A Bit of Wisdom from Douglas MacArthur

A Bit of Wisdom from Douglas MacArthur

“The Japanese people since the war have undergone the greatest reformation recorded in modern history. With a commendable will, eagerness to learn, and marked capacity to understand, they have from the ashes left in war’s wake erected in Japan an edifice dedicated to the supremacy of individual liberty and personal dignity, and in the ensuing […]

A Bit of Wisdom from John Hancock

A Bit of Wisdom from John Hancock

“Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual… Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.” ~ John Hancock January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793 “The more people who own little […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Daniel Webster

A Bit of Wisdom from Daniel Webster

“Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” ~ Daniel Webster January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852 “Justice, sir, is the great interest of man on earth. It is the […]

A Bit of Wisdom for All of Us from A. A. Milne

A Bit of Wisdom for All of Us from A. A. Milne

“Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. “Pooh!” he whispered. “Yes, Piglet?” “Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw. “I just wanted to be sure of you.” ~ A. A. Milne 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956 “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Baltasar Gracián

A Bit of Wisdom from Baltasar Gracián

“Two kinds of people are good at foreseeing danger: those who have learned at their own expense, and the clever people who learn a great deal at the expense of others.” ~ Baltasar Gracián 8 January 1601 – 6 December 1658 “Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably […]

A Bit of Wisdom from King C. Gillette

A Bit of Wisdom from King C. Gillette

“A friend of mine asked why I could not invent something that everybody would use and throw away afterwards, and then come back for more. Except pins, I could think of nothing. The next day I dropped my razor and damaged the edge. Then the idea came.” ~ King Camp Gillette January 5, 1855 – […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Sir Isaac Newton

A Bit of Wisdom from Sir Isaac Newton

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.” ~ Sir Isaac Newton 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 “Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy” ~ Sir Isaac Newton 4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 “What we know is a drop, what we don’t […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Isaac Asimov

A Bit of Wisdom from Isaac Asimov

“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” ~ Isaac Asimov January […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Louis Pasteur

A Bit of Wisdom from Louis Pasteur

“whatever your career may be, do not let yourselves become tainted by a deprecating and barren scepticism, do not let yourselves be discouraged by the sadness of certain hours which pass over nations. Live in the serene peace of laboratories and libraries. Say to yourselves first : ‘ What have I done for my instruction […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Branch Rickey

A Bit of Wisdom from Branch Rickey

“I don’t care if I was a ditch-digger at a dollar a day, I’d want to do my job better than the fellow next to me. I’d want to be the best at whatever I do.” ~ Wesley Branch Rickey December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965 “Ethnic prejudice has no place in sports, and […]

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