Quotes October 23 – 24, 2016

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery…”
Winston Churchill

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to  extend its power to the entire planet.”
Hassan el Banna  Founder  Muslim Brotherhood

Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.
Joel Barker,
writer and lecturer

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it.
Ronald Reagan,
40th US president

Experience, the name men give to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde,

Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.
Herman Melville,

I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Part of it is just learning what makes me happier and doing more of it, and learning what makes me unhappier and doing less of it.
Mark Frauenfelder,
writer and illustrator


“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”
William Maxwell, Time Will Darken It

“When a situation develops gradually, no matter how weird that situation is, you get used to it.”
Andy Warhol, POPism

“There is almost one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”
Leo Tolstoy,  What Men Live By and Other Tales

“The satisfaction to be derived from success in a great constructive enterprise is one of the most massive that life has to offer.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”
Sydney Smith

“Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and the happy.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

“I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.”
Steve Maraboli

“Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievements of one’s values.”
Ayn Rand

“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson