Saturday, August 31, 2013

George Washington (1732-1799)

I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy. Farewell Address to the People of the United States (Source). Added 8/31/2013

The photo of George Washington is in the Public Domain.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

It's not what you look at that matters! It's what you see (Source). Added 8/29/2013

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone (Source). Added 6/26/2013

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer (Source). Added 2/23/2013

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it (Source).  Added 5/9/2012

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something (Source). Added 8/11/11

For more information on Henry David Thoreau visit his page at the American Transcendentalism Web

Photo: The photo in this post is in Public Domain since the author has been dead for more than 70 years. It was obtained on Wikipedia. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901)

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world (Source). Added 8/27/2013

The photo of Benjamin Harrison is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983)

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden (Source). Added 8/24/2013 

Friday, August 23, 2013

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry (Source). Added 8/23/2013

Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences (Source). Added 2/24/2013

The photo of the statue of John Wesley on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary is in the Wikipedia Creative Commons and was taken by Adam Davenport.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Harry Truman (1884-1972)

Harry Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit (Source). Added 8/13/2013

We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives - but in what we do for others (Source). Added 11/13/2012

The photo of Harry Truman is in the Public Domain.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Robert F. Kennedy (1925-1968)

Photo of Robert Kennedy
Robert Kennedy

The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better ( Added 8/10/2013

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why...I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? ( Added 8/9/2013

The photo of Robert Kennedy is in the Public Domain.