- "Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters."
- "All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come."
- "Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary. "
- "No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep."
- "Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."
- "I could never resist the call of the trail."
- "My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long."
- "Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos."
- "Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt."
- "Everyone town of 100,000 in the United States should have a Classical Theater supported by the town, or the state of the county, or the Federal Government, as they have in every civilized country. "
- "Sooner or later, we sell out for money."
- “I'm worried about all the people in New Orleans.”
- “I sure do appreciate that people think so much about me,”
- "You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."
Famous Events Today in History...
1919 - Congress established Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
1929 - President Calvin Coolidge established Grand Teton National Park.
1933 - Ground was broken for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
1935 - Nazi leader Adolf Hitler signed a secret decree authorizing the founding of the Reich Luftwaffe as a third German military service to join the Reich army and navy.
1952 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb.
2001 - The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan.
2004 - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Poem of the Day... by Robert Frost
A Hillside Thaw
To think to know the country and now know
The hillside on the day the sun lets go
Ten million silver lizards out of snow!
As often as I've seen it done before
I can't pretend to tell the way it's done.
It looks as if some magic of the sun
Lifted the rug that bred them on the floor
And the light breaking on them made them run.
But if I though to stop the wet stampede,
And caught one silver lizard by the tail,
And put my foot on one without avail,
And threw myself wet-elbowed and wet-kneed
In front of twenty others' wriggling speed,--
In the confusion of them all aglitter,
And birds that joined in the excited fun
By doubling and redoubling song and twitter,
I have no doubt I'd end by holding none.
It takes the moon for this. The sun's a wizard
By all I tell; but so's the moon a witch.
From the high west she makes a gentle cast
And suddenly, without a jerk or twitch,
She has her speel on every single lizard.
I fancied when I looked at six o'clock
The swarm still ran and scuttled just as fast.
The moon was waiting for her chill effect.
I looked at nine: the swarm was turned to rock
In every lifelike posture of the swarm,
Transfixed on mountain slopes almost erect.
Across each other and side by side they lay.
The spell that so could hold them as they were
Was wrought through trees without a breath of storm
To make a leaf, if there had been one, stir.
One lizard at the end of every ray.
The thought of my attempting such a stray!