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

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

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