Category Archives: Notable Quotables

Let Hope Live

    “Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.” — Abraham Cowley (1618-1667) English poet (Photo by Sarah Richter)

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Fall In!

So, it’s officially Autumn. Kiss Summer a fond farewell and look forward to Mother Nature’s magic. The leaves turning wild, fiery yellow, orange, and red make me smile. Shuffling and kicking through crispy fallen leaves makes me young again… if … Continue reading

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International Day of Democracy

On this, the International Day of Democracy, I thought it might be interesting to take a brief look at the term and some thoughts on it. The term comes from the Greek words “demos” (the people) and “kratia” (power or … Continue reading

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National Live Creative Day

“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.” — Albert Einstein  (1879 – 1955) German-born theoretical physicist; developed the theory of relativity Everyone has a spirit of creativity! Some put more or less effort … Continue reading

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National Day of Encouragement

September 12th marks the day that is annually dedicated to uplifting people around us and making a positive impact. Yes! We can all do this. Encouragement is FREE! Let’s give some away!!! President George W. Bush signed the documents making … Continue reading

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Renewal

“Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach (1947 – ) American author  (Photo by Steven … Continue reading

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YOU! The Artist Extraordinaire!

  “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” — Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) Dutch Post-Impressionist painter (Image by Rheo)

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Never Give Up

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.” — Margaret Thatcher (1925 – 2013) Prime Minister of the  United Kingdom 1979 – 1990; first female British prime minister & longest serving in the 20th century (Image … Continue reading

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Keep Hope Alive

“When hope is taken away from a people, moral degeneration follows swiftly thereafter.” — Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Photo by Schaferle)

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Two Month Countdown to “Destiny 2”

Quiet Thunder Publishing releases Book 2 in the Destiny Trilogy in just 2 months!! The paperback edition of Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family will sell for $15.99 and the digital edition for $5.99. But Amazon is offering a pre-sale … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring

Two hundred and seventy years ago today… on September 1, 1752, the Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia. Ordered from the Whitechapel Foundry in London, it was originally the bell for the Pennsylvania State House, which is now called Independence Hall. … Continue reading

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Farewell to August

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, philosopher, & poet (Photo by Sharon Ang)

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Freedom of Opinion

  “Freedom of opinion can only exist when a government thinks itself secure.” — Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) British philosopher (Photo by Andrew Martin)

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Sunshine and Storms

If something wonderful is starting or happening in your life, bravo!!!! Relish the time… the sharing… the marvelous memories you are making. On the other hand, if something not-so-wonderful is happening… or something wonderful has ended, please do not lose … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

First recognized in 1973 by the U.S. Congress, this day commemorates the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.   “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  —Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) First … Continue reading

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Go For It!

    “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” — Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Irish-born British statesman & philosopher

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Stand and Swim

“In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.” — Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826) Founding Father; 2nd US Vice President & 3rd US President (Thanks to Julius Silver for the photo taken … Continue reading

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National Be an Angel Day

Not that we need reminders that being kind is always best, but we sometimes might forget how meaningful a touch of caring can be to someone else. We can’t walk in someone else’s shoes or fully understand someone else’s struggles, … Continue reading

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Success and Failure

  “It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” — Roger Babson (1875 – 1967) American entrepreneur (Photo by Gerd Altmann)

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Try a Little Kindness

  “Some show respect and kindness to their partners. Some show nastiness and belittlement to their partners. Both gain control. The first is given it willingly. The other takes it as if by right, although it is utterly wrong.” — … Continue reading

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

“What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same? Doubt you’d be happy. So, why are you afraid of change?” — Karen Salmansohn American self-help author (Image by Gerd Altmann)

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Love!

“The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.” — Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) British writer

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Baby Boomers Recognition Day

I am in the demographic group known as the Baby Boomers. We are those born between the end of World War II (1946) and 1964. Baby Boomers are known for “rejecting and redefining traditional values.” So true…  I mean, the … Continue reading

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National Tell a Joke Day

Smile, laugh, scoff, or awwww… but tell a joke… or two.   A man went into a seafood restaurant and asked for a lobster tail. The waitress smiled sweetly and said, “Once upon a time there was this handsome lobster…” … Continue reading

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And Your Little Dog, Too!

The classic film “Wizard of Oz” debuted in Hollywood, California on this date in 1939. It opened across the United States on August 25th. While she started as a fictional character in L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, “The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

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Respect

    “Whoever does not respect confidence will never find happiness in their path.” — Proverb (Photo by Alysha Rosly)

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Yes, I Am Listening, But…

“Listening does not require agreement. Understanding does not necessitate compliance.” — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie (Photo by Stefan Keller)

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National Presidential Joke Day

There are countless jokes told about every single U.S. President, but even Presidents can be funny, too. As guests consumed a rather hearty amount of alcohol at the 1974 Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner, Gerald Ford delivered a beauty. … Continue reading

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Be Realistic

  “Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist.” — David Ben-Gurion (1886 – 1973) First Prime Minister of Israel (Photo by Jimmy Conover)

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National Book Lovers Day

Attention bibliophiles everywhere! Today has been proclaimed to be your special day! “Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.” — Mason Cooley (1927 – 2002) American aphorist   “There are many ways to … Continue reading

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Equality

“There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination.  Traditionally, such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of “romantic paternalism” which, in practical effect, put women, not on a pedestal, but … Continue reading

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Daily Choices

  It’s been said many times in many ways. Our true character is reflected in our integrity.     “Integrity is doing the right thing, even if nobody is watching.” — C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963) British writer “A … Continue reading

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Nice View

Nic“Begin challenging your own assumptions.  Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Alan Alda (1936 – ) American actor

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Catch the Wind!

“To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841 – 1935) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902 – … Continue reading

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Politics

Those of you who know me best, also know that I am far from being a fan of politics. Now and then, however, a few sage tidbits pique my interest. For example, as you likely know, Barbara Bush and Abigail … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring

  “It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.”  Richard “Dick” Cheney (1941 – ) 46th Vice President of the United States

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“Kindsight”

  Hindsight feeds our clarity, but “kindsight” feeds our souls. — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie

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Success and/or Happiness!

  “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” — Dale Carnegie (1888 – 1955) American writer & lecturer Hmmmmm… Yes, we can enjoy both success and happiness!!!  

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National One Voice Day

Today is a day that’s all about forgetting our differences… race, religion, culture, language, politics, boundaries, and so much more.  On National One Voice Day, may we speak with one voice and commit to the cause of world peace. Naturally, … Continue reading

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Making Room in my Brain

    “I write down what I want to remember, which opens space in my mind for new thoughts.” — Cathy Burnham Martin American author, voiceover artist & dedicated foodie (Image by Mohamed Hassan)

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