A Year Of “Sundays”

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A Month of Sundays”? It usually means something is taking a long time. Well, today’s post took an entire year to write.

If you check in to “On The Road With Dave” each Sunday, you’ll find the regular feature, “Sunday Thoughts” featuring little thoughts, poems or quotes from famous or obscure people. You may be thinking that I just post a quote on Sundays, just to have a day off from blogging, but actually I sometimes agonize over what to include in this feature more than a regular daily article. And looking at the quotes in retrospect, I still can remember the mood or feeling I was in for that day, just by re-reading the quote.

Today is an entire year of these “Sunday Thoughts” plus my Election Week “Vote Quotes”. To conserve space, some of the longer thoughts will be a link to the original post.

“Be kind whenever possible…It is always possible.–His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Always Remember…In 1000BC Sampson slew 10,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an Ass. Everyday, 10,000 ‘Sales’ are killed with the same weapon!”–attributed to PARfour72; Mike O’Donnell. (Rest in Peace.)

“Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness), it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government.”–Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), from the Declaration of Independence

SUCCESS–Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It’s not about throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks, it’s better to just tear the wall down and see who steps through.”–Dave Robison

Laissez les bons temps rouler” (Let the good times roll!)–every other T-shirt in the French Quarter, New Orleans


“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”–Albert Einstein

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting “…Holy crap…what a ride!!”
“author unknown….but I wish I’d known him.”–Special Thanks to Tenaciti1 at AOL.

Every once in a while, declare peace. It confuses the hell out of your enemies.”
–Ferengi Rules of Acquisition Number 76

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished; If you’re alive, it isn’t.”–excerpt from The Messiah’s Handbook

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”–Margaret Mead

“You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents,
not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.”–Abbie Hoffman

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you also have an obligation to be one.”– Eleanor Roosevelt

“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
— Winston Churchill

“Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it’s one of the best.”– Woody Allen

“In Cyberspace, the 1st Amendment is a local ordinance.”– John Perry Barlow

“Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.”– Andrew Lack

“Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”–Gore Vidal

“Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.”–Sydney J. Harris

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election.”–Bill Vaughan

“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”–T.S. Eliot

“If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let ’em go, because, man, they’re gone.”– Jack Handey

“People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote – a very different thing.”–Walter H. Judd

“I’m tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn’t work. Of course it doesn’t work. We are supposed to work it.”–Alexander Wolcott

The margin is narrow, but the responsibility is clear.–John F. Kennedy

Sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish, I give my hand and heart to this vote.
–Daniel Webster

The avalanche has already started. It is too late for the pebble to vote.
–Ambassador Kosh; a character on the television show “Babylon 5”

“On the other hand…you have different fingers.”– Stephen Wright

“One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the great struggle for independence.”–Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)

“As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In matters of conscience, the law of majority has no place.”– Mahatma Gandhi

“We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don’t like?” — Jean Cocteau

“Some mornings it just doesn’t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.”
–Emo Philips

“The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.”
— David Russell

“You’ve achieved success in your field when you don’t know whether what you’re doing is work or play.”–Warren Beatty

“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result”–Mahatma Gandhi

“We are meant to express how we feel about life. It’s like breathing: Inhale the experiences of life, exhale how you feel about them. We are at our best when we can turn our impressions into expressions. The equation goes like this: Impression without expression equals depression.”–Don Hahn

“Everything that can be said, can be said clearly.”– Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Work and play are words to describe the same thing under different conditions.”
— Mark Twain

OUR IMPACT–Leo Buscaglia

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.”
–George Washington Carver

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each one of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”–Robert Kennedy

“We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.”–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”–Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.”
–Tyron Edwards

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”– Oscar Wilde

“Blaming ‘society’ makes it awfully easy for a person of weak character to shrug off his own responsibility for his actions.”– Stanley Schmidt

“God expects from men something more than at such times, and that it were much to be wished for the credit of their religion as well as the satisfaction of their conscience that their Easter devotions would in some measure come up to their Easter dress.”–Robert South, Sermons

“Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.”– William Somerset Maugham

“Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.”– Dwight David Eisenhower

“Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.”
— Elbert Green Hubbard

“We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.”– Edward R. Murrow

“The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”– Joseph Conrad

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”– W. Somerset Maugham

“Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. For remember, you don’t live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too.”
–Albert Schweitzer

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the Truth.”
–Gautama (Buddha)

“Impermanent are all created things; Strive on with awareness.”–Gautama(Buddha)

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