July 2018

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events;

small minds discuss people. 

– Eleanor Roosevelt

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the

church, and the private school, supported entirely by private

contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate.

– Ulysses S. Grant

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming

them is what makes life meaningful. 

– Joshua J. Marine

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test

a man's character, give him power. 

– Abraham Lincoln

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true

happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but

through fidelity to a worthy purpose. 

– Helen Keller

Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being

unwilling to learn. 

– Benjamin Franklin

You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you

can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

– Malcolm X 

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. 

– Erma Bombeck

America is known as a country that welcomes people to

its shores. All kinds of people. The image of the Statue of

Liberty with Emma Lazarus' famous poem. She lifts her

lamp and welcomes people to the golden shore, where they

will not experience prejudice because of the color of their

skin, the religious faith that they follow.

– Ruth Bader Ginsburg

e could be the wealthiest and the most mighty nation

and still lose the battle of the world if we do not help

our world neighbors protect their freedom and advance their

social and economic progress. It is not the goal of the

American people that the United States should be the richest

nation in the graveyard of history. 

– Dwight Eisenhower 

Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it

does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world

for those who come after. In due course, each generation

makes its own accounting to its children.  

– Robert Kennedy

Whether our forebears were strangers who crossed the

Atlantic or the Pacific or the Rio Grande, we are here only

because this country welcomed them in and taught them that

to be an American is about something more than what we

look like, or what our last names are, or how we worship.

– Barack Obama

Those who cultivate moral confusion for profit should

understand this: we will name their names and shame them

as they deserve to be shamed.

–  Bob Dole

It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace.

When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he

understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our


– Harry S Truman

He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is,

or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There

is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his

country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral

obligations in his private connections.

– Samuel Adams

We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating,

I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the

world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all

have in common –which is – we all want to be happy. 

– Ellen DeGeneres

To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will

make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping

he will eat you last – but eat you he will. 

– Ronald Reagan 

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by

the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. 

– Mark Twain