….of ‘we the people’…

2008 Republican National Convention: Day 2


The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

Who is wise? He/she that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He/she that governs his/her passions. Who is rich? He/she that is content. Who is that? Nobody. ~adapt. Benjamin Franklin

Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. ~Walt Whitman

A man or woman… who loves poetry and great pictures and statues, who is familiar with Shakespeare, who has a sense of humor and a love of nature, knows a deal about the joy of living and is full of resources. ~Silas X. Floyd (1869–1923)

She/he has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. ~adapt. Winston Churchill

Paradoxical as it sounds, many intellectuals prefer life in the mud to life in clear water. ~Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

“Old fogies” are behind the times; fanatics, ahead of the times; and a greater part of the remainder of mankind is “waiting for something to turn up.” ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915)

When I’m out and about, people are annoying idiots. When I’m home alone, all humankind is loving and good. ~adapt. Terri Guillemets, “Humanity on the streets,” 2006

History teaches us that humans and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. ~adapt. Abba Eban

Some people never say “Amen” to anything. ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915)

Cheers to a Terrific Tuesday that sings—a ‘we the people’ kinda day!



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