Posts Tagged ‘control’

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Forest edge

—Charles R. Swindoll

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If everything is under control, you are going too slow.

Andretti, Mario

—Mario Andretti

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If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

Marcus Aurelius

—Marcus Aurelius

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Hemingway Friday

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

Hemingway, Ernest

—Ernest Hemingway

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Let Mr. Madison tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up from the people? Unless a miracle shall interpose, no nation ever did, nor ever can retain its liberty after the loss of the sword and the purse.

Patrick Henry

—Patrick Henry, American Patriot

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The Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.

Shaw, George Bernard

—George Bernard Shaw

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What many fail to recognize is that whenever a government body, at any level, takes over control of something in our lives, we LOSE CONTROL over that item or situation.  It might seem like no big deal, or we may even invite the abdication.  Maybe it is a new program, or a little more money “from the government.”  When this happens (or even better, before it happens) ponder the words below from our 16th president.  And remember, just because the government does something “on our behalf” does not make it moral, or right, or even acceptable.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.

Honest Abe






–Abraham Lincoln

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