Category Archives: Quotes

Wisdom from Mr. Lincoln

“Adhere to your purpose
and you will soon feel
as well as you ever did.
On the contrary,
if you give up,
you will lose your power
of keeping any resolution,
and will regret it
all your life.”

— Abraham Lincoln

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“Work as if you lived in the early days of a better nation.” Or world.

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A mistake etched in stone.

This is etched on a wall at the Scottish Parliament. It is often misattributed to a Scottish writer and artist named Alasdair Gray. Gray credits Dennis Lee, a Canadian poet. A paraphrase of this quote — “Work as if you live in the early days of a better world.” — is on a mural in a subway station in Glasgow.

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Making Those Unknown Known

I think that when you die, you should be able to hold on to your history and who you are and for others to know that here is this person and not just be put into an unmarked grave and no one knows your name. We all deserve our life history and for people to know who we are and where we are.”
— Dr. Jennifer Love, a forensic anthropologist who works to identify people who have died

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“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves…”

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Second Chronicles 7:14 NKJV

Sound advice that is thousands of years old.

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“A leader will either contaminate with his cowardice or inspire by his example.” — General Hal Moore

“In the smoke and noise of battle surrounded by the screams of the wounded and dying, a leader will either contaminate with his cowardice or inspire by his example.” — General Hal Moore

I absolutely love that man,” said Randall Wallace, writer of Braveheart and director of We Were Soldiers. “He taught me great things. He had so many ways of teaching in the concise things he’d say. One of the things I rely on every time I direct is something he said to me — ‘In the smoke and noise of battle surrounded by the screams of the wounded and dying, a leader will either contaminate with his cowardice or inspire by his example.’ Every man who followed Hal Moore was a hero. He was the kind of leader who showed men the heroism in their hearts.”

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“History belongs not to the seers but rather those with the best reflexes.”

History belongs
not to the seers
but rather
those with the best reflexes.”

This is from a piece by Chris Stirewalt of Fox News. The assassination of the Russian ambassador in Turkey has brought about much speculation and even some introspection. The headline is apt. History reasserts itself.

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