Posted on July 4, 2007
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“Some people are waiting for their ships to come in who have sent none to sea.” — Hon. John Crosbie, on the occasion of the opening of the Miramichi ports after river dredging and the building of new wharves and warehouses in the then towns of Newcastle and Chatham.

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being “- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” — Noel Coward

“The things that come to the man who waits are seldom the things he waited for.” — Bob Edwards, editor of the “Calgary Eye Opener”

“Success is when I add value to myself. Significance is when I add value to others.” John Maxwell

The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers. – Socrates (?) (469-399 B.C.)

Nothing concentrates a man’s mind so wonderfully as the knowledge that he is to be hanged in the morning. — (DAC paraphrase of Oscar Wilde)

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular. – Adlai Stevenson

Some people would rather fight than win. – David Cadogan

There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as as if they had never happened before. – Willa Cather

There are only two things going on in the world. One is sex. The other is foreplay. – David Cadogan

If the only tool you have is a hammer, after awhile everything begins to look like a nail. – Abraham Maslow

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

Virtue gets a lot of credit that actually belongs to lack of opportunity. – Anonymous

A Christian is someone who is looking for someone else to crucify. – Dr. Roy Cole

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. — Adlai Stevenson

All we can hope for is that someone who loves us will put our playthings away as tenderly as they can . . . And our faults and foibles too. — Katherine Hepburn in “Keep the Flame” with Spencer Tracy


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