Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Richard Dean Anderson’s Birthday

Today is Richard Dean Anderson’s birthday. He is 65 years old. To me he is best known as the main actor in the Stargate TV series. He was also very well known as MacGyver. I enjoyed all three Stargate series but Jack, as he was known on the show, was my favorite. I definitely enjoyed […]

Don’t let friends steal your dreams

Will Smith in the movie “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right? This […]

get, give; learn, teach

No comments from Grandpa Richard on this one. Please just read the quote and make it part of your life. If you get, give. If you learn, teach. — Maya Angelou Here is some recent news about Maya. At 83, Angelou still traveling, teaching By LAURA HAMBLETON | Special to The Washington Post Poet, writer, […]

Teach a Man to Fish

Here is a capitalist’s version of this famous bit of advice. You can give a man a fish and feed him for a day, or, you can teach him how to catch a fish and he’ll want a six pack, a new hat, a big boat, then a bigger boat, then a new truck to […]

Character and Power

Here is a very interesting quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln. “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Stop and ponder that for at least a few seconds. (quote borrowed from http://affirmationtalk.com)

A Stockbroker

Considering what is happening in the stock markets these days, you might enjoy this quote. A stockbroker is someone who takes all your money and invests it until it’s gone. Woody Allen

Luxuries

If some of you are honest with yourself, you will heartily agree with this. In the affluent society, no useful distinction can be made between luxuries and necessities. J K Galbraith