Archived Quotes from November 2020

People who have not got a sense of humor shouldn't ever be put in charge. ~~ Robert Runcie



There ought to be a room in every house to swear in. ~~ Mark Twain



Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due. ~~ Sydney Smith



The children are always the chief victims of social chaos. ~~ Agnes E. Meyer



Nobody has a more solemn duty to obey laws than those who make them. ~~ Sophocles



You have to create a climate within your organization where it's okay to say something's broken. ~~ Norman Schwarzkopf



There are few wild beasts more to be dreaded than a talking man having nothing to say. ~~ Jonathan Swift



The present is the ever-moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow.  In that lies hope. ~~ Frank Lloyd Wright



It's about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It's about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they've earned when they come home. It's about serving all of you as well as you've served the United States of America. ~~ Barack Obama



For soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, coming home is more lethal than being in combat. From the invasion of Afghanistan to the summer of 2009, the US military lost 761 soldiers in combat in that country. Compare that to the 817 who took their own lives over the same period, and this number does account for deaths related to violence, high-risk behaviors, and addiction. ~~ Brené Brown



Over the last 38 years I have had the opportunity to witness women Soldiers jump out of airplanes, hike 10 miles, lead men and women, even under the toughest circumstances," she said. "And over the last 11 years I've had the honor to serve with many of the 250,000 women who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan on battlefields where there are no clear lines, battlefields where every man and woman had to be a rifleman first. And today, women are in combat, that is just a reality. Thousands of women have been decorated for valor and 146 have given their lives. Today, what was once a band of brothers has truly become a band of brothers and sisters. ~~ Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody



We are all prisoners, but some of us are in cells with windows and some without. ~~ Khalil Gibran 



Consequences are unpitying. ~~ George Eliot



My ear is always open for appreciation, but for criticism, you have to make an appointment. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant



At times it was like gazing into a human soul, to look into his eyes; and what I saw there frightened me and started all sorts of ideas in my own mind of reincarnation and all the rest.  I tell you I sensed something big in that [dog's] eyes; there was a message there, but I wasn’t big enough myself to catch it. ~~ Jack London



Terror… often arises from a pervasive sense of disestablishment; that things are in the unmaking. ~~ Stephen King



Teaching is the greatest act of optimism. ~~ Colleen Wilcox


The human spirit is frail.  People believe what they need to believe. ~~ James Lee Burke [Robicheaux]



Thanksgiving is really a holiday that allows us all, if only for a day, to stop what we're doing and consider the wonderful people in our lives and the opportunities we have, and have had. ~~ Trish Regan



Although Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day--moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal. ~~ Monique Hammond



Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~~ J. Robert Moskin 



 Thanksgiving--fall's finale. Best damn holiday of the year in my worldly estimation. ~~ Carew Papritz



What do you call a short video from Thanksgiving that keeps repeating?  ThanksGIFing. ~~ Ellen DeGeneres



Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. ~~ Henry Van Dyke



If you woke up this morning, you have reason to be grateful. If you lie your head on a pillow tonight, you have reason to give thanks. Don't take a single day for granted. They run out. ~~ Toni Sorenson



A thought about Thanksgiving Day: Once there was this day, this one day when everyone realized they needed each other. ~~ April Burns [Pieces of April, movie, 2003]



No government any more than an individual will long be respected without being truly respectable. ~~ James Madison



The key is not to make quick decisions but to make timely decisions. ~~ Colin L. Powell



When elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers. ~~ African proverb



Old age is a time of humiliations, the most disagreeable of which, for me, is that I cannot work long at sustained high pressure with no leaks in concentration. ~~ Igor Stravinsky