The Legacy of Heroes

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Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~Wallace Bruce

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. ~Joseph Campbell

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~Thomas Campbell

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. ~Benjamin Disraeli

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“It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.”

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Abraham Lincoln Insights

My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves.

It’s not me who can’t keep a secret. It’s the people I tell that can’t.

Freedom: Achieved, Not Bestowed

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FDR Quotes to Live By

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

We cannot always build a future for our youth, but we can always build our youth for the future.

Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.

I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

Repetition, Repetition, Repetition…

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FDR Quotes to Live By

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory.

Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere. Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights and keep them. Our strength is our unity of purpose. To that high concept there can be no end save victory.

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.

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.”