Category Archives: Thought For the Day

Thought for the Day: When Books Are Allowed To Burn, Men Burn Next

“Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.” – Heinrich Heine, poet, journalist, and essayist (13 Dec 1797-1856)        

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Sonic Gems: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

We have previously discussed the career of the one and only Nat King Cole.  That being said, he is a unique part of American entertainment history that I will always treasure in my memories.  Though I was not but an … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Around the World

Sir Francis Drake embarked for South Seas, December 13, 1577 Born in roughly 1540, the English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake, passed away on January 28, 1596.  Before he did, however, he carried out the second circumnavigation of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Opinions Are Not Equal

“All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.” –  Douglas Adams, in The Salmon of Doubt (2002)        

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Sonic Gems: Bing Crosby – Merry Christmas

On May 3, 1903,  Harry Lillis “Bing” Crosby Jr., was born to become a renown American singer and actor before his passing on October 14, 1977.  His signature bass-baritone voice helped him become of the best selling record artists of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of Robert Browning

The English poet and playwright Robert Browning was born May 7, 1812 and passed on December 12, 1889. We have previously discussed Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Victorian age poetry and his mastery of dramatic monologue.  Please see the prior … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Consideration of Thought Does Not Mean Its Acceptance

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher Sometimes deep contemplation on the thoughts of others sharpens your own that are contrary.  Consider the above.  … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Frank Sinatra – A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra

An iconic American singer, actor, and producer, Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915 and passed away on May 14, 1998.  He was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century having sold … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Lives – Alcibiades

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed both Plutarch and his parallel biographies known as Plutarch’s Lives .  In this post, we will discuss Alcibiades. Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, lived from approximately c. 450 – 404 BC and was a prominent Athenian … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Difference Between Clever and Smart Is Important

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” – Naguib Mahfouz, writer, Nobel laureate (11 Dec 1911-2006)        

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