As I move around different sites and read articles, I’m often amused and enlightened by the taglines commenters use. Here’s a sampling of taglines I’ve encountered today:
Some people fight fire with fire. Professionals use water.
“Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth” —Eleanor Roosevelt
…”For beauty,” I replied. “And I for truth— the two are one; We brethren are”… —E. Dickinson
Now, go spread some peace, love and understanding. Use force if necessary. —Phil N DeBlanc
We must use time creatively… and forever realize that time is always ripe to do right. —Martin Luther King, Jr.
The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. —Thomas Paine
“I don’t want to name names, but they know themselves.” —Koffi Annan
“…Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society…”
“The Power to change this party, and the power to change this country is in your hands, not mine.”
—Gov. Howard Dean, MD
Place yourself in the middle of the stream of power and wisdom which flows into your life.
Then, without effort, you are impelled to truth and perfect contentment.
“Remember . . . hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
—Andy Dufraine, The Shawshank Redemption
“Love is the desire to do good to others.” —Jesus
I’m a latte-drinking scone-eater, and proud of it!
“You may be on the right track, but if you just sit there you’ll still get run over.”
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. —Thomas Jefferson
The United States of America–the only country in the world where being educated and cultured actually *lowers* your social and political standing.
A politician looks forward only to the next election. A statesman looks forward to the next generation.
Education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself. —John Dewey
If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You’re a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. —Michael Crichton, Timeline
I intend to live forever— So far, so good.
“There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.” —S.H.
The truth never suffers from honest examination.
Prayer never fails to expand the soul’s capacity for spiritual receptivity.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
—Martin Luther King Jr.
The Justice Department is no longer a credible defender of the rule of law or the Constitution.
In a democracy, the most important office is the office of citizen. —Louis Brandeis
“I won’t have any aggressive condiment passing in this house!” —Marge Simpson
A Gentleman does not worry that others do not realize his greatness, he grieves at his own incapacities. —Confucius
When harmonious relationships dissolve, respect and devotion arise;
when a nation falls to chaos, loyalty and patriotism are born.
Bipartisanship— I’ll hug your elephant if you kiss my ass.
“Do not freak. All things pass.” —escapee
Anti-groupthink is the groupthink of the anti-groupthink group.
Politics is like driving. To go backward, put it in R. To go forward, put it in D.
This message has not been approved by the corporate media.
Tout va bien dans les meilleurs des mondes (All goes well in the best of worlds)
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. —Ansel Adams
“He’s not an African American candidate, he’s an American candidate.” —82 yr old Jean Weiss on CNN
Treat everyone as they deserve— and who doesn’t deserve a whipping?! —Hamlet 2:2
“Let us not look back to the past with anger, nor towards the future with fear, but look around with awareness.” —James Thurber
media feed lot yields downer cow dynasties infectious to all —haiku
Obama for President: Because it’s not a McJob —bumper sticker
Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
“Lies return.” —African proverb
Bigotry is the disease of ignorance. . . Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.
And those Who hold High Places must be the ones who start, to mold a New Reality Closer to the Heart
Change you can Xerox. Print it. Read it. Copy it. Pass it on. Obama ’08
When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon. —Thomas Paine
In the face of all cynicism, all doubt, all fear, I ask you to believe we can once again make this…a land of limitless possibility & unyielding hope —BHO
“Respect for the rights of others is peace.” —Benito Juarez
“And if I don’t see ya, in a long, long while, I’ll try to find you left of the dial.” —Paul Westerberg
“There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible.
But in the end they always fall. Think of it… Always.”