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Robb Zerr .
Dr. Seuss or Standard Oil?
"If I were invited to a dinner party with my characters, I wouldn't show up." According to Theodor Seuss Geisel, his name rhymes with voice, not loose. Given his gift of rhyme, we guess he should know. The author of 44 children's books and the creator of countless characters, it's h… [ Read More ]
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Thomas Jefferson & His Sister's Child, Peter Carr
"Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly." Having lost his own son in infancy, Thomas Jefferson looked upon his sister's child, Peter Carr, as his own. He invested hea… [ Read More ]
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Speaking of Greatness, Shakespeare
“In my stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”from Shakespeare's quotes? While the last sentence may be familiar, the origins of the quote are less known. If you’ve been wondering where it… [ Read More ]
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Speaking of Mark Twain...
“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” Mark Twain was not only one of America’s most gifted writers and humorists, but one of the country’s most popular speakers. Wherever Twain gave a lecture, akin to doing stand-up comedy today, he played to stand… [ Read More ]
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Al Capone - Valentine's Day isn't just Love Quotes & Poems
He Couldn't Just Send Them a Card "I have built my organization upon fear." St. Valentine's Day should have been just like every other day for members of the Bugs Moran gang. They were meeting at the SMC Cartage warehouse, supposedly to pick up some bootleg whiskey, but it was a set up.… [ Read More ]
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Don't Worry About a Thing, Bob Marley
“Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.” Bob Marley Quotes Any fan of Bob Marley knows this line from the song Three Little Birds. In just a few lines it captures the very essence of life in the Caribbean where everything moves at a snail’s pace, change is s… [ Read More ]
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Happy 84th birthday Martin Luther King
Martin Luther's life was tragically short, but his list of accomplishments long. Just 39 when he was felled by an assassin's bullet, Martin Luther King, Jr. has continued to inspire us through his deeds, beliefs, leadership and words long after he slipped his earthly bonds. Even with … [ Read More ]
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Marilyn Monroe's Take on Hollywood
"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul."Marilyn Monroe's Quotes - One of the most enduring sex symbols of our time, Marilyn Monroe continues to capture our imagination decades later. Michelle Williams was nominated for her port… [ Read More ]
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Groucho Had the Write Stuff
Though known as a member of the famous Marx Brothers and later the host of television's You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx actually considered himself a writer first, and a comedian second. That would make sense, given his remarkable ability to twist a phrase, as evidenced in this Groucho Mar… [ Read More ]
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Neil Armstrong - Where is he now?
"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." view quoteIt would be hard to find anyone who doesn't know these 12 words by heart. Uttered by Neil Armstrong as he took his first step on the moon July 20, 1969, they are words that perfectly capture the significance of one of… [ Read More ]
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A Somber, Unforgettable Lincoln Address
"The Almighty has His own purposes."How little did President Abraham Lincoln know that these words in his Second Inaugural Address would be so prophetic as well as haunting. Lincoln delivered the address on March 4, 1865. Forty-five days later, he would be dead, the victim of an assassin's … [ Read More ]
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A peaceful change of power.
An amazing thing happened on Jan. 21. Without the need for revolution, insurgency, terrorism or war, the power of the American government changed. True, it didn't change much this time around. But every four years, for better or worse, our leadership changes without the need for bloodsh… [ Read More ]
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PSA about P, S, and A (Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle)
Plato was a Greek philosopher and instrumental in shaping much of Western reasoning and logic.  His teacher and contemporary was Socrates.   He illuminated his philosophy, and that of his teacher's, with various dialogues.  The dialogues feature Socrates talking to one or more student or… [ Read More ]
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Eminem - From the Wrong Side of the Tracks.
"I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything." Those words couldn't ring truer for Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or Eminem to his many fans. Growing up in Michigan, Eminem never knew his father, who abandoned the family when Eminem was just an infant. Tryin… [ Read More ]
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Buddha's Path to Enlightenment
"The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help you are freed." Buddha should know. Born into the lap of luxury as a member of the royal family in India, Buddha left his posh existence and everythin… [ Read More ]
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Jack LaLanne
"Remember this: your body is your slave; it works for you." Jack LaLanne would know a thing about being a slave to his body rather than the other way around. Before he became a fitness icon - long before there was ever a Richard Simmons, LaLanne conquered his own addiction to sugar and jun… [ Read More ]
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Albert Schweitzer
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Theologian, philosopher and physician Albert Schweitzer knew quite a bit about success and being successful. He followed his passions throughout his life, includin… [ Read More ]
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William Shakespeare's Recipe for Witches Brew
"Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire, burn, and cauldron bubble." When we think of witches, we inevitably think of this line. While one would think it came from one of Disney's cartoons or feature films, it was actually the work of William Shakespeare. You will find this quote, "Double,… [ Read More ]
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Audrey Hepburn - A True Humanitarian
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm... As you grow older you’ll discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Heburn Quote When it comes to giving others a helping hand, few could argue th… [ Read More ]
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