Your Thought for Today

Quotes to begin your day from John Larkin

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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

“I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who cannot.”

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

“History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.”

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George Washington

George Washington

My movements to the chair of government will be accompanied by feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.  

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Leo Buscaglia

Leo Buscaglia

“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.”

Today’s thought for today is dedicated to a very good friend of many who receive these thoughts. I have been communicating on a daily basis with Elbert Alan Ellington of Santiago, Chile for the better part of a year. Al would grade the quality of each thought with a thumb’s up or thumb’s down in some sort of a corrosive or complementary manner. Al passed away suddenly this past week. There are very few people I have thought of as an “Individual”- a person of unique qualities and character. Al Ellington was an “Individual” and he will be sorely missed.

John

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Winston Churchill

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

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H. L. Mencken

“Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn’t, they’d be married too.”

 

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Chuck Yeager

Chuck-Yeager

“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.”