January 20: Napoleon Hill (Money Matters)

January 20
Napoleon Hill

55.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
~Napoleon Hill

56.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
~Napoleon Hill

57.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
~Napoleon Hill

58.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
~Napoleon Hill

59.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
~Napoleon Hill

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January 20: Change (The Future)

January 20
Change

55.
While people are engaged in creating a totally different world, they always form vivid images of the preceding world.
~Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan, designed by David Carson, edited by Marshall McLuhan project, W. Terrance Gordon, Eric McLuhan, Philip B. Meggs, p. 21.

56.
Any new technology is an evolutionary and biological mutation opening doors of perception and new spheres of action to mankind.
~Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan, designed by David Carson, edited by Marshall McLuhan project, W. Terrance Gordon, Eric McLuhan, Philip B. Meggs, p. 67.

57.
Q: Do you feel a need to be distinctive and mass-produced? Q: Are you in the groove? That is, are you moving in ever-diminishing circles? Q: How often do you change your mind, your politics, your clothes?
~Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan, designed by David Carson, edited by Marshall McLuhan project, W. Terrance Gordon, Eric McLuhan, Philip B. Meggs, pp. 121-125.

58.
When you move into a new area, a new territory and learn a new language, the language is not a new subject, it is an environment, it is total.
~Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan, designed by David Carson, edited by Marshall McLuhan project, W. Terrance Gordon, Eric McLuhan, Philip B. Meggs, p. 105.

59.
School is the advertising agency which makes you believe you need the society as it is.
~Marshall McLuhan, The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan, designed by David Carson, edited by Marshall McLuhan project, W. Terrance Gordon, Eric McLuhan, Philip B. Meggs, p. 147.

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January 20: “America the Beautiful’s President”

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL’S PRESIDENT

 

America the Beautiful’s President

Should know the LORD and practice poetry,

Write law, love people, use his heaven-sent

Irrevocable gifts and call to free

 

The spirits small and great, with collars blue

And white, and lead the people to the heights

By bolting wheels to visions old and new,

For with no vision people disunite.

 

The President who’s lived the quiet life,

Accustomed to the inward reverie

Aware of how the Holy Spirit moves,

 

Can face the conflicts, challenges and strife,

Will manage home and foreign policy,

And lead the nation so that it improves.

~Day Williams

January 20: “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

 

Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,

The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,

The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,

The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,

The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,

The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,

The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,

Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,

The day what belongs to the day — at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,

Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.

January 20: Civil Disobedience (Law and Lawyers)

January 20
Civil Disobedience

 

55.

Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence.

~Juvenal. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century a.d., who wrote the Satires.

 

  1. Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.

~Chinese Proverb

 

57.

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

~Albert Einstein

 

58.

But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.”

~Acts 5:29 (NLT)

59.

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

~Martin Luther King Jr.