I will bless those who bless you, but the one who treats you lightly I must curse, so that all the families of the earth may receive blessing through you.
How Great the Works
How great the works
The Lord has done:
He has made rooms
For holy ones.
(Luke 10:2, Matthew 9:37)
The harvest, great,
The workers, few,
Ask God to send
The workers through.
With great wealth comes great responsibility.
~Bill Gates. William Henry “Bill” Gates III (born 1955 in Seattle, Washington), American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. Gates is the former chief executive officer (CEO) and current chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen.
Money was made, not to command our will,
But all our lawful pleasure to fulfill.
Shame and woe to us, if we our wealth obey;
The horse doth with the horseman run away.
A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon it’s real money.
~Attributed to Sen. Everett Dirksen (1896−1969)
You reach a point where you don’t work for money.
[Recalling Professor Ira Remsen’s remarks (1895) to a group of his graduate students about to go out with their degrees into the world beyond the university:]
He talked to us for an hour on what was ahead of us; cautioned us against giving up the desire to push ahead by continued study and work. He warned us against allowing our present accomplishments to be the high spot in our lives. He urged us not to wait for a brilliant idea before beginning independent research, and emphasized the fact the Lavoisier’s first contribution to chemistry was the analysis of a sample of gypsum. He told us that the fields in which the great masters had worked were still fruitful; the ground had only been scratched and the gleaner could be sure of ample reward.
~James F. Norris, quoted in Frederick Hutton Getman, The Life of Ira Remsen (1980), p. 73
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
~Robert F. Kennedy. Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also referred to by his initials RFK, was an American politician, a Democratic senator from New York, and a noted civil-rights activist. An icon of modern American liberalism and a member of the Kennedy family, he was a younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and he served as the president’s chief advisor during his presidency. From 1961 to 1964 he served as the U.S. Attorney General.
It looks like the future’s really bright.
~Michael P. Anderson, astronaut
Not to destroy but to construct,
I hold the unconquerable belief
that science and peace will triumph over ignorance and war
that nations will come together
not to destroy but to construct
and that the future belongs to those
who accomplish most for humanity.
[His 1956 Christmas card.]
~Adlai E. Stevenson in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1980), pp. 366-367. The card used a variant of Louis Pasteur’s earlier remark in 1892. Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (1900 – 1965) was an American politician, noted for his intellectual demeanor, eloquent oratory, and promotion of liberal causes in the Democratic Party. He served as the 31st Governor of Illinois, and received the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in 1952 and 1956; both times he was defeated by Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. He sought the Democratic presidential nomination for a third time in the election of 1960, but was defeated by Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. After his election, President Kennedy appointed Stevenson as the Ambassador to the United Nations; he served from 1961 to 1965. He died on July 14, 1965 in London after suffering a heart attack.