms what peace and freedom mean together. There can be no peace if there is social injustice and suppression of human rights, because external and internal peace are inseparable. Peace is not just the absence of mass destruction, but a positive internal and external condition in which people are free so that they can grow to their full potential.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Freeman Dyson: Quote for July 28, 2010

If we had a reliable way to label our toys good and bad, it would be easy to regulate technology wisely. But we can rarely see far enough ahead to know which road leads to damnation. Whoever concerns himself with big technology, either to push it forward or to stop it, is gambling in human lives.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chuck Palahniuk: Quote for July 27, 2010

Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Barbra Streisand: Quote for July 26, 2010

I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators—they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ogden Nash: Quote for July 25, 2010

The more you earn, the less you keep,
And now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
If the tax-collector hasn't got it before I wake.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

H. Ross Perot: Quote for July 24, 2010

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Henry Ford: Quote for July 23, 2010

The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Voltaire: Quote for July 22, 2010

Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Satish Kumar: Quote for July 21, 2010

Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth;
Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust;
Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace;
Let peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Albert Camus: Quote for July 20, 2010

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Confucius: Quote for July 19, 2010

Every truth has four corners: as a teacher I give you one corner, and it is for you to find the other three.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

General Douglas MacArthur: Quote for July 18, 2010

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Annie Besant: Quote for July 17, 2010

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Marianne Williamson: Quote for July 16, 2010

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lord Baden-Powell: Quote for July 15, 2010

We should take care, in inculcating patriotism into our boys and girls, that is a patriotism above the narrow sentiment which usually stops at one's country, and thus inspires jealousy and enmity in dealing with others... Our patriotism should be of the wider, nobler kind which recognises justice and reasonableness in the claims of others and which lead our country into comradeship with...the other nations of the world. The first step to this end is to develop peace and goodwill within our borders, by training our youth of both sexes to its practice as their habit of life, so that the jealousies of town against town, class against class and sect against sect no longer exist; and then to extend this good feeling beyond our frontiers towards our neighbours.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Manly P. Hall: Quote for July 14, 2010

To repress rebellion is to maintain the status quo, a condition which binds the mortal creature in a state of intellectual or physical slavery. But it is impossible to chain man merely by slaving his body: the mind must also be held, and to accomplish this, fear is the accepted weapon. The common man must fear life, fear death, fear God, fear the Devil, and fear most the overlords, the keepers of his destiny.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jamie Dimon: Quote for July 13, 2010

I don't think just because someone's underwater they say I don't have to stay there. But they're supposed to pay the mortgage, and we should teach the American people, you're supposed to meet your obligations, not run from them. Because you have a mortgage doesn't mean you should run away as it goes down.
Jamie Dimon is the CEO of Chase, whose bank received $25 billion in government bailout funds in 2009.

Because you make $11 million, it's easy for you to criticize Working Class Americans and their mortgages. When your financial plans fail, you run to the government to save you. Where can ordinary individuals go to, to save them?

I think banks like Chase, led by people like Mr. Dimon, are the precursors of humanity's next dark age.

Monday, July 12, 2010

We have fought this fight as long, and as well as we know how. We have been defeated. For us as a Christian people, there is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Audrey Hepburn: Quote for July 11, 2010

Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes, people as they come ... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tom Bodett: Quote for July 10, 2010

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Strobe Talbott: Quote for July 9, 2010

Here is one optimist's reason for believing unity will prevail over disunity, integration over disintegration. In fact, I'll bet that within the next hundred years, ... nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority. A phrase briefly fashionable in the mid-20th century -- "citizen of the world" -- will have assumed real meaning by the end of the 21st century.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ralph Nader: Quote for July 8, 2010

Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Michael J. Astrue: Quote for July 7, 2010

For My Ambitious Colleague

Your uphill climb will never stop;
scum always rises to the top.
Michael J. Astrue is the current head of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He is also a poet who writes under the name A. M. Juster.