Monday, July 27, 2009


It's been quite some time since I devoted an entire post to some thoughtful truisms, so that is what I am featuring today. I hope you enjoy them!

"Tax the very wealthy to make everyone healthy."
- Vigilante, Sozadee, CA -

"Have a bias toward action - let's see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step today."
- Indira Gandhi -

"Liberals feel unworthy of their posessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen."
- Mort Sahl -

"He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich - both come to poverty."
- Proverbs 22:16

"Conservative: a statesman who is enamoured of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others."
- Ambrose Bierce -

"Where trade unions are most firmly contracted, there are the rights of the people most respected."
-Samuel Gompers -

"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people."
-Eleanor Roosevelt -

"In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."
- H. L. Mencken -

"The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected."
- G. K. Chesterton -

"If we don't get some money in our bank account soon, we'll be arrested for impersonating the government."
- Unknown -

"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."
- Jesus Christ, as quoted in Luke 18:25

"Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved."
- Aristotle -

"Laws for the liberal education of youth, especially for the lower classes of people, are so extremely wise and useful that to a humane and generous mind, no expense for this purpose would be thought extravagant."
- John Adams -

"You ask me why I do not write something...I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results."
-Florence Nightingale -

"Today's conservatives uphold and confirm the wisdom of yesterday's progressives and liberals."
- Jack Jodell -

"There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well."
- Walter Reuther -

"If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven, and come and follow me..."
- Jesus Christ, quoted in Matthew 10:21-22

"As mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality."
- George Washington -


Gwendolyn H. Barry said...

Hey Jack...
I really like these posts you do of quotes and such. I personally adore Eleanor. She is prominently placed on my Goddess altar! And your quote reminds me how much more important the discussion of ideas is than the rant of what is wrong... I thank you for your heads up today! And also for the stop by... my finger is loosing a nail... first time for me. People look at me like I'm nutz... I guess it isn't major physical injury. ?? LOL

Jack Jodell said...

Thanks, Gwendolyn! Yes, Eleanor was a fabulous lady, on many levels. Hey---any injury to a typing finger or your hand is a major injury! We use our hands and fingers all the time, and if it pains us every time we use it, it's major! Take it easy and heal quickly, my friend!