Archived Quotes from July 2020

It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence. ~~ Abraham Lincoln



The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred. ~~ Adrian Cronauer



America, to me, is freedom. ~~ Willie Nelson



The Fourth of July should be celebrated with big hearts. ~~ Camila Alves



Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder. ~~ Jimmy Carter



What a day may bring a day may take away. ~~ Thomas Fuller



Chili is much improved by having had a day to contemplate its fate. ~~ John Steele Gordon



The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. ~~ Mark Twain



Be content to stand in the light, and let the shadow fall where it will. ~~ Mary W. Stewart



Looking and not finding is certainly one of the most frustrating ways to spend time. ~~ Andrew A. Rooney



If you are going to wait for someone to encourage you to do something, you just better give up. ~~ Cher



Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do. ~~ William Ellery Channing



You can't make a life-altering decision for someone else and expect it to stick. ~~ Jennifer Hudson



There's no panic like the panic you momentarily feel when your hand or head is stuck in something. ~~ Peter Kay



A nail is driven out by another nail.  Habit is overcome with habit. ~~ Desiderius Erasmus



I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing. ~~ Marsha Doble



Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:  always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary? ~~ Sir James M. Barrie



To understand a cat, you must realize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality. ~~ Lillian Jackson Braun



Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation.  Then deciding what you're going to do about it. ~~ Kathleen Casey Theisen



I am a firm believer in the people.  If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis.  The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer. ~~ Abraham Lincoln



Somehow, throughout much of life, being old seems to be something that happens to other people.~~ Maggie Scarf



"Yes" and "no" are the oldest and simplest words, but they require the most thought. ~~ Pythagoras



Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. ~~ Bob Talbert



Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. ~~ Mitchell Kapor



Every year of a dog's life is not the equivalent of seven years in human terms.  Best estimates now are that the first year is worth about 18 to 21 years, and each year thereafter four. ~~ Deane Jordan [1001 Facts Somebody Screwed Up]



I don't like gourmet cooking or "this" cooking or "that" cooking.  I like good cooking. ~~ James Beard



Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be. ~~ Alice Walker



Is there ever any particular spot where one can put one's finger and say, "It all began that day, at such a time and such a place, with such an incident?" ~~ Agatha Christie



There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ~~ Zora Neale Hurston



The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away. ~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



Living, you stand under a waterfall… What a racket in your ears, what a scattershot pummeling!  It is time pounding at you, time.  Knowing you are alive is watching on every side your generation's short time falling away as fast as rivers drop through air. ~~ Annie Dillard [An American Childhood]