Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dr. Mary Ruwart: Quote for June 30, 2011

The Swiss people are the best practitioners of the ideals of non-aggression. The Swiss national government posts are part-time positions. Most decisions are made at the canton (state) level. Swiss per capita income is the highest in the world, showing that non-aggression pays.

How did the Swiss come to adopt a relatively non-aggressive constitution in an aggressive world? In the mid-1800s, they imitated our constitution and stuck with it!
from: Healing Our World (Book 1992)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sir Winston Churchill: Quote for June 29, 2011

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Irish Blessing: Quote for June 28, 2011

May there always be work for your hands to do,
rnMay your purse always hold a coin or two.
rnMay the sun always shine on your windowpane,
rnMay a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
rnMay the hand of a friend always be near you,
rnMay God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

Monday, June 27, 2011

John Maynard Keynes: Quote for June 27, 2011

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lucille Ball: Quote for June 26, 2011

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thomas Malthus: Quote for June 25, 2011

The constant effort towards population, which is found even in the most vicious societies, increases the number of people before the means of subsistence are increased.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jimmy Carter: Quote for June 24, 2011

In order for us human beings to commit ourselves personally to the inhumanity of war, we find it necessary first to dehumanize our opponents, which is in itself a violation of the beliefs of all religions. Once we characterize our adversaries as beyond the scope of God's mercy and grace, their lives lose all value. We deny personal responsibility when we plant landmines and, days or years later, a stranger to us — often a child – is crippled or killed. From a great distance, we launch bombs or missiles with almost total impunity, and never want to know the number or identity of the victims.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Robertson Davies: Quote for June 23, 2011

Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vladimir Lenin: Quote for June 22, 2011

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Oprah Winfrey: Quote for June 21, 2011

What I know for sure is that you feel real JOY in direct proportion to how connected you are to living your truth.

Monday, June 20, 2011

George Washington Carver: Quote for June 20, 2011

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong — because someday in life you will have been all of these.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

H. L. Mencken: Quote for June 19, 2011

Federal policy is dividing society between those who work for a living and those who vote for a living.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

G. K. Chesterton: Quote for June 18, 2011

Feminism is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Goldie Hawn: Quote for June 17, 2011

If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Donald Trump: Quote for June 16, 2011

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Anthony Weiner: Quote for June 15, 2011

The outright Republican assault on women just keeps getting worse. They're using their majority to push their rigid ideology, and that's why you need to stand with me.
I'm sure a lot of women are standing with you, Congressman Weiner.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

George Orwell: Quote for June 14, 2011

War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Christopher Columbus: Quote for June 13, 2011

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Alexander Graham Bell: Quote for June 12, 2011

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Martha Washington: Quote for June 11, 2011

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Christopher Reeve: Quote for June 10, 2011

I often refer to Abraham Lincoln, who said, "When I do good I feel good. When I do bad I feel bad. And that is my religion." I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us. It may be God, I don't know. But I think that if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Alfred Whitney Griswold: Quote for June 9, 2011

Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gene Roddenberry: Quote for June 8, 2011

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Judy Garland: Quote for June 7, 2011

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ron Paul: Quote for June 6, 2011

Our Presidents can now, on their own: order assassinations, including American citizens; operate secret military tribunals; engage in torture; enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process; order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment; ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution; continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight; wage war at will; and treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-rays.
Speaking about conditions in the United States in 2011.