Tidbits & Quotes: January 2005


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  • Everything here is my very personal collection and does not reflect the opinions of current or past employers, nor does it stem from confidential information obtained there. Also, I do not personally share the opinion of all of the quotes posted here.



He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.

Thomas Jefferson

Posted Jan 31, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom. Not because history runs on the wheels of inevitability; it is human choices that move events. Not because we consider ourselves a chosen nation; God moves and chooses as He wills. We have confidence because freedom is the permanent hope of mankind, the hunger in dark places, the longing of the soul.

George W. Bush

From the Second Inaugural Speech, January 2005

Posted Jan 29, 2005 | # | Category: Speeches

In America's ideal of freedom, the public interest depends on private character - on integrity, and tolerance toward others, and the rule of conscience in our own lives. Self-government relies, in the end, on the governing of the self. ... In America's ideal of freedom, the exercise of rights is ennobled by service, and mercy, and a heart for the weak. Liberty for all does not mean independence from one another. Our nation relies on men and women who look after a neighbor and surround the lost with love. Americans, at our best, value the life we see in one another, and must always remember that even the unwanted have worth. And our country must abandon all the habits of racism, because we cannot carry the message of freedom and the baggage of bigotry at the same time.

George W. Bush

From the Second Inaugural Speech, January 2005

Posted Jan 24, 2005 | # | Category: Speeches

The great objective of ending tyranny is the concentrated work of generations. The difficulty of the task is no excuse for avoiding it. America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America's influence is considerable, and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause.

George W. Bush

From the Second Inaugural Speech, January 2005

Posted Jan 23, 2005 | # | Category: Speeches

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Posted Jan 22, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.

Winston Churchill

Posted Jan 20, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

One man with courage is a majority.

Thomas Jefferson

Posted Jan 18, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

Posted Jan 16, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.

Thomas Jefferson

Posted Jan 16, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

A lady was sitting next to a priest on a very bumpy flight.

"Father, you are a man of God, can't you do something about this terrible storm?"

"Lady, I'm in sales, not in management."


Found at Vowe.net

Posted Jan 07, 2005 | # | Category: Jokes

Killing Palestinians isn't going to make us feel safer. They'll kill more of us, then we'll have to kill more of them. It's Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun.

Martin Sheen (as President Bartlet)

From "The West Wing"
Episode "NSF Thurmont"

Posted Jan 06, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Tell me, deep inside, at the bottom of your soul, who would you rather be? The man about to be shot? Or the man about to do the shooting?

Victoria Smurfit (as Nina)

From the movie "Bulletproof Monk"

Posted Jan 03, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better,
whether by a healthy child,
a garden path
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted Jan 02, 2005 | # | Category: Poetry & Music

I am just one person, and I could be wrong.

Dennis Miller

Posted Jan 02, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

Time is what you make of it.

Swatch advertisement

Posted Jan 01, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV


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