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Famous people’s quotes!
Back in my school days when a classmate would try to make something rime, but it did not work out we would say: “You’re a poet and don’t know it, but your feet show it;” ~Longfellow.
I though for a change of pace I could find some quotes from famous people to fill up this column this week.
Speaking of Longfellow, his quote is; “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose work includes Paul Revere’s Ride and several songs including “Hiawatha.”
“When one door of happiness closes another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened to us.” ~Helen Keller
Here is a quote from Cherilyn Sarkision that caught my eye: “I admire anybody for standing up for what they believe, man or woman, I don’t care. Having beliefs especially if other people don’t agree with you, it’s difficult in this day and age.” You might remember Sarkision as Cher who in 1965 at the age of 19 reached number one as one-half of the folk rock duo “Sonny and Cher” with their hit; “I Got You Babe.”
To boldly go where no one has gone before requires courage. Actor Patrick Stewart played Jean-Luc Picard, who occupied the captain’s chair on Star Trek: The Next Generation for 178 episodes (and four movies) between 1988 and 1995.
His quote is: “Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But, I’d rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again.”
“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important,” –Bill Gates
“Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.” ~Lao Tzu, a Chinese Philosopher, born 571 BCE
“Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.” ~George Patton
“No government ever voluntarily reduced itself in size. Government programs once launched never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.” ~Ronald Reagan
I would like to close this column with a couple of quotes from Abraham Lincoln: “I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.”
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Thanks for reading! ~Carlton