A Bit of Wisdom from C.S. Lewis

A Bit of Wisdom from C.S. Lewis

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” ~ C.S. Lewis 29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963 “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” ~ C.S. Lewis 29 November 1898 […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Jonas Salk

A Bit of Wisdom from Jonas Salk

La Jolla, CA…Jonas Salk, October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995 “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” “I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.” “The reward for work well done […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Milton S. Hershey

A Bit of Wisdom from Milton S. Hershey

Hershey, PA…Milton S. Hershey September 13, 1857 – October 13, 1945. American chocolatier, businessman, and philanthropist. I didn’t follow the policies of those already in the business. If I had, I would never have made a go of it. Instead, I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Grandma Moses

A Bit of Wisdom from Grandma Moses

Hoosick Falls, NY…Anna Mary Robertson Moses, September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961 or Grandma Moses, an iconic American folk artist who didn’t start her painting career until she was 78. “A strange thing is memory, and hope; one looks backward, and the other forward; one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A Bit of Wisdom from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Frankfurt, Germany….Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 “This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” […]

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1757 Poor Richard’s Almanack

A Bit of Wisdom from the 1757 Poor Richard’s Almanack

Philadelphia, PA…Poor Richard’s Almanack was published by Benjamin Franklin, under the pen name of “Poor Richard” or “Richard Saunders”. Annual versions were published from 1733 to 1758 & outsold everything but the bible. For two generations before the Revolutionary war he helped create our unique heritage and identity. In this crazy time where the news […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Cecil B. DeMille

A Bit of Wisdom from Cecil B. DeMille

Los Angeles, CA…A Bit of Wisdom from Cecil B. DeMille. “Man has made 32 million laws since the Commandments were handed down to Moses on Mount Sinai… but he has never improved on God’s law.” “The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it […]

A Bit of Wisdom from King Solomon

A Bit of Wisdom from King Solomon

Jerusalem, Israel…There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.

A Bit of Wisdom from George Bernard Shaw

A Bit of Wisdom from George Bernard Shaw

Dublin, Ireland…George Bernard Shaw 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950. “I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.” “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig […]

A Bit of Wisdom from Rose Kennedy

A Bit of Wisdom from Rose Kennedy

Hyannis Port, MA…Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy July 22, 1890 – January 22, 1995 “Sometimes I wonder if there is something about my family which invites violence. ‘Is it envy,’ you ask? I don’t know… I’ve had so much, a son as president, two as senators, a son-in-law who’s an ambassador… perhaps God doesn’t permit that […]

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