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