Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Quote of the day, Jan. 3

January 3, 2018

Joseph Pulitzer, on prosperity

“We all want prosperity, but not at the expense of liberty. Poverty is not as great a danger to liberty as is wealth, with its corrupting, demoralizing influences. Let us never have a Government at Washington owing its retention to the power of the millionaires rather than to the will of millions.

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 30, 2017

Bill Bradley, on sports

“Sports is a metaphor for overcoming obstacles and achieving against great odds. Athletes, in times of difficulty, can be important role models.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 17

December 17, 2017

Patrick Henry, on transparency

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”


Quote of the day, Dec. 10

December 11, 2017

Pliny the Younger, on speeches (from The Letters of the Younger Pliny)

“So we must work at our profession and not make anybody else’s idleness an excuse for our own. There is no lack of readers and listeners; it is for us to produce something worth being written and heard.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 26

November 27, 2017

Oliver Wendell Holmes, on power

“The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power. The prize of the general is not a bigger tent, but command.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 23

November 23, 2017

Wendell Berry, from The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members—among them the need to need one another. The answer to the present alignment of political power with wealth is the restoration of the identity of community and economy.”

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. 5

November 6, 2017

Martin Luther, on music

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 2

November 3, 2017

Gamaliel Bailey, on giving

“Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 29, 2017

Cotton Mather, on monsters

“Ye monsters of the bubbling deep,
Your Maker’s praises spout;
Up from the sands ye codlings peep,
And wag your tails about.”