“Many a truth is told in jest.”~Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, and cleric Jonathan Swift was born on this day in 1667.
“About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.”~Rita Mae Brown American novelist, poet, screenwriter, and activist Rita Mae Brown was born on this day in 1944.
“Are you going to let the obstacles in your life be stumbling blocks or stepping stones? Choose the positive. You are the master of your attitude.”~Bruce Lee Hong Kong American actor, director, martial artist, martial arts instructor and philosopher Bruce Lee was born on this day in 1940.
“Time--our youth--it never really goes, does it? It is all held in our minds.”~Helen Hooven Santmyer American writer, educator, and librarian Helen Hooven Santmyer was born on this day in 1895.
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.”~Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer, and the developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills Dale Carnegie was born on this day in 1888.
“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”~Roald Dahl British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot Roald Dahl died on this day in 1990.
“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.”~Voltaire French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire was … Continue reading Random Quote for November 21, 2020
“There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of a comfortable past which, in fact, never existed.”~Robert Kennedy American politician and lawyer Robert F. Kennedy was born on this day in 1925.
“When I was growing up, books took me away from my life to a solitary place that didn't feel lonely. They celebrated the outcasts, people who sat on the margins of society contemplating their interiors. . . Books were my cure for a romanticized unhappiness, for the anxiety of impending adulthood. They were all mine, … Continue reading Random Quote for November 19, 2020
“You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality. Try it and see.”~Margaret Atwood Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor Margaret Atwood was born on this day in 1939.