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“Truth and falsehood, it has been well said, are not always opposed to each other like black and white, but oftentimes, and by design, are made to be hardly distinguishable; just as the counterfeit this is counterfeit because it resembles the genuine thing.”

                                      -Sir Anthony Cleasby, English Jurist

“It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what is required.”
                      -Sir Winston Churchill
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
                                           -Sir Winston Churchill
“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.”
                                 -Cherokee Indian Proverb
“The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. “
                                                                                                                -Theodore Roosevelt
“That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.”
       -Thomas Jefferson

“In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.”


“God doeth all things well -- the meaning of which, after due time, appears to the soul.”

                                                   -Walt Whitman

“It is not enough to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others. In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right.”

                   - Gordon B. Hinkley

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

               -Benjamin Franklin

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

                                                              -Albert Einstein

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."

                 -Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. Remain steadfast...and one day you will build something that endures, something worthy of your potential.”

                                                                                              -Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

“Kind words may be short... but their echoes are endless.”

        -Mother Theresa

"The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'"


“...a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.”


“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it.”

                                                                                                       -Rabbi Harold Kushner

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

                                                               -Helen Keller

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

                       -Will Rogers

“Preach the gospel everywhere you go, and, if necessary, use words.”

                                                                                      -Saint Francis of Assisi

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

                        -Harry S. Truman

“ ye doers of the word, and not hearers only...”

                                    -James 1:22

“There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.“

                                                       -Ronald Reagan

“Trust, but verify.”

        -Ronald Reagan

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?  Four.  Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.”

                           -Abraham Lincoln

"You've got to 'Prime the Pump', you must have faith, and believe! You've got to give of yourself, before you're worthy to receive!”

                                                                                                                   -The Kingston Trio

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.”

-Alexander Hamilton

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

               -Thomas Edison

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

            -Thomas Edison

“Wie zijn billen brandt moet op de blaren zitten.” (He who burns his backside has to sit on the blisters)

                    -Dutch Saying

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”

                              - 1 Corinthians 13:12

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

                                          -Theodore Roosevelt

“Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.”


The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

                                  -Robert Frost

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

                                        -Thomas Jefferson

"Socialism is fine until you run out of other people's money."

               -Margaret Thatcher

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.”

                            -Martin Luther

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”

                                          -James Madison

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”

                                                -Dr. Adrian Rogers

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”

                       -Samuel Adams

“To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

                    -Thomas Jefferson

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”                               

                         -Sir Winston Churchil

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.”

             -John F. Kennedy

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

                                              - Thomas Jefferson

“Chance favors only the prepared mind.”

               -Louis Pasteur

“There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.”

                                       -Susan Cain