THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 01-09-09

As always, though a little late in the day, are this Monday’s Bar Quotes!

Patrick The Poet

 

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 01-09-09)

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.
–Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
–Henry Ward Beecher

Like stones, words are laborious and unforgiving, and the fitting of them together, like the fitting of stones, demands great patience and strength of purpose and particular skill.
–Edmund Morrison

The next time it begins to rain… lie down on your belly, nestle your chin into the grass, and get a frog’s-eye view of how raindrops fall…The sight of hundreds of blades of grass bowing down and popping back up like piano keys strikes me as one of the merriest sights in the world.
–Malcolm Margolin

Reading makes a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
–Francis Bacon

The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike.
–Ralph Ellison

Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
–James Harvey Robinson (1863-1936), Historian

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
–Carl. W. Buechner

If a great thing can be done, it can be done easily, but this ease is like the of ease of a tree blossoming after long years of gathering strength.
–John Ruskin

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.
–Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, November 19, 1863

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
–Theodore Roosevelt

Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
–Thomas Jefferson

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