A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.

David McCullough, Historian

I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep doing so until the end.

Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

The government is good for one thing… it knows how to break your legs, and then hand you a crutch and say ‘see if it weren’t for the government you wouldn’t be able to walk.’

Harry Browne, Libertarian

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

Dr. Seuss

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

I happen to feel that the degree of a person’s intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther, Author

All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Sir Winston Churchill

Like a team of specialists in any field, our performance depended both on individual excellence and on how well we worked together…We all tried to figure out ways to make our combination more effective.

Bill Russell, basketball player

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

Seneca, Philosopher

I don’t want people who want to dance. I want people who have to dance.

George Balanchine, Choreographer

On Forgiveness: ‘It is the attribute of the strong.


Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

Sun Tzu, General

Competition rarely puts anyone out of business – a man usually puts himself out of business either by not making a good article or by wrong methods in sales or finance.

Harvey Firestone, car tire pioneer

“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.”


“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.”

Robert Frost

“Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.”

Thomas Paine

“Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.”

Alexander Hamilton

“The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”


“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

Peter Drucker, Business Guru

“Study the past, if you would divine the future.”


“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”

Socrates, Philosophor

“Remember, nothing belongs to you but your flesh and blood, nothing else is under your control.”

Marcus Aurelius

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll, Author

“What’s right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity—intellect and resources—to do some thing about them.”

Henry Ford, Inventor

“It is the knowledge that all men have weaknesses and that many have vices, that makes government necessary.”

James Monroe

Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”

Thomas Paine
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
C.S Lewis, Author, Christian

Wear your failure as a badge of honor.

Sundar Pichai, Tech Sector Executive

One of the great mistakes is to judge policies by their intentions, rather than their results.

Milton FriedmanEconomist

“When you see a person without a smile, give them one of yours.”

Zig Ziglar

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

Booker T WashingtonBooker Taliaferro Washington was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary black elite.Wikiped

“In the field of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

Galileo GALILEIAn Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer, sometimes described as a polymat
“If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.”
Elbert HubbardElbert Green Hubbard was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.
“Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.”
Thomas SowellThomas Sowell is an American author, economist, and political commentator who is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Who is wise?  He that learns from everyone.  Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.

Who is rich? He that is content.

Who is that?  Nobody.

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin was an American polymath who was active as a writer, scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat, printer, publisher, forger and political philosopher. And one of America’s Founding Fathers.Britannica reference

The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.

ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYNAleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was a Russian novelist. A prominent Soviet dissident, Solzhenitsyn was an outspoken critic of communism and helped to raise global awareness of political repression in the Soviet UnionBritannica reference

But all endings are also beginnings.  We just don’t know it at the time.

Mitch AlbomMitchell David Albom is an American author, journalist, and musician.Wikipedia reference

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt WhitmanWalter Whitman Jr. was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Britannica

Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees the most

KATHRYN L. NELSONAmerican film director and screenwriter,Britannica reference

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

George PattonPatton was a general in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean Theater of World War II, and the Third United States Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.Britannica reference

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what’s right.

Isaac AsimvoIsaac Asimov was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. Britannica reference

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

J.R.R. TolkienJRR Tolkien was an English writer and philologist

I never did give them hell.  I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.

Harry S TrumanHarry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not he same river and he’s not the same man.

HeraclitusHeraclitus was an ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher from the city of Ephesus.

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.

VoltaireVoltaire was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.


Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”

Ralph Waldo EmersonEmerson was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.

Ayn Rand

No great deed, private or public, had even been undertaken in a bliss of certainty.


Remember, no country that lost its moral compass and character has ever kept its liberty.

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