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Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. / Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) American football coach (Attributed)

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. / Vince Lombardi (1913-1970) American football coach (Attributed)

God is pleased with no music from below so much as in the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows, of supported orphans, of rejoicing, and comforted, and thankful persons.  /  Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) English cleric and author Sermon 25, “The Duties of the Tongue,” Part 4 [Eph. 4:29]

God is pleased with no music from below so much as in the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows, of supported orphans, of rejoicing, and comforted, and thankful persons. / Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) English cleric and author Sermon 25, “The Duties of the Tongue,” Part 4 [Eph. 4:29]

We know so little about each other. We lie mostly submerged, like ice floes, with our visible social selves projecting only cool and white. / Ian McEwan (b. 1948) English novelist and screenwriter Amsterdam (1998)

McEwan, Ian - Amsterdam (1998

We know so little about each other. We lie mostly submerged, like ice floes, with our visible social selves projecting only cool and white. / Ian McEwan (b. 1948) English novelist and screenwriter Amsterdam (1998)

In the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. It’s not merely an emotional something. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system.  /  Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman, civil…

In the final analysis, love is not this sentimental something that we talk about. It’s not merely an emotional something. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual. When you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. Individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system. / Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) American clergyman, civil…

That little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Jesus Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. /   Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) American abolitionist, women's rights activist [b. Isabella Baumfree] “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio (1851)

Truth, Sojourner - "Ain't I A Woman?" speech, Women's Convention, Akron, Ohio (1851

That little man in black there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Jesus Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him. / Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) American abolitionist, women's rights activist [b. Isabella Baumfree] “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech, Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio (1851)

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. / H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken] “The National Letters,” Prejudices: Second Series (1920)

Mencken, H.L. - "The National Letters," Prejudices: Second Series (1920

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. / H.L. Mencken (1880-1956) American writer and journalist [Henry Lewis Mencken] “The National Letters,” Prejudices: Second Series (1920)

The envious nature of men, so prompt to blame and so slow to praise, makes the discovery and introduction of any new principles and systems as dangerous as almost the exploration of unknown seas and continents. / Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian politician, philosopher, political scientist The Discourses, Book 1, Introduction (1517) [tr. Detmold (1940)]

Macchiavelli, Niccolo - The Discourses, Book 1, Introduction (1517) [tr. Detmold (1940

The envious nature of men, so prompt to blame and so slow to praise, makes the discovery and introduction of any new principles and systems as dangerous as almost the exploration of unknown seas and continents. / Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian politician, philosopher, political scientist The Discourses, Book 1, Introduction (1517) [tr. Detmold (1940)]

Hope for the best. Expect the worst. The world’s a stage. We’re unrehearsed. / Mel Brooks (b. 1926) American comedic actor, writer, producer [b. Melvyn Kaminsky] The Twelve Chairs, “Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst”, chorus (1970)

Brooks, Mel - The Twelve Chairs, "Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst", chorus (1970

Hope for the best. Expect the worst. The world’s a stage. We’re unrehearsed. / Mel Brooks (b. 1926) American comedic actor, writer, producer [b. Melvyn Kaminsky] The Twelve Chairs, “Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst”, chorus (1970)

I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. / Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet “The Song of Myself” Sec. 33 (1892)

Whitman, Walt - "The Song of Myself" Sec. 33 (1892

I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. / Walt Whitman (1819-1892) American poet “The Song of Myself” Sec. 33 (1892)

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