A Memorable Quote For Any Cause

Here’s a memorable quotation that you can use about protecting the environment, or with a strategic edit, virtually any worthy cause:

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”—Robert Swan

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Donald Trump on Killing Bin Ladin

Memorable Trump Quotations
“Stop congratulating Obama for killing Bin Laden. The Navy Seals killed Bin Laden.”
—-2012 tweet

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Trump Will Be Too Busy To Play Golf

Memorable Trump Quotations

“I’m going to be working for you. I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” –Donald J. Trump, August, 2016

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St.Augustin on Government

A Kingdom Is Legalized Theft
“What are kingdoms but great robberies?”
St.Aucustin

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Day One Thinking

Seneca on Time Management

“Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”
—-Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Roman philosopher and poet

Footnote: Jeff Bezos describes Amazon’s management style as Day One Thinking—a willingness to view every new morning as if it were the first day of doing business. (The New Yorker, October 21, 2019)

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Trump and Tacitus

A quotation that sounds like a motto of the Trump regime:
“Crime, once exposed, has no refuge but in audacity.”
—-Tacitus

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“Intriguing surprises and stories. I felt like Lincoln was in the room and laughed out loud at his brilliant wit. I am going to gift this wonderful book to my friends and colleagues who will be drawn into this brilliant juxtaposition of two great figures.” Jennifer Kahnweiler, author of “The Introverted Leader” and “Quiet Influence.”

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The Role of Religion in Society

Edward Gibbon on Religion in the Roman World
“The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosophers as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.”
—Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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Napoleon on Leadership

“The art of appointing men is not nearly so difficult as allowing those appointed to attain their full worth”
—Napoleon said this to Nicolas-Francois Mollien, his treasury minister

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Hitler’s Appeal

Orwell On Hitler

In 1940 George Orwell, who would later write “Animal Farm” and “Nineteen Eighty-four,” reviewed a new edition of “Mein Kampf, which Hitler had originally published back in 1925. Four months after this review was published, the Battle of Britain began.

“..The initial personal cause of his grievance against the universe can only be guessed at; but at any rate the grievance is there.
He is the martyr, the victim, Prometheus chained to the rock, the self-sacrificing hero who fights single-handed against impossible odds. If he were killing a mouse he would know how to make it seem like a dragon…”

“Hitler, because in his own joyless mind he feels it with exceptional strength, knows that human beings don’t only want comfort, safety, short working-hours, hygiene, birth-control, and, in general, common sense; they also, at least intermittently, want struggle and self-sacrifice, not to mention drums, flags, and loyalty-parades….”

“…Whereas Socialism, and even capitalism in a more grudging way, have said to people ‘I offer you a good time,’ Hitler has said to them ‘I offer you struggle, danger and death,’ and as a result the whole nation flings itself at his feet.”

—Excerpts from George Orwell’s review of “Mein Kampf,” New English Weekly, March 21, 1940.

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Globalism and Nationalism: Truman and Trump

“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots. The future belongs to strong, independent nations.”
—Donald Trump st the UN, September 24, 2019

Does Trump not know that nationalism gave us two ghastly world wars that left Leningrad and Dresden and Plymouth and Hiroshima in ruins and tens of millions dead?

Does Trump not know that the organization where he spoke…the United Nations…was begun after that ghastly war by Roosevelt and Truman in the desperate hope that the world could be spared another such calamity?

Does Trump not know that Europe has enjoyed its longest peace in centuries because of partnerships that are global and organizations that link national interests to the larger good: the UN and the World Court and the EU and NATO?

Does Trump not know that Hitler and Mussolini would have been completely comfortable saying what he said without editing a single word?

Does Trump not know that President Truman carried a poem by Tennyson in his wallet that foretold a Parliament of man and a Federation of the World?

“For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,

Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonders that would be;

Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails,

Pilots of the purple twilight, dropping down with costly bales;

Heard the heavens fill with shouting, and there rain’d a ghastly dew

From the nation’s airy navies grappling in the central blue;

Far along the world-wide whisper of the south-wind rushing warm,

With the standards of the peoples plunging thro’ the thunder-storm;

Till the war-drum throbb’d no longer, and the battle-flags were furl’d

In the Parliament of man, the Federation of the world.

There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe,

And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law.”

-Locksley Hall, 1835, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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