Sunday, November 30, 2014

Peter Kreeft (b. 1937)

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Peter Kreeft

Only in a world where faith is difficult can faith exist (Christianquotes). Added 11/30/2014

For more information on Peter Kreeft visit the Official Peter Kreeft Website.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Robert Frost (1874-1963)

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Robert Frost

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep (Poetry Foundation). Added 11/23/2014

Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference ( Added 11/22/2014

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

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Ronald Reagan

The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become ( Added 11/22/2014

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same (BrainyQuote). Added 12/17/2011  

I believe the best social program is a job.  Added 8/24/2011

Ronald Reagan's White House Biography is found at

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Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Mark Twain

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so (BrainyQuote). Added 11/22/2014

When you need a friend it's too late to make one (Marketing Headhunter Website). Added 8/27/2014

Always tell the Truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said (The Power of Truth Quotes). Added 11/14/2013

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. ( Added 6/14/2013

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great ( Added 12/21/2012

Diligence is a good thing, but taking things easy is much more--restful - Speech, 3/30/1901 (Twain Quotes). Added 5/5/2012

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Denis Waitley (b. 1933)

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing ( Added 11/21/2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else ( Added 11/21/2014

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us ( Added 11/20/2014

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be ( Added 8/26/2013

I didn't find my friends; the good Lord gave them to me ( Added 11/11/2012

You may read the complete works of Ralph Waldo Emerson at

The photo of Ralph Waldo Emerson is in the Public Domain.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

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Theodore Roosevelt

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far (BrainyQuote). Added 11/20/2014

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are (  Added 5/12/2012

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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Thomas Jefferson

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances (The Quotations Page). Added 11/19/2014

And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude (Letter to Samuel Kercheval, June 12, 1816). Added 9/28/2013

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate (Founder's Quotes). Added 11/2/2012

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just (John Petrie's Collection of Thomas Jefferson Quotes).  Added 4/14/2012

The photo in this post is a painting of Thomas Jefferson done by Rembrandt. It is in the Public Domain and was obtained from Wikipedia.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

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John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
[John F. Kennedy: "Proclamation 3560 - Thanksgiving Day, 1963," November 5, 1963. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project.] Added 11/16/2014

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
[Inaugural Address, Washington D.C., January 20, 1961] (JFK Library). Added 11/14/2014

Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past - let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
(JFK Library). (Loyola College Alumni Banquet, Baltimore, Maryland, February 18, 1958," box 899, Senate Speech Files, John F. Kennedy Papers, Pre-Presidential Papers, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library/) Added 10/14/2013

Ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country.
( [John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Addresss, January 20, 1961]. Added 7/11/2012

This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor.
 [Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union, January 14, 1963] (JFK Library). Added 7/9/2012

For more information on John F. Kennedy visit the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum Website.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Henry James (1843-1916)

Henry James

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind (  Added 11/15/2014

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