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  • Something To Think About - 11/19/17
    Benjamin Franklin once observed that “If a man could half his wishes he would double his troubles.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/16/17
    Auto racer Bobby Unser believes that “In time, the people with desire will always rise to the top.
  • Something To Think About - 11/15/17
    Comedian Wanda Sykes claims that “If you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/14/17
    With all the recent maligning of Columbus including the defacement of statues erected in his honor, Christopher Scalia of the Christopher Columbus Association notes that “Progressivism has become the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be celebrating America.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/13/17
    A recent study found that 14 million American jobs rely on NAFTA and that the U.S. actually has a trade surplus with Mexico and Canada of nearly $12billion in goods and services. Even agri-business has benefited as food exports have quadrupled under NAFTA.
  • Something To Think About - 11/11/17
    Sir Winston Churchill once noted that “I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/10/17
    As educator and writer David McCullough notes: “Astrophysicists assure us the universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/9/17
    According to writer Richard Bach, “You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/8/17
    Statesman and philosopher Francis Bacon believed that “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/7/17
    Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Secretary under Bill Clinton, recently noted in regards to immigration that “The understanding should be that if you immigrate to the United States you’re immigrating to the United States to become an American…. One crucial part of which is speaking English and understanding that you’re going to be learning English and that you’re going to be carrying on your life in English.” Summers, a Democrat, went on to say that “If we had more acceptance of the idea that immigration was about becoming an American, we would have more acceptance of immigration…”
  • Something To Think About - 11/6/17
    The Latin poet Claudian said: “He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/4/17
    Playwright Henrik Ibsen said: “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/3/17
    According to Albert Einstein, “A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much upon the future.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/2/17
    Historian Edward Everett Hale advised us to “Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds: all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.”
  • Something To Think About - 11/1/17
    Dr. Norman Vincent Peale believed that “No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/31/17
    Writer and political commentator Walter Lippmann claimed that “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/30/17
  • Something To Think About - 10/28/17
    According to Oscar Wilde, “A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/26/17
    Philosopher Bertrand Russell once observed that “In the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/25/17
    Editor and author William Allen White once noted that “In no other country in the world is aspiration so definite a part of life as in America.” We would add that we hope that we are not killin that spirit.
  • Something To Think About - 10/24/17
    Lawyer and civil rights leader Benjamin Hooks claimed that “The most enduring contributions made to civilization have not been made by brawn; they have been made by brain.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/23/17
    Ronald Reagan believed that “No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/21/17
    “The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit” noted businessman and diplomat Dwight Morrow. “Try, if you can to belong to the first class. There’s less competition.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/20/17
    Disarmament has been likened to a party: no one wants to arrive until everyone else is there.
  • Something To Think About - 10/19/17
    Historian and philosopher Will Durant claimed that “We don’t want a thing because we have found a reason for it; we find a reason for it because we want it.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/18/17
    Theologian Reinhold Niebuhr believed that “Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/17/17
    According to some on both the right and left, tax reform now needs to be budget neutral? Where were these guys when the deficit swelled by trillions of dollars under Bush and Obama? And why don't they try cutting taxes while cutting expenses?
  • Something To Think About - 10/16/17
    Ronald Reagan defined 'The taxpayer” as “someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/14/17
    French novelist Anatole France believed “It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/13/17
    According to Abraham Lincoln, “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/12/17
    Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser claimed that “Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/11/17
    Seneca said: “We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/10/17
    Economist Thomas Sowell notes that “Much of social history of the Western world, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/9/17
    Management expert Stephen Covey believes that “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/7/17
    Seneca said: “Begin at once to live, and count each day as a separate life.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/6/17
    It feels like America is approaching not only a crossroads, but one of those so-called “spaghetti junctions.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/5/17
    “Decide promptly, but never give any reasons.” advised Lord Mansfield. “Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/3/17
    Economist Thomas Sowell notes that “Too much of what is called “education” is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.”
  • Something To Think About - 10/2/17
    Amidst the recent rush to revise history by ridding public spaces of certain statutes, busts and other commemorations, remember Condoleezza Rice’s admonition to “Keep your history before you.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/30/17
    Journalist and writer Christopher Morley believed that “There is only one success ... to be able to spend your life in your own way.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/29/17
    Mark Twain once observed that “It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/28/17
    According to entrepreneur W. Clement Stone, “There is very little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference! The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/27/17
    Goethe said: “The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.”
  • Something To Think About - 9/26/17
    Writer Joan Didion claims that “To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything.
  • Something To Think About - 9/25/17
  • Something To Think About - 9/23/17
    John Quincy Adams said: “To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.”
  • 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. ”
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