An astute poster, Ms. Minta Marie Morze, commented:
It is the United States that is a house divided—America, itself, is a body of ideas that awaits the reawakening that can only come through the efforts of individuals who value it. It is like the effort that was involved in building one of the great cathedrals of Europe, requiring devoted labor and a farseeing vision. (And, as a metaphorical statement, compare the magnificent cathedrals of Europe with the one recently built near me in Los Angeles by Progressive minds—the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.)
Here’s a quick link to the LA cathedral mentioned. Since this morning seems to be one of my quoting others days (much more inspiring, by far, than some of my own drivel), I’d like to jot down a few more quotes worth considering. Taping up quotes – on bulletin boards, in my locker as a teen, on my refrigerator and even cross stitching a quote for my husband to hang in his office years ago – turned into a lifelong habit. Ms Minta hit on the problem in America, it’s not only our politics which is divided, it’s our failure to strive for something higher and heaping praise on something much less, in most aspects of our lives.
The quote, which my husband asked me to cross stitch and he framed, mattered to him as a leader in the US Army:
“Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.” – Peter Drucker
For me, being of a more daydreaming nature, the following two quotes keep me striving, no matter how many obstacles lie up ahead.
I am only one.
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything.
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
– Edward Everett Hale
For the cause that lacks assistance.
For the wrong that needs assistance.
For the future in the distance.
– George Linneaus Banks
Have a nice day everyone:-)