To Do Something

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FDR Quotes to Live By

One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment… If it doesn’t turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.

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Vote for Principle: Advice from John Q. Adams

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Vote for Principle: Advice from President John Q. Adams

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”

“From the experience of the past we derive instructive lessons for the future.”

Common Sense Philosophy

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Common Sense Philosophy – In the Words of James Madison

“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”

“Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.”

“What spectacle can be more edifying or more seasonable, than that of Liberty and Learning, each leaning on the other for their mutual and surest support?”

Don’t Lose the Future

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Current Blog Series: Life Lessons from Winston Churchill

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

“Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

“If we open a quarrel between past and present, we shall find that we have lost the future.”

How to Fly a Kite (according to Winston Churchill)

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Current Blog Series: Life Lessons from Winston Churchill

“Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities… because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.”

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.”

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

Life Lessons from Winston Churchill

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New Blog Series: Life Lessons from Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

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