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Thought for the Day – June 6th

06-06

Pike, Albert. Ex Corde Locutiones: Words from the Heart Spoken of His Dead Brethren. Kessinger Publishing. 2010.  p. 11
March 30, 1860, In Large of Sorrow At Washington
Originally published in 1993
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=PTpRwZ1yEWwC
WEB PRESENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Pike
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NOTE: Today is the anniversary of the landings and battle in Normandy in 1944 during World War 2, commonly known as Operation Overlord or “D-Day”. Over 36,976 were killed, 153,475 were wounded and 19,221 are still missing (from June 6th to August 31st).  As a military veteran, I remember those who lost their lives that day, were injured, or are still missing in an effort to free Europe from Nazi tyranny and oppression. May their deeds that day never be forgotten. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13 KJV).

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Thought for the Day – January 6th

01-06

Speech at Kinnaird Hall, Dundee, Scotland (“Unemployment”), October 10, 1908, in Liberalism and the Social Problem (1909), Churchill, Echo Library (2007), p. 101
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=vBHrEAuKNV4C
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/ChurchillCentre
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Full quote: “What is the use of living, if it be not to strive for noble causes and to make this muddled world a better place for those who will live in it after we are gone? How else can we put ourselves in harmonious relation with the great verities and consolations of the infinite and the eternal? And I avow my faith that we are marching towards better days. Humanity will not be cast down. We are going on swinging bravely forward along the grand high road and already behind the distant mountains is the promise of the sun.”

See: http://www.winstonchurchill.org/learn/speeches/quotations/quotes-falsely-attributed (Falsely attributed quotes)

Thought for the Day – October 16th

Einstein, Albert. The World as I See It. New York: Philosophical Library, 1949.  Chap 1
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=ZpdlRg2IJUcC
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/AlbertEinstein