Tag Archives: Quotes

Monday Morning Wisdom #369

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The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous. ~Frederick Douglass

I love America more than any country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. ~James Baldwin

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. ~Mark Twain

Monday Morning Wisdom #364

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“Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.”- Jennifer M. Granholm

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.”- G.K. Chesterson

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory there would be no civilization, no future.”- Elie Wisel

Today we remember those who died in service to our flag. Let us never forget their sacrifices.

Monday Morning Wisdom #360

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Creative Juice #256

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Creative Juice #256

Things to think about, things to laugh about, things to love.

Monday Morning Wisdom #323

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Monday Morning Wisdom #323

The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.

~Neil Gaiman

Monday Morning Wisdom #296

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Monday Morning Wisdom #296

Maybe you’re standing in a place where the sky and the mountains are very dramatic; the trees have incredible color and the water is vibrant. You have to decide what you want your painting to be about, render that element the most important, and then paint everything else to support it.

~ Scott Christensen in On Distant Ground, about landscape painting

Monday Morning Wisdom #293

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Monday Morning Wisdom #288

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Monday Morning Wisdom #288

Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.

~ Josh Billings

Monday Morning Wisdom #187

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Monday Morning Wisdom #187
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

~ Laurence Binyon, from "For the Fallen," 1914

Monday Morning Wisdom #278

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Monday Morning Wisdom #278

God almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. ~Francis Bacon