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Week of December 27

“Why do some cultures have elders, but others have the elderly.”
– Jane Tewson

Week of December 20

“Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.”

–Shakespeare,  Macbeth, Act I, Sc. iv

Week of December 13

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

– Winston Churchill

Week of December 6

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

– John F. Kennedy

Week of November 19

“Only three types of individual are entitled to use the personal pronoun ‘we’: The head of a sovereign state, a schizophrenic, and a pregnant woman.”

–Hyman G. Rickover

Week of November 15

“Your right to swing your fist stops at the beginning of my nose.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Week of November 8

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
–Mark Twain

Week of November 1

“For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not believe, no explanation will suffice.”

– Joseph Dunninger (1892-1975)

Week of October 21

“Definitions:
Mathematics: Answers questions where only one answer is right.
History: Answers questions where all answers are right.
Economics: Answers questions where no answers are right.”

– Daniel Confino

Week of October 18

“In the Dark Night of the Soul, it’s always 3:00AM.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

Week of October 11

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.”
–Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Week of October 4

“Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.”
–John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

Week of September 27

“Well done is better than well said.”
–Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Week of September 20

“The man of conscience is he who never succumbs to indulgence, well-being, success, public prestige, and
the approval of public opinion at the expense of truth.”
– John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

Week of September 13

“Dignity survives defeat”
– Gustav Mahler (1861-1911)

Week of September 6

“The definition of meetings is where minutes are kept and hours are lost.”
– Randal Riede

Week of August 30

“Ideas create idols; only wonder leads to knowing.”
St. Gregory of Nyssa

August 23

“For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”
H.L. Mencken

August 16

“About Half”
Pope John XXIII, in response to the question, “How many people work in the Vatican?”

August 9

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory or defeat.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

July 30
“Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.”
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

July 21
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
 – Flannery O’Connor

July 14
“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”
 – Fred Astaire

July 9
“Nature bats last”
– Anonymous

June 28
“Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood”
 – H.L. Mencken

June 14
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
 – Albert Einstein

May 31
“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.”
– Frank Zappa