July 21: U.S. Presidents

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
July 21
U.S. Presidents

558.
America was established not to create wealth but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal – to discover and maintain liberty among men.
~President Woodrow T. Wilson (1856 – 1924), 28th President of the United States

559.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~President Abraham Lincoln

560.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
~President Thomas Jefferson

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July 21: Physicists

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
July 21
Physicists

 

558.

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

~Albert Einstein

559.

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel because when we find that something isn’t forbidden by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually find a technological way of doing it.

~David Deutsch

560.

We have found a strange footprint on the shores of the unknown. We have devised profound theories, one after another, to account for its origins. At last, we have succeeded in reconstructing the creature that made the footprint. And lo! It is our own.

~Sir Arthur Eddington

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July 21: “Teacher” by Day Williams

 TEACHER

Morning snow falls,

Motors chug-chug:

He rises from his bed

And brushes his teeth,

bare feet cold on the hardwood floor.

Books underarm,

his students scuffle and shuffle

through the drifts

to the schoolhouse

where icicles grow on eaves.

He reads in Jeremiah,

drinks coffee,

prepares the lesson plan,

and pulls on his boots.

Each day

he penetrates

innocent eyes, And desires those eyes

to grow deep

and yet retain

their wide wonder.

He imparts and gains

knowledge and feeling in equal measure

to three grades.

They love his love of Shakespeare

and Twain,

His stories from the northern woods

And his jokes about the Presidents;

They revel in his love of God and language,

His leather voice

cracking

on gray afternoons . . .

~Day Williams

This is a Poem

And calling to him a child, he put him
in the midst of them and said,
“Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become
like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
~Matthew 18:2-3 (ESV)

This is a Poem

This is a poem about god looks after things:
He looks after lions, mooses and reindeer and tigers,
Anything that dies,
and mans and little girls when they get to be old,
and mothers he can look after,
and god can look after many old things.
That’s why I do this.

~Hilary-Anne Farley
Age 5