Archive for January, 2013

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 31, 2013

Afghan proverb

“In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 30

January 30, 2013

General George B. McClellan, in reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation

“The remedy for political errors, if any are committed, is to be found in the action of the people at the polls.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 29

January 29, 2013

Jane Austen, on the artist

“An artist cannot do anything slovenly.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 28

January 28, 2013

Earl Weaver, on losing

“No one’s gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.”

Remembering No. 4

January 28, 2013

By David W. Bulla

I want to say good-bye to Earl Sidney Weaver, who was more than a manager of a major-league baseball team to me. He represented a generation now gone, one that believed in hard word, making one’s own luck, and wit. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 27

January 27, 2013

Flannery O’Connor, on freedom

“Free will does not mean one will, but many wills conflicting in one man. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 26

January 25, 2013

President Barack Obama, on America (2013)

“Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. (more…)

Quote of the day, Jan. 25

January 25, 2013

Helen Thomas, on journalism

“I don’t think a tough question is disrespectful.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 24

January 24, 2013

Roger Caras, on dogs

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 23

January 23, 2013

President Barack Obama, second inaugural address (2013)

“America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe; and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. (more…)