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  • Something To Think About - 5/20/19
    British journalist Katherine Whitehorn’s advice is to “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/18/19
    Ernest Hemmingway said: “As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/17/19
    Coach Dean Smith claimed “If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/16/19
    Muhammad Ali believed that “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/15/19
    You have to do what others won't. To achieve what others don't.
  • Something To Think About - 5/14/19
    A Business Roundtable study claims that international trade supports 39 million American jobs, with 12 million of those a direct result of trade with Mexico and Canada. Congress needs to quit fighting with the White House and pass the NAFTA replacement USMCA trade agreement.
  • Something To Think About - 5/13/19
    "Achieving starts with believing in yourself."
  • Something To Think About - 5/11/19
    Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: “An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust…”
  • Something To Think About - 5/10/19
    M.H. Alderson says: “If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/9/19
    Writer Daniel Defoe once noted that “Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/8/19
    According to British statesman Edmund Burke, “Ambition can creep as well as soar.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/7/19
    You know that you’ve reached middle age when the young complain to you about the old, and the old complain to you about the young.
  • Something To Think About - 5/6/19
    Abraham Lincoln claimed that “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/4/19
    French author Andre’ Gide said “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/3/19
    Mark Twain claimed that “Accident is the name of the greatest of all inventors.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/2/19
    Writer and activist Jonathan Kozol cautions us to “Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/1/19
    Writer and humorist Franklin P. Jones once observed that “An autobiography usually reveals nothing bad about its writer except his memory.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/30/19
    According to a UN report, man-made emissions of greenhouse gases total 53 and a half billion metric tons. If, as per the Green New Deal, the US were to go completely dark tomorrow, the rest of the world would still be emitting 45 billion tons of CO2; well above the Kyoto Protocols.
  • Something To Think About - 4/29/19
    According to former Treasury Secretary William Simon, ”The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/27/19
    Virgil said: “They can conquer who believe they can.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/26/19
    In honor of April being Stress Awareness Month writer Douglas Pagels reminds us “Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
  • Something To Think About - 4/25/19
    Japanese poet and author Kenji Miyazawa claimed that “We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/24/19
    Memoirist and historian Tara Westover notes “I don't think education is so much about making a living, it's about making a person.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/23/19
    Robert Woodson, a veteran of the civil rights movement, writes: “Activists’ focus on group identity and past wrongs fuels anger and resentment, deepening divisions instead of erasing them.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/22/19
    "A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant."
  • Something To Think About - 4/20/19
    According to a Hindu proverb: “You will only grow when you are alone.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/19/19
    It’s been noted that “The test of good manners is being able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/18/19
    Henry Ward Beecher wrote: “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/17/19
    Elizabeth Blackwell, America’s first woman doctor claimed that “None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/16/19
    According to writer and Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing, “What matters most is that we learn from living.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/11/19
    “Only a mediocre person is always at his best.” – Somerset Maugham.
  • Something To Think About - 4/15/19
    According to the latest IRS stats, the Top 1% pay 37.3% of ALL federal income taxes. The highest 5% paid 58.2% of the total income tax. The 10% of filers bore nearly 70% of the tax burden. The bottom 50% paid a total of 3% of the total federal income tax bill because many get refundable tax credits.
  • Something To Think About - 4/13/19
    Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great. — Motley.
  • Something To Think About - 4/12/19
    Catherine Aird — 'If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.'
  • Something To Think About - 4/10/19
    “Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.” -Arnold Bennett.
  • Something To Think About - 4/9/19
    "The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened."
  • Something To Think About - 4/8/19
    The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
  • Something To Think About - 4/6/19
    British Diplomat Harold Nicolson once advised that “The great secret of marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/5/19
    Mark Twain once noted that “Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/4/19
    According to Frank A. Clark, attorney and Congressman, “It’s hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you’ve earned.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/3/19
    Ralph Waldo Emerson defined “Good manners,” “The happy way of doing things.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/2/19
    Kiplinger’s reports that the nation’s air is getting cleaner. Emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide have plunged 88% and 76% respectively since their 1997 peaks. Mercury and particulate emissions are down as well. Coal fired plants provide less than 30% of U.S. electricity as more utilize clean natural gas. Green new Deals only punish and hamstring America while allowing China and India and other developing nations to continue to be the bad actors on the global pollution stage.
  • Something To Think About - 4/1/19
    Author Olin Miller claimed that “Of all liars, the smoothest and most convincing is memory.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/30/19
    Cervantes said: “Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness, its opposite, never led to good intentions goal.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/29/19
    Writer Joseph Conrad believed that “It’s the mark of an inexperienced man not to believe in luck.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/28/19
    “It is only necessary to grow old to become more indulgent,” claimed Goethe. “I see no fault committed that I have not committed myself.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/27/19
    Voltaire said: “Every man is guilty of the good he didn’t do.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/26/19
    Theodore Roosevelt said: “The cornerstone of this Republic, as of all free government, is respect to the law. Where we permit the law to be defied or evaded --- we are just so much weakening the bonds of our civilization and increasing the chances of its overthrow, and of the substitution therefore of a system in which there shall be violent alternations of anarchy and tyranny.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/25/19
    Playwright Channing Pollack once observed that “The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/23/19
    English writer and philosopher G.K. Chesterton said: “The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”