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 "The public must and will be served"
[ William Penn, 1644-1718 ]
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January 2nd

" History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."
[ Winston Churchill ]

January 9th

"Good Will is the mightiest practical force in the universe."
[ Charles Fletcher Dole ]

January 16th


"This world is but a thurghfare full of wo, and we be pilgrims, passing to and fro,
Deeth is an ende of every worldly sore."
[ Geoffrey Chaucer : 1340-1400 ]

January 23rd

"A lie can travel halfway round the world, while the truth is putting on its shoes."
[ Mark Twain ]

January 30th

 "Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed 
by those who are dumber."
Plato ca. 428 - 348 B.C. ]

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February 6th "Laugh till the game is played, and be you merry, my friends."
[ John Masefield ]
February 13th "To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anaesthesia."
[ Henry L. Mencken ]
February 20th "Please all, and you will please none."
[ Aesop, ca. 570 B.C. ]
February 27th "But life is short, and shorter still
is the number of years you feel bold enough to face everything."
[ Vincent Van Gogh, 1888 ]
Vincent completed over 879 paintings from 1881 until his death in 1890.
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March 5th "Glory is fleeting, but Obscurity is forever."
[ Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769-1821 ]
March 12th "Being on the tightrope is living. 
Everything else is waiting."

[ Karl Wallenda ]
March 19th "Was it a vision or a waking dream?
Fled is that music - Do I wake or sleep?"
[ Ode To A Nightingale: John Keats 1795-1821 ]
March 26th "Language most intimately echoes our dignity as human beings."
[ Winging It: Keith Spicer 1982 ]
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April 2nd "All men's gains are the fruit of venturing."
[ Herodotus, 5th century B.C. ]
April 9th "Be the person you want to find."
[ Cheri Huber, from the book with the same name. ]
April 16th "It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark"
[ Howard Ruff, 1980 ]
April 23rd "Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken."
[ Ovid ]
April 30th "A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money."
[ W.C. Fields, 1937 ]
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May 7th 

"The only way to stop...thugs, is to take a gun to their knife fights."
[ Maj. Gen. (ret) Lewis MacKenzie ]

May 14th "It's a long road that has no end to it."
[ David Dunsmuir ]
May 21st "If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
[ Yogi Berra ]
May 28th "An abandoned building is still full of air."
[ Les Holroyd ]

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June 4th

"A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination."
[ A.W. Pinero, 1893 ]

June 11th "If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure."
[ Dan Quayle ]
June 18th "It is a lucky man who is blessed with good fortune."
[ Peter Brodie ]
June 25th "It is absolutely necessary that a country with great powers of production
should possess a body of unproductive consumers."
[ Thomas Malthus, 1798 ]

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July 2nd

"And the power of reason, And the flowers of deep feelings,
Seem to serve me, Only to deceive me."
[ Joni Mitchell, from Song For Sharon ]

July 9th "The rose also wilts for the hermit."
[ Jeffrey Perkins ]
July 16th "Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash."
[ Geoge S. Patton, 1944 ]
July 23rd "Behold the turtle; upside-down he faces the sky."
[ George Dunbar ]
July 30th "The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular."
[ Edward Gibbon, 1794 ]

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August 6th

"Be not a beggar by banqueting upon borrowing."
[ Ecclesiasticus 18:33, c.210 B.C. ]

August 13th "The Bottecelli black boy with the fuschias in his hair,
is breathing in women like oxygen, on the Spanish stairs."
[ Joni Mitchell, from The Only Joy in Town ]
August 20th "The public must and will be served."
[ William Penn, 1644-1718 ]
August 27th "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight."
[ Christopher Marlowe, 1564-1593, from Hero and Leander ]

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September 3rd "The can opener only goes once around the can."
[ Brendan J. O'Byrne ]
September 10th "A day to come shows longer than a year that's gone."
[ proverb known before 1732 ]
September 17th "Fame to infamy is a beaten road."
[ proverb known before 1732 ]
September 24th "That which angers me most is to be taxes above their neighbors."
[ William Petty, 1662 ]

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October 1st "Good merchandise finds a ready buyer."
[ Plautus, c. 200 B.C. ]
October 8th "In Wall Street, the only thing that's hard to explain is next week."
[ Louis Rukeyser, 1976 ]
October 15th "Laissez-faire, laissez-passer."
[ François Quesnay, 1758 ]
October 22nd "Things that are bad for business are bad for the people who work for business."
[ Thomas Dewey, 1940 ]
October 29th "A fair price for oil is whatever you can get, plus ten percent."
[ Ali Ahmed Attiga, 1974 ]

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November 5th "Trade is the mother of money."
[ Thomas Draxe, c. 1605 ]
November 12th "Inside every buy, there's a sale screaming to get out."
[ Robert Heller, 1977 ]
November 19th "Exploring the centuries-old sacred places of our ancestors 
can transport us into an irresistible realm of ancient wisdom and mystery"

 [ Courtney Milne, from The Sacred Earth, 1991]
November 26th "We have made the Reich by propaganda."
 [ Paul Joseph Gobbels, 1897-1945 ]

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December 3rd "The public must and will be served."
 [ William Penn, 1644-1718 ]
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