Quote of the day, Nov. 22

November 22, 2017

Toni Morrison, from Beloved

“In Ohio seasons are theatrical. Each one enters like a prima donna, convinced its performance is the reason the world has people in it.”

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Quote of the day, Nov. 21

November 21, 2017

William L. Shirer, from The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

“A people who had so lightly given up their political and cultural and economic freedoms were not, except for a relatively few, going to die or even risk imprisonment to preserve freedom of worship.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 20

November 21, 2017

Thomas Carlyle, on narrative

“Narrative is linear, and action is solid.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 19

November 19, 2017

Abraham Lincoln, from the Gettysburg Address

“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this …”

Quote of the day, Nov. 18

November 19, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright, on nature

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 17

November 17, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on wisdom (1940)

“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 16

November 17, 2017

Michel de Montaigne, on learning

“Learned we may be with another man’s learning: we can only be wise with wisdom of our own.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 15

November 17, 2017

Charles Kuralt, on family and friends

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 14

November 14, 2017

Colin Powell, on success

“Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 13

November 13, 2017

 Neil deGrasse Tyson, on education

“People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah’s ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”