A Bit of Wisdom from Enzo Ferrari

A Bit of Wisdom from Enzo Ferrari

Maranello, Italy…Enzo Ferrari, 20 February 1898 – 14 August 1988. Italian racing driver and entrepreneur, founder Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team & Ferrari automobile marque. “I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I […]

A Bit of Wisdom from George Washington

A Bit of Wisdom from George Washington

Mount Vernon, VA…George Washington February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799. The first president of the United States and founding father of our country. “It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.” “Be courteous to all, but intimate with […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Charles M. Schwab

A Bit of Wisdom from Charles M. Schwab

New York, NY…American steel magnate Charles Michael Schwab, February 18, 1862 – September 18, 1939. “A man will succeed in anything about which he has real enthusiasm, in which he is genuinely interested, provided that he will take more thought about his job than the men working with him. The fellow who sits still and […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Edgar Bergen

A Bit of Wisdom from Edgar Bergen

Los Angeles, CA…Edgar John Bergen, February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978.  Ventriloquist, Comedian, Actor, Vaudevillian & Radio performer. He was best known for his characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. “Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Early bird gets the worm, but the second worm gets to live. […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Cyrus McCormick

A Bit of Wisdom from Cyrus McCormick

Chicago, IL…Cyrus McCormick, February 15, 1809 – May 13, 1884 was an American inventor and founded the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, later to become the International Harvester Company. Through his and other inventions allowed the American Farmer to feed the world. “Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Jack Benny

A Bit of Wisdom from Jack Benny

Los Angeles, CA…Entertainer Jack Benny was born Benjamin Kubelsky, February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974. “My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.” “I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Abraham Lincoln on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Abraham Lincoln on His Birthday

Washington, DC…A Bit 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.” “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Thomas Paine on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Thomas Paine on His Birthday

New York, NY…Thomas Paine February 9, 1737 – June 8, 1809. 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 […]

A Bit of Wisdom from William Tecumseh Sherman

A Bit of Wisdom from William Tecumseh Sherman

New York, NY…William Tecumseh Sherman February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891. American Soldier & General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). “If forced to choose between the penitentiary and the White House for four years, I would say the penitentiary, thank you.” “Grant stood by me when I was crazy, […]

A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere

A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere

Moline, IL…A Bit of Wisdom from John Deere the inventor of first commercially successful steel plough. John Deere February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886 “I cut the teeth off the mill-saw with a hand-chisel. I cut a pattern out of paper for the moldboard and share. I laid the pattern on the saw and […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Babe Ruth

A Bit of Wisdom from Babe Ruth

New York, NY…George Herman “Babe” Ruth, February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948. Homerun King, “The Bambino” & “The Sultan of Swat”. “I’ll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They’re too […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Dwight L. Moody

A Bit of Wisdom from Dwight L. Moody

Chicago, IL…A Bit of Wisdom from Dwight L. Moody. Dwight L. Moody February 5, 1837 – December 26, 1899 “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.” “We can […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Horace Greeley

A Bit of Wisdom from Horace Greeley

New York, NY…Horace Greeley, February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872. American newspaper editor, publisher of New-York Tribune. “Our country right or wrong is an evil motto – what if your country be in the wrong? It will only compound her injury. I wish to serve the republic with an honest and fearless criticism.” “It […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Zane Grey

A Bit of Wisdom from Zane Grey

Altadena, CA…Pearl Zane Grey, January 31, 1872 – October 23, 1939. American author of popular adventure novels and stories that glorified the West. “Love of man for woman – love of woman for man. That’s the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.” “I arise full of eagerness and energy, knowing well what achievement […]

A Bit of Wisdom form Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A Bit of Wisdom form Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hyde Park, NY…A Few Bits of Wisdom from FDR. In looking at FDR’s life whether you are a fan of him our not the man that was FDR after polio was a much better, tougher & wiser man than the one who had two strong legs. I venture to say that the pre-polio FDR would […]

A Bit of Wisdom from General Douglas MacArthur

A Bit of Wisdom from General Douglas MacArthur

Washington, DC…General Douglas MacArthur, 26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964. American military leader from WW1 all to the Korean War. One bit of history people tend to forget is that the current constitution of Japan is known as the MacArthur Constitution because he wrote most of it. “I am concerned for the security of […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Robert Burns on His Birthday

A Bit of Wisdom from Robert Burns on His Birthday

Dumfries, Scotland…Robert Burns, 25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796. Widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. “It is natural for a young fellow to like the acquaintance of females and customary for him to keep them company when occasion serves. Some one of them is more agreeable to him than the rest; there […]

A Bit of Wisdom from John Hancock

A Bit of Wisdom from John Hancock

Boston, MA…John Hancock, January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793. an American Founding Father, Merchant, Statesman & Patriot of the American Revolution. “The important consequences to the American States from this Declaration of Independence, considered as the ground and foundation of a future government, naturally suggest the propriety of proclaiming it in such a manner […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Aristotle Onassis

A Bit of Wisdom from Aristotle Onassis

Arnold, CA…Our Bit of Wisdom for today comes from Aristotle Onassis, 20 January 1906 – 15 March 1975. The Greek Shipping Tycoon who married Jacqueline Kennedy after the death of JFK. As of today, you have 343 days to get those new year’s goals complete. “Don’t sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

A Bit of Wisdom from Edmund Burke

Arnold, CA…Our Bit of Wisdom from the past today is from Edmund Burke. You have 353 days left to get those 2024 goals done. “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.” ~ Edmund Burke 12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797 […]

A Bit of Wisdom from King C. Gillette

A Bit of Wisdom from King C. Gillette

Arnold, CA…Today is fifth day of the year, 360 days remain to get those new year’s goals done. Our bit of wisdom for today is from King Camp Gillette January 5, 1855 – July 9, 1932 of razor fame. “There is no other article for individual use so universally known or widely distributed. In my […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Sir Isaac Newton

A Bit of Wisdom from Sir Isaac Newton

Arnold, CA…Our Bit of Wisdom for Today, January 4, 2024 is from Sir Isaac Newton 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727. January 4 is the fourth day of the year & 361 days remain to reach 2024’s Goals. “Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Paul Revere

A Bit of Wisdom from Paul Revere

Boston, MA…Paul Revere January 1 – May 10, 1818. A Bit of Wisdom from our favorite Silversmith, Patriot & Midnight Rider. “There’s a time for casting silver; a time for casting cannon. If that isn’t in the red, it should be!” “To arms, to arms! The British are coming, the British are coming!” “No matter […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Harvey S. Firestone

A Bit of Wisdom from Harvey S. Firestone

Arnold, CA…Today is December 20th, 11 Days left to polish off those 2023 Goals. Our quotes for today come from Harvey Samuel Firestone Sr. December 20, 1868 – February 7, 1938. “I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it’s making money or not. I […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Thomas Paine

A Bit of Wisdom from Thomas Paine

Arnold, CA…Today is the 353rd day of the year, 12 days remain until the end of the year. Our Bit of Wisdom from history for December 19th is from Thomas Paine. On this day in 1776 he published the first of his American Crisis pamphlets under the pen name of Common Sense. These were some […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Ty Cobb

A Bit of Wisdom from Ty Cobb

Arnold, CA…Today is the 352nd day of the year, 13 days remain to get those new years resolutions finished up. Our Bit of Wisdom for today comes from Tyrus Raymond Cobb, December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961.  The legendary if at times controversial player not only set records that still stand to this day […]

Mornings with the One Percent™ Our Weekend Preview Show is Below!

Mornings with the One Percent™ Our Weekend Preview Show is Below!

Arnold, CA…Mornings with the One Percent™ is live weekday mornings. The premise for the show is that the USDA ranked all 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the USA on a livability or desirability scale based on factors such as climate, scenic beauty, bodies of water for recreation, humidity and much more. All of our […]

A Bit of Wisdom from J. Paul Getty

A Bit of Wisdom from J. Paul Getty

“In some respects, a society in which the members reach a universal level in which they are anonymous drones by choice is even more frightening than one in which they are forced to be so against their will. When human beings relinquish their individuality and identity of their own volition, they are also relinquishing their […]

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1745 Poor Richard’s Almanack

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1745 Poor Richard’s Almanack

Philidelphia, PA…A Bit of Wisdom from the 1745 Poor Richard’s Almanack. Poor Richard’s Almanack was published by Benjamin Franklin, under the pen name of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders”. Annual versions were published from 1733 to 1758 & outsold everything but the bible. For two generations before the Revolutionary war he helped create our unique […]

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1744 Poor Richard’s Almanack

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1744 Poor Richard’s Almanack

Philadelphia, PA…Poor Richard’s Almanack was published by Benjamin Franklin, under the pen name of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders”. Annual versions were published from 1733 to 1758 & outsold everything but the bible. For two generations before the Revolutionary war he helped create our unique heritage and identity. In this crazy time where the news […]

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