Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bing Crosby (1903-1977)

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye in White Christmas

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white ’ (Source). Added 12/25/2012

Bing Crosby's official website is at http://bingcrosby.com/bing/.

The photo of Bing Crosby is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Grief is the price we pay for love (Source). Added 12/15/2012

The photo of Queen Elizabeth II is in the Public Domain.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody; it saves so much trouble (Source). Added 12/13/2012

The photo of Rudyard Kipling is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Linda Ellerbee (b. 1944)

People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities (Source). Added 12/8/2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pierre Bayle (1647-1706)

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought (Source). Added 11/30/2012

The photo of Pierre Bayle is in the Public Domain as it is more than 70 years old.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Edward Sanford Martin (1856-1939)

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow (Source). Added 11/23/2012

For more information on Edward Sanford Martin visit a history website at http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/history/cayugahistory/famous.html#martin.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holy Bible

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18) (Source). Added 11/22/2012

The photo of the Guttenberg Bible, the first Bible printed, is in the Wikipedia Creative Commons and is attributed to Raul654.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Leo Aikman (1908-1978)

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him (Brainy Quote).  Added 11/19/2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self (Source). Added 11/13/2012

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it (Source).   Added 4/11/2012

Photo: The photo of the bust of Aristotle is attributed to Eric Gaba and authorized for use with attribution.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Confucius (551-479 BC)

The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions (Source - The Confucian Analects). Added 11/8/2012

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it (Source). Added 5/30/2012

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life (Source).  Added 5/4/2012

Photo: This photo is in the Public Domain because it's copyright has expired. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years (Source). Added 11/7/2012

For more information on Alexis de Tocqueville visit the website http://www.tocqueville.org/.

The photo of Alexis de Tocqueville is in the Public Domain on Wikipedia.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mitt Romney (b. 1947)

What you believe, what you value, how you live, matters (Source).  Added 11/5/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is used form Wikipedia and is attributed to Cage Skidmore.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Anne Lamott (b. 1954)

You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do (Source - Traveling Mercies; on page 22 of Bird by Bird she attributes this to "my priest friend Tom"). Added 11/3/2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)

A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed -- I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself [(Wikiquote Source) From Conversation with Jean Martet (1 June 1928), Ch. 30].-- Added 8/26/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten (Source).  [Speech, 27 July 1920, Northampton, Massachusetts, accepting the Republican vice-presidential nomination]. Added 7/22/2012

I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves (Source).  Added 7/21/2012

Photo: The photo of Calvin Coolidge is in the Public Domain.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

E. Joseph Cossman (1918-2002)

If you want to test your memory, try to remember what you were worrying about one year ago today (Source).  Added 7/10/2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Senaca the Younger (4 BC-AD 65)

Never pity a good man; though he may be called unhappy, he can never be unhappy (Source) Mor. Es. I. De Providentia. --Added 7/7/2012.

Photo: The photo of Senaca is in the Creative Commons of Wikipedia and is attributed to Calidius.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

William Clinton (b. 1946)

William "Bill" Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that can not be cured by what is right with America (All Great Quotes). Added 7/4/2012

By lifting the weakest, poorest among us, we lift the rest of us as well (Bill Clinton Quotes at Famous Fix). Added 8/26/2011

William Clinton's White House biography is found at the White House Website.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain.

Monday, July 2, 2012

John Newton (1725-1807)

If a man is born again, hates sin, and depends upon the Savior for life and grace, I care not whether he be an Arminian or a Calvinist (Source). -- Added 7/2/2012

Photo: The photo of John Newton is in the Public Domain.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wayne Gretzky (b. 1961)

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been (Source). -- Added 7/1/2012

The photo of Wayne Gretzky is in the Creative Commons of Wikipedia and was taken by User: Kmf164.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Thales of Miletus (624-546 BC)

Hope is the only good that is common to all men; those who have nothing else possess hope still (Source). Added 6/16/2012

Photo: The photo of Thales is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Michael Landon (1936-1991)

Somebody should tell us right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows (Source). Added 5/26/2012

The following is a YouTube video about Michael Landon and his cancer diagnosis that claimed his life.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain and was taken by NBC (Source). 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Picture of Martin Luther

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say (Goodreads.com). Added 5/7/2012

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying (Rightwords.eu). Added 4/28/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain because its copyright has expired. It was obtained from Wikipedia.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Hippocrates (460-370 B.C.)

