Quote of the Day – B. C. Forbes on Hard Work

What a great quote this is. It really does spell out all the tools you need to succeed… Genius is often a short way of spelling hard work. Poverty, obscurity, struggle and ambition formed the foundation for many careers of transcendent achievement. Few marks are made in the world’s history by eight-hour-day men…. Sir Joshua…

Quote of the Day – Donella Meadows on Direction

An interesting, and smart, perspective. I hadn’t thought about things in this manner. A good reminder is always necessary. Happy Friday, my friends. If we haven’t specified where we want to go, it is hard to set our compass, to muster enthusiasm, or to measure progress. But vision is not only missing almost entirely from…

Quote of the Day – Alfred Stieglitz on Today

Today’s quote is inspired by the World Domination Summit going on in Portland, Oregon. I’m not there but many of my friends are and I’m watching from afar. Seems like such a powerful thing, to live in the moment, and it’s maybe the hardest thing to do. Welcome to Portland WDSers! I have always been…

Quote of The Day – David McIntosh on Government

In the United States it is Independence day. Yet, we say “Happy 4th.” I hope we don’t forget what the day really means. Happy Independence day to you, friends. 🙂 The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, government regulations…

Quote of the Day – Mary Travers On Civil Rights

On this day in 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Things didn’t change overnight, some would say that ideas and ideals are still changing. Today’s quote reflects that. We’ve learned that it will take more than one generation to bring about change. The fight for civil rights has developed…

Quote of the Day – Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor on Wisdom

Today is the 60th year that Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over Great Britain, the 16 commonwealth realms and the 56 commonwealth nations. She is the second-longest reigning monarch to Queen Victoria, whose reign is only approximately three years longer. All Hail Elizabeth! Long Live The Queen! Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None…

Quote of the Day – Adrienne Rich on Truth

This is quote a powerful quote when you sit and ponder it. What is truth, well that depends on who is telling it, don’t you think? At any rate, enjoy. 🙂 There is no ‘the truth’, ‘a truth’ — truth is not one thing, or even a system. It is an increasing complexity. The pattern…

Quote of the Day – Marshall Lumsden on Freedom of Speech

Of all the rights the Bill of Rights affords us, my most favorite is the Freedom of Speech, running close behind is the right against unreasonable search and State’s Rights not enumerated. I love spirited discussions, I love it when educated people come together with their ideas and stand firm upon them. I just hate…

Quote of the Day – Henry David Thoreau on Success

I’ve learned many things in my years on this planet. The few most important? Be dedicated, be purposeful, be yourself. The rest will all fall into place. This quote by Henry David Thoreau really speaks to me. 🙂 I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction…