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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 30, 2012

Instead of always harping on a man's faults, tell him of his virtues.  Try to pull him out of his rut of bad habits. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out.

-- Eleanor Porter (1868-1920) American Novelist

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 29, 2012

Man does not live by a turkey in every oven or a color TV set in every home.  Man lives by faith and hope and love, by the star on the horizon, by the trumpet that will not call retreat.

-- E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Inspiratons - Tue., Nov. 27, 2012

We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.

-- E. Merrill Root (1895-1973) American Writer

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 26, 2012

Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.

-- Brian Tracy

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 23, 2012.

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good.   

-- Calvin Coolidge

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 22, 2012

People tend to think of happiness as a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it.  You have to participate relentlessly.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 21, 2012

Every man has an obscure respect for courage in others, especially if it is moral courage, the rarest and most difficult sort of bravery...It makes the very brute understand that this man is more than a man.

Passage from Life of Christ

Monday, November 19, 2012

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 20, 2012

If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world, and his heart is no island, cut off from other islands, but a continent that joins them.

Francis Bacon

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 19, 2012

There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) American Writer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 16, 2012


The higher type of man clings to virtue, the lower type of man clings to material comfort.  The higher type of man cherishes justice, the lower type of man cherishes the hope of favors to  be received.

Confucius (551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 15, 2012


There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, "We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail."

Jim Collins, from his book, Good to Great

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 14, 2012

We must understand that upon those critics and cynics around us (and sometimes within us), the best revenge is massive success; or until the success comes, a GREAT BIG SMILE on the face and from the heart!

Henry Ford (No, NOT the automaker!)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Inspirations - Nov. 13, 2012


Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

Robert Brault
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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.    

Howard W. Newton

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 12, 2012

As one's fortunes are reduced, one's spirit must expand to fill the void.

Winston Churchill

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 9, 2012


Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

Will Rogers

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Inspirations - Thur., Nov. 8, 2012

If successful people have one common trait, it's an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they're driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing on the positives.

Mike Zimmerman

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Inspirations - Wed., Nov. 7, 2012

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations.
When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.

Sathya Sai Baba

Monday, November 5, 2012

Inspirations - Tue., Nov. 6, 2012

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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If you have not yet voted, you may want to link to and read at least the first four paragraphs of what http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act has to say about the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Inspirations - Mon., Nov. 5, 2012

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 2, 2012


Inspirations - Fri., Nov. 2, 2012
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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.  Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.  

Glenn Clark
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