Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned - and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.Erykah Badu, A line from the song On & On
To us, it might look like just a rag. But to the brave, embattled men of the fort, it was more than that. It was a flag of surrender. And after that, it was torn up and used for shoe-shine rags, so the men would look nice for the surrender.Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.Calvin Coolidge
Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous, or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.Ralph Waldo Emerson
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.Galileo Galilei
No doubt there are other important things in life besides conflict, but there are not many other things so inevitably interesting. The very saints interest us most when we think of them as enganged in a conflict with the Devil.Robert Lynd
Union gives strength.
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.