STATUS QUOtes — 20201022

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.” — John Dryden

“The person who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized, vilified, and misunderstood. This is part of the penalty for greatness, and every person understands, too, that it is no proof of greatness.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?” — Serena Williams

“Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a huge research staff to study the problem.” — Bill Vaughan

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201021

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“God enters by a private door into every individual.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.” — Franklin Roosevelt

“When people tell me nothing has changed, I say come walk in my shoes and I will show you change.” — John Lewis

“Judge: I’ve listened to you for an hour and I’m none wiser. F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead: None the wiser, perhaps, my lord but certainly better informed.” — F. E. Smith

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201020

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son.” — The Talmud

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.” — Betty Bender

“To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’ the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, ‘Why not?'” — Christopher Hitchens

“A skeptic is a person who, when he sees the handwriting on the wall, claims it is a forgery.” — Morris Bender

 

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The American Dilemma in Quotes


Carl Sandburg
Picture Courtesy of Britannica.com

I came across these two quotes today.

 

“If she [America] forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.”


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“I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.”

 

— Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) —

 

This is the yin and the yang of where America finds herself today. As a youngster, I was what is affectionately referred to as an “army brat.” My father was in China during WWII prior to my birth.

Several years later my father woke me one morning, kissed my goodbye and I didn’t see him for more than a year as he went off to fight in the Korean War. We were an army family. The service was never far from our minds.

As a preteen I lived on an American army base in Stuttgart, Germany. At the end of every day, as the American flags were lowered, all cars stopped and passengers stood and listened to the bugle play.

I have always had a love for this country — warts and all. Of course the United States was never perfect, but there was always an intangible sense that everyone we met was generally on the same basic march toward making America a better country and society; and to continue to nurture her along that path.

From what I can see today, that feeling is no longer prevalent. We are a very divided nation. As a people we have been warned before that we must stand united or else our democracy will certainly, as Sandburg warns, experience the rot and dissolution that threatens.

The ship of state has been taking on water, but I believe we can bail her out once again and continue our journey toward a more perfect union. We can use these times as a life-lesson for our nation’s development.

Part of this effort needs to be a focus that assures our governments at every level are responsible to the people and not any other interests or big payers. “We the people” are America and every fiber of our nation must be dedicated to improving the lives of all who are part of our country.

We cannot look to anyone else to solve this problem or to save America. It is up to all of us!

Will we be the men and women of will and vision?

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201019

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“If the camel once gets his nose in a tent, his body will soon follow.” — Saudi Arabian Proverb

“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

“It is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing[ed].” — Owen Young

“I have written some poetry that I don’t understand myself.” — Carl Sandburg

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201018

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Feel compliments as deeply as you feel insults.” — James Clear

“The Four Rules of Life: 1. Show Up 2. Pay Attention 3.Tell the Truth 4. Don’t be upset at the results.” — Bill Vaughan

“They’re only truly great who are truly good.” — George Chapman

“Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make that observation to a Canadian.” — Richard Staines

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201017

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.” — Proverb

“Were the diver to think on the jaws of the shark, he would never lay hands on the precious pearl.” — Sa’di

“I have no creative use for guilt, yours or my own. Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action, of buying time out of the pressing need to make clear choices, out of the approaching storm that can feed the earth as well as bend the trees.” — Audre Lorde

“Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.” — Mignon McLaughlin

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20201016

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“If you’ve broken the eggs, you should make the omelette.” — Anthony Eden

“I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated.” — Al McGuire

“Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.” — Adlai E. Stevenson

“My doctor told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already.” — Milton Berle

 

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Vide-Ohs: The Human Condition…

and it’s Annoyances!

 

While we appreciate the modern conveniences, I think everyone will admit that perhaps there was less daily frustrations in the good old days!

We have boxed ourselves in so that we rely on certain routines, items and customs and when they don’t go exactly as planed, we suffer mental, emotional or physical pain!

Here are some examples (overlook the visual hyperboles; they are just trying to make a point!)!

 

And yet more…

 

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20201015

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“You measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.” — Morgan Freeman

“I loathe the expression ‘What makes him tick.'” It is the American mind, looking for a simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.” — James Thurber

“If your eyes are positive, You will love the world. But if your tongue is positive, The World will Love you.” — Mother Teresa

“My wife and I did the Jewish divorce custom where we took a broken glass and we put it back together.” — Myq Kaplan

 

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— Marlene Dietrich —

 
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