Archive for December, 2012

Quote of the day, Jan. 1

December 31, 2012

New York Daily Tribune, on the Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1, 1863)

“The President stood out against Emancipation, in spite of the entreaties and arguments of the great body of his earnest supporters, until he became satisfied that the Union must be saved at the expense of Slavery or it could not be saved at all. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 31

December 31, 2012

Emancipation Proclamation (1 January 1863)

By the President of the United States of America:

A Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit: (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2012

George Washington, on liberty

“Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 29

December 28, 2012

Carl Bernstein, on journalism

“The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 27, 2012

Roger Kahn, on newspapers

“The immeasurable difference between producing cars and producing newspapers is pursuit of the horizon.”


Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2012

Jeff MacNelly, on writing

“Writing is simple. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 26

December 26, 2012

Richard Ford, on leaving

“It’s interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 25

December 24, 2012

Seneca, on learning

“Docendo discimus.”

Translation: “We learn by teaching.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 24

December 24, 2012

Filipino proverb

Ang lumalakad nang mabagal, kung matinik ay mababaw.
Ang lumalakad nang matulin, kung matinik ay malalim.

(Translation: Don’t rush things to get better results. It is better to do a job carefully but slowly than to do it quickly but carelessly.)

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 23, 2012

Shirley Abbott, on history

“The frontier will nevertheless survive in the attitudes a few of us inherited from it. (more…)