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Quote of the Week: X on Education

April 13, 2013


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” 

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Quote of the Week: Washington on Preparedness

March 2, 2013


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A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. ~ George Washington in his First Annual Message to Congress […]

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Quote of the Week: Pasteur on the Prepared Mind

February 23, 2013


mountaintop experience

Fortune favors the prepared mind. ~ Louis Pasteur 

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Quote of the Week: Pausch on Contingency Planning

February 16, 2013



“Another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? […]

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Quote of the Week: Lincoln on Perseverance

February 9, 2013


the civil war

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln 

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Quote of the Week: Unknown on the Triumph of Evil

February 2, 2013


for evil to triump

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Unknown (sometimes attributed to Edmund Burke)

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Quote of the Week: Churchill on Perseverance

January 26, 2013


Never Give Up

Never give in, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never Yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. ~ Winston Churchill

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Quote of the Week: Mead on Change

January 19, 2013


the bud of change

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

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Quote of the Week: Stroud on Bravado

January 12, 2013


alone in the forest

  There’s no room for bravado when you’re alone in the bush. ~ Les Stroud

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Quote of the Week: Carson on Being Ready

January 5, 2013

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Carson on readiness

Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’ ~ Johnny Carson

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