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  • Something To Think About - 9/21/17
    Martin Luther King Jr. once noted that “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/20/17
    Playwright George Bernard Shaw said: “In this world, there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/19/17
    Here’s an Inconvenient Fact from the Copenhagen Consensus Center about the Paris climate accord: In order to keep temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius over the next 100 years, CO2 emissions would have to drop by six thousand gigatons or, 100 times that which the Paris agreement calls for. And that is assuming that all the players actually comply with the Accord.
  • Something To Think About - 9/18/17
    Napoléon believed that “A leader is a dealer in hope. ”
  • Something To Think About - 9/16/17
    It seems that idle curiosity never really is.
  • Something To Think About - 9/15/17
    Inventor Charles F. Kettering once observed that “The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/14/17
    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said: “I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving
  • Something To Think About - 9/13/17
    Its’ been said that “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/12/17
    Patricia Sampson — 'Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward'
  • Something To Think About - 9/11/17
    Dr Jonas Salk, inventor of the polio vaccine, once noted that “I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/9/17
    “I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.” —Dr. Jonas Salk
  • Something To Think About - 9/8/17
    The real proof of courtesy is to have the same ailment the other person is describing and not mention it.
  • Something To Think About - 9/7/17
    Economist Thomas Sowell believes that “The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/6/17
    According to Benjamin Franklin: “Genius without education s like silver in the mine.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/5/17
    Writer Robert Louis Stevenson advised us to “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/2/17
    French moralist Joseph Joubert once observed that “Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/1/17
    When someone says: “Well, to make a long story short,” it’s too late.
  • Something To Think About - 8/31/17
    “Few things are impossible to diligence and skill,” claimed English writer Samuel Johnson. “Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/30/17
    It’s been said that “The difference between a conviction and a prejudice is that you can explain a conviction without getting angry.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/29/17
    “We are what we repeatedly do,” said Aristotle. “Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/28/17
    Amidst the current rush to revise history by ridding the public spaces of certain statues, busts and other commemorations, remember Condoleezza Rice’s caution to “Keep your history before you.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/26/17
    Winston Churchill believed that “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all the others.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/25/17
    It’s been said that “Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/24/17
    According to an Icelandic Proverb: “He who lives without discipline dies without honor.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/23/17
    Eleanor Roosevelt advised that “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/22/17
    Aristotle taught that ”He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/21/17
    According to economist Thomas Sowell: “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/19/17
    Poet Thomas Carlyle believed that “Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/18/17
    “Confidence” has been defined as “that feeling you have before you understand the situation.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/17/18
    Writer George Mac Donald claimed that “To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/16/17
    “Do not surrender to fate after a single failure,” advised Indian spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy. “Failure, at most, precedes success.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/15/17
    Economist Thomas Sowell notes that “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/14/17
    Dwight Eisenhower once observed that “By leadership, we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/12/17
    According to British explorer Freya Stark, “There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/11/17
    It’s been said that the secret of polite conversation is never to open your mouth unless you have nothing to say.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/10/17
    Playwright George Bernard Shaw said: “In this world, there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/9/17
    “Whenever you do a thing,” cautioned Thomas Jefferson, “act as if all the world were watching.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/8/17
    The labor force participation rate for men 25-54 is lower now than is it was at the end of the Great Depression. Within 10 years of the 1996 welfare reform, signed into law by Bill Clinton, the number of Americans in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program fell by a whopping 60%. All that has been undone since, as federal poverty programs ballooned making more people reliant on the government as a way of life, but NOT reducing actual poverty levels by putting people to back to work.
  • Something To Think About - 8/7/17
    Columnist Sydney Harris once noted, as many politicians know, “Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/5/17
    According to an ancient proverb: “Good habits result from resisting temptation.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/4/17
    The poet Robert Frost believed that “The best way out, is through.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/3/17
    English author Samuel Butler claimed that “Life is playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.”
  • Something To Think About - 8/2/17
    Amist all the angst over proposed cuts to medicaid and medicare and other gov programs remember this: it is not the ammount of dollars being poured into these programs that is being cut- despite what some would have you believe about people dying in the streets as programs are reighned in- rather, it is the ammount of annual budget increases that is being reduced. These programs are still slated to grow, year after year, just not as fast as before these so called cuts.
  • Something To Think About - 8/1/17
    British playwright Somerset Maugham once noted that “The unfortunate thing in this world is that the good habits are much easier to give up than the bad ones.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/31/17
    Writer William Faulkner advised us to “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/29/17
    Scottish philosopher and satirist Thomas Carlyle noted that “… the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/28/17
    “Life is what you make it;” claimed painter Grandma Moses, “Always has been. Always will be.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/27/17
    Helen Keller believed that “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.”
  • Something To Think About - 7/26/17
    Literary critic and poet George Edward Woodberry once observed that "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."
  • Something To Think About - 7/25/17
    Colin Powell says “The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting in above-average effort.”
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