A Bit of Wisdom from Albert Schweitzer

A Bit of Wisdom from Albert Schweitzer

“The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” ~ Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer, 14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965 “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke, 12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797 “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ~ Edmund Burke, 12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797 “No passion […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Carl Sandburg

A Bit of Wisdom from Carl Sandburg

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” ~ Carl August Sandburg, January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967

A Bit of Churchillian Wisdom on Taxation

A Bit of Churchillian Wisdom on Taxation

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” Churchill with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, 10 February 1953.

A Bit of Wisdom from Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island and Ideological Founding Father

A Bit of Wisdom from Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island and Ideological Founding Father

Providence, RI…Roger Williams, 21 December 1603 – 15 March 1683. Minister, theologian, and author who founded Providence Plantations, which became the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, now the State of Rhode Island. He was a staunch advocate for religious freedom, separation of church and state, and fair dealings with Native Americans. His work […]

Bits of Wisdom from Branch Rickey on His Birthday

Bits of Wisdom from Branch Rickey on His Birthday

“Luck is the residue of design.” Branch Rickey December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965 “Problems are the price you pay for progress.” Branch Rickey December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965 “Never surrender opportunity for security.” Branch Rickey December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965 “The man with the ball is responsible for what […]

Bits of Wisdom from Arthur C. Clarke

Bits of Wisdom from Arthur C. Clarke

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Arthur C. Clarke December 16, 1917 – March 19, 2008 “The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke December 16, 1917 – March 19, 2008

Bits of Wisdom from William C. Durant

Bits of Wisdom from William C. Durant

“The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love that an old man has for his old wife.” ~ William C. Durant December 8, 1861 – March 18, 1947 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ William C. Durant December 8, 1861 […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Churchill on the Journey

A Bit of Wisdom from Churchill on the Journey

“Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.” ~ Sir Winston Leonard […]

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S. Lewis on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S. Lewis on his Birthday

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.” ~ C. S. Lewis, 29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963

A Bit of Wisdom from Bernard Law (Monty) Montgomery

A Bit of Wisdom from Bernard Law (Monty) Montgomery

“When I told a senior officer that I must have a new head gunner, he remarked that the present man was a delightful person and was also a golf champion. I agreed he was delightful, but added that unfortunately the game we were about to play was not golf.” ― Bernard Law (Monty) Montgomery 17 […]

Bits of Wisdom from Daniel Boone on His 287th Birthday!

Bits of Wisdom from Daniel Boone on His 287th Birthday!

“I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.” ~ Daniel Boone, November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820 “One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.” ~ […]

A Bit of Wisdom from President Eisenhower

A Bit of Wisdom from President Eisenhower

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969 Eisenhower speaks with men of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division, on June 5, 1944, the day before the D-Day […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Poor Richard

A Bit of Wisdom from Poor Richard

Who is wise? He that learns from every One. Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Poor Richard’s Almanack 1755, Benjamin Franklin January 6 – April 17, 1790

Benjamin Franklin’s Final Speech in the Constitutional Convention. September 17th, 1787

Benjamin Franklin’s Final Speech in the Constitutional Convention. September 17th, 1787

Philadelphia, PA…Mr. President: I confess that I do not entirely approve of this Constitution at present, but Sir, I am not sure I shall never approve it: For having lived long, I have experienced many Instances of being oblig’d, by better Information or fuller Consideration, to change Opinions even on important Subjects, which I once […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Poor Richard

A Bit of Wisdom from Poor Richard

“Serving God is Doing Good to Man, but Praying is thought an easier Service, and therefore more generally chosen.” Poor Richard Almanack 1749, Benjamin Franklin January 6 – April 17, 1790

A Bit of Wisdom from Bret Harte

A Bit of Wisdom from Bret Harte

“Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.” Bret Harte August 25, 1836 – May 5, 1902

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