– Mark Twain
Note: photograph from Tuxedo Park, New York, 1907.
Source: Mark Twain Papers, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”
– Dr. Seuss
Note: photograph is of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, from 1925.
“If more politicians knew poetry, and more poets knew politics, I am convinced the world would be a little better place in which to live.”
Happy birthday, JFK. He would have been 100 today.
“If you’re walking with your lady on the sidewalk, I still like to see a man walking street-side, to protect the lady from traffic. I grew up with that, and I hate to see something like that get lost. I still like to see that a man opens the door. I like those touches of chivalry that are fast disappearing. If I sound old-fashioned, it’s because I’m as old as I am! But it’s just polite.”
– Betty White
“Like the old Indian proverb says, do not judge a man until you’ve walked 2 moons in his moccasins.
Most people don’t know me, that is why they write such things in which most is not true. I cry very very often because it hurts and I worry about the children, all my children all over the world, I live for them.
If a man could say nothing against a character but what he could prove, history could not be written.
Animals strike not from malice but because they want to live, it is the same with those who criticize, they desire our blood not our pain.
But still I must achieve I must seek truth in all things. I must endure for the power I was sent forth, for the world for the children.
But have mercy, for I’ve been bleeding a long time now.”
– Michael Jackson, from a handwritten note published in People Magazine in October, 1987.
“Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.”
– Susan B. Anthony
“I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day, as each day came.”
– Abraham Lincoln