Archive for November, 2015

Quote of the day, Nov. 30

November 30, 2015

Seneca the Elder

“It is wrong not to give a hand to the fallen; this law is universal to the whole human race.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 29

November 29, 2015

Thomas Alva Edison, on invention

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”

Quote of the day, November 28

November 28, 2015

Wilbur Wright, on learning to ride a horse (1901)

“One [way] is to get on him and learn by actual practice how each motion and trick may be best met; the other is to sit on a fence and watch the beast a while, and then retire to the house and at leisure figure out the best way of overcoming jumps and kicks. The latter system is the safest, but the former, on the whole, turns out the larger portion of the good riders.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 27

November 27, 2015

Wilbur Wright, on flight (1900)

“What is chiefly needed is skill rather than machinery. The flight of the buzzard and similar sailors is a convincing demonstration of the value of skill and the partial needlessness of motors. It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill. This I conceive to be fortunate, for man, by reason of his greater intellect, can more reasonably hope to equal birds in knowledge than to equal nature in the perfection of her machinery…”

Quote of the day, Nov. 26

November 26, 2015

Mayflower Compact (1620)

“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc. (more…)

Quote of the day, Nov. 25

November 25, 2015

William Shakespeare, from As You Like It

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.

Quote of the day, Nov. 24

November 24, 2015

Henry Clay (1811)

“The great advantage of our system of government over all others, is, that we have a written constitution, defining its limits, and prescribing its authorities; and that, however, for a time, faction may convulse the nation, and passion and party prejudice sway its functionaries, the season of reflection will recur, when calmly retracing their deeds, all aberrations from fundamental principle will be corrected.”

Quote of the Day, Nov. 23

November 23, 2015

Charles de Gaulle, on freedom

“At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure.”


Quote of the day Nov. 22

November 22, 2015

John F. Kennedy (1963)

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 21

November 21, 2015

Pablo Picasso, on art

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”