THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-27-08)

It’s turkey week and it’s important we have at least one good Thanksgiving quote in our Monday bar quotes.  But the whole slew of quotes here are all pretty darn good.  And that’s no turkey, turkey!

Patrick The Poet


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 11-27-08)

Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West,
From North and South, come the pilgrim and guest,
When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board
The old broken links of affection restored,
When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more,
And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before.
What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye?
What calls back the past, like the rich pumpking pie?
–John Greenleaf Whittier, “The Pumpkin”

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
–Abraham Lincoln

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post how it feels about dogs.
–Christopher Hampton

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
–Albert Einstein

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
–Arthur Ashe

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
–Theodore Roosevelt

There are only two ways to live your life. One is to live as though nothing is a miracle. The other is to live as though everything is a miracle.
–Albert Einstein

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
–H.G. Wells “The Time Machine”

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
–Thomas Jefferson

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
–Benjamin Franklin

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
–Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Respect human talent, respond to genius, recognize reality, admire truth and beauty, realize the meaning of the rare flower Reason.
–Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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