Notable Quotes for August 2017

“Were we directed from Washington when to sow, & when to reap, we should soon want for bread.”

— Thomas Jefferson



“A great building will never stand if you neglect the small bricks.” 

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha



“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution;
it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

— William A Foster



“Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession,
but I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”

— Ronald Reagan



“We are liv­ing in a time of the politicization of everything.
You can­not, at the end of a long day, re­lax with a talk show be­cause it will take a highly po­lit­i­cal point of view,
in a dom­i­nant and ag­gres­sive man­ner, as if pol­i­tics were not part of life but life.
It is ob­nox­ious and as­saultive. It ef­fec­tively tells the au­di­ence: We only want you here if you agree with us.”

— Peggy Noonan



‘’As Americans, we must ask ourselves: Are we really so different?
Must we stereotype those who disagree with us?
Do we truly believe that ALL red-state residents are ignorant racist fascist
knuckle-dragging NASCAR-obsessed cousin-marrying roadkill-eating tobacco juice-dribbling
gun-fondling religious fanatic rednecks; or that ALL blue-state residents are godless unpatriotic
pierced-nose Volvo-driving France-loving left-wing communist latte-sucking tofu-chomping
holistic-wacko neurotic vegan weenie perverts?’’

— Dave Barry



The central tragedy of academia today
is that you don’t have to have anything on which to base dismissals of people and ideas you disagree with…
Why should we expect students to welcome debate about differences of opinion,
when so many of their professors seem to think cheap shot dismissals are all you need?
Lacking their professors’ verbal dexterity or aura of authority,
students use cruder methods of dismissing things they disagree with.”

— Thomas Sowell 



“Here’s all you have to know about men and women. Women are crazy. Men are stupid.
And the main reason women are crazy is because men are stupid.”

— George Carlin



“If you ever injected truth into politics you’d have no politics.”

— Will Rogers



“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.’’

— Mark Twain



‘’Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.’
And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.’’

— Ronald Reagan



“Every challenge you encounter in life is a fork in the road.
You have the choice to choose which way to go – backward, forward, breakdown or breakthrough.” 

— Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, Overcoming the Challenges of Life



In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department. 

— Author Unknown 



Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

— Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Colonel Vanmeter, April 27, 1781