Let thy food be your medicine and you medicine be thy food (Source).  Added 4/30/2012

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain because it's copyright has expired.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time (Source). Added 4/29/2012

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. (Source). Added 2/20/12

I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do (Source).  Added 8/25/11

Photo: The following photo was obtained from Wikipedia Commons

Friday, April 27, 2012

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it'll spend its whole life believing it is stupid (Source).  Added 4/27/2012

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted (Source). Added 4/13/2012

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing (Source). Added 9/3/11.

Photo: The photo in this post is in the Public Domain and was obtained from Wikipedia

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Gerald Ford (1913-2006)

Gerald Ford

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have (Ford Library and Museum). Added 4/22/2012

Photo: The photo of Gerald Ford is an official government photo that is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thomas Fuller (1654-1734)

He that plants trees loves others beside himself (Source, Gnomalia, 1732). Added 4/21/2012

The Wikipedia article on Dr. Thomas Fuller is at this link.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Josh Billings (1818-1885)

One of the rarest things that a man ever does, is to do the best he can (Source).  Added 4/19/2012

There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.  Added 8/9/2011

    For more information on Josh Billings see http://digital.lib.lehigh.edu/pfaffs/p167/. Note that his real name was Henry Wheeler Shaw. 

    Photo: The photo in this post is in the United States Public Domain because it was published prior to 1923. It was obtained from Wikipedia

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012

    Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

    If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else (Source).  Added 4/18/2012

    The photo of Booker T. Washington is in the Public Domain

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    Arthur Pink (1886-1952)

    God cannot change for the better, for He is already perfect; and being perfect, He cannot change for the worse (Source).  Added 4/15/2012

    A consciousness of our powerlessness should cast us upon Him who has all power. Here then is where a vision and view of God's sovereignty helps, for it reveals His sufficiency and shows us our insufficiency (Source). Added 8/23/11

    A biography of Arthur Pink is at http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pink.

    Photo: The photo in this post is in Public Domain because it is over 70 years old. It was obtained from Wikipedia

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Monday, April 9, 2012

    Matt Chandler (b. 1974)

    Nobody dies early. Added 4/9/2012

    Note: Matt Chandler has brain cancer and currently serves as the President of the Acts 29 Network

    Sunday, April 8, 2012

    Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

    "Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song (Source)." Added 4/8/2012.

    The photo here of Pope John Paul II is in public domain and was taken from Wikipedia.

    Saturday, April 7, 2012

    Martin Niemoller (1892-1984)

    It took me a long time to learn that God is not the enemy of my enemies. He is not even the enemy of His enemies (Source).  Added 4/7/2012

    The above image is in the Public Domain in Germany. It was obtained from Wikipedia.

    Friday, March 16, 2012

    Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)

    Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind (Source).  Added 03/16/2012

    Photo: The photo in this post of Bernard Baruch is in the Public Domain and was obtained from Wikipedia.

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

    And be it always remembered that it is best for us which is best for our souls (Source). Added 3/11/2012

    For more information on Matthew Henry visit this website.

    Photo: The photo of Matthew Henry is in the Public Domain and was obtained from Wikipedia.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012

    Barbra Streisand (b. 1942)

    How I wish we lived in a time when laws were not necessary to safeguard us from discrimination (Brainy Quote). Added 2/19/2012

    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    Richard Bach (b. 1936)

    Photo of Richard Bach

    Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't (Brainy Quote). Added 1/29/2012

    For more information on this author visit Richard Bach's Website

    Photo: The photo used in this post of Richard Bach was obtained from Wikipedia Commons and the author has released it into the Public Domain.

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)

    William Butler Yeats

    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams under your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.  Added 1/8/2012

    Photo: The photo used in this post of W.B. Yeats is in the Public Domain because the copyright has expired and it was obtained from Wikipedia.