Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Susan B. Anthony Quotes

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.

Independence is happiness.

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.

If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.

Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled the more I gain.

Suffrage is the pivotal right.

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago. They threw things at me then but they were not roses.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

John Adams Quotes

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

Fear is the foundation of most governments.

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.

A government of laws, and not of men.

The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries.

While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.

Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty.

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quotes from Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

Things do not change; we change.

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul & Mary

Had a bit of a flashback to elementary school last night when this song came on the local PBS station. What a great children's song...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Charles Schulz Quotes

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time.

If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.

It doesn't matter what you believe just so long as you're sincere.

No problem is too big to run away from.

There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker.

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Smiley Face Farm

The Harvey Farm in Epping, NH has a smiley face mowed into the grass. Harvey Farm sells fresh produce, as well as ice cream and a variety of other items at their farm (directly across the street from the smiley face.)