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  • Something To Think About - 5/19/18
    Writer Edith Wharton believed that “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/18/18
    Writer Edith Wharton believed that “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/17/18
    Clergyman Charles Colton advised us that “When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/16/18
    Confucius said: “Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/15/18
    The city of San Francisco recently claimed in court that rising sea levels threatened The City. Then, it issued long bonds stating in the prospectus that the city was “unable to predict whether sea level rise or other impacts of climate change or flooding from a major storm will occur.” I guess the dire threat of global warming depends upon whether you’re buying or selling.
  • Something To Think About - 5/12/18
    The Greek philosopher Epictetus said, “It is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/14/18
    Life is lived forward and understood backward.
  • Something To Think About - 5/11/18
    Film director John Landis says that “Ideas are important, but they're not essential. What's essential and important is the execution of the idea.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/10/18
    Goethe said: “One never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going."
  • Something To Think About - 5/9/18
    Statesman and political theorist Edmund Burke claimed that “The first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/8/18
    Writer Nicolas Chamfort believed that “The most completely wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/7/18
    ”Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.” That is according to aviatrix Amelia Earhart.
  • Something To Think About - 5/5/18
    “There are several good protections against temptation,” noted Mark Twain “but the surest is cowardice.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/4/18
    “There are several good protections against temptation,” noted Mark Twain “but the surest is cowardice.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/3/18
    Theodore Roosevelt told us that “We must dare to be great, and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/2/18
    Writer John Steinbeck believed that ”Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps fear of a loss of power.”
  • Something To Think About - 5/1/18
    According to journalist Walter Lippman, ”Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/30/18
    During the recent Facebook hearings on Capitol Hill, Missouri Congressman Billy Long correctly noted: “Congress is good at two things — doing nothing and overreacting.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/28/18
    Writer Dan Brown believes that “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/27/18
    According to English author Samuel Butler, “All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/26/18
    Writer Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon claimed that “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one's fear.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/25/18
    According to G. K. Chesterton, “The doctrine of human equality reposes on this: That there is no man really clever who has not found that he is stupid. And no big man who has not felt small.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/24/18
    California ranks 48th in the nation for highway conditions with an average pavement rating of “At Risk” or “Poor” and estimates 55% of bridges require rehab or replacement in the next 10 years. Why does the governor continue to pour billions of dollars into 119 miles of a bullet train to nowhere, whose costs have jumped to $10.6 billion, an increase of $2.8 billion from the current budget and up from the $6 billion originally budgeted?
  • Something To Think About - 4/23/18
    Pastor Jack Hyles believed that "Success is on the same road as failure; success is just a little further down the road.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/21/18
    According to a Greek proverb: Keep no secrets of thyself from thyself.
  • Something To Think About - 4/20/18
    When you are in the right you can afford to keep your temper, and when you are in the wrong, you cannot afford not to.
  • Something To Think About - 4/19/18
    "In free countries, every man is entitled to express his opinions and every other man is entitled not to listen." G. Norman Collie
  • Something To Think About - 4/18/18
    Confucius said: “To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it."
  • Something To Think About - 4/17/18
    With all the hoopla surrounding Russia’s interference in our past and future elections, it behooves us to remember the words of Karl Marx: “Russia has only one opponent: the explosive power of democratic ideas, that inborn urge of the human race in the direction of freedom."
  • Something To Think About - 4/16/18
    Tomorrow, Tax day, will be recalled as the day when you realize that you owe most of your success to the government.
  • Something To Think About - 4/14/18
    Aldous Huxley — 'That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.'
  • Something To Think About - 4/13/14
    One definition of “flattery” is “The art of telling another person exactly what he thinks of himself.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/12/18
    Justice Brandeis believed that “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/11/18
    “If you can give your son or daughter only one gift,” advised author and Congressman Bruce Barton “let it be enthusiasm.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/10/18
    “The greatest use of life,” according to philosopher and psychologist William James, “is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/9/10
    It’s been said that “Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/7/18
    According to a Danish proverb: Faults are thick where love is thin.
  • Something To Think About - 4/6/18
    “Aim for the top;” advised innovator an investor Samuel Insull. “There is plenty of room there.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/5/18
    British novelist and educationist Sybil Marshall believed that “Education must have an end in view, for it is not an end in itself.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/5/18
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world;” noted poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. “Most people exist, that is all.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/4/18
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world;” noted poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. “Most people exist, that is all.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/3/18
    Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren once observed that “Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.”
  • Something To Think About - 4/2/18
    There are roughly 40 million people in California. Of the 15 million that pay anything, only one percent pay fifty percent of the state income tax.
  • Something To Think About - 3/31/18
    “You can do very little with faith,” noted English author Samuel Butler, “but you can do nothing without it.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/30/18
    On the detriments of “worrying,” Doctor Charles Mayo once observed that “I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/29/18
    Essayist and political critic George Santayana claimed that “Fanaticism consists in redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/28/18
    Financier and political consultant Bernard Baruch said: “Every man has the right to his opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/27/18
    Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Man’s actions are the picture book of his creeds.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/26/18
    Author Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute notes that “In polarizing times, those without a clear guiding ideology become the most vicious partisans.”
  • Something To Think About - 3/24/18
    Cervantes said: “Tell me what company you keep, and I’ll tell you what you are.”
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