Category Archives: Religion/Spirituality

Hitler and the Defenders of the Third Reich

Does History Repeat Itself? What Germans Could Have Said About The Third Reich In 1938. We don’t vote for the man. We vote for the plan. Hitler can be a jerk but we sure like what he’s doing for Germany. … Continue reading

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Heart touching quote from the Journals of Lewis and Clark

“I dash from me the gloomy thought and resolved in future to redouble my exertions.. to live for mankind, as I have heretofore lived for myself.” —Diary of Meriwether Lewis on his 31st birthday, just after the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Senator Romney’s Impeachment Speech

“Is there one among you who will say enough?” —Adam Schiff, closing statement in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump Years ago I read John F. Kennedy’s “Profiles in Courage” not knowing then that I would ever personally witness … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ruskin On Seeing Clearly

One Of Hemingway’s Favorite Quotations. Mine, too. “The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can … Continue reading

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Unusual Quotations:Inspiration

Where Great Art Comes From: Kandinsky On Inspiration “Every artist knows, who works with feeling, how suddenly the right form flashes upon him…a true work of art must be like an inspiration.”  Wassily Kandinsky, famed Russian-born French abstract painter (1866-1944). … Continue reading

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Oscar Wilde On Seeing

Unusual Quotations: Seeing “To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing.”   Oscar Wilde

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Unusual Quotations: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld’s Self-portrait: A Quotation You Can Use At A Funeral Or Awards Ceremony Here’s a quotation by a famous designer with a surprising and thoughtful last four words. It’s apt for an individual whose life combines pragmatism with creativity. Use … Continue reading

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Parenting:If Your Kids Say They’re Bored

Parental Advice: If Your Kids Say They’re Bored If you’re a parent, you’ve doubtless heard it scores of times: “I’m bored.” I just read a thoughtful piece on boredom by Pamela Paul, an editor at The New York Times. Paul … Continue reading

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If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat, What You Say

What You Say If You Suffer A Setback Or Painful Defeat By Gene Griessman One of my books—-“The Achievement Factors”—tells the story of some of the most successful people of our time. Their names are synonymous with success: US Presidents, … Continue reading

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