Quotes June 11, 2017

My freedom of speech outranks your freedom of speech.
Mort Walker, as Sarge in “Beatle Bailey” cartoon strip, 2001 from “The Freedom Forum First Amendment Calendar”
I’m a supporter of the First Amendment, but I’m a believer in being held accountable.
John Kay, Musician, 2001 from “The Freedom Forum First Amendment Calendar”
No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.
Mignon McLaughlin, former editor, Vogue, 1966 from “The Freedom Forum First Amendment Calendar”
Wooing the press…is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.
Maureen Dowd, journalist, 1994 from “The Freedom Forum First Amendment Calendar”
“The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein
“The greatest of all human delusions is that there is a tangible goal, and not just direction towards an ideal aim. The idea that a goal can be attained perpetually frustrates human beings, who are disappointed at never getting there, never being able to stop.”
Stephen Spender, World Within World
“Arrears of small things to be attended to, if allowed to accumulate, worry and depress like unpaid debts. The main work should always stand aside for these, not these for the main work, as large debts should stand aside for small ones, or truth for common charity and good feeling. If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.”
Samuel Butler, The Notebooks of Samuel Butler
When you learn to accept instead of expect, you’ll have fewer disappointments.”
UnknownWith confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Marcus Garvey,
political activist and publisher
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Walter Elliott,
“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”
Steven Pressfield