"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but their self love."
"Wealth of Nations"/Adam Smith/1776
(Still True Today - Need Enlightened Capitalism ? Al)
"SPIRIT OF MODERATION"/Learned Hand
"What is the spirit of moderation ? It is the temper which does not press a partisan advantage to its bitter end. Which can understand and will respect the other side; which feels a unity between all citizens -real and not the factitious product of propaganda; which recognizes their common fate and aspirations - in a word, which has faith in the sacredness of the individual.
If you ask me how such a temper and faith are fostered, I cannot…Continue
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"Perseverance" (Unknown Author):
'If a task is once begun
Never leave it till it's done
Be the labor great or small
Do it well or not at all."
('If at first you don't succeed, try-try-try again." Al)
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"All of us have to put the national interest ahead of personal interest.
The question is not how much we are entitled to as individuals. The question is how much can we now each contribute...."Charles E Wilson
(Seems to me that large multi-national corporations need a national security-economic-social-jobs conscience. AL)
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"Our American Heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as by the most unscrupulous
office or the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American
voter." Dwight D Eisenhower
(Applies to "usall" individuals and nations ! Become cyberpeacecitizen ? )
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Worthwhile/Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"It's easy enough to be pleasant,
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worthwhile is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong,…Continue
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Just finished watching PBS TV "Power of Song" Pete Seeger Documentary !
Well titled documentary - Legendary-Courageous Folk Artist - Peace Activist.
"Peace :- singing right song is a way to start - there is hope for the world-participation that's what going to save human peace"/Pete Seeger
Some of the songs sung:
Turn ! Turn Turn !
If I Had a Hammer
We Shall Overcome
Where Have All the Flowers Gone ?
This Little Light of…Continue
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..............."Each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass, A bag of rules;
And each must make, Ere life is flown.
A stumbling block or Stepping Stone.
(Life is what you try to make it - No Excuses - "Pick yourself Up - Dust yourself off _Try-Try-Try...again"
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"It isn't the thing you do;
It's the thing you leave undone,
Which gives you a bit of heartache
At the setting sun.
........The stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother's way,
The bit of heartsome counsel
You were too hurried to say.
"We are the world"-"U & Me -UsAll"- "Let's Make IT Bet Ter"
("Don't Leave Undone" - Become Cyberpeacecitizen - RT "Let there be peace on earth…Continue
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"There's always a way, but we have to try,
Though life is a gift to you and I,
We can't expect to merely sit,
With never an effort to merit it.
There's always a way, though the going's rough,
And only our best is good enough,
We haven't the time to count each loss,
If the bridge is out, we swim across."
("If at first you don' succeed, try-try-try.....again !")
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"He drew a circle that shut me out -
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love I hat the wit to win-
We drew a circle that took him in ! "
(Become inclusive - peace/liberty/justice - incumbent usall - become cyberpeacecitizen ?)
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THE ROAD NOT TAKEN/Robert Frost
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both.........
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the Difference."
(Make a Difference ?)
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"I Took My Power in My Hand" Emily Dickinson:
"I took My Power in My Hand
And went Against the World
Twas not so much as David had
But I was twice bold
I Aimed my Pebble but Myself
Was all the one that fell
Was it Goliath was too large
Or was Myself too small ?
(Took Courage - Not "too small" ?)
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
(Therefore, become unreasonable ?) Al
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"So many gods, so many creeds; so many paths that wind and wind; while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs." Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Religion may in most of its forms be defined as the belief that the gods are on the side of the Government." Bertrand Russell
"My country is the world, my religion is to do good." Thomas Paine/"Rights of Man"
"I went to America to convert the Indians; but oh, who shall convert me." John Wesley
(Thank God for…Continue
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