Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Albert Schweitzer on Connection

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Barack Obama on Rising

In Taylor we see the best of America -- a spirit that says, when we get knocked down, we rise again. When times are tough, we come together. When one of us falters, we lift them up. In this country we take care of our own –- especially our veterans who have served so bravely and sacrificed so selflessly in our name. And we carry on, knowing that our best days always lie ahead.

Recognizing Petty Officer Taylor Morris who lost both legs, an arm, and a hand in Afghanistan. At the time of the explosion, even though he was bleeding out, Morris warned off those coming to his aid to keep them from being injured until the area could be secured from explosives. Morris has been working on his recovery and with prosthetics has been able to walk again (and dance with his wife). He did not attend the Veteran's Day address because he was out kayaking with his wife Danielle.

Barack Obama
2012 Veteran's Day Address
Arlington National Cemetery

Read and view President Obama's address by clicking on this link to Huffington Post.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

John Greenleaf Whittier on Power

To-day, alike are great and small,
The nameless and the known;
My palace is the people's hall,
The ballot-box my throne!

John Greeleaf Whittier
written in the 19th century

Source: The Old Farmer's Almanac Companion Newsletter, November 6, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012

James Garfield on Voting

Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.

James Garfield
A Century of Congress
Published in Atlantic, July 1877


Chuck Pagano on Resilience

You refused to live in the circumstances.  You decided consciously, as a team and family, to live in the vision.

Coach Chuck Pagano
Indianapolis Colts
Postgame speech after the Colts beat the Miami Dolphins
November 4, 2012

Chuck Pagano is undergoing treatment for leukemia. ChuckStrong.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

William Biamonte on Resolution

Come hell or high water, and we got both of them, people will be voting on Tuesday.

William Biamonte
Democratic Commissioner for the Nassau County Board of Elections