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Exigencies create the necessary ability to meet and conquer them.
   —  Wendell Phillips
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On This Day In:
2016 Trying To Ignite Ice
2015 Or Increasingly Unwilling To Pay For…
2014 Returning Time
2013 Gentle Invitation
2012 Pleading The Insanity Defense
2011 Graduations And Conservatives
The Big Sin

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… I had dinner with another English friend, now a banker, who had been a student at Harrow when its most famous alumnus, Winston Churchill, came back to the school to speak to the boys.  He was a great man, and everyone knew why.  He had carried the Western world through its worst crisis.
Now he looked out over the fresh-faced audience and said, “Never give up.  Never give up.  Never, never, never give up.”  It brought the house to its feet.
What Churchill was saying was this: You can act cleverly, selfishly or prudently in any situation, but what finally matters is character, desire and faith.  Victory never comes easy.
   —  Barnaby Conrad III
From the article: “Have the Yanks Given Up?
Published in “This World“, 18 May 1986
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On This Day In:
2016 Which Generation Are We?
Congratulations, Kyle!
2015 Centered
2014 Economic Trinity
2013 At Both Ends
2012 Holding Allowance
2011 The Power Of Good

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In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
  ―  Martin Luther King Jr.
I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!  And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
    —  Senator Barry Goldwater
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On This Day In:
2016 But I Have Too Many Questions
2015 A New Friend
2014 Do I Have To Fall In Love?
2013 More Democracy, Please
2012 Speaking Of Love
2011 Limits

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A manager develops people.  Through the way he manages he makes it easy or difficult for them to develop themselves.  He directs people or misdirects them.  He brings out what is in them or he stifles them.  He strengthens their integrity or he corrupts them  He trains them to stand upright and strong, or he deforms them, whether he knows it or not.
   —  Peter Drucker
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On This Day In:
2016 Or Blog
2015 Stretched Today?
2014 Outta Here
2013 Getting Words Right
2012 There’s A New Dog In Town
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
2011 A Conservative Is…

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Do not confuse motion with progress.  A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
     —  Alfred Montapert
Found on Fareed Zakaria’s  “GPS” (a news / opinion show on CNN)
[Zakaria’s description of the first month of the Trump Administration.  Literally, all show and noise, but little substance.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2016 The Golden Mean
2015 To Infinity And Beyond
2014 Taken Back
2013 Windows Or Doors
2012 All Rise
2011 Vote Weight

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This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.  Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today.  This great Nation will endure, as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.  In every dark hour of our national life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.  And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
From his first inaugural address
[The window of opportunity for national reconciliation on President-elect Trump’s administration is rapidly closing.  He seems, to me, to be making little progress in building a bridge and tremendous progress in expanding the chasm.  The promises (threats) he made to get elected will not be the actions needed to establish a positive historic legacy.  Yet, still I hope…   —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2015 Done What You Could
2014 Impossible To Other Men
2013 Just In Case
2012 Isn’t This Just Pleasant?
2011 No Void In Sight

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Class

Class never runs scared.
It is sure-footed and confident.
It can handle anything that comes along.
Class has a sense of humor.
It knows a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.
Class never makes excuses.
It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small, inconsequential sacrifices.
Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money.
Some wealthy “blue bloods” have no class, while individuals who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.
Class is real.
It can’t be faked.
Class never tried to build itself by tearing others down.
Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
Class can “walk with kings and keep it’s virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.”
Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
If you have class, you’ve got it made.
If you don’t have class, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make any difference.
   —  Ann Landers
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On This Day In:
2015 20/20
2014 All Of My Best Ideas Come While Walking…
2013 Learn To Learn
2012 I Remind You
2011 Respect And Prestige
2010 Living Legends (Willie Nelson) and the Gettysburg Address

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