Monday, May 31, 2010

W.E.B.Du Bois on Sacrifice

The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression.

W.E.B. Du Bois


Lorraine Schneider on Peace

War is not healthy for children and other living things.

Lorraine Schneider
1966, Another Mother for Peace


Artist Wisdom

There is no wrong way to approach the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial" as it makes no grand statements about politics or American ideals. Its sole proposition is that the cost of war is human life.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Artist Maya Lin

Thank you to the Sunrise Rotary in Westerville, Ohio for the 2000 American flags in the Field of Heroes and for bringing us the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Moving Wall.  Never Forget.


Carl Schurz on Patriotism

The peace and welfare of this and coming generations of Americans will be secure only as we cling to the watchword of true patriotism: "Our country -- when right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right."

Carl Schurz

Lived in the United States in the 1800s.


Richard Aldington on Patriotism

Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill.

Richard Aldington


Dwight D. Eisenhower on Peace

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower


Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit on Peace

The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Indian Diplomat

The first Indian woman to hold a cabinet post.


Mother Teresa on Peace

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa


Sunday, May 23, 2010

John Paul DeJoria on Business

Have the finest quality available.  Then you are in the re-order business and not the selling business.

John Paul DeJoria
Co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems on how to have success in business

How'd You Get So Rich, TV Land

Friday, May 14, 2010

Laurence Boldt on Crisis

Our word 'crisis' comes from a Greek root meaning "to decide." A crisis often results when we fail to decide on the direction we want our lives to take, and a crisis often compels us to make the decision to commit ourselves to a new direction.

Laurence Boldt

Source: How To Find The Work You Love, (c) 1996,2004 Laurence Boldt, Peguin/Compass, p. 30

Stephen Colbert on Current Events

How do we stop the gulf oil spill?  Step 1: Think of Step 1.

Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report
Comedy Central

LeBron James on Reslience

A friend of mine told me, 'I guess you've got to go through a lot of nightmares before you realize your dream.' That's what's going on for me individually right now.

LeBron James 

after his Cleveland Cavaliers were defeated in the NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics.