Archived Quotes from July 2019

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~~ Erma Bombeck

 


 

Happily for America. happily, we trust, for the whole human race, they pursued a new and more noble course. They accomplished a revolution which has no parallel in the annals of human society. ~~ James Madison

 


 

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! ~~ President Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

Where liberty is, there is my country. ~~ Benjamin Franklin

 


 

Memory is a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things. ~~ Pierce Harris

 


 

Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere.  Self-pity gets you nowhere.  One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world--making the most of one's best. ~~ Harry Emerson Fosdisk

 


 

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by. ~~ E. S. Bouton

 


 

All the live murmur of a summer's day. ~~ Matthew Arnold

 


 

When somebody says, "I hope you won't mind me telling you this," it's a good bet you will. ~~ Joe Moore

 


 

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~~ Carl Sagan

 


 

It is better to begin in the evening than not at all. ~~ English proverb

 


 

I don't know why it is that we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down.  You might think we would lie there and rest awhile. ~~ Max Eastman

 


 

Whenever I ask, "Why me?" … a voice always says, "So who else did you have in mind?" ~~ Ziggy [Tom Wilson]

 


 

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.  And the most you can do is live inside that hope. ~~ Barbara Kingsolver

 


 

A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself. ~~ Henry Winkler

 


 

I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. ~~ Lauren Bacall

 


 

Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it. ~~ Mason Cooley

 


 

You become what you study. ~~ Robert T. Kiyosaki

 


 

What I love about cooking is that after a hard day, there is something comforting about the fact that if you melt butter and add flour and then hot stock, IT WILL GET THICK!  It's a sure thing!  It's a sure thing in a world where nothing is sure; it has a mathematical certainty in a world where those of us who long for some kind of certainty are forced to settle for crossword puzzles. ~~ Nora Ephron

 


 

Life's changes come slowly… The world rarely finishes its conversations. ~~ Stephen King

 


 

Nothing's easier than believing we understand experiences we've never had. ~~ Gwen Bristow

 


 

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect.  You have to trust in something--your gut, destiny, life, karma. ~~ Steve Jobs

 


 

The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. ~~ Nicolas Chamfort

 


 

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. ~~ Charles M. Schulz

 


 

Hire the best.  Pay them fairly.  Communicate frequently.  Provide challenges and rewards.  Believe in them.  Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off. ~~ Mary Ann Allison

 


 

You must remember to never cease to act because you fear you may fail. ~~ Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha (Queen Lili'uokalani)

 


 

 

Still round the corner there may wait,

 

A new road, or a secret gate.

 

~~ J. R. R. Tolkien

 


 

We can't cross a bridge until we come to it; but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time. ~~ Bernard Baruch

 


 

So the years hang like old clothes, forgotten in the wardrobe of our minds.   Did I wear that?  Who was I then? ~~ Brian Moore

 


 

 

 A chief maxim in dining with comfort is to have what you want when you want it. ~~ Thomas Walker

 


 

Care.  Love.  Be outraged.  Be devastated.  Just don't give up.  The world needs good humans today. ~~ Ellen DeGeneres