Ponderings

ABOUT CHARECTER:

“All men with honor are kings, but not all kings have honor

Honor is what no man can give you and none can take away

Honor is a man’s gift to himself.” 

-From the Movie ROB ROY-

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“IT’S NOT THE OATH THAT MAKES US BELIEVE THE MAN

IT’S THE MAN WHO MAKES US BELIEVE THE OATH

WHEN TRUE MEN TAKE THE OATH OF OFFICE

GOOD PEOPLE REJOICE”

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“THE WORLD MADE IS YET BEING MADE.

                                THE DAY OF CREATION IS UPON US.

         THEREFORE–MAKE A POSITIVE IMPRINT ON IT BECAUSE

   WE WILL BE KNOWN FOREVER BY THE TRACKS WE LEAVE UPON IT.”

           David Owen from his book; Legends of the Thunderbolt People


FAITH AND INSPIRATION:

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain

that which he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot

Philip James “Jim” Elliot was an evangelical Christian who was one of five missionaries killed while participating in Operation Auca, an attempt to evangelize the Huaorani people of Ecuador.

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“Faith is the substance of things hoped for

The evidence of things not seen.”

-From the book of Hebrews, chapter 11,

The New Testament-

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“Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.”

-Dan Millman-

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leap of faith


ABOUT TIME AND HISTORY:

“We cannot cling to the past,

but the past clings to us.”

-Simon Kenton, friend of Daniel Boone-

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“With regard to history,

you must consider there’s what happened;

what witnesses might have seen;

what witnesses believed they saw;

what witnesses could recall;

and what witnesses chose to write down.”

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AN INDIAN SPEAKS:

“In a past that is now lost forever, there was time when the land was sacred and the ancient ones were as one with it

 A time when only the children of the Great Spirit were here to light their fires in these places with no boundaries

 When the forests were as thick as the fur on a winter bear, when a warrior could walk from horizon to horizon on the backs of the buffalo

 And in that time, there were only simple ways; I saw with my heart the conflicts to come.  And whether it was to be for good or bad, what was certain was there would be change”

-Opening to the History Channel’s series:

THE REAL WEST-

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History is a powerful force and that force is very essential to show that man has coped with all these many obstacles and come out the master, leaving them to be recorded as tokens of hardship of our fore fathers, who dodged the pitfalls and carved their names upon the sands of historical time.  Very yesterday was once a today, and every today will be woven into the past, where we will finally live with our memories.  Therefore, events and attitudes that make history must be preserved by publishing them.”

-H. Clay Smith-

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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture
is like a tree without roots’
-Marcus Garvey-

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“ON THE SHOULDERS OF YESTERDAY’S HEROES

WE LOOK BEYOND THE HORIZONS OF TOMORROW”

FLAVIL Q. VAN DYKE


About Life’s Journey:

“We are all travelers in it

From the sweet grass to the packing house

from earth to death

we travel between the eternities”

-From the movie Broken Trail, a western-

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CARLIN QUOTE

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“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”

-Old Indian Proverb-

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Franklin quote

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“Life provides losses and heartbreak for all of us, but the greatest tragedy is to have the experience and miss the meaning, I am determined not to miss that meaning, because through it I have discovered that I have been given many gifts, gifts that will carry me through this difficult time.”

-Robin Roberts-

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I am blessed saying

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“I am losing precious days.  I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men.  I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.”

-John Muir.-

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“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles – it empties today of its strength”

-Mary Engelbreit-

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“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.”

– Lyndon B. Johnson-

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“The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-

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About Coffee:

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My blood type is coffee

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coffee cup humor

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Humor:

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