Archive for October, 2013

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2013

Robert M. Knight, on preparation

“The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2013

John Adams, on the American Revolution (1776)

“I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2013

Ed Bradley, on journalism

“I will not go into a story unprepared. I will do my homework, and that’s something I learned at an early age.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2013

John Muir, on nature

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2013

Anne Lamott, on books

“What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 26, 2013

Lao Tzu, on wisdom

“To attain knowledge, add things every day.
To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2013

Art Buchwald, on criticism

“If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2013

Robert G. Ingersoll, on freedom of speech

“I would not wish to live in a world where I could not express my honest opinions. Men who deny to others the right of speech are not fit to live with honest men.  (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2013

Benjamin Franklin, on freedom of speech (1737)

“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 22

October 22, 2013

Eleanor Roosevelt, on the mature person (1960)

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.”