Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"We Have With Us Tonight ... "

"How can I tell whether I am being heard?  When Abraham Lincoln made the famous speech that he afterward said had made him President - he had posted a friend in the back row with instructions to signal if he could not be heard. ... You don't have to shout. Even a whisper , when made correctly, will carry to the back of a large theater." - Dale Carnegie

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Glimpse Of Self

"Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. The next time you catch a glimpse of yourself in a store window or a counter mirror, check up on the expression. Then decide if it isn't worth a little time and effort to exchange that look of grim determination for something a little more appealing." - Janet Lane

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Immortal

"Brook and Wind, Though They Flow
A Thousand Years,
Age They Can Never Know.
Love, If It Lived At All,
Is Young As They,
Young As The Brooks That Brawl,
The Livelong Day,
Young As The Winds That Call
The Blooms Of May.
Bright With Delights And Dreams,
Like Jewels Strung;
Still To Be Sung."  - Louise Morgan Sill

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Interval Of Time

"Too late I stayed  --  Unheeded flew the hours." - Wm Robert Spencer

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a flying." - Robert Herrick

"A wonderful stream is the river of Time,
With a faultless rhythm, and a musical rhyme." - B.F. Taylor

Sunday, February 4, 2018

War

"Give me the money that has been spent in war, and I will purchase every foot of land upon the globe. I will clothe every man, woman and child in an attire of which kings and queens would be proud. I will build a school house on every hillside, and in every valley over the whole earth; I will build an academy in every town, and endow it: a college in every state, and fill it with able professors; I will crown every hill with a place of worship, consecrated to the promulgation of the gospel of peace; I will support in every pulpit an able teacher of righteousness, so that on every Sabbath morning the chime on one hill should answer to the chime on another round the earth's wide circumference; and the voice of prayer, the song of praise, shall ascend like a universal holocaust to heaven." - Henry Richard

War

O war ... begot in pride and luxury,
The child of malice and revengeful hate;
Thou impious good, and good impiety!
Thou art the foul refiner of a state.
- Daniels