Category Archives: Thought For the Day

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Paradise Lost – John Milton

John Milton was a 17th Century English poet.  He is considered one of greatest of the English poets ever. His major work is said to be Paradise Lost.  It is an epic poem written in blank verse and consists depending on … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be Yourself

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss Some folks say that Dr. Seuss is mere child’s play.  I don’t want to seem argumentative.  But, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Journeys In Diverse Places – Ambroise Pare

Ambroise Pare lived from approximately 1510 to December 20, 1590.  He is primarily known as the French barber surgeon who served Henry II, Charles IX and Henry III.  During this career, he became considered one of the father of surgery … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Socialism Is Legal Plunder

“But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply. See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini lived from November 1, 1500, through February 13, 1571.  During his life he was a goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician and artist.  In his spare time he wrote poetry and his world famous autobiography. He is considered by … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: If You Cannot Remember the Past, You’re Condemned To Repeat It

“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  – George Santayana, in Life of Reason Life of Reason can … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation – Martin Luther

In the first of Luther’s three tracts published in 1520, To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation out the signature doctrines of Lutheranism.  These include the priesthood of all believers and the two kingdoms.  It was written in German … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Better To Be Politically Buried Than Hypocritically Immortalized

“I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized.” – Davy Crockett, frontiersman, soldier, and … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Book of Psalms

The Book of Psalms  or Tehillim meaning praises is the first book of the Ketuvim (“Writings“).  This is the third section of the Hebrew Bible which to a Christian, of course, is known as the Old Testament.  The title derives from Greek instrumental music … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Decisions Not Circumstances Define You

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey  

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