Bits of Wisdom From Ralph Waldo Emerson on His Birthday

Bits of Wisdom From Ralph Waldo Emerson on His Birthday

“Every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882 “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882 “To be yourself […]

Bits of Wisdom from Mark Twain

Bits of Wisdom from Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”  Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain) November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 “I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain) November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 “To […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Mary Kay Ash on her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Mary Kay Ash on her Birthday

“No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.” Mary Kay Ash May 12, 1918, – November 22, 2001 “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.” Mary Kay Ash May 12, 1918, […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Abolitionist John Brown on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Abolitionist John Brown on his Birthday

“Slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked, and unjustifiable War of one portion of its citizens upon another portion; the only conditions of which are perpetual imprisonment, and hopeless servitude or absolute extermination; in utter disregard and violation of those eternal and self-evident truths set […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Edward Gibbon on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Edward Gibbon on His Birthday

“The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.” ~ Edward Gibbon FRS 8 May 1737 – 16 January 1794. Author of “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”

A Bit of Wisdom from James Madison on the Definition of Tyranny

A Bit of Wisdom from James Madison on the Definition of Tyranny

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” Federalist Papers 47 ~ James Madison, March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836

Bits of Wisdom from Clarence Darrow on His Birthday

Bits of Wisdom from Clarence Darrow on His Birthday

“The best that we can do is to be kindly and helpful toward our friends and fellow passengers who are clinging to the same speck of dirt while we are drifting side by side to our common doom.” Clarence Darrow, April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938 “I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci on His Birthday

“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.” ~Leonardo da Vinci, 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519

A Bit of Wisdom from Cesar Chavez on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Cesar Chavez on His Birthday

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” ~ Cesar Chavez March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993

A Bit of Wisdom from Vincent van Gogh on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Vincent van Gogh on his Birthday

“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” ~ Vincent van Gogh 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890 “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” ~ Vincent van Gogh 30 March 1853 – […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Viktor E. Frankl on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Viktor E. Frankl on His Birthday

“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone’s task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.”

A Bit of Wisdom from Harold L. Ickes

A Bit of Wisdom from Harold L. Ickes

“What constitutes an American? Not color nor race nor religion. Not the pedigree of his family nor the place of his birth. Not the coincidence of his citizenship. Not his social status nor his bank account. Not his trade nor his profession. An American is one who loves justice and believes in the dignity of […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Winston Churchill

A Bit of Wisdom from Winston Churchill

London, UK…Now seems a good time for a bit of Wisdom from Winston Churchill and what the will to fight to the end does to the resolve of even the biggest bullies. History has shown that Hitler knew he had to break the will of Churchill to defeat the British people. If Putin knows that […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

A Bit of Wisdom from Steve Jobs

“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need […]

Bits of Wisdom from George Washington for His 290th Birthday

Bits of Wisdom from George Washington for His 290th Birthday

Mount Vernon, Virginia…Bits of Wisdom from our first President George Washington for His Birthday. George Washington, February 22, 1732, – December 14, 1799 “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” “It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a […]

Bits of Wisdom from Abraham Lincoln for Presidents Day

Bits of Wisdom from Abraham Lincoln for Presidents Day

Bits of Wisdom from our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln for Presidents Day. Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865 “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves” “Whenever […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Charles M. Schwab on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Charles M. Schwab on his Birthday

“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among men the greatest asset I possess. The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement.” ~ Charles Michael Schwab, February 18, 1862 – September 18, 1939 “The man who has done his best has done everything.” ~ Charles Michael Schwab, […]

A Few Bits of Wisdom from Thomas Paine on His Birthday

A Few Bits of Wisdom from Thomas Paine on His Birthday

New York, NY…Thomas Paine was born on this day in 1737 in Thetford, England. His most impactful work was the tract Common Sense. In many ways it codified the grievances the Colonies had with the Crown and many historians credit it as the match that lit the flame of the American Revolution. He was also […]

A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere the inventor of first commercially successful steel plough. John Deere February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886 “Strike while the iron is hot.” ~ John Deere February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886 “It is a source of consolation to me to know that I never willfully wronged […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Ayn Rand on Her Birthday. Alisa Zinovyevna Rosenbaum (Ayn Rand) February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand, February 2, 1905 – March 6, 1982 “The smallest minority on earth is the […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Jackie Robinson on his Birthday

New York, NY…A Bit of Wisdom from Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972. “I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.” ~ Jack Roosevelt Robinson, January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972 “A life is not important except […]

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